INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Colts grab a big 41-17 win over Tennessee, and it felt a lot like last week’s rout in Jacksonville. A quick start, complete domination on both sides of the ball and another stunning performance from Andrew Luck, nearly 400 yards passing and four TD’s to up his NFL-leading total to 13.
“I think we’re blessed with a bunch of great playmakers,” said Luck after the game. “Guys that need the ball in their hands and as a quarterback, that’s what you want. Yu want guys that can go out there and make plays, and when you feel a defense focusing on one guy, two guys or comboing whoever, we think our matchup can win every time, no matter where that is on the field.”
Ahmad Bradshaw caught one of the scoring passes.
“Andrew had a great game, he found all the open receivers and this is a game you like to play.”
“We did it last week, we did it again this week,” added defender Cory Redding, who came up with a sack. “We’ve just got to continue building on that. It’s just so rewarding to go out and get a win like that today.”
The defense also came up with three more turnovers, just like last week’s win over the Jaguars. “We had a slow start in Denver,” said safety Mike Adams, who added two interceptions. “A slow finish in the Eagles game, and now we’re starting to put it all together, so it’s a great thing, it’s a great feeling.”
Reggie Wayne had a huge game, seven catches, 119 yards and his first score of the season. “This was a big win for us, this was a division game, we know what was at stake, we wanted to continue to send a statement, and take your hats off to Tennessee, they came and play hard, but we played a little harder today.”
First goal is always to win the south, and Trent Richardson knows it.
“Oh yeah, most definitely, I said this earlier, that’s your goal, you want to win your division first no matter what, and at the same time, we’re trying to get to AZ. We’re not looking forward, but that’s where every team wants to be, if you don’t want to be there, there’s no reason to be on the field.”
That’s nine straight AFC South wins, the longest division-winning streak in the league. Certainly looks like they Colts still have a headlock on the AFC South.