On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts continued on the wrong track, moving to 0-5 in a 28-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. While the game was close, it was another winnable game that got away from the Colts.
The Colts led the game 24-14 at halftime of this game, with a fantastic start from Curtis Painter, connecting with Pierre Garcon on two touchdown strikes. While many people have had their criticism on Painter, he has started to improve the past two starts, where he was the definitive starter in place of Peyton Manning.
Despite the flashy numbers that Painter has been putting up, the Colts offense is still not nearly in the same sync that they had with Peyton Manning at the helm. To the current team's credit, injuries have dominated this team so far this season, the offensive line has been dinged up, and Joseph Addai has made a thin run game even thinner.
While not everything has gone south for the Colts, the record speaks very loudly at the direction of this team after this shortened offseason. While many pointed at this week to be one of the bright spots for the Colts to turn the season around, next week against the Bengals provides another opportunity to grab a win and start the turnaround for the season.
Looking ahead, here are a few winners and losers coming out of this week's game and moving forward for the Colts.