Before the season started, many viewed the Colts as a potential Super Bowl contender. Their offseason acquisitions (Andre Johnson, Frank Gore, etc.) were viewed as great moves.
Last 2/3 years, the Colts defense was the weak link, not offense. Thus, in my opinion, they should have used more resources to improve the defense.
And here they are at 0-2 start. But don’t hit the panic button yet. Colts faced 2 very good defenses in the 1st 2 games. First one was against the Buffalo Bills, which is well-coached by Rex Ryan. And in game 2 they faced the Jets who are possibly going to be the best defense this year’s NFL. Revis and Cromertie, arguably the best Defensive Back duos, came back to the team during the offseason.
The schedule is going to be much easier. They are facing 3 divisional opponents (Titans, Jaguars, and Texans) in the next 3 games. Therefore, by week 5, they have a good chance of improving to 3-2.
Week 6 to 10 will be tough again. They will be playing the Patriots, Saints, Panthers, Broncos, and Falcons during that stretch. Out of these games, they may be able to win 2 games. Thus their record will be 5-5.
Out of the last 6 games of the season, they’ll face 2 tough teams: Steelers and Miami. Thus they can possibly bag 4/5 wins, and by the end of the season, their record could improve to 9-7 or 10-6.
This should be enough to win the weak AFC South division.