The Indianapolis Colts have 10 regular-season games remaining.
That figure is significant because the franchise that won two games this past season, and was predicted by some experts to win no more than three this year, has already reached that total.
The Colts did it with Sunday’s 17-13 home win against the Cleveland Browns.
Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck passed for 186 yards and ran for a pair of touchdowns for the Colts, who’ll take a 3-3 record to Nashville next week for an AFC South Division match-up against Tennessee. They earned the victory on the same day head coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia, was released from the hospital.
Owner Jim Irsay announced the encouraging news to the team in the postgame locker room. The 52-year-old Pagano watched the victory from the comfort of his own home, a beaming interim coach Bruce Arians said.
For players, that was the best news of the day.