Are the Colts actually good?
The Colts now sit a game under .500 at 4-5. They have won three games in a row. But are they actually a good team? Or are they a product of their schedule?
The Colts have now won four games on the season. Those four games have given this team life. They are still in the hunt for the divisional crown. But is this actually a good team? Or are those wins just a byproduct of not being one of the worst teams in the league?
So far, the Colts have beaten only one team with a winning record. That team is the current leader of the NFC East, the Washington Redskins. The Colts beat them in the second game of the season on the road, and looked good in doing so.
But since then, they have beaten the Jaguars, the Bills, and the lowly Raiders. Those teams have won a combined seven games this season. So that begs the question of how good this Colts team really is. They have only beaten the absolutely worst teams in the league.
We don’t really know how good this team is. They played the bulk of their schedule early on without a lot of key players. They weren’t a healthy team for the first eight weeks of the season. But they are now, and are playing much better football.
The rest of the schedule is still pretty easy. They only play three more teams with a winning record, but they play the Titans twice who are 5-4. They should be able to beat up on the Giants and the Cowboys along the way. So this team still has playoff aspirations.
One thing is for certain: this is a better team now than it was earlier in the season. Their offense should scare every other team in the league right now.