Colts Review & Look-Ahead


The Colts entered their BYE week with a 1-2 record, but they at least have one of the easiest remaining schedules of any team.

Does that mean we could see this team win at least five or six games this year? We don’t see why not.

So far Indianapolis has lost to Chicago (41-21) and Jacksonville (22-17). Their one win came in Week 2 against the 3-1 Minnesota Vikings.

Their last time out on the field, they lost in gut-wrenching fashion to the Jaguars. Up 17-16 with only a minute left, the Colts allowed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts III and wound up losing by five at home.

Despite the loss, Andrew Luck again threw for over 300 yards. It’s fair to say Indianapolis is thrilled with what they’ve gotten out of their rookie quarterback.

Luck has already thrown for 846 yards in three games and has five touchdowns against four interceptions. He’s rejuvenated Reggie Wayne’s career as the wideout already has 23 catches for 294 yards and a score.

The Colts have evolved into a pass-heavy offense, mainly because they’ve been having to play from behind. Still, they would be wise to get Donald Brown more touches in order to field a more balanced attack and keep opposing defenses on their feet more.

While the Colts will have to deal with the Green Bay Packers here in Week 5, they then have a five-game stretch in which they play the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Surely Indianapolis will be able to win at least a couple of those matchups, and that kind of schedule makes them a fairly interesting team to track with your NFL picks over the next six weeks or so.

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