Not much was expected of the Indianapolis Colts this season, but they're right in the AFC playoff hunt.
The Detroit Lions are well out of the NFC race after ending a lengthy postseason drought a year ago.
The Colts will go for their sixth victory in seven games on Sunday while the host Lions try to avoid a fourth straight loss.
While much was expected from No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck, it was supposed to take some time for the former Stanford signal caller to lead Indianapolis' post-Peyton Manning turnaround.
Instead, Luck has taken charge of a 7-4 Colts team that holds the fifth seed in the conference and has yet to drop back-to-back games after rebounding from a 59-24 loss at New England on Nov. 18 with last Sunday's 20-13 victory over Buffalo.
"We understand the position we're in, but again, nothing has been accomplished yet,'' said Luck, who last Sunday joined Manning as the only Colts rookies to throw for 3,000 yards.
Taking care of the ball...