The Colts and the Chiefs are both defending champions of their respective divisions. This year, the common trait between both NFL teams is that they lack a win on the season thus far. The Colts and Chiefs are both among the few winless teams in the early NFL season, and thus far, both have endured depressing, even embarrassing efforts. But today brought signs of life for both teams.
The Colts lost a close game on national television in front of a prime time audience 23-20 to the Pittsburgh Steelers at the last second. The Chiefs lost by the same deficit while on the road against the favored division rivals. In both instances, the defense kept the team in the game despite injuries and offensive units that couldn’t help much at all.
For the Colts, they were down to Curtis Painter under center since starting quarterback Kerry Collins went out with an injury. It’s another example of the bad luck some teams are having this season and the Colts and Chiefs have had their fair share of injuries this year. Yet both sets of coaches and front offices have to be pleased with the grit and toughness displayed on the field today in the midst of adversity. That chip on the shoulder goes a long way.
For both teams going forward, obviously the main thing is to finally earn that first win. But at the very least, all hope does not seem lost at this point. Both teams found signs of life, which given the first couple of weeks endured by both, that counts for something.