The Colts are one win away from the playoffs
The Colts started this season at 1-5 and didn’t have a shot in the world to make the playoffs. But then they won 8 of their next 9, and are now in an unthinkable spot; one win from the playoffs.
It looked bleak. The Colts were down 14-0 in the first quarter. Their backs were against the wall. But then, after a rousing halftime speech, they rallied and they are now in a great scenario. They are one win away from making the playoffs, and possibly winning the division.
The Colts will win the division if they beat the Titans and Houston loses to Jacksonville. They would have a home playoff game. That was unthinkable two months ago. But now there is a reasonable scenario in which the Colts host a playoff game.
Even if they don’t win the division, they still have a great shot to make the playoffs. They will play Sunday night in Tennessee to have a chance to play in the postseason. But it won’t be easy. If Tennessee wins, they make the playoffs instead.
Both the Colts and the Titans have been playing very good football as of late. Both are teams that others don’t want to play in the playoffs, especially Indianapolis. The Colts had to dig themselves out of the hole that they put themselves in. Now they’re almost all the way out of it.
If they win on Sunday, they would become just the second team in the modern era to make the playoffs after starting 1-5. That would also show that the re-building process has accelerated faster than anyone thought was possible.
Even if the Colts somehow don’t make the playoffs, they are poised to be a contender for years to come. They are in such good position for the future and the present. Colts fans should be ecstatic.