4 blown games that have drastically altered Colts’ playoff fate
By Mike Luciano
1. Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Colts have had plenty of losses at the hands of Tom Brady in recent years, and that ability to take down Indianapolis has not waned now that he’s in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers overcame 306 yards and three touchdowns from Wentz to pick up a road victory back in Week 12.
The Colts were gashed on the ground by Leonard Fournette, who ran for 100 yards and three touchdowns. Brady wasn’t amazing in this game, but he was good enough to get Tampa Bay a victory. Once again, a strong running game and defense helped secure Brady a win.
Tom Brady took home a win against the Indianapolis Colts.
Taylor ran for 83 yards and a touchdown, which is a very good day at the office against an elite run defense. Wentz’s two turnovers and three sacks taken were ultimately killers for the Colts given the inopportune times at which they occurred. The Colts led 24-14 to open the third quarter and drove into Bucs territory, but Wentz’s fumble on that drive changed the entire afternoon.
In Colts wins, Wentz has thrown 14 touchdown passes against one interception. Those numbers change to 12 touchdowns and five interceptions when Indianapolis loses. That dichotomy was laid bare for the world to see in the Tampa Bay game, highlighting how important Wentz’s efficiency is to the success of this team.