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Final Verdict: Attention NFL fans. The Indianapolis Colts are the real deal.
Two weeks after taking it to the San Francisco 49ers, the Colts downed the previously unbeaten Seattle Seahawks 34-28 at the RCA Dome.
No pressure Houston, but if the Texans fall to San Francisco Sunday night the Colts will open up a two-game lead over the defending champs in the AFC South.
ESPN: Seahawks (8-5)
CBS Sports: Colts (5-3)
Fox Sports: Seahawks (5-0)
USA Today: Seahawks (4-3)
Bleacher Report: Seahawks (9-3)
Overall: Seahawks (29-16)
The Seattle Seahawks are in the third week of their tour of the AFC South, traveling to face the Indianapolis Colts one week after a thrilling come-from-behind win at Houston.
The Colts, meanwhile, are riding a two-game winning streak that has seen the team lay claim to a share of first place in the division.
This game features a pair of stellar second-year signal-callers in Indy's Andrew Luck and Seattle's Russell Wilson, and each team has its share of supporters.
Bleacher Report NFL National Lead Writer Michael Schottey expects the visiting Seahawks to prevail, 30-22:
I've got the game this close because I respect the heck out of the Colts, and it's at Lucas Oil Stadium. That said, we still haven't seen the "best" out of a Seahawks team that is still adding pieces back from injury and suspension. I think we'll get a sneak peek against the Colts, who have hiccupped on offense a bit much for my liking.
AFC East Lead Writer Erik Frenz, however, likes the Colts:
The Seahawks have won two games on the road this season and have so far silenced the stigma that they don't travel well, but the Colts just have a magic about them in Lucas Oil Stadium. Seattle has played well, but is due for an upset.