To start, I think that after we beat the Colts we still won't get the recognition we deserve because the Colts will then be 2-3 and a "losing" team. That being said here's a few facts of why we will win.
Take a look at the teams we have beaten already this year. San Diego won handily over Arizona today 41-10 and are now 2-2. They lost to Seatle last week who just lost to St Louis! Cleveland beat Cincinatti today 23-20 (refs aside they won). Also, last week Cleveland rushed for 173 yds against Baltimore. Against us they ran for...oh yeah 73. Baltimore is supposed to have one of the "best" defenses in the NFL. San Francisco barely lost today to Atlanta, who beat New Orleans last week... and if you don't remember New Orleans won the Superbowl last year...and we CRUSHED San Fran last week.
Indi last week, beat Denver, only because Denver couldn't put it in the endzone. Then they turn around this week and lose to Jacksonville, putting them at 2-2. Denver on the other hand, beat Tenn this week (who we play in Dec) and held Chris Johnson to 53 yds rushing. Oh, and Houston barely beat the Raiders (who find ways to beat themselves). With the way our team is playing and our coaches are planning I see no reason why we can't win our next two games.
People (not to name names) still doubt that we have the "talent" to play with these guys. I say they don't have the talent to play with us! I don't care how good or bad Cassel plays. He can manage a game and our running tandem will run all over defenses. Then our defense has the speed and ability to play with anyone. They've already been challenged by some of the top tight-ends and recievers in the league. They are maturing fast. Yeah Manning is a great QB, but our D and mainly our D coordinator are going to be ready for him.
Like I said earlier, I think the Chiefs will still not get the respect they deserve after beating the Colts because of the fact the Colts will then be 2-3. The big story will be "What's going on in Indy?" They lost to the Chiefs! Should they panick? But the Chiefs will be 4-0 and silently putting down teams on their way to the...P word.