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Daily Madden: Colts Looking Like A Playoff Team

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Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts directs play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL Network Thursday Night Football game November 8, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts directs play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL Network Thursday Night Football game November 8, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-10 Thursday night, as last year’s worst-record team improved to 6-3. “You didn’t expect them to jump back into the fray this quickly,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “They’re starting to look like a playoff team.”

Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck was 18 of 26 for 227 yards and two rushing touchdowns. “You knew that he was going to be a top NFL quarterback. But I didn’t know that he would be this good this quickly.”

Madden said he also was impressed with Luck’s tackle of the ball carrier after he threw an interception. “In the history of the NFL there haven’t been many quarterbacks who have done that.”

The undefeated Atlanta Falcons meet the 3-5 Saints in New Orleans Sunday. “The Saints defense really isn’t very good and Atlanta is solid in all areas,” Madden said. But “I have a tendency to really not believe that Atlanta is the best team in the NFL… (Although) when you’re the only undefeated team in the NFL, I guess somewhere you have to give that some respect.”

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM. And catch John’s extra report at 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Fridays during the NFL season.

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