Colts Will Very Likely Take Division Lead With Two Straight Wins
The Indianapolis Colts are off to an abysmal start to the season, and the next two weeks will determine their fate for 2016.
The Indianapolis Colts have had a shaky 1-3 start to begin the year and will look to rebound against a bad Bears team on Sunday. The Houston Texans are standing all alone atop the AFC South with a 3-1 record and a 2 game lead on everyone else. That’s obviously not where the Colts want to be, but they’re not as far out of first place as it may seem.
The Texans are going on the road to play a Minnesota team that is arguably the league’s best at this point in the season. The Vikings defense has been above and beyond any offense they have faced and have dominated all stars they’ve faced.
The Vikings front 7 is probably the best in the league and should bring dominance upon Lamar Miller and the texans run game. Xavier Rhodes shut down Odell Beckham Jr. and if he can do that to Deandre Hopkins this week, which is no easy task, the Vikings will have no trouble with a Houston Texans team that is without J.J. Watt for the rest of the year.
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Following this week the Colts and Texans should hold 2-3 and 3-2 records respectively, which would mean their week 6 matchup would be a battle for the division lead through 6 weeks.
The Colts have had a terrible start and the schedule only gets tougher from here, but Pagano has an opportunity to turn the season around and save his job. It’s way too early to talk division championship, Colts need to take it a game at a time.
But, while the Colts situation isn’t ideal it is still way too early panic and give up on the season. The one thing we’ve learned in Luck’s first five years is that he can come back from anything.
The Colts next two games are huge and we will know a lot about their season fate by the end of week 6.