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Victories don’t have to be pretty.
The Indianapolis Colts needed every healthy body and spare parts available to get the job done, but in the end, Indianapolis’ 22-14 win over the Tennessee Titans put the Colts in control of the AFC South. Indianapolis currently has a record of 8-4, while the other three teams in the division have a combined record of 10-26. The Titans (5-7) are currently closest division rival to the Colts, but have also lost both games to Indianapolis this season.
The Colts may be in the driver’s seat of their division, but recently, they have been far from dominant. Since their surprisingly explosive victory against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on October 20th, the Colts have given up 153 total points, over five games. Indianapolis has won three of those five games, but not in such a fashion, as their 39-33 victory over Denver.
The Colts have put themselves in prime position for at least one home game in the 2013 NFL Playoffs. Still, if they can’t right their ship, then this ship will sink soon after. Indianapolis has the chance to possibly continue to surprise the NFL. This team also has the possibility of falling short at home against a wild card team in the first round of the playoffs. Regardless, it will take a total meltdown for the Colts not to be crowned AFC South champions, once again.