Can the Colts Bounce Back this Season?

The Indianapolis Colts were supposed to be one of the better teams in the NFL this year. With Matt Ryan at quarterback this team was supposed to be much improved from last season when they narrowly missed the playoffs. The Colts have one of the best running backs in the league with Jonathan Taylor, a young and talented wide receiver in Michael Pittman Jr., and a decent defense.

After a tie to open up the season with the Houston Texans, who many people thought were supposed to be one of the worst teams in the league, they lost 0-24 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Week 3 brought more hope though as they beat one of the best teams in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs.

After four more games with Matt Ryan at quarterback and this team struggling, the Colts decided to bench him in favor of a second-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Ehlinger had not thrown a pass in his NFL career. The Colts were 3-3-1 at the time. With Ehlinger at quarterback this team lost two games in a row before they fired their coach and brought in Jeff Saturday as an interim head coach with no coaching experience.

Saturday is here to win, not tank, and he brought back the veteran Matt Ryan for their week 10 game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Ryan responded for his new coach by throwing for 222 yards and a touchdown along with an unexpected 40-yard run.

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This team has a tough schedule ahead of them but could compete for a playoff spot still in an average AFC South division.

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