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Titans-Colts game offers playoff implications in Week 13

Two AFC South teams vie for the playoffs, needing every win they can muster.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Texans win over the Colts last week was a big blow to Indianapolis’ hopes to get into the playoffs, as the Titans have been on a roll, and both teams are currently at 6-5. The Colts did beat the Titans 19-17 in Week 2, but this is a different Titans offense with Ryan Tannehill starting.

The AFC wildcard picture is blurry and gives me a headache, as four teams are at 6-5, and the Browns, who have an easy schedule to finish the season, is at 5-6 and faces a Steelers team who currently has a thin grasp on the last playoff spot. The Bills are very close to securing the first wildcard spot at 9-3, so there’s the one spot remaining for five teams in the hunt,

Both teams need this win in a big way, with the race for one spot so tight. The good news is that they both have a chance to overtake the Texans in the division, giving them another avenue for the playoffs. This game is important on two levels, as a win in the division will help them gain ground in the division and the wildcard race.

To Make the Playoffs

Titans: Yes (+225), No (-278)
Colts: Yes (+180), No (-225)

Division winner

Titans: +350 to win AFC East (Texans lead at -167)
Colts: +300 to win AFC East: (Texans lead at -167)

AFC Champ

Titans: +4000
Colts: +3300

Super Bowl Champ

Titans: +10000
Colts: +8000