Don’t scoreboard watch. Focus on what lies directly in front of them, not what lies ahead of them several weeks from now.
It’s up to the Indianapolis Colts to stick to that message given to them by the coaching staff as they try to track down -- and pass -- Houston and Tennessee in the AFC South.
"The reality is we have five games left and we have to run the table," tight end Dwayne Allen said. "We control what we can control, and that’s the next game. We can’t worry about what’s on Houston’s plate, what’s on Tennessee’s plate. All that we can worry about is on our plate. Man to man, we looked each other in the eye. We know what we have to do. There are five games left and we need to win five games, starting with this one Monday night (at the Jets)."
The Colts know they wouldn’t be in this position had they not fumbled away games against Detroit, Houston and Jacksonville earlier in the season. But the reality is this is where things stand for Indianapolis (5-6). They’re a game behind the Texans (6-5) and a half game behind the Titans (6-6). A Colts' loss to the Jets on Monday and a Houston win in Green Bay the day before would make it near impossible for Indianapolis to win the division.
"Like I told them, there is no margin for error," coach Chuck Pagano said. "We have had our ups and had our downs and that’s life in the cheap authentic NFL jerseys. That’s life in general. It’s all how you respond, so I expect these guys to respond like they usually do."wholesale jerseys from china
A victory against the Jets and a Houston loss to the Packers would set the stage for the Colts to pass the Texans in the division when the teams meet at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Dec. 11.cheap nfl jerseys
But again, the Colts aren’t looking that far ahead, and they’re also not scoreboard-watching.
At least that’s what they’re saying.wholesale jerseys
"Yeah, it’s all right there," Pagano said. "Again, it’s on us and we can’t count on anybody else, so we control what we can control. That’s our preparation and how we play. We’re focused on one game and one game only. Trying to get one win and that’s the next one."