Sure, the Colts collapsed and blew the sport in historic style, however a win in opposition to the Vikings would have been horrible for crucial factor of all for the remainder of the season: the draft place. Indy is at the moment within the sixth spot, a main place to get both C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, Anthony Richardson or no matter quarterback they assume can lead this workforce for the following 10/15 years.
The Browns, Jaguars, Raiders, and Steelers successful was enormous final week, as all of them have six wins now, a quantity that the Colts will almost certainly not get to, as we would wish to win two out of three in opposition to the Chargers, Giants, and Texans. The principle rival continues being the Carolina Panthers, as they’re additionally the almost certainly workforce to pick a quarterback.
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Lamar Jackson remains to be lacking apply, and his standing for recreation day stays up within the air. With out him, the Ravens’ offense has struggled massively, scoring simply three factors final week in opposition to the Browns. The Falcons have a slim probability, however a sensible one nonetheless, to win. Atlanta successful would put them at 6-wins, unattainable for the Colts.
Both workforce successful advantages the Colts right here, as if the Lions win led by quarterback Jared Goff then they are going to be much less tempted to make use of that Rams prime 4 choose on a quarterback. A Panthers’ win would put them at 6-wins.
The Browns can lose to anybody, and the Saints have the expertise to beat anybody on a day the place everythinbg is clicking. New Orleans’ choose belongs to Philly, so they’re out of the working for a quarterback, however as a result of they haven’t any speedy wants they is likely to be tempted to commerce down, so we would like them to complete in entrance of Indy.
The Cardinals are an intriguing workforce that can almost certainly be selecting in entrance of the Colts within the subsequent draft. Will they be selecting a brand new quarterback? Or will they double down on the inconsistent, and now injured, Kyler Murray?