Predicting rest of Colts’ season to show how Indy can catch Titans
Colts and Titans Week 17 opponents
Indianapolis plays the Raiders in Week 17 and they are currently 6-6. Las Vegas has had a tumultuous year and it has reflected in the team’s on-field product. The have lost four of their last five and will bring their struggles to Indy. The Colts easily look like the better team right now, so they should win this game and move to 10-6.
Tennessee, on the other hand, will be playing one of the hottest teams in the NFL in the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins are currently on a five-game winning streak and are benefiting from an aggressive defense and improving offense. The Titans’ health will be a big factor in this game, but Miami has what it takes to defeat Tennessee and move them to 9-7 entering the final week.
Colts and Titans Week 18 opponents
This means Indianapolis will enter the final week one game ahead of Tennessee in the AFC South standings. In Week 18, the Titans will play the Texans, so it’s safe to pencil in a W for Tennessee and that means they’ll finish the regular season 10-7.
Since the Titans swept Indy, they will have the tiebreaker in the event that both teams finish with the same record. That means to win the division, the Colts must win in Week 18.
Fortunately, they play the Jaguars, and unless Indy lets it’s guard down, they should dominate and finish the season 11-6 and division champs.
Now, whether things unfold like this is yet to be seen, but it’s certainly possible. The Titans are at a crossroads right now, and they have been struggling to keep their best players on the field, so it’s not unreasonable to think they would lose three of their next five.
If they do, it would really benefit Indianapolis, but more important than anything, the Colts must control what they can control. For them, that’s winning every game following the bye. If they drop a game or two, it doesn’t matter what Tennessee does, Indy will be fighting for a Wild Card spot … and even that will be tough.