Before the season I was thinking in the neighborhood of five wins. I wouldn't say that I'm disappointed that they have already exceeded that - that would be bizarre. A better word would be "concerned". They are tied for the 9th best record in the league, yet their point differential is worse than Cleveland's, and in the ballpark of Carolina, St Louis, Buffalo, and the Jets. It may be a bit premature to be sticking our collective chests out.
I hope some people here are not disappointed...........
They've made huge strides, and Luck is showing a wonderful knack for pulling games out, but it would have been a HECK of a lot healthier if those three three point wins had been three point losses instead. 3-7 record (corresponding perfectly with their point differential), higher draft picks next year, and all the reason in the world to be confident that next year will be a natural progression forward.
Instead this is setting up so that peoples expectations for next year will be through the roof, but we won't have a chance to draft a complimentary star, like we did with Edge. A down year for the AFC, two utterly incompetent division opponents, a last place schedule, and some heroic performances may be making this a fun year to watch, but I don't know that it's in anyone's best interests. Baby steps!