The AP points out that the Colts found great relief from their first win, but more importantly from the way they won:
Winning early, on the other hand, has put Indy’s players at ease.
The veterans who endured last season’s debacle acknowledged Monday that they’re glad 2012 won’t be like 2011, regardless of how many games they win, and the newcomers are just happy that they’ve already answered one big question.
“Now it won’t be looming over us, so we’re very happy about that,” Luck said.
It wasn’t just the win that has given the Colts confidence, it’s the way Indy won.
The defense held fast for the first 54 minutes, yielding only two field goals, despite playing without Dwight Freeney.