Whilst Luck is already a reliable signal caller, a lot rests on how Trent Richardson can perform carrying the ball.
Since being drafted 3rd overall in 2012, Richardson has somewhat struggled to live up to the hype he built up as a star RB with Alabama in the college game.
Although he does the tough work effectively, Richardson still averages only three yards per carry in the NFL.
But with some time to learn his new playbook in Indianapolis following a recent trade from the Browns, I remain convinced Richardson can still breakout and create a frightening offensive duo to intimidate defences.
With Ahmad Bradshaw done for the year, reliance on Richardson will be high – but if he can step up to perform this will be the sort of offense that defensive co-ordinators have nightmares about.
Indianapolis’ remaining fixtures appear fairly kind; trips to Cincinnati and Kansas City are their only ties against teams better than 0.500.
With a chance to build up their confidence further in the closing weeks to the season, things look very good.
The main threats within the AFC appear to come from four teams: Kansas City, New England, Denver and Cincinnatti.
Although unbeaten I am still not sold by the Chiefs, and the clash between the two at Arrowhead Park on December 22 will be a big indicator of how these two teams compare.
The Patriots appear a shadow of the side they once were, and despite grounding out wins at this moment in time, their crippling injury list is bound to take its toll as the year progresses.
The Bengals are a strong side but certainly beatable, whilst the Colts have already proved they are capable of getting one over on Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
At this moment in time, Indianapolis seem to be somewhat sneaking under the radar. Well here I am putting my neck on the line to draw attention to a side who are real contenders for the Lombardi Trophy in 2014.