Colts Still Looking For Answers After Victory Over Titans
Ever since winning their biggest game of the season against the Denver Broncos in week seven, the Indianapolis Colts have struggled to maintain any sense of consistency. We know they have had problems running the ball this year, but now we are seeing Andrew Luck's production slide as well. Even though the Colts have been underachieving, they have still found ways to win after big losses. They have not lost back-to-back games all year.
Still, this doesn't give them reason to slack as the year winds down.
The Colts beat the Tennessee Titans 22-14 on Sunday, after coming off a 40-11 loss against the Arizona Cardinals in week 12. A win is always good, but the Colts still failed to win the mental game. There wasn't much this team couldn't take away from the victory. Luck finished with only 200 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. You could credit this win entirely to the Titans' misfortune and some good defensive play. This isn't a formula that'll get this team where they want to be late in the season.
I guess the injury to Reggie Wayne has taken a lot from the offensive production. No receiver today had over 50 yards or a touchdown.
The Colts' schedule will only make things harder. In the next few weeks they travel to face the Cincinnati Bengals, host the Houston Texans in a trap game and then hit the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. At this point, it may be too late for this team try to get a ground attack together. They will have to get it done through the air and that means Luck will have to get it done.
There is no doubt in my mind that this team will rally. The win today should give them some much-needed confidence going into week 14. One player who has come through big week after week is Robert Mathis. He now has 15.5 sacks on the year.
Speaking of sacks, the Colts' offensive-line gave up five sacks today. They will have to work on that if Luck is going to finish the season off strong.