NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Indianapolis Colts by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 12) - Now that they can win in clutch on the road, watch out.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 15) - All things considered, Reggie Wayne may be having best year.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 10)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 11) - They have won seven of their last nine games since head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 6) - So much for a rebuilding season with a first-year quarterback. Looks like Andrew Luck will be going to the playoffs, thanks to his unprecedented and exhilarating rookie excellence.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 9) - The Colts finished fourth in the NFL in offense in Peyton Manning's last season in 2010. Indy ranks a surprising third this season with rookie Andrew Luck taking the snaps.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 8) - Did someone say Andrew Luck for MVP? There isn't a better feel-good story out there than this team.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 11) - Why stop at Rookie of the Year? Andrew Luck is a viable MVP candidate.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 12) - A playoff team with a rookie QB and a coach battling for his life. This is America's team 2012.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 11) - The Colts continue their special season and are now 8-4. Andrew Luck is a special player and will be for a long, long time in this league.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 10) - The Colts continue to squeak past the opposition, winning for the seventh time by seven points or less in last Sunday's 35-33 comeback over Detroit.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 8) - Andrew Luck is so good he can win even when he throws three interceptions.