Indianapolis Colts – 2014 Tickets and Preview
The arrival of Andrew Luck has been auspicious for the Indianapolis Colts. Few quarterbacks could have taken over for Peyton Manning and done as well. Now that Luck has a couple of 11-5 seasons under his belt, the Colts now have the challenge of proving they can win a Super Bowl with Andrew Luck at the helm. The odds are good for a deep playoff run in 2014.
Look at all the good things lining up for the Indianapolis Colts. To begin with, the Colts are probably the only team in the ADC South to have a quarterback on whom they can rely. The Texans have Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Titans have Jake Locker, and the will be starting either Chad Henne or rookie Blake Bortles. While Bortles may be talented, he’s still a rookie and none of these other names should strike fear in the minds of an offensive coordinator.
Furthermore, the Colts schedule is rife with mediocrity. Six games in the AFC South is like a gift, and the sum total of the remaining opposition gives us one of the easiest schedules in the NFL. Yes, the Colts face the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and Cincinnati Bengals. Just going 2012 in those games should net the Colts a 12 or 13 win season, good enough for an AFC South title and a high seed in the playoffs.
All things considered, the 2014 Indianapolis Colts have to be penciled in as an NFL playoff team unless absolute disaster strikes and that’s not likely under Head Coach Chuck Pagano, a man who has already weathered some serious storms. No, the Colts will win the AFC South. The only concern is whether the soft schedule will prepare this team for the tough competition they’ll find on the way to an AFC Championship.