I know, I know, both teams lost on Sunday.
The Colts lost in another game that was worse than the score would indicate, while the Dolphins were victims of a Giants comeback spurred by a poor coaching decision. (I know, that never happens to the Miami Dolphins under Tony Sparano, what a shocker!)
But here's the bright side: first, St. Louis won, and looked very good while doing it.
Secondly, and this is key: as good as Andrew Luck is, on Saturday night we saw that USC quarterback Matt Barkley would also be a pretty good catch.
Both Luck and Barkley looked like real QBs leading their teams the other night, both made the key throws that had to be made (Barkley likely would've won the game too had the officials given USC the one second they should've had, based off the replay they blew the whistle signaling that Woods was out of bounds with the clock still showing one second).
Both will be good NFL quarterbacks.
Take a look at their stats: Luck went 29-of-40 for 330 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, while Barkley went 28-of-45 for 284 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
While yards and completion percentage favored Luck, Barkley held his own and looked great in the pocket, too.
Even if the 'Phins or Colts don't get the No. 1 pick, there's still hope.
While Luck is still the ultimate prize for these two teams, Matt Barkley isn't too bad of a consolation prize.
In fact, he might just be a pretty good one.
The only difference I see is that Matt Barkley will need a year to learn a pro system and adjust to the NFL, as opposed to Luck who could probably step in now if it was possible.
So, feel free Dolphins and Colts to win a game or two down the stretch, alright guys? Same thing goes for the Rams, feel free to keep winning!
Thomas Galicia is a Miami Dolphins Featured Columnist who also writes about other goings on in the NFL. Follow him on twitter, @thomasgalicia, and follow him on Facebook as well. Be sure to check out his archives at www.thomasgalicia.com.