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SB Nation Reacts: Colts’ fans remain confident heading into crucial Week 14 matchup with Raiders

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts where SB Nation gets fan reactions from the previous week’s results, as well as asking questions about the coming week’s slate. We also take a look at the weekly changes in confidence level from the team’s fans.

The Indianapolis Colts are set for another major matchup in Week 14 as they prepare for a war with the Las Vegas Raiders. The Colts bounced back from a loss to the Tennessee Titans with a critical victory against the Houston Texans.

It wasn’t pretty, but the Colts were able to get the win, and while they currently sit at 8-4, the Raiders are only a game behind them at 7-5. With the Wild Card hunt as tight as it is, this week’s game could not be more important.

In spite of how the Colts ended up being victorious against the Texans, the team’s fans ultimately continue to show trust in the end result. A win is a win, but that isn’t exactly how it will always be. Eventually, the team has to show that they can dominate another playoff contender, and there isn’t a better time than now to do just that.

Following the Colts’ Week 12 loss to the Titans, fan’s confidence in the team dropped from a 90 percent approval, to 75 percent. As mentioned above, the team did indeed win in Week 13 in Houston, but the fact of the matter is that it was due to the other team committing an unforced error — not something the Colts did to impact that play.

However, Colts’ fans appear to be able to look past that and several of them have come back to the positive side of their fandom. Ahead of their meeting with the Raiders, fan’s confidence level has rebounded up to 91 percent, and if the Colts are able to take out the up-and-down Raiders, we may just see the highest confidence numbers of the year heading into Week 15.

The Colts need this game as much, if not more, than any game they’ve played thus far. They still have the Texans again in Week 15, the Steelers in Week 16 and they finish the season at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Jaguars.

Some good news to go help out headed into such a pivotal game, is that nationally, the fans have agreed that the Colts will beat the Raiders this week. Some not so good news is that they also have the Titans winning in Jacksonville.

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