Kelley: Seven Things this Week

By now, you know the context; Craig Kelley's more interested in breaking down seven things the Colts can do to secure an easy win and a playoff berth. Chief among those (get it?):

TURNOVERS/RED ZONE – One area has been a season-long issue and the other became an issue last week.  The Colts are minus-17 in turnover ratio, the franchise’s worst mark since 1961.  Last week’s only turnover came at the Houston one-yard line, costing a sure score.  Indianapolis is minus-15 on the road, giving the ball up 20 times.  The Colts are minus-14 in losses, giving it up 15 times.  Kansas City’s minus-22 ratio is tied for the NFL’s worst.  The Chiefs’ 12 takeaways are tied for the second-fewest in the league behind the Colts’ 10.  Protect the ball, get it done and score down deep.  A three-game red zone success trend took a hit last week.

I agree. If the Colts want a shot this year, they need to create more turnovers and protect the ball better. To be honest, it's been getting better – but isn't there quite yet.