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Colts fans more confident than ever on the heels of their win over Jacksonville

Jacksonville Jaguars v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Colts started their season 1-5, but a 3-game winning streak has them at 4-5 and right in the thick of things as they look to compete for a playoff spot in what is turning out to be a tight AFC. This weeks’ FanPulse results show a 96% confident rating in terms of how fans view the direction of the team.

Since we’ve had some questions in past weeks about how we get these results, I did a bit of checking to give you a better picture. Each week, 100 fans are selected of those who have opted in to participate in the surveys. If you’d like to be one of them, sign up here.

Colts fans are undoubtedly buoyed by the strength of their offensive line, which has not allowed a sack of Andrew Luck in 4 weeks. Given plenty of time and a clean pocket, there is very little Luck cannot do, and a run through the back half of the season is absolutely possible. Their margin for error is slim, but the team seems primed to make a run at it.

The Rest of the AFC South

Texans fans remain tentative, as though they are on a hidden camera show and are waiting to hear it announced that this has all been a prank and they are actually last in the division. It is clear that they don’t have room to sustain much in the way of injury, but their hesitancy to accept that they are performing really well is a bit surprising.

Titans fans on the other hand have had no problem believing they are on the right track after their trouncing of the Patriots last week in Tennessee. They have been a somewhat volatile fanbase, with numbers as low as 12% following getting shut out by the Ravens in week 6.

Then there are the poor Jaguars. Their fans are just sitting in the corner of the room, rocking back and forth and mumbling incoherent thoughts to the wind as they attempt to understand what happened to get them to where they are now. Such is the rise and fall of teams with no franchise passer.

So what do you think about this team’s direction?