The Colts continue to try to get themselves out of their awful slide, this time against the Bucs. Can they fix themselves and possibly save their season?
The Colts have lost four of their last five games. Because of that, their playoff hopes are slipping away. They need a lot of help to get in. That help starts with the Colts beating Tampa Bay this week. They can’t survive a loss this Sunday to the Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 5-7 record. Their offense is wildly inconsistent though. Jameis Winston throws a ton of interceptions that seem to kill drives. He is a turnover machine. That is something the Colts can, and need to, exploit.
Jacoby Brissett doesn’t put up the kind of passing yards that Winston does, but he does usually take care of the ball. That wasn’t the case last week when he threw two terrible picks over the middle of the field. He absolutely cannot do that if the Colts expect to win this game.
Justin Houston has to get the defensive line going in terms of getting pressure on the quarterback. He hasn’t had a sack in the last two weeks after having a sack in the previous five games. The front four has to get pressure for the rest of the defense to be effective.
On offense, the team has to run the ball better to win the game. Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams have to be a big part of the gameplan. The offensive line must get push up front too. They have to do everything they can to help out Brissett, because he is struggling badly.
This is an absolute must-win for the Colts. If they lose, they can kiss their slim playoff hopes goodbye.