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How do fans feel about the Colts after Week 5 of the 2021 season?
Just like last week. Super Bowl Nation asked for Colts fans’ confidence level of the team after Monday night’s gut-wrenching loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The poll results from this week may surprise you, though, as fans’ confidence level didn’t take as big of a dip as some might’ve expected. Despite the loss, there are a few positives to take away from the game.
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Quarterback Carson Wentz set career-highs in passing yards (402), passer rating (128.5) and yards per attempt (11.4). Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman Jr., two of the team’s second-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, were equally as exceptional in their own right.
For fans, there’s plenty of things to feel optimistic about. Wentz continues to improve each week and looks like he could be ‘the guy,’ while Taylor and Pittman Jr. appear to only be getting better and playing major roles within the offense as the season progresses.
Defensively, though, the numbers don’t lie, and the Colts have to be better on that side of the ball moving forward. The good news is their schedule does lighten up a bit, with the Texans, Jets and Jaguars all in the span of the next six weeks.
Now sitting at 1-4 on the season, the Colts are going to have to prove to everyone that they’re capable of rebounding from a tough loss and try to string together multiple wins over the next several weeks.
For a team with high playoff aspirations and very little margin for error, making drastic improvements and closing out games, even against some of the NFL’s more dysfunctional franchises, is a must.
Monday’s loss left a bitter taste in the players’ mouths, and if Indy’s going to get things trending in a more positive direction, they need to start by beating the Texans on Sunday.