The Colts have to feel good about themselves right now, moving to 3-0 and already holding a two game lead in the AFC South.
Peyton Manning is proving that he can win games with just about any combination of receivers on the field, as the unlikely Pierre Garcon once again looked very good in place of the injured Anthony Gonzalez. And Donald Brown looks like a very smart first round pick.
Moving into the Monday Night game, it was another matchup of offenses that never really came into being, as Dallas grinded out a 21-7 victory over the still winless Panthers.
The big story in Big D was just that. Their defense finally showed up the way most people expected them to, pressuring Jake Delhomme, sacking him three times, and getting three turnovers from the struggling starter for Carolina.
There is some concern as Felix Jones left the game with a knee injury, but Tashard Choice carried the ball 18 times for 82 yards and a TD for Dallas’ lone offensive score.
Dallas now looks to move to 3-1 as they head to Mile High Stadium to take on the 3-0 Denver Broncos next week.
As for the Panthers, it might be serious time for them to consider their options at QB. For the second time in three weeks, Jake Delhomme was terrible, looking lost on the field and not being able to protect the football.
They also need to get back to running the football, which is what their team is built on with DeAngelo Williams and Johnathan Stewart on the roster. It’s now critical for Carolina to get a win after the bye week, and they get a decent shot, hosting the Redskins in Week Five.