If the Colts are able to win their game on Sunday against the Raiders, it could end up saving their season. That will be their motivation come game time.
The Colts are currently 2-5. Even though they have such a poor record, they have been in every game that they have played. They could easily be 5-2 or 6-1 if they had closed some things down better. But they didn’t. But they have a chance to right the ship.
A win against the Raiders on Sunday could save their season. Winning that game brings them up to 3-5 going into their bye week. That bye week will allow them to get healthier. But the Colts will need help to get to the top of the division.
Unfortunately for them, Houston is on fire. Their win in overtime in Indianapolis turned their season around. They were 0-3 before that game and have been 5-0 since. The Colts will need to keep beating the teams they should and hope that they falter.
But winning in Oakland is something they need to do if they want to compete for the division title. The Raiders are a terrible football team. They are one of the teams that they should beat and need to beat. But that doesn’t mean it will be an easy game.
The Colts can’t worry about the division or how Houston plays or any of that. They just have to focus what is in front of them and what they can do to win football games. Keeping that focus lasered in will allow them to go where they want to.