The Colts are not the only team that fans should be keeping their eye on this weekend. Here is a guide on who to root for this weekend.
The Colts beating the Giants is obviously the most important thing that needs to happen this weekend. Without Indy winning, everything else doesn’t matter as much. But there are other games that Colts fans should keep their eye on and have a rooting interest.
Baltimore needs to lose one of their remaining games for the Colts to get in. They play the Chargers on Saturday, so it’s not an easy game for them at all. If they lose and the Colts win, Indy would now be in that 6th seed with one game left to play.
If Baltimore doesn’t lose, Indianapolis needs Pittsburgh to lose. They play in New Orleans on Sunday, which is also a tough game. If they were to lose, Baltimore would jump into the lead of the AFC North and the Colts would have a half game lead for the second wild-card spot.
Tennessee losing would also be a bonus. Indianapolis plays them the last week of the season, but an extra loss couldn’t hurt. They play the Redskins though, so it is very likely they win that game. But if the Colts beat them in week 17, it doesn’t matter.
Indy still has an outside shot to win the division as well. In order to do that, Houston has to lose their last two games. They play in Philly this week, which is a tough game. Then they would have to lose to Jacksonville in week 17 for the Colts to have a shot.
It’s unlikely that all of these scenarios happen this weekend, but it never hurts to root for it.