The Indianapolis Colts played an ugly game in Week 5 but they did win. Did that help their standings in the latest round of power rankings?
Thursday night was ugly for the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. Kicking off Week 5, the two struggling teams became the joke of the NFL as they put on a rough display of offensive football. However, the Colts got the last laugh as they won the ugly game 12-9, thanks to a strong performance by Stephon Gilmore and the defense.
As the saying goes in sports, at the end of the season they don’t ask how, they ask how many. Currently, Indianapolis is just 2-2-1. While the play has been pretty ugly, Indy is second in the AFC South with a one-game win difference. Coming off a victory, where does Indianapolis stand in the latest round of power rankings?
Where the Colts rank across expert Power Rankings entering Week 6
Indianapolis has pretty much been in the bottom 10 of the rankings since being blown out by the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2. Indy has been unable to put together the kind of streak that will regain respect and that’s why they entered last week with an average power ranking of 24.5. Entering Week 6, nothing has changed. The Colts still have an average power ranking of 24.5
ESPN dropped Indianapolis one spot from No. 26 to No. 25. Stephen Holder praised the defense and pass catchers for improving but admitted that the offensive line is holding the team back.
The official NFL site kept Indy ranked at No. 28. Dan Hanzus did praise the team for pulling out the win but said the team has a lot of work to do to not be considered pretenders.
CBS Sports also ranked the Colts the same as last week but at No. 19. Pete Prisco says that maybe the win in Denver turns the team around.
FanSided dropped Indy one spot from No. 25 to No. 26. Matt Verderame used the word “rudderless” to describe the Indianapolis offense.
Colts’ Super Bowl odds entering Week 6
The team that Indy put on the field Thursday won’t be competing for a Super Bowl. The defense looked deserving but the offense has a long way to go. That’s why Indianapolis is entering Week 6 with +4100 odds to win the Super Bowl according to FanDuel. That gives Indy the 14th-best odds in the NFL. The Colts had +5000 odds last week and were tied for 16th-best in the league, so they’re moving in the right direction.
Indy will continue that journey on Sunday when the team hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville has embarrassed the Colts in the teams’ last two meetings but Indy will be determined to see a different result in Week 6.