Adam Vinatieri

Luck, Colts have made it clear they belong

Having posted convincing victories over the Bengals and Broncos, the Colts unquestionably belong in the AFC championship game. In a sense, though, the Colts are party crashers. Andrew Luck is the only remaining quarterback without a Super Bowl ring, and Chuck Pagano is similarly the odd man out among the final four coaches. Then again, the Colts — coming off three consecutive 11-5 seasons — have steadily gained postseason ground during that span. They lost to the Ravens in the first round in Luck's rookie season, pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory over the Chiefs in the first round last season and now are one victory away from the NFL's marquee event. To...