The game against the Kansas City Chiefs starts the toughest stretch of games for the Indianapolis Colts in the Chris Ballard-Frank Reich era.
Since Frank Reich took over as head coach for the Indianapolis Colts, there has never been a run of games that are as tough as the next three weeks, considering the way the team has played. There have been plenty of times where the Colts have started off slow to start the season but picked up a series of wins against easy opponents.
In 2018, the Colts started 1-5 before defeating the 2-4 Buffalo Bills to start a five-game winning streak. Indianapolis finished that season 10-6 and clinched a wildcard spot in the playoffs. In 2019, the losing didn’t come until the end of the season when they fell apart after starting 5-2 and finishing 7-9.
In 2020, Indy never lost two straight games that season until the final week and then in the playoffs. The 2021 season, of course, was much different where the Colts were a rollercoaster of a team. Even after starting 0-3, their first win was against the 1-2 Miami Dolphins.
This week, the Colts finally come home for their first home game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs. This week kicks off a tough three-game stretch before hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6.
Chiefs this week, Titans next week, and then traveling to Denver to play the Broncos on Thursday Night Football. It’ll really show fans a lot about what the Indianapolis Colts are this year and how they can bounce back from the slowest start in Frank Reich’s tenure as head coach. So slow that it has many people calling for his job.
But what if Indy snags a win this week? What if the Colts shock the league and take down Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs? How can they even do this? There are three ways that the Colts can pull off an upset against the Chiefs.