What happens if the Colts lose on Sunday?

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts steps up in the pocket to pass under pressure by D.J. Reader #98 of the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts steps up in the pocket to pass under pressure by D.J. Reader #98 of the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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The Colts are fighting for their playoff lives. They need to win every game possible to keep them alive. So what happens if they lose to Dallas?

Winning 6 out of 7 games is pretty darn good. That is what the Colts have done recently. Normally that would be pretty darn good. But in this case, it may be too little too late. They dug themselves into a big hole early in the season, and it’s been a grind to dig themselves out.

They’ve done a good job so far. They are tied with the Ravens in record for that 6th seed, but Baltimore holds a tiebreaker. There are three games left in the season. But what happens if the Colts lose on Sunday in Dallas? What are the Colts’ playoff chances then?

Losing on Sunday would deal a near fatal blow the the Colts. Even if Baltimore did lose to Tampa Bay this weekend, they would still have that tiebreaker over Indianapolis. They would still be a tiebreaker ahead with only two games to go. And that’s just Baltimore.

Pittsburgh has had a mighty fall from their huge lead in the AFC North. They have two tough games left on their schedule. They could fall and allow Baltimore to win that division, and then the Colts would have to beat out Pittsburgh for that spot.

Miami and Tennessee are also tied with the Colts. But Indy has the tiebreaker over both because of their head-to-head victory over both. But they could also both win this week and cause big problems. If they do, the Colts are very much behind the eight ball.

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Bottom line, if the Colts don’t beat Dallas Sunday, they aren’t dead yet. But they will be close to it if they don’t come out on top.

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