Week 15 – Colts at Vikings
After a long-awaited bye week in Week 14, Indy heads to Minnesota, a team that is somewhat improving. The Vikings now have established playmakers, but are they enough?
Dalvin Cook has been stopped altogether by a weaker Indianapolis defense in recent years and after shutting down some of the league’s top wide receivers, Justin Jefferson will be no different.
Indy is in win-now mode and trying to finish off the season strong.
Colts win (8-6)
Week 16 – Colts vs. Chargers, Monday Night Football
The Chargers will be the team to beat in the AFC this year. Brandon Staley is getting a team built to win now and often.
The issue for Indianapolis is how to keep up with a team like that, on Monday Night Football. It will certainly be tough, but luckily, Indy finally has a veteran quarterback that should get the job done.
If Khalil Mack is healthy at this point, it could quickly turn in LA’s favor. I don’t anticipate him being 100% by Week 16, which could help Indianapolis.
This will be a shocking result, but the result Indianapolis needs to keep its season alive.
Colts win (9-6)
Week 17 – Colts at Giants
Do the Giants even know what their plan is moving forward? Daniel Jones may or may not be the quarterback at this point and let’s just face it, does it even matter?
The Giants should have already started their focus on the 2023 NFL Draft and which quarterback they will be drafting. This should be marked as an easy victory for Indianapolis.
Colts win (10-6)
Week 18 – Colts vs. Texans
To end the season, Indy needs to win against the Houston Texans. After 17 weeks, Indianapolis is facing the Texans again, this time at home.
Davis Mills has certainly improved this season, but not enough to get the job done. With a team that’s only star player is Brandin Cooks, they just don’t have everything they need to get wins put together. Indy ends the season on a four-game winning streak, winning seven of the final eight games.
Colts win (11-6)