Luke Links: The "Friendly Smack Talk" Edition

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I'm dedicating this edition of Luke Links to the high level of (mostly friendly) chatter this week between Colts and Chiefs fans.  It's been fun to watch the Chiefs fans who, after witnessing several years of mediocrity, once again have swagger... and with good reason.  Despite what Colts fans may want to believe, and despite what the analysts say, the Chiefs are the team to beat here.  They are the ones who have gotten it done and are already the only remaining unbeaten team.  In a league as difficult in the NFL, that has to be respected.

Just as the Colts suffered every week last year through (a) Deion Sanders predicting a Colts loss, and (b) the "what did the Colts' opponents do wrong to lose" and "what is the latest on Tom Brady's [insert any word here]," as opposed to "what did the Colts do to take control of that game," I've seen lots of Chiefs fans already reflecting that their team is not yet respected for their accomplishments.  So far the focus has been on the Chargers, the Browns and the 49ers.

I know I watched that Monday night opener when the Chiefs took on the Chargers and thought at the time they might be playing above their ability.  But the fact that they beat two more NFL teams causes me a little pause.  One thing I know is that I won't be predicting a blow-out win the way I did against the Jags (because that turned out so well).  I can only hope that the Colts will regroup, have a solid game plan, and execute with discipline and consistency.

GO COLTS - SCALP THE CHIEFS!

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