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Indianapolis defense showing improvement with division foe Houston up next

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, left, greets Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh following an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The Colts defeated the Ravens 20-13. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, left, greets Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh following an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The Colts defeated the Ravens 20-13. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

The Colts like where they're sitting.

Andrew Luck continues to lead the NFL in touchdown passes, the ground game is providing balance and the Colts' defense is starting to look better.

After struggling against two of the league's most proficient offenses over the first two weeks, Denver and Philadelphia, the Colts (3-2) have looked almost impenetrable over the last three weeks. In those games, Indy has allowed 297 yards and 16 points, recorded 11 sacks, forced nine turnovers and given up just 13 total points in the first halves. Not surprisingly, they've won all three.

Those are the kinds of numbers coach Chuck Pagano has sought ever since he left Baltimore to take the Colts job. Indianapolis faces Houston this weekend.

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