The Colts receivers have had some problems this year catching the football. They will be looking for their second good game in a row.
Last week against Buffalo, the Colts receivers played better than they have all year long. They finally focused on catching the ball before turning up field to run. They will be looking to do the same thing this week in Oakland.
Drops have been a big story line for the Colts all year long. They have struggled catching the ball in even simple situations. It was getting to the point where it wouldn’t be surprising if Andrew Luck starting losing trust in his receivers. It was that bad.
But they buckled down last week. They looked the ball into their hands and made sure that they didn’t drop the ball like they have in the past. They will need to continue to do that moving forward. Starting with the game tomorrow against Oakland.
The Colts need to show that this problem has been put in the rear view mirror for good. The receivers will need to be counted on down the stretch. They will need to make plays if the Colts want to have a shot at making the playoffs.
A case of the drops is typically more mental than it is physical. Getting over that mental hurdle is a tough thing to do. But that group showed improvement last week. If they regress tomorrow, that will be a big problem for this team moving forward.