Fans of the New England Patriots—beware.
The Indianapolis Colts have your team, and the rest of the league, right where they want them:
In a state of overconfidence.
I know the talking heads have you convinced the Pats are the greatest team ever, and that a 16-0 record is a foregone conclusion.
But while your team has gotten all the headlines, the Colts have jumped out to what must be the quietest 5-0 start ever.
The Indy offense is ranked third in the league. Their defense is in the top 10. And unlike your Patriots, the Colts have actually faced some stiff competition, beating three opponents with winning records.
Their five opponents are a combined 7-17—and have nary a winning record among them.
That said, it's not the Colts' numbers that should have you worried, Pats fans.
It’s their quiet swagger—the kind that comes from KNOWING, not thinking, you're going to win every week.
It's the kind of swagger you earn by finally getting over the hump and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy—or by beating the Patriots three straight times, including that 18-point comeback in last season's AFC Championship Game.
The Colts have that swagger now. That makes them a dangerous team to underestimate or overlook.
So go ahead Patriots fans—listen to the experts crown your team the kings of the NFL.
But take heed:
The champs are here.
Consider yourselves warned.