Since the Indianapolis Colts lost future Hall of Fame wide receiver Reggie Wayne to a torn ACL, nothing has come easy. The offense has struggled to find a stride and a new identity. The defense has had to shoulder a much greater level of pressure as offenses have become more aggressive, unafraid of a limping Colts offense. Comebacks have become harder to come by as first half deficits have continued to mount.
Still, Indianapolis has won the AFC South and has a guaranteed spot in the playoffs with home-field advantage -- likely in the wild card round. While this is an accomplishment the team and fans can be proud of, it has been difficult from a fan perspective to get too excited when the likelihood that the team can mount any kind of playoff push under its current state is minimal at best.
So what then can be a silver lining in a 42-28 trouncing against the Cincinnati Bengals? Well, frankly, there are a lot of things that should give Colts fans something to root for in 2013 and as many of the team's fans begin accepting reality and glancing into the future.no comments