Frank Reich: The playoffs start for us this week

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The Colts had a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a victory over the Raiders on Sunday but couldn’t get it done.

Now the way to guarantee their spot in the playoffs is by beating the Jaguars in Jacksonville in Week 18.

On paper, that shouldn’t be a problem. The Jaguars are 2-14 and just got blown out by the Patriots 50-10.

But the Colts haven’t defeated their division rival in Jacksonville since 2014. Even last year, the Jaguars’ lone victory came over Indianapolis in the Week One matchup at TIAA Bank Field.

So head coach Frank Reich and the Colts aren’t taking the Jaguars lightly this week.

“The playoffs start for us this week,” Reich said Monday, via Zak Keefer of “We’re expecting Jacksonville’s best. We know we’ve struggled down there, and this team [Jacksonville] takes a lot of pride in playing us the way they play us.”

After starting the season 1-4, the Colts have a chance to finish 10-7. If they do, they’ll be back in the postseason for the third time in Reich’s four seasons.

6 responses to “Frank Reich: The playoffs start for us this week

  1. This guy looooooves to hear himself talk. Just play the game without the histrionics for once in your life.

  2. By calling a game against a 2-14 team a playoff game Colts are now positioned to hang a banner if they somehow pull out the win. Slick.

  3. If the Colts somehow lose to the Jaguars this weekend then Reich should do the right thing and resign

  4. The Jaguars wont compete. They want to ensure the number one pick ahead of Detroit.

  5. How ironic, Wentz has to play this final game to get in while Hurts sits the bench more than likely because his team (far inferior I’d say) is in already. Hurts has always been a winner, and the Eagles must have questioned Wentz’s toughness after Foles took over for him. He clearly has an ego that needs to be fulfilled. Meanwhile Hurts is picking fans up that fell out of the stands, and throwing to mostly 2nd string receivers at best besides Smith, and getting it done.

    Wentz clearly has a better arm, but Hurts is better at literally everything else including where it counts….attitude.

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