As we continue to look back at the first half of the season, we now look at the worst game that the Colts have played so far.
It’s now the bye week, and it happens to fall in the middle of the season. With it being in the middle of the season, we can look back at the first half of the season. Now we take a look back at the worst game that the Colts have played in the first half.
That game was actually the first game that the Colts played. It was the home opener against the Bengals. This was a killer to start the season. The Bengals scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to overtake the Colts and win 34-23.
This was another example of everything we had seen last year. It was another second half collapse that was typical of the Colts. It looked like this was the start of another long and painful season. To make matters worse, it was the first game of the season.
It was our first look at Andrew Luck in two years. He looked rusty. He threw a terrible interception in the red zone to start things off. It looked like he needed time to get himself back into NFL shape. He needed time to get back to the NFL speed.
But that wasn’t an excuse for the defense to play that poorly. They allowed the Bengals to come back and score at will. A Bengals team that we can now see isn’t very good. That was the worst part of the game. Watching that defense get torn up like that.
The Colts have improved a lot since that first game. Hopefully, they don’t blow a game at home that badly for the rest of the season.