Predicting rest of Colts’ season to show how Indy can catch Titans
The Indianapolis Colts have reached their Week 14 bye week at 7-6 and they sit right outside of the playoffs. The team has made clear that their goal upon returning is to get into the postseason, but they face a tough road.
They have one of the toughest remaining schedules and the group of teams fighting for the three Wild Card sports is crowded. However, Indianapolis may actually be able to get into the playoffs without relying on a Wild Card spot.
After it seemed nearly impossible a couple of weeks ago, the Colts are still in the position to make the postseason as a division champion. The Tennessee Titans, who are 8-4, have lost two straight games and have been unable to close the door on Indy’s hopes of winning the division.
Considering the way both teams have been trending, it’s not absurd to think this race may come down to the final week of the season. Let’s take a look at both teams’ schedules to see exactly how Indianapolis can catch Tennessee and win the division.
Colts and Titans Week 14 opponents
In Week 14, Indy is on their bye week, so their main focus will be resting up and getting prepared for the run they’ll have to make starting in Week 15.
Tennessee is returning from their bye week and the team will face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Although the Titans will enter with a two-game losing streak, with one of those losses being against the Texans, it’s still fair to assume they will defeat the Jaguars.
Jacksonville is 2-10 ,and despite playing the Colts tough, they aren’t a very good team. Tennessee will likely use this game to get back on track and improve to 9-4.
That isn’t great for Indianapolis, but it means entering Week 15 the Titans will be 9-4 and Indy will be 7-6, so the race will still be on.