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After a phenomenal weekend of football, Super Bowl LVI is set. For the second year in a row, a team will play for a title in its own stadium. Last year, it was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This year the Los Angeles Rams will welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to their home field at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13.

The four teams involved in this year’s AFC and NFC Championships all had one thing that the Indianapolis Colts are very much lacking, Playmakers on the outside, and lots of them. Starting with the two teams who are still playing football, the Bengals have perhaps the most dynamic wide receiver in the NFL in Ja’Marr Chase. At the very least, they have one of the scariest quarterback-wide receiver combinations in the league. However, the guy that will have the Chiefs up at night was Tee Higgins. Higgins is 17th in the NFL in receiving yards this season. As the number two option. Chase finished fourth behind Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson and Davante Adams. So, Cincinnati has two of the 17 most productive wide receivers in the NFL this season.

Michael Pittman Jr. finished nine yards behind Higgins in the regular season with 1,082 yards receiving. There wasn’t another Colts weapon that finished with more than 384. For what it’s worth, this isn’t a knock on Pittman. Pittman is clearly a more than serviceable wide receiver. It’s a knock on roster construction and the Colts not putting a premium on playmakers in the passing game.

The same can be said for the Rams, Chiefs and 49ers. The Rams have the best wide receiver in the NFL who had one of the three best seasons by a wide receiver ever. Matthew Stafford’s No. 2 option? Odell Beckham Jr. San Francisco’s Deebo Samuel finished right behind Cincinnati’s Chase in yards receiving this year. Jimmy Garappolo’s No. 2 option is arguably the best tight end in football in George Kittle. You can carbon copy this phenomenon for Kansas City with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. That duo is inside the top 14 in yards this year.

Quite simply, the Colts No. 1 weapon on the outside would be the No. 3 option on all four teams that played for a chance to go to the Super Bowl this weekend. Is having a good offensive line important? Yes, of course. Is being able to put pressure on the quarterback with four rushers crucial? Clearly. But with that being said, the teams still playing football are ahead of the curb when it comes to roster construction and the Colts approach to personnel is archaic.

What can the Colts learn from this weekend? Weapons matter in a big way. Teams don’t win championships any more by pounding the running game and playing great defense alone. They win them with overwhelming offensive firepower and timely defensive stops and that’s why the Bengals are playing for a title way earlier than anyone expected them to.

On Monday’s Kevin and Query, Jake and KB discuss this topic along with recapping what we saw this weekend in the NFL. To catch the Best of podcast, click on the player below and be sure to catch the show on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan from 7am -10am!