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Besides playing at New Orleans, the remaining schedule looks relatively easy. Jacksonville might be tough to sweep, but they don't look very strong this season. I would not be surprised if we finish 14-2. What's everybody else's take?

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6 minutes ago, Pacergeek said:

Besides playing at New Orleans, the remaining schedule looks relatively easy. Jacksonville might be tough to sweep, but they don't look very strong this season. I would not be surprised if we finish 14-2. What's everybody else's take?

hard to predict,any team can beat you, or have a bad game, no team is a sure win, things have to fall in place to win, hard to dominate any one, but we are looking good.

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Pump them brakes..Only 2 games played since the disappointing loss to the Raiders. Plenty of things needing worked on. Capable of running the table? Maybe, just have to show up and play complete in all 3 phases of football  

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I’m sticking with my 10-6/AFC South title prediction.... but I can see us eecking out 11-12 wins and a bye week.

 

The Saints on the road, for one.... is going to be a really tough game though.

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The defense is improving game by game and there are many young players that are off to very promising starts but to win 14 games you need a top 5 defense and they are not that. The Colts have not dominated a single opponent this season....yet.

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doubtful, every game this year has been decided by 7 or less.  will probably drop one we all expect to win and might win one against the saints or something too

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No game other than Miami will be easy, but it’s certainly possible although I don’t think Drew Brees will let us just waltz down to NO and beat him. The Broncos, Jags, Steelers, Texans, and even Titans, for as bad as they’ve all looked at times, are still dangerous. 

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One week, one game, at a time.  They're capable but their margin for error hasnt changed.  It's still very small.  

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I don't think so. I think sometimes we forget how young this roster is because of how well they play. They are going to come out and lay an egg from time to time (see the Raiders game). They are in a great spot, and I would LOVE to see them finish 14-2, but I don't believe it happens.

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1-0. Any given week any team can beat any team. Almost wouldn't be surprised if we lost to Miami 

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It's week 7. What the Colts did last year - winning 10 out of their last 11 - very rarely happens in the NFL. And - despite having some very beatable opponents in the remaining schedule - this year's schedule is a LOT tougher than last year's.

 

Let's focus on winning the the next game.

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Doubtful but the schedule ahead besides New Orleans looks fairly easy.  

 

But even with an easy schedule ahead it's tough to run off 10 wins in a row.  

 

One game at a time.

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1 hour ago, Pacergeek said:

Besides playing at New Orleans, the remaining schedule looks relatively easy. Jacksonville might be tough to sweep, but they don't look very strong this season. I would not be surprised if we finish 14-2. What's everybody else's take?

1-0 each week. do that and that's all that matters.  Who cares who our opponents are at this point, just take it week by week

38 minutes ago, Barry Sears said:

Let's beat Denver first...

exactly. That's the team that has me worried most looking forward, we can't over look them.

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1 hour ago, basketballsteve said:

The defense is improving game by game and there are many young players that are off to very promising starts but to win 14 games you need a top 5 defense and they are not that. The Colts have not dominated a single opponent this season....yet.

Colts dominated KC, one of the top teams in the AFC.

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40 minutes ago, csmopar said:

1-0 each week. do that and that's all that matters.  Who cares who our opponents are at this point, just take it week by week

exactly. That's the team that has me worried most looking forward, we can't over look them.

Denver is horrible. Joe Flacco lol. Easy win this week. 

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3 minutes ago, Pacergeek said:

Denver is horrible. Joe Flacco lol. Easy win this week. 

maybe, but its likely to be a trap game.  We're coming off two HUGE wins, Denver just got flat out embarrassed. I could see this being a tighter than expected game

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10 minutes ago, Pacergeek said:

Denver is horrible. Joe Flacco lol. Easy win this week. 

 

After the Raiders loss I won't make that comment unless we're facing a winless team. Now, of course I expect us to win, but I won't just overlook them. I'm starting to buy more and more into Reich's mentality of going 1-0 every week

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2 hours ago, pacolts56 said:

I’m sticking with my 10-6/AFC South title prediction.... but I can see us eecking out 11-12 wins and a bye week.

 

The Saints on the road, for one.... is going to be a really tough game though.

