There is a saying that sometimes you "win even when you lose." Well, in the NFL it would be nice if it worked that way sometimes (especially for us right now). But something happened in the 4th quarter of the Colts that made me pick up the pieces to the TV remote control (after I had flung it at the TV repeatedly during quarters 1-2). I saw "hope" when last year I would have seen players yelling at each other, coaches staring blankly into the stands with their mouths agape, and sometimes we saw people NOT on speaking terms or even looking at each other. We also saw lots of "Sorry, dude..." between our o line and QB after botched plays. No, I saw Kubiak standing firm on the sideline with his play sheet in hand. I saw our players continuing to line up and play. I saw a shell-shocked QB fake pump one way and then rifle a pass to AJ a split-second later. I saw Babin (deemed a bust by many here) get a sack and get into the QB's grill for the second straight game. I saw hustle in the face of a blow out, and I saw playcalling that was anything but conservative. I saw two guys (Dayne and Gado) come onto the field with no chemistry amongst our team players who themselves had all camp to build chemistry with one another, and I saw them carry the rock and smack the Colts around when they got their chances. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to have DD out there...but after the singing/cutting/Practice Squad signing/active roster signing/cutting/and all over again of our running backs, and with the recent trade of Morency/Gado...well, it was a worrisome time for us as fans. And thos two guys have contributed nicely. Think what happens if we had that rhythm earlier in the game? It would've been closer. Alas, it DIDN'T happen earlier, but you have to be happy with the fact that they bowled over and through defenders WHEN the play developed and they had wiggle room to make a play. I saw a coaching staff dedicated to leaving Mario at DE...and you could see the rookie feeling more comfortable. You could see he was running faster, and that he was looking better than against the Eagles. I saw TDs to two different TEs, the first in 23 games according to the commentators. It's no secret to the NFL analysts and commentators that we had been a team reluctant to look the TE's way as much as other teams do. And that lack of a threat coming off the end of the line has been a missing element that has limited the opportunities of the WRs and RBs. It adds another dimension to our gameplan that affords Carr an extra option in the face of aggressive defenses. One of the things that had me up in arms about last weekend's Eagles game was what I felt was a lack of TE in our gameplan. Thus, I really look forward to facing two mediocre teams in Miami and Washington who were touted to be strong teams...but have looked out-of-sync as of late. Daunte's lack of mobility is showing, and Brunell is also less mobile (and even LESS than last year). No, the team I saw in the 4th quarter was a team who realized it wasn't going to beat the Colts THIS time. But then again, what demons does Peyton deal with in terms of not making it to the Big Show? He SHOULD be there. And he knows this. So as much as we wanted to win, we will have our moments in the future. And Peyton has to exorcise some demons that will claim his legacy and all its records if he cannot make it to the Big Show. And as wrong as that is, as asinine as that is, it's how it works. It's why Peyton is "disgusted" at having to punt when he's up 230-10 in the 3rd quarter: He hasn't been successful in HIS eyes. Go Texans!