How good have the Colts been after bye weeks?
The Colts are enjoying this Sunday off with a bye week. Typically bye weeks help teams, but how good have the Colts been in the last few years after the bye week?
The Colts have enjoyed an entire week off. They are trying to get healthy for the second half of the season with the week off. But some teams end up getting rusty with a week off. How well have the Colts fared in the last few years after the bye week?
Last year, not well at all. They had their bye in week 11. They won 3 games prior to that. After the bye week, they won only a single game. They finished 1-5 after the bye week. Now that was without Andrew Luck, but it still wasn’t good.
In 2016, they had their bye in week 10 and finished 4-3. That is a little bit better, but again it was without Luck. They had to play some backup quarterbacks because of Luck’s lacerated kidney and bruised ribs. They also finished 4-3 the year before that as well.
But as you can see, they have generally gotten worse every year. That doesn’t bode well for the team this year. This is a new coaching staff and a new scheme, and they have their franchise quarterback healthy. But they need to focus on playing good football after the bye.
If the Colts can play good football in the second half of the year, they have a chance to do something. But if they play like they have in year’s past, they won’t be making the playoffs.