The Colts have played better than their record
The Colts might be 1-2, but they’ve played much better than that. They easily could be 3-0. But how do they fix that so they can close better?
The first game was their worst game. The Colts came out flying in the first half and put up a bunch of points. But they weren’t able to hold it in the second half after they became conservative on offense. Then the defense couldn’t hold the Bengals and soon enough, they lost.
In Washington, it was the defense that carried the Colts. The offense did just enough to come out with the 21-9 victory. In that game, they looked more like a complete team and a team that can play with anyone in the league.
But last week, they let it slip away again. After the defense yet again stepped up for most the game game, they allowed a game winning drive late that sapped any chance they had. The offense floundered and couldn’t keep them in the game.
The common theme in all three games so far is that they have played well enough to win. They held the lead in the second half and couldn’t close. This team very well could be undefeated. But they need to be aggressive enough to close the deal.
That should be Frank Reich’s lesson going into Sunday. His team needs to be the aggressor throughout the whole game. Being aggressive will keep the Texans on their heals and put them in catch up mode. The way the defense has played, that should be enough for them to win.
Even though they’ve played pretty well, they still are only 1-2. Coach Reich will make sure that they are aware of that and keep them focused going into that critical game on Sunday.