The Colts gave the worst effort all season long in the biggest game of the year. And it cost them their season.
The Colts looked outmatched the entire night. They didn’t get a first down until there was less than two minutes left in the half. The defense couldn’t stop anyone either.
This Colts team didn’t look anything like the team that had taken the league by storm. That team won 10 of 11 and looked unstoppable on both sides of the ball. That team was nowhere to be found tonight.
Patrick Mahomes carved up the Indy defense all night. The Chiefs were also able to run the ball surprisingly well that set up the play-action pass that was wide open in the middle of the field. The Colts could do nothing it stop them all night.
The biggest surprise of the night was how bad the offensive line was for Indy. They got manhandled all night up front. They couldn’t open up holes in the run game or keep Andrew Luck clean in the pocket. They also had several batted balls af the line of scrimmage.
Frank Reich should be ashamed at how poorly the offense was prepared. This was an abomination to watch. The receivers dropped passes, lineman missed blocks, and there were terrible incompletions. The entire offense looked like a JV team going against a Big Ten team.
This terrible performance doesn’t sully what a great season they had though. The Colts weren’t expected to be any good this year, but they still made the playoffs. That’s a very impressive year. But this performance will leave a bad taste in their mouths for the off-season.
Now the Colts go home disappointed but hopeful. Hopeful for a bright future with young players and a ton of cap space.