Pop those champagne bottles, Colts fans. For the next three days, your team is a winner, and no one can tell you any different.
That’s right, the Colts finally found an opponent so dysfunctional even they had a shot at beating them, and that they did, securing their first victory of the season on Sunday against division rival Tennessee.
The win was fueled solely by pride and solely for pride does it matter, as the Colts have already been mathematically eliminated from accomplishing any meaningful achievement this season, but it does come as a huge relief for the franchise and anyone who cares about it and it does shake up the race for next year’s No. 1 draft pick, which the Colts seemed to be completely running away with until today’s surprising performance.
Is anyone convinced Indy’s troubles are over now that they’ve finally won their first game?
Of course not.
But one win does make a whole lot of difference when your team is 0-13 going in, and now that we know the Colts won’t go completely winless this season, there’s no way we can look at them quite the same anymore.
Here’s a look at what changed, the five things we learned from Indy’s ever-elusive first win of the year.