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The Indianapolis Colts struggled this season to get anything going, and it really came down to one thing—the sheer will of Peyton Manning.
Almost single-handedly, he managed to push his team into the playoffs above Jacksonville, only to lose to the Jets in the Wild Card round.
Now there are a lot of unanswered questions.
In my mind, the No. 1 question Jim Caldwell needs to ask of his team, is how is it the Colts have made it to the playoffs eight times, only to walk away with one Lombardi trophy.
From 2000-2010, the Colts were able to dominate their division, but were only able to convert one of those playoff runs into a Super Bowl win. This past season, the cracks in their armor were finally showing.
Now it's true, the Colts suffered serious injuries during the regular season that followed them into the playoffs, and it's true that they still hold one of the top two quarterbacks in the NFL.
But a record of eight playoff appearances to one Super Bowl win in the last 10 years is nothing to smile about. The Colts can expect the fight for the AFC South to continue to be harder and harder each season.