The Indianapolis Colts are AFC South Divison Champs again, for the 3rd straight season. Should they be proud and celebrating? Of course. I know they only beat the Texans, right? the Texans are a lowly NFL team, right? Wrong. Before Sunday they sat at 7-6, and yet still seemed to be viewed as a ‘bad team’ the Colts should ‘blow out’, right? No.
Many do not realize, those guys on the other team, they get paid to0, they’re professional players too, they’re talented too. The Houston Texans, are a good football team. They’ve got the best defensive player in football, J.J Watt and a top 5 running back in Arian Foster. That’s nothing to overlook.
Sure, the Colts only won by 7 points, but why is it that we send so much criticism? Because we assume that the Colts can just blow out any team that we deem, ‘ average’ or ‘bad’.
The Colts have practically spoiled us fans, with blow out losses that they made look far easier than they actually were. So I think the Colts had a solid win Sunday, yet they struggled in some areas, its professional football, everyone is here for a reason: they’re good. So think next time, you put down a Colts victory, even if they didn’t play well.
Next week the Colts will face a hot Dallas Cowboys team on the road. So expect a bounce back game for the Colts, and for everyone to play. As Chuck Pagano confirmed he would play all starters and that resting starters towards the end of the season “Isn’t his philosophy”.