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Although the Colts have some tough matchups left this year, they also have some winnable games left.
The next two weeks against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers will give the Colts the best chance of finally getting a win.
The 2-9 Jags are better than their record shows but they also have weaknesses that have landed them nine losses. Their offense has also seen its struggles getting into the end zone, touting the NFL's worst passing offense.
If the defense can keep the Jags' numbers low enough, the Colts' offense has a great chance at finally out-scoring someone. The great thing about having the Jags in their division is the Colts have two excellent chances at getting a win.
The key will be finding a way to move the ball while not turning it over against the Jags' prowling defense. It may be left up to the Delone Carter/Joseph Addai combo in the backfield to keep the chains moving and finish drives in the red zone.
Also in the Colts' way is Cam Newton's Panthers. If the Colts' lacking defense can find a way to slightly slow the rookie quarterback, the Colts can expose a Panther defense that has given up 28-plus points five times this year.
In all three games the Colts have a great chance to finally show their offense either still has some skill left over in the tank from the Manning days, or show that the fans have to get over their Manning-led daze.