The Indianapolis Colts have been at the epicenter of NFL headlines all season long.
First, everyone wanted to know how the team would fare in the Andrew Luck era after seeing the success that Peyton Manning brought. Then, first-year head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia and after responding with a win against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 7, the team became the NFL’s darlings. Now, after interim head coach Bruce Arians has led the team to five wins in their last six games, the Colts are legitimate playoff contenders.
Indianapolis is currently second in the AFC South with a 6-3 record and they boast the best record of any second place team in the AFC. Of the team’s remaining seven games, four are against opponents with a .500 record or worse and three of those games are against divisional opponents — including two games against the division-leading Houston Texans. Needless to say, the Colts can decide their own fate and have the makeup to make a strong playoff push.