Colts don’t get much help in playoff scenarios
The Colts were able to win their game yesterday against the Cowboys. But even with that win, they didn’t get much help for their playoff hopes.
The Colts are still on the outside looking in. They are just outside the 6th seed for the playoffs in the AFC. But because they are on the outside, they need help. They did not get a ton of help yesterday, and that is a little bit concerning.
Baltimore was able to beat Tampa Bay yesterday. They are still currently in the 6th seed because they hold the tiebreakers over other teams with similar records. But they play the Chargers next in a very tough game. Colts fans should be Chargers fans on Saturday night.
Tennessee won as well. They blanked the Giants to keep pace with the Colts and the Ravens. All three teams are now 8-6, but Tennessee is lowest on the totem pole because of tiebreaker scenarios. They play the Colts the last game of the season, so there will be some clarity there.
The one piece of help Indy got was from Miami. They got throttled by Minnesota. In doing so, they are now two games back from the Colts. Their playoff hopes are almost zero now. Same with Denver after they lost to Cleveland on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh also beat New England, which was surprising. They do play at New Orleans next week though, so that will be tough. If they lose that one, they will be a half game out of the playoffs and the Colts would be the new 6th seed.
None of this matters if the Colts don’t keep winning games though. They pretty much have to win their next two games to have a chance to make it. If they don’t it will likely be Baltimore.