Colts need to focus if they want to make the playoffs
After yesterday’s embarrassing loss to the Jaguars, the Colts have no room for error if they want to make the playoffs this season.
Losing to a divisional opponent is bad enough. But losing to that opponent 6-0 is just unacceptable. That is what the Colts did yesterday to the Jaguars. And because of that loss, they now have zero margin for error the rest of the season if they want to go to the playoffs.
There are now just four games left in the regular season. Two of those games for the Colts come against very tough teams. They play Houston this Sunday and play Dallas the following week. The other two games come against the Giants and the Titans. That is a rough schedule.
Having that rough schedule coming in made the loss yesterday that much more painful. They needed a win to help prop them up in case they lost one or two of those games. Now they are a game back in the second wild card spot with only four to go.
Making the playoffs will require immense focus from this team. Frank Reich clearly didn’t have his team focused and ready to go yesterday, and it cost them. They need to change that if they expect to be dancing in the post-season come January.
Perhaps the loss isn’t all bad. Maybe this is a wake-up call that the team needed after cruising to five straight victories. Maybe they needed something to show them that they are vulnerable and they still need to focus to get the winning results that they need.
Fans can only hope that the team learns from this loss and can move past it quickly. Otherwise, their post-season hopes will be dashed very quickly next week in Houston.