Is it possible for Colts to catch Jaguars and win AFC South after four straight wins?

The Indianapolis Colts have won their last four games. Could Indy possibly catch the Jacksonville Jaguars and win the AFC South?

Indianapolis Colts v Jacksonville Jaguars
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The Indianapolis Colts are on a roll. Shane Steichen wanted the team to play its best football in November and December and that’s exactly what’s happening. Indy hasn’t lost a game since October, winning their last four games. Now, the Colts are currently 7-5 after 13 weeks and sit as the No. 7 seed in the AFC playoff picture.

While the goal is to get into the postseason by any means, it’s also every team’s goal to win the division. Back when the Colts were 3-5, winning the AFC South seemed out of reach. Now that Indy has won four straight, is there a chance Indianapolis could win its first division title since 2014? In order for that to happen, the Colts would have to catch the AFC South-leading Jacksonville Jaguars.

The good news is: Indy could still actually catch Jacksonville.

Colts can still win the AFC South over the Jaguars

Jacksonville is currently 8-4 after losing to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football in Week 13. Even with the loss, the Jaguars are still atop the AFC South, since Indy is second at 7-5. However, with five weeks remaining in the season, there is more than enough time for the Colts to catch Jacksonville.

There are still five games left to be played for both teams after this week. Jacksonville has to play the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans. Indy has to play the Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Las Vegas Raiders, and Houston Texans.

Neither remaining schedule is tough, but it’s the NFL, so anything can happen any given week. It is important to note that Jacksonville swept the Colts, so Indy would need an outright better record that the Jaguars to win the division. It’ll be tough for that to happen, and it seems unlikely, but it’s not out of reach. As long as the Colts keep winning games, we have to monitor whether Jacksonville is slipping or not.