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Colts Cast: Colts can’t close the deal in Tampa, fall to 6-7

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The Indianapolis Colts have had multiple opportunities over the past month or more to solidify a berth into the post season, yet they’ve continued to falter late in games. The Colts’ defense has been playing well over the past several weeks, however, their inability to stop big plays from opposing offenses has become a major issue for the team.

Sunday, the Colts suffered from not only their inability to stop big plays from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but also failed to sustain drives, didn’t protect the ball when it was most needed, and they were too passive when they needed to remain aggressive.

The Colts really don’t seem to be able to get out of their own way when it comes down to the biggest moments of the game, and as a result, they’ve lost 5 of their last 6 games and now sit at 6-7 with just three weeks to go.

The Houston Texans, and Tennessee Titans are both now 8-5, with the Titans being the hottest team in the division. A LOT needs to go right for the Colts to earn a spot in the post season, but reality tells us that just isn’t in the cards this year.

Jacoby Brissett has yet to prove that he’s capable of leading this team to victories purely off of his arm talent, several weapons have missed large portions of the year leaving the Colts an undermanned roster, and at this moment the Colts are simply very mediocre. Unfortunately, the team’s play is forcing fans to take a look to the future, and the offseason already.

Can the Colts win their next three games, in conjunction with everything going right elsewhere to allow them into the playoffs? The percentages are highly stacked against them right now, but that’s why they play the games.

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