Colts fans have kept their faith
In same situation, Dolphins disciples aren’t as optimistic
INDIANAPOLIS — Everywhere you walk in this town suffering from the early grasp of winter — cold air, grey skies, wind that bites — there’s a goofy sign with the same words: “Go Colts.”
That’s it. Nothing more. Just that plain sign giving that plaintive message of Midwestern hope from store windows, on light posts and in the rear window of cars.
Their team is 5-5, same as the Miami Dolphins. They’ve undergone sweeping changes to the franchise in recent years, same as the Dolphins. They had similar problems as the Dolphins last offseason, too, from recovering quarterbacks to an offensive line needing rebuilding.
But, believe it or not, they’re believing in their Colts here in a manner South Florida doesn’t in the Dolphins as these teams effectively play an elimination game for the AFC’s final playoff spot on Sunday.
There’s reason why, too. The Colts have Andrew Luck recovered from shoulder problems and playing again this season like one of the game’s top quarterbacks and he lifts a full franchise.
Since a 1-5 start, Luck’s offense has averaged 36.5 points the past four games, all wins. That’s second-best in the league to New Orleans over that span. To put all this in local perspective,