KC on the road was very hard also, then Houston beat them on the road,then we beat Houston.I like.I like it alot

 

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21 minutes ago, Pacergeek said:

Colts dominated KC, one of the top teams in the AFC.

Game decided by less than a TD in final minutes....points for/against for the season are 143 to 138 Colts are a plus 5....there's no dominate win yet.

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32 minutes ago, Pacergeek said:

Colts dominated KC, one of the top teams in the AFC.

KC mounted a huge number of penalties as if they were trying to beat themselves. They played very poorly.

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1 hour ago, Chloe6124 said:

That home game against Carolina will not be easy.

Stopping McCaffery has not been easy for any team.

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2 hours ago, Pacergeek said:

Besides playing at New Orleans, the remaining schedule looks relatively easy. Jacksonville might be tough to sweep, but they don't look very strong this season. I would not be surprised if we finish 14-2. What's everybody else's take?

Are you serious?

Not a chance.   The Colts play close games.   Those will not always be wins.  

 

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5 minutes ago, King Colt said:

Stopping McCaffery has not been easy for any team.

Id say we lose our streak of no 100 yard rusher to him.

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3 hours ago, LuckyHorseShoe§ said:

No game other than Miami will be easy, but it’s certainly possible although I don’t think Drew Brees will let us just waltz down to NO and beat him. The Broncos, Jags, Steelers, Texans, and even Titans, for as bad as they’ve all looked at times, are still dangerous. 

The dolphins  are dangerous  to

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1 hour ago, conklincolt said:

KC on the road was very hard also, then Houston beat them on the road,then we beat Houston.I like.I like it alot

 

Saints defense  is alot better  than the chiefs  and Houston 

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4 hours ago, Pacergeek said:

Besides playing at New Orleans, the remaining schedule looks relatively easy. Jacksonville might be tough to sweep, but they don't look very strong this season. I would not be surprised if we finish 14-2. What's everybody else's take?

 

Yeah New Orleans is my biggest concern. Jacksonville can be beat if we run right at them. Don't let their pass rush get going. 

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15 minutes ago, Stephen said:

Saints defense  is alot better  than the chiefs  and Houston 

Their Oline is massive too especially their tackles. Same with the Dline. They have a lot of power and speed on that

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1 hour ago, twfish said:

Id say we lose our streak of no 100 yard rusher to him.

Who knows.  We thought that would be the case with Saquon Barkley last year. 

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I don't see it. Sure, every team is beatable, but I don't think we're capable of railing off 10 straight wins.

All of our games have been close and I don't really see that changing much. We just beat two very good teams, and I'm ecstatic about it, but one thing I will say is that I doubt we see that many drive saving penalties week in and week out. We really benefitted from the Chiefs/Texans lack of discipline. Which, credit Reich and how disciplined we are, but it's just something that's really stuck out to me the past two games.

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1 hour ago, basketballsteve said:

Game decided by less than a TD in final minutes....points for/against for the season are 143 to 138 Colts are a plus 5....there's no dominate win yet.

I think you are confusing blowout and dominant. I would agree the Colts have no blowouts, but KC was very dominant. 

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Things that factor, but not always predicted-

 

Injuries

Altered/Creative game plans - great or poor - for and against

differing strength vs. weakness match ups/groups

'Bad day at the office' games

Any given Sunday - fluky items

Unfortunate ref calls

 

Escaping all of these every game is not likely.  The NFL is designed to create as much competitive balance as possible.  But if the Colts develop into a great team, and get players back healthy, who knows?

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Pacergeek said:

Besides playing at New Orleans, the remaining schedule looks relatively easy. Jacksonville might be tough to sweep, but they don't look very strong this season. I would not be surprised if we finish 14-2. What's everybody else's take?

 

So you’re worried more about sweeping JAX than the Texans?  You think winning in Houston is “easy”?  Jeez, I wish.

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6 minutes ago, luv_pony_express said:

 

So you’re worried more about sweeping JAX than the Texans?  You think winning in Houston is “easy”?  Jeez, I wish.

In fairness we have traditionally owned the Texans in Houston. Heck, not even a year has passed since we best them twice in Houston. Not that trends tell a whole story, but I can't blame a guy for feeling optimistic we'll go out and do the same. Personally? Yeah, not going to easy.

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