This article is part of our Survivor series.
What a disaster. I took the Colts last week and got knocked out of two of my three Survivor pools. The 49ers, and to a lesser extent the Eagles, were the other plausible favorites to lose, while the Ravens, Chiefs, Patriots, Steelers and Bills all sailed through with relative ease. I outlined my unhappiness with the Colts here, and I'll just excerpt a portion of it:
Honestly, the biggest reason I'm salty is I lost in Survivor with the Colts. It seems absurd after the fact to have trusted my season to Philip Rivers on the road in a new uniform – has any player in league history single-handedly tossed away more NFL games? And my first thought after Indy lost was going forward I should pick Survivor before looking at the point spread. But then I remembered I set my own line for this game at 9.5, my biggest on the board. If there was a faulty narrative, it was that the Colts offensive line would plow through a Jaguars defense that had traded away its best players, and Rivers wouldn't be asked to do much. Reality does not care about the stories you carry in your head, and that's a truth that goes far beyond football, though few will take that sentence to its logical conclusion for obvious reasons.
That out of the way, let's take a look at Week 2:
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