Hungry’ Colts look forward to competing once they return from Week 11 bye

The Colts are hungry to look forward to playing in their Week 11 return, bye Going into the bye week, the 5-5 Colts still have a chance to compete for the AFC South title or a spot participate in Wild Card.

Heading into their bye week, the Colts find themselves in an encouraging position.

With wins in their last two games, they are 5-5 and in contention for a playoff spot.

If the playoffs started now, the Colts would be on the outside looking in, but not by much.

According to the current NFL playoff rankings, they are 9th in the AFC.

This is even more impressive considering the injuries and adversity the team has experienced in the first 10 weeks of the season.

Their hopes of winning the AFC South title are not lost either.

They are currently third in the standings, but have key games against the Titans and Texans which could help shift momentum in their favor as the season progresses.

“This team can’t give up,” said defender Kwity Paye.

“We play for each other, we play for our coaches, we play a lot at the moment.

I feel like although guys are banged up, guys are stepping up.

“It just speaks to how Shane [Steichen] has continued to change the culture here.

” That shift in thinking has the team believing that they can compete with anyone, something that tight end Mo Alie-Cox said lacked last season.

“I would say that our mentality is that we’re hungry and we know there’s a belief that we can compete in every single game that we’re in.

There’s no giving up,” tight end Mo Alie-Cox said.

“Last year, we were in a bunch of games that were close and then it would just turn into a blowout of nowhere.

This year we were down and things like that, [but] everyone had the resilience and the courage and the fight just to know that we’re still in the game and we can win any game.

Which match?

» This mood will serve them.

and they prepare for what looks like manageable games to end the season — starting in Week 12 when they return from their bye to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

-415Pittsburgh Steelers6-316Atlanta Falcons4-617Las Vegas Raiders5-518Houston Texans5-4 ​​​ As of November 14, the Colts had played only three teams with records above .

500.

Overall, their opponents’ combined record is 32-33, which Steichen said may seem favorable to the team, but that means nothing if they don’t take care of their business.

“I think in the league, obviously you look at the standings, but you have to take it week by week and focus on what you can focus on and control what you can control,” Steinchen said.

“And that’s winning one week at a time and being focused on being 1-0 every single week.

Then once you get towards the end, Week 15, Week 16, Week 17, you see where it goes and then it really turns into that playoff atmosphere depending on the standings.

” So, in the meantime Steichen and the rest of the coaching staff are going to spend the bye week finding ways to ensure that the team is playing its best football down the stretch.

“I’ll take a day or two to reboot, but obviously, looking at stuff is gonna be big going forward and make sure we have a really good plan in all three phases moving forward,” Steichen said.

“Self-scouting is huge in these bye weeks.

You can take a lot away from it, getting better.

And like I said, the most important thing for us is moving forward.

 

 

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