Colts Power Rankings: Indy trending in right direction entering Week 14
After a dominant victory, the Indianapolis Colts rise in the latest round of Power Rankings.
Entering Week 13, the Indianapolis Colts were coming off a disappointing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Indy had the perfect opportunity to rebound in Week 14 with a matchup against the Houston Texans, and they capitalized, winning 31-0.
Jonathan Taylor was rolling, the defense played their best game of the year, and aside from a couple of stalled drives and a missed field goal, it was a great day for Indianapolis.
The Colts are now 7-6 and will be resting on a bye during Week 14. When the team returns, they will enter their toughest stretch of games with stakes at an all-time high. Indianapolis is right outside of the playoffs, so every game will be crucial. Let’s take a look at where experts rank Indy amongst the league’s best.
Where the Colts rank across expert Power Rankings
Last Week, Indianapolis lost ground in Power Rankings because they came up short against Tampa Bay, but they were able to gain it all back with a dominant shutout victory. The consensus throughout the rankings is that the Colts are a borderline top-10 team as they enter Week 14 with an average Power Ranking of 11.
ESPN elevated Indianapolis one spot to No. 12. They argued that while Carson Wentz has been having a good season, he will need to step it up in the last month of the year for the team to make the postseason.
The experts on the official NFL site boosted Indy four spots to No. 9 but they still have concerns about whether they can consistently win against teams with winning records.
CBS Sports has the Colts at 13, three spots up from last week. They believe Indianapolis did what was expected in their win over Houston.
FanSided moves Indy up one spot to No. 13 and jokingly rewards them for having back-to-back bye weeks, with one being the Texans.
The Ringer moved the Colts up two spots and back into the top 10 at No. 9 and spent a lot of time raving about the greatness of Jonathan Taylor and how he can lead Indy to a playoff run.
Colts will fight to make playoffs after bye week
This time off for Indianapolis was a much-needed break. The team needs to return rejuvenated, as they’ll enter a brutal stretch to fight for their playoff hopes. Immediately following the bye, Indy will face the Patriots and the Cardinals in consecutive weeks.
Those two teams are playing the best football in the NFL right now, but if the Colts want to be a serious contender, those are the kind of games that must be won.