The Colts are still looking up in the division standings, but they helped themselves out a little bit with a win on Sunday.
In the AFC South, three teams are still in the hunt. Those three teams have separated themselves from the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are now a lowly 3-6. They lost to the Colts on Sunday and have almost no hope of coming back and winning the division.
The Colts meanwhile benefited from that win greatly. Winning that contest puts their win streak at 3 in a row, and it allowed them to gain a half game on the division leading Texans. They are now 4-5 and play at home the next two weeks, with the Titans coming in first.
Speaking of those Titans, they got a very surprising win on Sunday. They manhandled the Patriots 34-10. They controlled every facet of the game and looked like a dominant team. Marcus Mariota looked surprisingly good, and their run game was great. They are 5-4 going into Indy this week.
Everyone is chasing Houston, who had a bye week. They are 6-3 and have won 6 straight games. There are still cracks in their armor though and teams can exploit them. They face off against the division leading Washington Redskins this week.
All three of these teams are still in the hunt. The Colts are in the hunt because of how easy their schedule is coming in. They could conceivably win the rest of their games based on who they have left. They have two division games left as well.
The Colts just need to focus on winning the games in front of them. Doing so will allow them to get where they want to be. They still need a little help, but everything will take care of itself.