The Indianapolis Colts are already off to a new start.
After stumbling out of the gate last season with 13 consecutive losses and dealing with the interminable questions about going winless, new coach Chuck Pagano and new quarterback Andrew Luck have already made sure that won't happen again.
They're beginning to re-establish home-field advantage with three straight wins at Lucas Oil Stadium, though two of those in the preseason.
They've held two of the league's top running backs - Adrian Peterson and Matt Forte - to less than 100 yards rushing.
And the new quarterback has already proven he can win in the NFL.
It's a promising start for a team that is back at .500 for the first time since the end of the 2010 season.
''I think the biggest difference now is that guys are more excited to come to work,'' said veteran defensive tackle Fili Moala, one of those who survived last year's fallout. ''It wasn't as if anyone turned on each other. Players, as a whole, had each other's backs...