The Colts beat a Pats team who were missing their two best defensive players, have a pathetic secondary (I think I'm next on the depth chart at strong safety), and two rookies on their offensive line. So according to John Madden, the Colts have "made the leap."
Others will be making a big deal about this too, but the Colts still haven't really been tested. It will be nice to see them go undefeated in the regular season and then choke in the playoffs. But if that happens, at least they'll have their historic November 7th triumph to hang their hats on .