It's been a week full of proclamations that Peyton Manning is no longer the best quarterback in his family, and that Marvin Harrison's career is swirling the drain. The 2008 season had, to this point, had been an indication that for the Colts, the window of greatness has closed.
The last 30 minutes of football played in Indy suggest that that window is wide open, and that Ray Lewis is being pushed out of it.
Marvin Harrison has two first-half touchdown catches, and has spent his day violating Ravens corner Chris McAllister. Peyton Manning has 170 yards and three touchdown passes. Reggie Wayne has caught five balls for 66 yards and a touch. Dominic Rhodes has carried for 58 yards. It's been a fireworks show.
Oh, and have I mentioned that this is happening against the Ravens? The Ravens, who lead the league in total defense, passing defense, and rushing defense? The Ravens, who have held opposing quarterbacks to a childlike 44.6 passer rating?
Perhaps some of this is that the Ravens are being exposed after feasting on predominately weak AFC North offenses, but there's no denying that the Colts have been brilliant thus far. 24-0. It's a bloodbath.