Loss not end of magic year; Colts still have much to play for

So depressingly lopsided was the Colts’ loss at New England, I swear I spotted Russ Francis blocking for Sam “Bam” Cunningham late in the game for the Patriots.

You have to journey miles into the depth chart to reach the 1970s. Furthermore, you have to play a pretty lousy game for Colts fans to long, even if only for a misguided split-second, for the good old days of — gulp! — last season.

Yet to be left entirely deflated by three quarters of dreadful football would be a disservice to what Indianapolis has accomplished since the good ship Polian-Manning set sail.

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