The worst is over for the Colts, the defending Super Bowl champion operating in the shadow of the New England Patriots.
Coming off their Nov. 4 loss to the Patriots, the Colts played three games in 11 days with the thinnest roster in football. For two games, they had more injured players than spots on the eight-man inactive list. During those three games, the Colts didn't look like the league's No. 2 seed, which is only natural. They had too many injuries.