Can Colts avoid 'Super' letdown?
The pain of a Super Bowl loss often reflects itself in the next season
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DEALING WITH SB HANGOVERS
We'll have to wait until at least January to know how the Indianapolis Colts, who lost Super Bowl XLIV, will handle the aftermath. How Super Bowl-losing teams since 2000 have handled the next season:
|Year||Team||SB season W-L||Next year W-L|
|2007||Patriots||16-0||11-5, no playoffs|
|2006||Bears||13-3||7-9, no playoffs|
|2004||Eagles||13-3||6-10, no playoffs|
|2003||Panthers||11-5||7-9, no playoffs|
|2002||Raiders||11-5||4-12, no playoffs|
|2001||Rams||14-2||7-9, no playoffs|
|2000||Giants||12-4||7-9, no playoffs|