Luck, Tannehill headline battle of surprise playoff contenders > Peter King
As impressive as both quarterbacks hitting the ground running as rookies is how each team has overcome serious obstacles to get to midseason contention. The Colts have been without their rookie head coach, Chuck Pagano, fighting leukemia for the past month. Somehow, Indianapolis is 3-1 playing for Pagano, including the inspirational first win over Green Bay and the overtime stunner over Tennessee last week. Miami's rookie coach, Joe Philbin, looked like the captain of a listing ship in the Hard Knocks series on HBO over the summer. My impression after watching that team on TV? See you in 2014. I thought they might be able to contend then. Might.
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