Chuck Pagano pushed back when others questioned whether the Colts could make physical football work.
There is little doubt now.
One day after beating San Francisco at its own game, and on its home turf, Pagano called it the "most complete" game the Colts (2-1) have played since he took over as coach last season.
Indy rushed for 179 yards, never trailed and put the game away with two late touchdowns — on scoring runs from Andrew Luck and Ahmad Bradshaw.
It's the first time since September 1989 that the Colts have topped the 100-yard rushing mark in three successive weeks, and Pagano doesn't expect that to slow down any time soon. Certainly not with Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson running together and a team ready to show its muscle.
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