Jeff Saturday began his day with phone calls to his wife and son back home in Georgia.

By the time he departed for Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, the newly appointed Colts interim head coach felt an odd sense of tranquility about his debut.

"In all honesty and in all truth, I felt very at peace," he said.  

With Saturday resigned to accept any potential outcome, the Colts went out and made him 1-0 as a head coach with a 25-20 victory over the Raiders, taking them to 4-5-1 and giving Saturday some needed credibility with a locker room full of players and a coaching staff blindsided by his stunning hire six days ago.