Remember when NFL analysts said that the Indianapolis Colts were going to be a very dangerous football team if they would have made it to the NFL playoffs? Well, pepperidge farms remembers. The Indianapolis Colts lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-11 on the road.
With the loss and other scenarios happening across the NFL, Indianapolis is eliminated from playoff contention. The Colts got demolished upfront all game long and they have not won in Jacksonville since 2014. Had they won this game, they would have been in. Indianapolis also didn’t take care of business last week against the Las Vegas Raiders either.
The Colts would have been in had they won that football game. Carson Wentz was up and down all season long. This is one of the reasons why the Indianapolis Colts missed the playoffs also. General manager Chris Ballard traded a first-round pick for him from the Philadelphia Eagles and that looks questionable today. Indianapolis doesn’t have many holes on its roster, but they need more playmakers on the perimeter at the wide receiver position.
Head coach Frank Reich isn’t going anywhere either. It is so hard to believe a team with seven pro bowlers would just collapse like this. They were also facing two winnable opponents and also against two dysfunctional franchises, after demolishing the New England Patriots the week before losing its final two games.
A lot of Indianapolis Colts fans are going to have to ask themselves what the heck happened and so will this organization. They were the sixth seed in the AFC entering the day, but this is going to be a long offseason for Indianapolis and its Colts.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14) finish the season in last place in the AFC South and they will have the number one overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Indianapolis Colts (9-8) finish the season in second place in the AFC South.
-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports
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