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Sunday Done-Day

It’s hard to sell the importance of a game between a team that is 0-3 and 1-2. To most outsiders, this is a throw away game between two bad teams who seem to have no light at the end of the tunnel. What if I told you this game is not only important to both teams; it’s an elimination game.

Statistically it is almost impossible to make the playoffs at 0-3 (The Jags) only three teams have done so since 1990, and only one team has ever made the playoffs after starting 0-4. Looking from a stats standpoint, the Jags are basically out of the playoff run. This game could be the final nail in that coffin. The Colts could be 2-2 and be in a decent position, or 1-3 and be out of the hunt. Basically the Texans are praying for a Jags victory.

It sounds negative to say a team who is 1-3 or 0-4 is out of the play off picture when there is still so much football to be played. However, stats don’t lie and history tells us 1-3 and 0-4 teams don’t make the playoffs. It sounds cliché to say this game is important. Every game is important, but this game will decide whether the Colts are in or out of the playoff picture and if the Jags even have even a shred of a chance at playing in January.

The chances of either team making the playoffs are slim. Even if the Colts end up 2-2, they aren’t a better team from top to bottom than the Texans even without J.J. Watt. The Jags speak for themselves; they are 0-3 and can’t seem to stay out of their own way. Both teams are just bad. They lack depth, and don’t come through in tight situations. Overall this game will be competitive because of what is at stake, but don’t expect either of these teams to make any waves throughout the season or into the postseason.


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