As I was following along after the game, I noticed that there were a lot of people that were up in arms and in full on sky-is-falling mode. Here's a thought: don't panic.
When you look around the division, you see three teams that see the Colts twice a year. They have hours and hours and hours of not only film but actual game experience to draw from. Not only that, but every team in the division, except for us, has picked in the top ten since 2002. The Titans have 2 top tens. The Texans have 4 top tens, including a pair of #1 overalls. The Jags, amazingly enough, have 6 picks in the top ten. Average draft position: Colts 26, Titans 17, Texans 12, Jags 11.
My point is this: the Texans and Jags are designed to beat us. These games for them are their Super Bowls. Beat us, and maybe they've got a shot at the division, which means a playoff berth.
Yes, the Colts are standing at 2 and 2, with both losses in the division. The receiver corps, which looked like a strength, has been dangerously depleted. The defense, which was supposed to be unstoppable, has twice now folded like a house of cards. Our first round pick has yet to see meaningful action in a game. These are all reasons to be concerned. However, we have a trump card: #18. As long as he's behind center, we're never out of a game. The Texans needed a 200+ yard rushing day to beat us. The Jaguars needed a 59 yard field goal to beat us. They're beating us on miracles. Long story short, these losses don't surprise me, and they shouldn't surprise anyone else. A good game against the Chiefs next week puts us back at 3-2 and in good shape.
Now, if we lose to the Chiefs, feel free to fire up "All Is Lost, Woe Is Us" mode.