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.
Titans: Yes (+225), No (-278)
Colts: Yes (+180), No (-225)
Titans: +350 to win AFC East (Texans lead at -167)
Colts: +300 to win AFC East: (Texans lead at -167)