As Head Coach Josh McDaniels pointed out in his Wednesday address to the media, there are many superlatives applicable to the Colts — a squad the Broncos head coach referred to as “one of the two finest teams in the National Football League over the last decade.”
There are plenty of stats to back that praise up. One above all immediately jumped out to McDaniels as he started preparing this week: The Colts have a lead at some point in 61 of their last 64 games.
Understanding that, McDaniels said Thursday he’s preparing to find his team behind at some point in Sunday’s clash at INVESCO Field at Mile High — and that’s just fine.
“There’s a lot of truth to trying to get ahead and play from ahead — you’d love to be able to do that,” McDaniels said. “I also think you need to be realistic and understand that there’s going to be an ebb and flow to the game and if you’re playing well and they’re playing well, that they may be ahead at some point. You’re going to have to handle that, too — whether it’s early in the game, in the middle of the game or sometimes at the end of the game and you’ve got to try to catch up then.”