An important win against the Tennessee Titans last week has put the Indianapolis Colts in the driver's seat towards their playoff push.
The 22-14 win over the Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium gave the Colts the season sweep over their division rivals and a three-game lead in the AFC South, a de facto four-game lead when you factor in a tie does the Titans to finish the season no longer does them no good.
In baseball terms, the Colts magic number now sits at one, as a Colts win over the Cincinnati Bengals or a Titans loss at the Denver Broncos give the Colts the division and a playoff berth.
With a division crown, the team cannot be any lower than a 4-seed in the AFC playoffs, and will be guaranteed a home game in its first game. However, if a team has to play on Wild Card weekend right now, grabbing a 3-seed would be advised.
It looks safe to assume either the Denver Broncos or Kansas City Chiefs will end up as the 5-seed in the AFC as the top wild card participant, meaning a difficult game for a 4-seed against either of those teams to open the playoffs. Securing a 3-seed means getting a team that currently is no better than .500 in your first game, meaning a much easier matchup on paper.Read more... Join the Conversation...