Week 14: Worst Start in Franchise History

The Colts are awful. 

The Ravens are one of the best teams in football, I get it.  But this performance by the Colts was just terrible. 

Bad defense.

Bad offense.

The special teams actually played decent, but that didn’t come close to making up for the mistakes of the other two units. 

Total yardage: Baltimore 358, Indy 167

First downs: Baltimore 24, Indy 12

Time of possession: Baltimore 36:08, Indy 23:52

Yards per play: Baltimore 5.1, Indy 2.9

3rd down: Baltimore 7/13, Indy 2/14

And the stats don’t show how bad the game really was.  The Colts had a 76 yard drive that ended in a touchdown as time expired. 

The Colts are 0-13, tied for the worst start in franchise history.  In 1986 they also started 0-13, but finished the season on a 3 game winning streak.  I don’t see that happening this year.  As Jim Mora would say, “We’re just trying to win a game”.

With this team, that is a very tough task. 

If they don’t step up their play dramatically in the final 3 weeks (all against divisional opponents), they will become the second team in NFL history to finish 0-16, joining the 2008 Detroit Lions.

And the way this team is playing, I would take the ’08 Lions by 2 touchdowns against the ’11 Colts.

And lastly, a huge shout out to Dwight Freeney.  He got his 100th career sack today, becoming the 26th player ever to reach the milestone.  He later got his 101st sack later in the game.

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