The Colts know that they can play really well together. But now with how talented their roster is, they know they can also not play their best and still win games.
Last season the Colts played a lot of hard fought games. They had to play their best in order to win those games, especially early in the season. But when they did that, they came together and played for each other and pulled it out. But they don’t have to do that anymore.
The roster is so much more loaded. This season has allowed the Colts to have much more depth along the offensive line and the defensive line. The Colts now are good enough to play bad football and still win the game that they are playing.
That was not the case for them even in the first half of last season. They weren’t a cohesive group of players who had enough depth to win these type of games. Now that the Colts have gotten some solid players, they can do this.
Playing your best football is still needed at the end of the season in order to play well in the playoffs. Doing that is the only way a team can win a Super Bowl. Every team knows that. The regular season isn’t quite like that. You can win games playing bad football.
Obviously playing bad football isn’t a part of the formula while playing games. But it will happen from time to time. The Colts are now able to withstand that now.