One thing that we have learned so far this season is that the Colts definitely play to the level of their competition. It can become a problem.
Every game the Colts have played has resulted in a one-score game. That can be good when you’re playing a team as talented as the Chiefs. But it can be bad when they play a team such as the Raiders, whom they lost to. Or the Broncos, whom they almost lost to.
Beating the Chiefs by 6 on the road at night is great. Losing to the Raiders at home by 7 is bad. The Colts need to figure out a way to play more even keel. The Colts offense hasn’t been the issue in terms of yardage output. They typically can have over 350 yards of output in a game.
The defense has been the issue in terms of playing to its competition. They let the Raiders do whatever they wanted offensively. That’s not to say that the defense hasn’t played well most of the time this season, because they have. But they need to be more consistent.
In order to win games in the playoffs, they have to play well all the time. They currently have the 18th ranked offense. On defense, they are ranked 14th overall. They don’t really force turnovers either. Right now, they are pretty average at everything.
They have made their average play work so far. But if they want to do damage in the postseason, they will have to make something work better in their favor.