Frank Gore came to Indianapolis to earn a Super Bowl ring. He may leave without making a playoff appearance. If the Colts didn't know their fate before Sunday's 30-10 loss at Jacksonville, they certainly do now. An already lost season has become their first losing season since 2011. "It's tough, especially knowing that when I got here, the year before I got here, they went to the AFC championship," the 34-year-old Gore said Monday. "I'm used to winning. But this is football and every year is different." Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW Maybe Gore will find another title contender when he becomes a free agent in March, but he doesn't consider the decision to join Indy a mistake. Far from it, in fact. He's enjoyed working with the coaching staff, earned the respect of new teammates and continued to grind out yards at an age when most running backs have been pushed out of the league. By rushing for 61 yards against the Jags, he moved into fifth on the NFL's career rushing list, 404 yards behind Curtis Martin. But Gore didn't choose the Colts for individual achievements; he came here to play with Andrew Luck, a quarterback he thought would win and win big. Instead, Luck has missed half of the past 44 games with injuries and the Colts' expectations have nosedived. Since coach Chuck Pagano led Indy to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons, the Colts have endured back-to-back 8-8 seasons and are 3-9 this season. The latest loss to the Jags eliminated Indy from the AFC South chase. It's not easy for anyone to accept, especially the players who have been postseason regulars. "When you're used to winning, you expect to win," said kicker Adam Vinatieri, one of the few holdovers from the 2-14 debacle of 2011 when Peyton Manning missed the whole season with a neck injury. "When it becomes real at the end, when you're not going to the playoffs, that's when it becomes difficult." Vinatieri is one of those fortunate guys. He's been part of more Super Bowl victories (four) than losing seasons (three) since entering the league in 1996. This season, though, nothing has gone as expected. Luck