Colts trying to hit 21 without busting streak
To them, they’re nothing more than a distraction, something pundits can debate in their spare time – even if the
“I’ve lost count (of the wins),” middle linebacker
Which, of course, is the primary reason the
A victory Sunday over dethroned
Over the last 13 months, the
Here, inside this locker room, the significance of No. 21 means nothing more than another footstep on the way to their ultimate goal.
With the division title already clinched, the unbeaten
They ultimately want to get back to Miami and bring home another Lombardi Trophy.
Meanwhile, those outside the locker room are talking about undefeated seasons and record-setting quests – and there is plenty to celebrate.
Indy has won an NFL-record five straight games with fourth-quarter comebacks. It is one of four teams since 1990 to earn a division title by Game 11. The
But to the
“Sometimes you want to take that (winning) for granted, but you can’t do that,” cornerback
Past experiences have taught the
They remember 2005, when everyone branded them the NFL’s best only to finish the season by losing three of their last four, including a divisional-round playoff game to eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh.
They remember 2006, when everyone wrote them off because of a porous run defense only to watch them beat the Chicago
They remember 2007, when everyone projected an epic Indianapolis-New England rematch in the
So when others engage in conversation about which team is the best in the NFL or whether the
“We’re not paying attention to the record, we’re just trying to win games,” defensive lineman
And that’s the only thing that really matters to the
“We’ve been fortunate enough to play well, to do things in different ways,” tight end