Last night, Patrick Mahomes suffered a knee injury that could possibly end his season. How does that affect the Colts?
The Colts’ last win was against the Chiefs. They beat Mahomes and company in Arrowhead stadium on Sunday night a couple of weeks ago. It was touted as a great win, and should still give this team a ton of confidence to face the rest of their schedule.
Unfortunately, Mahomes went down with a dislocated kneecap last night. He could be out anywhere from three weeks to the rest of the season depending on how the MRI looks today. It’s an injury that could affect the landscape of the NFL.
The Colts are one of the teams that could benefit from this unfortunate situation. The Chiefs, along with the Patriots, were considered one of the best teams in the AFC. If Mahomes is out for an extended period of time, the Chiefs will be knocked from that pedestal.
That could allow a team like the Colts to come up and fight for a first round bye in the playoffs. There aren’t really any dominant teams in the AFC besides New England. Because of that, the Colts, if they beat Houston on Sunday, could be in position to get some good playoff seeding.
A lot still has to be determined on Mahomes’ status though. And ultimately, it doesn’t matter what the Chiefs do; it matters what the Colts do. They have to win the games on their schedule to get to that point. If they do so though, they might have less competition for good seeding down the stretch.