Indianapolis Colts Horrific Outing Clouds Postseason Hopes

The Indianapolis Colts (6-6) lost 0-6 in the season’s worst outing of the year versus the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8).

The Indianapolis Colts looked horrible. They finished with a donut on the scoreboard.

This is not a team that looks ready to make a postseason run. The Colts offense could not muster a single point against a 3-8 Jaguars team. Sure, you could make an excuse it was 85 degrees in December in Florida. Sure, the refs got it wrong on the last play of the game, but that does not excuse how the Colts performed.

Andrew Luck played badly. He was shut out for the first time in his career since he was drafted in 2012. This is not normal and does not happen often. On 52 pass attempts, Luck garnered less than 250 yards and failed to throw a touchdown, along with a back-breaking interception on a horrible throw.

Maybe head coach Frank Reich was a little too wild Sunday as the Colts attempted three fourth down plays, converting none of them. Leaving points on the field loses teams football games.

The game ended after Luck’s pass to Erik Swoope was complete with nine seconds left in the game, when Jalen Ramsey (who miraculously played) tackled Swoope “in bounds” and the clock ran out. Erik Swoope was out of bounds, but whatever.

The Colts looked like they were ready to win out and make a post season run. But with an abysmal 265 yard offensive performance, the team needs a whole lot of luck to make the playoffs. The five game win streak snapped and so did the momentum. The loss all but ended hopes of winning the AFC South, as the Texans are sitting at 9-3 to the Colts’ 6-6 with four games left.

This is an inexcusable loss as the Jaguars were without Blake Bortles and Leonard Fournette. What a swing of momentum for the team that has been so good lately.