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Colts News: Colts’ playoff hopes fade as defense yields 542 yards, final 17 points

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Colts' playoff hopes fade as defense yields 542 yards, final 17 points - Indianapolis Colts Blog- ESPN
Indianapolis forces four turnovers, but can't stop the Bucs when it matters most as they fail to make up ground in the AFC South race.

Colts defense sputters in every area, late mistakes cost dearly
Outside of Darius Leonard and a couple of wide receivers, the Colts struggled mightily.

Colts Folding Late In Games Across Every Unit | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenter
In Sunday’s 38-35 loss to the Buccaneers, the Colts blew another 4th quarter lead. What are the issues in the game’s final quarter?

5 Things Learned: Colts Blow Yet Another 4th Quarter Lead In Loss To Buccaneers | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenter
Needing a win to maintain already slim playoff chances, the Colts blew yet another 4th quarter lead, falling 38-35 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7). What was learned from the Colts losing their fifth game in the past six weeks?

The Indianapolis Colts saw a two-touchdown lead late in the third quarter vanish in their 38-35 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday
The Indianapolis Colts led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by two touchdowns late into the third quarter of Sunday’s Week 14 matchup, but once again couldn’t make the plays needed from there to hang on in their 38-35 loss at Raymond James Stadium.

Colts vs. Bucs: Uneven QB play, a missed kick and bad defense sink Colts
The defense surrenders 456 yards to Jameis Winston and 542 yards total in 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay

Colts vs. Bucs: Colts fade continues because Jacoby Brissett isn't a clutch QB
Stats show Jacoby Brissett is solid in the first 3 quarters of close games, then one of the worst QBs in the league in the fourth.

Colts vs. Bucs: Indianapolis thought it was good enough to win without Andrew Luck; it was wrong
When Andrew Luck retired in August, Colts general manager Chris Ballard's rebuild was put to the ultimate test.

Kravitz: Colts could have been contenders; this time, defense gets in the way – The Athletic
The Colts found a host of creative ways to lose to the Tampa Bay Bucs, 38-35.

Colts vs. Bucs: Indianapolis' defense has failed to improved, riddled by Winston
Indianapolis gave up 542 total yards, including 456 yards to Jameis Winston in the passing game, despite forcing four turnovers

No more sugarcoating it: The Colts are a losing football team – The Athletic
The Colts have been suggesting this for quite some time. All we're seeing now is the confirmation.

Colts’ latest loss is the story of their season, one that won’t see the playoffs – The Athletic
A 5-2 record has wilted into 6-7, and any talk of the postseason in mid-December is moot.

Bucs 38, Colts 35: What caught our eye | FOX59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – What caught our eye in the Indianapolis Colts’ 38-35 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The most stunning image: that’s the same score of the Colts’ incredible overtime win over the Bucs in 2003.

By The Numbers: Indianapolis Colts fall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38-35
Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2019 Week 14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.