Despite the expectations that surrounded the team entering the season, the Indianapolis Colts will have a chance to clinch a playoff spot on Saturday, and could potentially be AFC South Champions at the conclusion of Week 18. At 9-7, this is a very different reality than what people imagined for the team during the offseason. There was a belief that this season could be similar to Indy’s abysmal 2022 season.
However, the Colts have significantly succeeded expectations and have forced analysts to set new expectations for this promising team. Jason McCourty, the former defensive back that won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, is now apart of the panel on Good Morning Football. During a recent conversation about teams that could make a miracle run in the postseason, McCourty named Indianapolis as his choice.
Jason McCourty thinks Colts could make noise in playoffs
McCourty highlighted quarterback Gardner Minshew, pointing out how well he’s been able to play throughout the season. McCourty believes that with a veteran like Minshew steadying the ship, along with everything Indy has rolling offensively, defensively, and on special teams, this is a team that could pull off a couple of upsets in January.
Jamie Erdahl also chimed in, saying that the Colts are a team with grit, that don’t really care about the circumstances of a given game; Indy is always coming to compete. That’s certainly an important factor in the postseason, especially if you’re a wild card team.
Of course, it’s all going to start on Saturday night, with essentially a playoff game against the Houston Texans. While it’s officially the regular-season finale, the win-and-in nature makes it a playoff atmosphere for both teams. The Colts taking care of business on Saturday against the Texans will be the first step to any kind of miraculous postseason run for Indianapolis.