But it’s the Raiders.
The unimpressed are no doubt using this as their battle cry this morning in an attempt to somehow slap an invisible asterisk on the Colts’ 21-17 victory.
Stand down, skeptics. It counts.
Defeating a struggling Oakland franchise might not be the most dazzling building block toward a second consecutive playoff berth. Not the way slipping past, say, New England, San Francisco, Dallas or any of the NFL’s other blue bloods would.
Its weight, however, equals any of the other victories Indianapolis goes on to record this season.