After waxing the Titans 38-10 yesterday, the Colts have turned their season around. And now they are in contention for the playoffs.
The Colts started 1-5 on the season. But they were in every game they played. They just couldn’t close out some games and made bad decisions in others. But now they have righted the ship and sit at 5-5 after winning four straight games.
That winning streak has propelled the Colts right into the playoff discussion. Right now, they are tied with the Dolphins, Bengals, Ravens, and Titans for the final playoff spot. They don’t have the tiebreaker with Cincinnati though because of the opening week loss.
The Colts do play the Dolphins next week, so they can overtake them with another win. They hold the tiebreaker on Tennessee for now, but they do play them again later in the season. But if they want to get that second wild card spot, they need to keep winning games.
Winning those games also brings them a chance to win the division, although they need some help. They are two games back with six to play. They do play Houston one more time still, so that could swing a game in their favor if they are able to win it.
Right now, the Colts should focus more on that wild card spot than the division. Getting into the playoffs is all you need as a team. Once you’re in, anything can happen. Having this team in the playoffs would be one of the big surprises in the NFL.
The team won’t be thinking of the playoffs anytime soon though. They will keep taking it one game at a time. That is the formula that dug them out of this hole, and that is the formula that will keep them winning games.