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Defense starts fast, doesn't let up

The Colts' speedy front 7 was too much for QB David Carr and the Texans to handle on Sunday.

Originally Published: November 14, 2004
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- At the halfway point in each of his first two seasons here, Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy insisted that his defenses characteristically improve once the calendar turns to November and the playoff stretch run commences.

That wasn't quite the case in 2002 or in 2003 but, in a suffocating performance during Sunday's 49-14 rout of the allegedly emerging Houston Texans, the Colts defense might well have served notice that this season will be different. Indeed, if the third ...

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