4. Life in the Lowly AFC South
As much as the Colts have struggled to start the season, they still aren’t even close to being out of the playoff picture, having the luxury of playing in the woeful AFC South.
Currently, there are three teams tied at 1-3 in the division, with only the Houston Texans having a winning record at 3-1.
The Colts still have two divisional games against the Texans (one in two weeks) among their five AFC South games left, as well as 12 total regular season games remaining–meaning that the divisional crown is still clearly up for grabs along with the automatic playoff bid that comes along with it.
The Colts season is far from over, but following Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Jaguars, their margin for error has become significantly smaller.