The Colts lost a golden opportunity this weekend, losing 6-0. Because of that, their chances at winning the division are now very small.
Getting shut out is never an ideal situation. It’s even less ideal when you get shutout and the leader of the division wins. That’s exactly what happened to the Colts on Sunday. And now because of that, they might have lost their chance to win the division.
Losing against the Jaguars 6-0 was a huge blow to the Colts’ chances to win the AFC South. They are now two games behind Houston with four games left to go. The Colts now face Houston next week in a game that will decide who wins the division.
Jacksonville winning was very surprising. But it doesn’t change their divisional standings at all. They are still stuck in last place, but at least they’ve shown some fight at the end of the year. They have a short turnaround though as they play the Titans on Thursday night.
Tennessee struggled a little bit on Sunday, but they won against the Jets 26-22. Winning that game puts them back up to .500 and a chance to get the second wild card spot. They play Jacksonville next week on Thursday night.
Houston destroyed Cleveland on Sunday. They were on a mission to win that game and did not overlook their opponent before the big matchup against the Colts. Because of that, they now have a two game division lead going into the game against the Colts.
With all of this said and done, the chances the Colts win the AFC South are practically none. They would have to go undefeated and have Houston lose another game after the Colts beat them next week. They should just focus on trying to get that second wild card spot at this point.