4 games from the 2023 season the Indianapolis Colts wish they could get back

The Indianapolis Colts were a few plays away from making the playoffs and playing a postseason game in front of a fired-up Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Week 4: Los Angeles Rams 29 @ Indianapolis Colts 23

The Colts were shut out in the first half while the Rams had 14 points at this same point. Puka Nacua was running hard and shredding the Colts young secondary on Los Angeles’ way to the overtime win. Indy had many chances to put this game out of reach and simply couldn't do it.

Veteran quarterback Mattew Stafford led an impressive drive in overtime capped off by a tough run by the aforementioned Nacua. The Rams outgained the Colts by over 100 yards and held the ball for nearly 15 more minutes, including the impressive overtime drive. Indianapolis was just 3-of-10 on third down while the Rams were 6-of-15, showing the Colts could not get off the field or stay on the field on third down. Los Angeles had 27 first downs to the Colts 19.

The Colts offense struggled to move the ball and eventually scored 23 second-half points to tie the game. Indy fought hard and got two touchdowns and converted on both the two-point conversions and another Anthony Richardson touchdown. This game showcased what this offense was capable of when they figured the defense out but the defense couldn't finish the game on top. While this wasn't the most heartbreaking loss of the year— the next game was— it was a game I wish we had back.