Following the Indianapolis Colts blowing a 19-point lead Monday night to fall to 1-4 on the season, some fans in Indy might be feeling down about their club.
Colts owner Jim Irsay, however, is eternally optimistic that things will turn around swiftly. Irsay wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that he believes the Colts will win "at least" two Super Bowls in the next 10 years.
The Colts have won one Lombardi Trophy since moving to Indy in 1983 despite boasting Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck as two of their quarterbacks. Of course, a decade is a long span, and a lot can change in the coming years, but the Colts have a foundation to be competitive.
Irsay called the loss one of the greatest performances he's ever witnessed by a player.
"On Dec 12, 1965, I was at Wrigley Field, as a kid and saw live, Gayle (sic) Sayers' 6 TD performance against SF 49ers in a Bears rout that toppled the 49ers in dominant fashion but Lamar Jackson's performance last (night), may have been the single greatest performance in NFL's 100 yr. history," Irsay wrote on Twitter.
The loss makes the Colts' task of clawing their way back into the playoff picture that much harder in 2021. But the 3-2 Titans haven't looked dominant by any stretch, and winnable games are coming up for Indy, beginning Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Irsay knows his team needs to ensure it doesn't let Monday's loss sink the rest of the season.
"A heartbreaking loss, but it's part of the deal -- and lord knows we've been on the other end, many times," Irsay wrote. "It's one of the things that makes this game so great."