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Not So Thankful: What Can the Indianapolis Colts Be Thankful For After Recent Struggles?

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As we all enjoy ourselves during this Thanksgiving week and eating our turkey, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce, talking amongst our loved ones about what we’re all thankful for, the Indianapolis Colts might have a tough time thinking about what they have to be thankful for — at first glance.

Over the past four weeks, the Colts have gone 2-2 with wins over the Houston Texans (2-9) and Tennessee Titans (5-6) by a combined six points. The losses?

Oh, we don’t want to talk about those.

And, that’s exactly why I’m going to do so. The Colts have lost two games to the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams by a combined 59 -point margin. Wait a second, isn’t this the same team that took out the once-undefeated Denver Broncos in primetime?

At 7-4, the Colts have a game against the Titans next week and if they happen to lose, they will only lead the division by one game. So, what on earth do the Colts have to be thankful for at this moment in time?

Answer: The AFC South.

The Colts’ divisional opponents have a combined record of just 9-24 — by far the worst among all divisions. If Indianapolis had gone into a tough time like this in any other division, they just might be in danger of missing the playoffs or at least losing the division title by the end of the year.

So, what can they be thankful for? The Colts can be thankful for the fact that, for the moment, they’re still in first place. They have a quarterback who’s going through a tough spot along with his team, but in the end Andrew Luck gives them the best chance to win in comparison to what the AFC South quarterbacks have to offer.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

 

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