Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts grab statement win

The time to recognize the Indianapolis Colts as legit AFC contenders is now.

Battista: Colts reflect Pagano's grit

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The Colts are much more than just a QB. Andrew Luck is great, but Judy Battista points out Indy is all about what coach Chuck Pagano is: resilience. READ

Andrew Luck delivered another nearly flawless effort, besting an equally game Russell Wilson in a 34-28 win over the previously undefeated Seattle Seahawks.

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.

That includes the Denver Broncos in two weeks.

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.

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will re-air the Indianapolis Colts' 34-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks from Week 5 on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

  1. 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.
  1. The Seahawks had two 100-yard rushers (Wilson and Marshawn Lynch) and lost. That's pretty hard to do.
  1. 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.

  1. 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 Waynefound some success against Seattle's All-Pro.

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