Indianapolis Colts Reach the NFL’s Elite Eight


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Just because the Indianapolis Colts are quiet, doesn’t mean that they aren’t making noise.

The Colts have reached the elite eight in the NFL Playoffs, and they are not done yet. Next up for Indianapolis is Tom Brady and the AFC East champion New England Patriots, with a chance to reach the AFC Championship game. It may have been improbable that the Colts defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, but they are now totally playing with house money.

The Colts were the first NFL team to secure a division title. The Colts have returned to glory, with two consecutive seasons of 11 victories. Indianapolis has one of the youngest teams in the league, and have lost over a dozen players to season-ending injury, but still they rise.

There’s no way to keep a team down, when they possibly shouldn’t be still fighting for a title in the first place. The NFL tended to shun Indianapolis, due to the fact that the AFC South was possibly the worst division in pro football. Still, for as ugly as the Colts have played at times, they also have victories over three of the seven other teams remaining in the playoffs.

Indianapolis has earned their place as one of the top teams in the NFL, and the rest of the world needs to take notice.