5 things Colts fans should be thankful for in 2023

As fans celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s take a look at the things the Indianapolis Colts should be thankful for during the 2023 NFL season.
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It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving! While the holiday is filled with food, family, and football, it’s also a time to reflect and express gratitude. As people all around gather to give thanks, it’s also a good time to talk about the things that the Indianapolis Colts should be thankful for in 2023.

Indianapolis has had a ton of ups and downs this season, but the team arrives at Thanksgiving with a 5-5 record and an optimistic view for the rest of the season. With that being said, let’s jump into the list of things Indianapolis fans can be thankful for.

5. Colts fans should be thankful for being on the bubble for a playoff push

The most important and intriguing aspect of the season going into Week 12 is the fact the Indianapolis Colts are fighting for a playoff spot. As the No. 8 seed in the AFC currently, the Colts have given themselves a chance that many, including myself, deemed as a foregone conclusion following Anthony Richardson's season-ending injury.

Lo and behold, the Colts are right in the thick of things with a very favorable schedule lying ahead. The Colts remaining schedule consists of a flurry of bottom-tier and/or backup starting QBs leading the way. Winning half of their next six games prior to the season finale would theoretically put them in a position for a win-or-go-home spot against AFC South rival, the Houston Texans. To quote Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers, "Never say never."