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Top 10 reasons the Indianapolis Colts should be considered a lock Sunday against Chargers

Philip Rivers is a player Colts fans hate because he seems to have the Colts number. They hope that will change Sunday.

Philip Rivers is a player Colts fans hate because he seems to have the Colts number. They hope that will change Sunday.

Oooof.  Tough first two weeks for the Colts.

The loss against the Lions was self-inflicted due to questionable clock management and a strange decision to gift wrap a free pass to the 25-yard line while trying to nurse a one-point lead with :35 left.

Against the Broncos, it was the 15 points generated by malfeasance authored by the Colts offense that closed the deal.

It’s time this team still harboring remote playoff aspirations finds a way to win a game it should after gift-wrapping two for opponents.

The Chargers present a unique set of challenges headlined by a quarterback that has been a relentless pain in the ass throughout his career against the Colts.  Philip Rivers has been an unsolvable riddle for three Colts coaches, including hall of famer Tony Dungy.

All that needs to change Sunday afternoon if the Colts are going to continue to talk playoffs with a straight face.

Here are 10 reasons it is going to happen:

10 – Urgency comes with an 0-2 record.  Making the playoffs after starting a season 0-2 is tough.  Doing it after going 0-3 is nearly impossible.  Granted, the Colts have all six games left against AFC South rivals, but even with the Texans offense looking inept and vexed against the Patriots last night, this isn’t the automatic 6-0 that it used to be.  Winning a game at home against an average team while their backs are up against a wall should be a given.  (more…)

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