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2009 Colts: a Perfect Season or an Easy Schedule?

Published by on December 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

 

As much as people are getting excited over their "path to perfection", I'll be realistic when I say that the Colts have had a remarkably easy schedule this season which has helped with their undefeated streak.

If you look at the teams they have beaten, only five of their opponents currently have a better record than .500. Those teams are:

Dolphins—7-6-0

Cardinals—8-5-0

Patriots—8-5-0

Ravens—7-6-0

Broncos—8-5-0

I'm not sure if you have looked at the standings recently, but none of the above teams will realistically be taking the week off during the first week of the playoffs. This essentially means that the Colts have not played a Top Four NFL team all season.

I know some of you will question that statement, particularly given that both the Patriots and the Cardinals are division leaders, while the Broncos won their first six games of the season.

The Colts caught the Cardinals at a very vulnerable stag...

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