Originally posted on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/3/12
The Sports Network's story is as much about the similarities of two unlikely playoff contenders as it is a game preview.  Those similarities lie more in the their situations than in their playing style.  Both teams were expected by many to be AFC bottom feeders, competing for the number one over all pick in April's draft.  Yet here they are, each with their rookie quarterback and rookie coach.  Both teams have rookie first round quarterbacks, both have freshman head coaches and both enter Week 9 of the NFL season at 4-3. Something has to give on Sunday, however, when the Colts play host to the Dolphins. Each club is coming off an unlikely road win that helped both climb over the .500 mark on the season. Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, put together an impressive 80-yard touchdown drive in overtime to lift the Colts to a 19-13 win at Tennessee last Sunday, while Matt Moore came on in relief for Miami as the Fish stunned the New York Jets 30-9. One or both of these teams could be the product of some fluky wins and a little luck.  Only time will tell.  Then again, the good teams are the ones who are able to take advantage of whatever strange calls, fluky plays and good fortune comes their way.      @MarcusDugan  
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