Indianapolis Colts midfielder Philip Rivers lies on his back, arms and legs outstretched as if he was about to be a snow angel. There was just no snow inside the Lucas Oil Stadium. There was only disappointment for Colts and Rivers, who both endured the horrors of stumbling on their own feet and leaving Chuck Clark safe for Ravens to jump over his head while coming back on a groping run 65 meters for a ball touch.
The score came late in the first quarter, but in insight, it’s a sign of how the afternoon will play out for Colts, whose worryingly trending trend is once again unlikely to be challenged. against a quality competitor, 24-10 beat out asking many questions about their legitimacy as Super Bowl candidates.
Despite being 5-3 down, it’s increasingly difficult to buy them as their record is built on the foundation of Jell-O, with victories over Jets not winning, Bengals two games and Vikings and Lions three games. . Overall, their opponent’s .349 win rate on Sunday’s entry was the lowest in the tournament.
I have never downgraded a team because I beat bad opponents because the teams didn’t control their schedules. But if you keep falling when you get into the fray – Indianapolis gets 1-2 to winners, to Cleveland and Baltimore while you beat Chicago – you start to slip sideways from withbe gentle with beforegentle, despite the fact that manager Frank Reich often claims to have “more faith” that he has the right people to compete for the championship.
His words on Sunday are likely to become the backdrop for the franchise over the next three games, as Colts will combine matches against Tennessee leading AFC South (6-2) around the game. vs. NFC, Green Bay leads the North (6-2)). How they exit out of those contests will likely depend on the playing style of the offense, not as consistently as its midfield.
Rivers arrived in Indianapolis during the season to demonstrate his struggles over the past four with Los Angeles Chargers were not about him but more about the circumstances surrounding him. He threw 63 interceptions and 27 fumbles, losing 10, in that interval. More trouble than the turns themselves are in-game times when a number happens: one-point late in games. Last season, The Chargers lost nine games with one point or less, and Rivers managed to hit the record in the last 63 seconds of four of them.
Sunday raised more questions about his ball security issues, as the interception he threw in the first series of Indianapolis’s second half energized Raven at a time of doubt. can creep in. Consider, nothing matches Ravens’ offense in the first half. It only got 55 net yards, and its league top ground game was staged 18 yards out of 10 shots. Raven’s only point lies in Clark’s return, and now, to initiate the second half, the unit has lost its first goal at the 3-yard Indianapolis line.
Then there was Good Philip – a 12-year-old boy with a distance of 126 yards and no passes in the first half; The man who threw 633 yards and scored six points with an intercept in the previous two games – was replaced by Bad Philip, who had a deep pass to Marcus Johnson was blocked by Marcus Peters. Ten innings and 54 yards later, Raven got his first 1-yard TD goal shot by Gus Edwards and never looked back.
Baltimore’s last three assets are touchdown, punt, and field goals; Indianapolis’s four finals took place in a rush, defeat, defeat, and end.