Three weeks into the season, this team looks like it is for real. They were left for dead, but can still achieve all of their goals.
After Andrew Luck retired, everyone thought the Colts were done. They would maybe be a .500 team and not have a chance to do anything in the playoff chase. They just lost their best player and had no chance without him to do anything of consequence.
That narrative has changed dramatically. This roster is very good, and Jacoby Brissett has done a marvelous job of playing quarterback in Luck’s stead. He showed everyone what he could do on Sunday when he went 28/37 for 310 yards and two touchdowns.
With that kind of passing potential, this offense becomes extremely dangerous. The Colts already run the ball well, and adding that passing game makes them almost impossible to stop. Because of how good the offense has been, they can still achieve all of their goals.
They came into this season as the favorites to win the AFC South and contend for a Super Bowl. Both of those goals are still in play and are definitely realistic. If they can get their defense straightened out, this team can be very formidable.
The defense has actually been surprisingly bad this season. They were supposed to be the strong point of this team coming into the year. They have actually been the weak link. The recent injuries they have make it a little harder, but they have time to get healthy.
This team was left for dead by most of the national media, and even now they aren’t getting a whole lot of talk. But people need to start taking notice.