Andrew Luck tied an NFL record—an all-time record, not a rookie record—with his seventh game-winning drive of the season. While this record says a great deal about Luck’s future in the league, a stat like that also screams, “How long can it last?”
Winning ugly is necessary once in awhile; all of the great teams do it. Undefeated teams in particular can point to some obnoxious wins they were lucky to escape with. Making a habit out of it, however, is a recipe for disaster.
I have to admit that my five keys to the Colts’ success over the Kansas City Chiefs were rather clichéd, the kinds of things that any successful team should do. Successful teams make deep playoff runs; lucky teams get bounced in the first round.