Baltimore (10-3) provided the most recent reminder of Indy’s sad state of affairs by dominating Jim Caldwell’s crackpot crew for three-and-a-half quarters on Sunday (all that was necessary to put the game out of reach, that is) then walking away with a thoroughly misleading 24-10 win.
For the Ravens, the win kept playoff aspirations alive and helped maintain their edge in the AFC North, where they’re now tied with Pittsburgh for the division lead but hold the tiebreaker based on two head-to-head victories against the Steelers.
For the Colts, the loss strengthened anticipation for a No. 1 draft pick next season and moved the franchise one step closer to posting just the second 0-16 season in NFL history.
If you like bad news, then, this is the slideshow for you, as in it we’ll examine the five things the Indianapolis Colts taught us today about their team, their future and, saddest of all, their impending brush with infamy.
Warning: brown paper bags not included.