First off, the Colts played a pretty bad game this weekend and still hung with a tough Carolina squad. All you non-believers out there need to remember that we've played at least the last 3 games w/o our Pro Bowl running back...The RB by committee hasn't worked out too badly thus far, however.
As far as the Tampa Bay game, the Colts were playing into their hands for the first 3.5 quarters. Dink and dunk passes and runs won't cut it against a defense with that kind of team speed. When they opened it up and threw the ball downfield (which isn't always easy with Tampa's pass rush) you can expose their weaker corners and use their aggressive style against them to hit the big play. That's exactly what the Colts did, and I wouldn't be suprised if other teams started to do it as well. IF they can protect the QB that is...
Can't wait for the Pacers this year, even though we lost a key ingredient in Brad Miller.