15. Indianapolis Colts
Recap: The Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the cost may end up making that win a moot point anyway.
More on that later, I want to focus on the game today and what happened. Jacoby Brissett came back to the Colts offense and looked…ok. He continues to be nothing special and can’t really make plays that aren’t designed which is an issue.
Not only that, but he is coming off of a knee injury and he still has a bad habit of letting people knock him around or getting sacked all together. If he were on the Titans that would be fine because of the offensive line and the coach in front of him, but in Indianapolis if you are taking sacks and hits then some of that is definitely on you and not that offensive line.
Outlook: Earlier I said that the cost may not have been worth the win. I know it wasn’t a trade, but losing Marlon Mack to a hand injury is bad news and with him likely out this Thursday against the Houston Texans that makes life very difficult for the Colts.
Hypothetically, if the Titans beat the Jaguars and the Texans beat the Colts the AFC South would look like this next week:
1. Houston Texans 7-4 (3-1 division)
2. Indianapolis Colts 6-5 (3-1)
3. Tennessee Titans 6-5 (1-2)
4. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-7 (1-4)
And while that doesn’t look important for the Titans, it would mean that they controlled their destiny and all they would need to do is win games at that point (which is a lot easier than asking other teams to lose games).