One of the great things about sports are streaks. Everything is always being counted and monitored. Streaks are usually good indicators of how great a team is doing, and sometimes, how bad things are going. The Indianapolis Colts have recently been on the wrong side of quite a few streaks. The good news is they’ve been breaking them.
Going into the Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans, there were two streaks on the line that the Colts were hoping to snap. One was a five-game losing streak to the Titans. The other was a seven-game home losing streak. Indy was able to end both of those streaks with an impressive 23-16 win over Tennessee.
Now, the Colts will take on another AFC South opponent, going on the road to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this Week 6 game, Indy will have the chance to break one of the most reported, and longest, streaks that it is unfortunately apart of: an eight-game losing streak on the road against the Jaguars.
Colts hope to end Jacksonville curse in Week 6
The streak has gotten so bad that it’s now referred to as a curse. The last time Indianapolis won a game in Jacksonville was in 2014. Since then, Indy has dropped every road game against the Jaguars, including a 2016 game in London, where the Jaguars were technically the home team.
Regardless of the quality of each team, or the circumstances for a given game, the Colts have simply found ways to lose in Jacksonville. They’ve been blown out, lost thrillers, and everything in between. For whatever reason, Jacksonville isn’t kind to the Colts. Hopefully, that will end on Sunday.
Indianapolis opened the season against the Jaguars, hosting them for the home opener. It was a competitive game but Jacksonville ultimately won 31-21. Now, five weeks later, both teams are 3-2, and the winner of Sunday’s matchup will have sole possession of the AFC South lead. On Sunday, the Colts are hoping to establish themselves as the best in the division, and also snap a streak that has gone on for far too long.