Originally Posted by tedr
After watching the last four games from this team, I'd have to say 11-1 was a mirage- these last four games brought them back to where they probably should have been.
Not a mirage. Not reflective of the team at that point, maybe. But we beat the teams we were supposed to beat to get that record & there were some quality wins in there.
This is simply a different team than the team that won those first 9 games.
Think about it this way. The Colts are a different team than they were over those first 9 games. The Colts are a bonafide play off team.
Luck threw 18 picks this year. He hadn't thrown one in the last three weeks.
They've got a running game & their defense looks much better now than to start the year.
The team we got now. Their first game was New England. I think the only one playing now that wasn't then, was Newton & Graham. So they've had 4 weeks to get it together & right now, doesn't look like they've made any progress whatsoever.
Next week is week 5 & they've got to get it done. If they can't beat Cincinnati their season is over. But if they make it to the AFC Championship game, then they would have done what they needed to to get better each week.