The time to recognize the Indianapolis Colts as legit AFC contenders is now.
The Colts now are 4-1, with high-profile wins over the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. That's some high-quality hay in the barn. With Luck playing at an MVP level, the Colts are good enough to give anyone a game.
Here's what else we learned:
1. If you've followed the Colts at all, you know T.Y. Hilton has the potential to be a special player. We might have witnessed his true coming-out party Sunday. Hilton was targeted six times and finished with five catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns. That's a money performance against a stud secondary.
2. Wilson has such tremendous awareness, and he always seems to know the exact time to bail on the pocket. He killed the Colts with his legs, posting the first 100-yard rushing game of his career.
4. We've reached the point where it's actually a surprise when Trent Richardson finds some running room. He reached the Seahawks' second level on a couple occasions Sunday, but the final line was familiar: 18 carries, 56 yards, 3.1 yards per carry. He hasn't proved his worth to the Colts -- yet.
5. Richard Sherman says he's the best cornerback in the NFL -- and he might be right. But Sunday wasn't his greatest performance. Both Hilton and Reggie Wayne found some success against Seattle's All-Pro.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.