Colts: Disappointment in Pittsburgh is Becoming Too Familiar

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Dec 6, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker

James Harrison

(92) and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (R) shake hands after their game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts need a 10-6 record to save face and their coach’s job, but it even if they make it to 10-6, it may be too little too late for Pagano and his staff.

Sunday Night’s loss may very well have ensured that the writing on the wall was permanently engraved. For years now the Colts have looked to build a roster to beat the New England Patriots. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider that strategy and start building a team that can compete with the likes of Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

The AFC North has not been clinched by the Bengals just yet, but as the playoff picture currently stands, it is possible that the Colts could have a rematch with Pittsburgh in the wild card round in Indianapolis. That is if either New York Jets or Kansas City Chiefs slide down the ranks in the coming weeks. All three teams currently sit at 7-5, which one game better than the Colts at 6-6.

The worst case scenario for the Indianapolis Colts would be to clinch their division just to get embarrassed at home. Let’s hope that Pagano and company can find an answer down the final stretch, otherwise look for Irsay to clean house one more time.

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