I am a little lost here, I just watched a game and saw a team that was pretty much dominated, even though the rushing stats were adequate (5.0- average was very good, but only 18 attempts ) and didn't really appear like it was a threat all game long, the o-line has regressed the past 2 games, Luck-who looked very sharp in the first half and the last 2 drives, looked lost for most of the second half and a defense that rarely gets turnovers, has had very little pass rush, most of the year, got lit up, all day, win another football game...................explain that? bottle that and you will become rich, stats really don't dictate a win, but they usually will be telling, I guess it's like the NFL draft, many times it's not the hyped players who perform the best ( although I do understand the draft) and in the end, all that matters is that you score more than the opposing team, more times than all but at least 5 other teams over the course of a 16 game season. The win puts the record at 8-4, still in 5th place for the playoff seeding, a game ahead of the Steelers and Bengals, unless something really strange happens (which is quite normal) 2 of those 3 teams will be in the playoffs.
Luck , along with all of the other off the charts intangibles has another impressive one, he is a winner, many Qb's don't have the gaudy stats, they just win games, the way he is performing this year, makes you wonder how he will ever lose, down the road, most Qb's have some kind of flaw (nobody is perfect) if Luck has one, other than lack of NFL experience, I haven't seen it, he can beat you with his arm, his legs, his knowledge, his toughness and there is nowhere for this rookie to go, but up, as good as he has played, the scary part is, he hasn't come close to hitting his ceiling. Hilton continued his recent play making showcase (6-100) Avery added 91, Brazill and Fleener got their first NFL TD's, one thing that has been obvious is the talent of the endless weapons on offense (recievers) other than Reggie, they are all either rookies, or very young, once the o-line is solidified, that will only make them more dangerous, can you even imagine what Luck is capable of, if he had time to set up and read the entire defense and make a throw.
The defense played hard, Calvin Johnson is a freak of nature and is on pace to break Jerry Rice's single season receiving yardage mark, Vaughn led the way with 9 tackles, still have no idea what's going on with Angerer ( 1 tackle), Fokou seems to be getting more time on the field than him.
That unit (you know the one) was solid, on coverage and McAfee has been on a roll, the past few games.
Next up the Titans, in Indy