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Can the Colts Turn it Around and Make an 08 Playoff Run?

The Colts seemed frustrated, yet still confident following Monday night’s 31-21 loss to the still undefeated Tennessee Titans. The Colts had a lead, stopped the Titans run in the first half, yet were unable to do enough to win. One has to wonder, is it just not this teams year?

“We played with energy and emotion, played very hard … but when the game got to the point you had to win it, we didn’t play well enough,” Tony Dungy said today. “We didn’t really stop them in the second half defensively, and we didn’t convert offensively. They outplayed us down the stretch where it was crunch time, and that was disappointing. We’ll have to go back and go to work just fundamentally playing well and making those things happen in crucial situations.”

The issues seem to be many for this Colts squad, from the sub-par play of QB Peyton Manning, to the never ending list of injuries that the team seems to be suffering from. If they are going to make a run at the playoffs at this point, they simply have to play more consistent.

“I don’t know if it’s that, but certainly our numbers are down and we haven’t been as sharp.” Dungy said. “We’ve had some situations where we normally get big completions that we haven’t gotten. Again, that’s something we’ve got to get better at, but I don’t know the reason, really.”

They have not been able to run the ball at critical moments of games, and with Manning struggling, the team seems like it will be a struggle just to get to the postseason as a wild card. If they are going to, they have to get a winning streak going, and it had better start at home this Sunday night vs the Tom Brady-less Patriots.

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