Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/12
On Thursday night the Indianapolis Colts controlled the Jacksonville Jaguars to improve their record to 6-3.Even if it was against the hapless Jaguars, beating a team on the road with only four days rest is pretty impressive.The 2011 Colts were the NFL's version of a dog that's so ugly it's cute, but in 2012 they have made a complete turnaround.Coming into Thursday's game the Colts were 3rd in the AFC in total offense, and 7th in total defense. After their 2011 season, it isn’t easy for people to buy Indy as the real deal but here are some reasons why believing in them isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds.The AFC has no dominant teams: The 7-1 Houston Texans are most people's favorite to win the AFC but of their seven wins, only two were against winning teams. The Colts have just as many. Houston faces a tough test this week in Chicago which could very well leave them just one game ahead of Indianapolis in the South.The Texans are a legitimate AFC favorite but they have yet to prove th...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Cavs ‘convinced’ LeBron would not leave Cleveland again

Fred Jackson is upset Bills GM Doug Whaley wasn’t honest

Report: Jaguars won’t let Justin Blackmon leave for CFL

Report: Antii Raanta wanted Blackhawks to lose in playoffs

A-Rod snaps photo for couple while out in Boston area

Report: Tim Tebow has ‘pretty good shot’ of making Eagles

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Polian: I'd have my scouts looking awfully hard at RGIII

Report: Patrick Kane generating significant trade interest

Why Alabama will and won't win the National Championship

Tom Brady: ‘It’s been such an enjoyable offseason’

Andrew Luck: Reggie Wayne is not a traitor

LeBron: You don’t have to win championship to be great team

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker