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NFL playoff picture: Who to root for in Week 18 if you are an Indianapolis Colts fan

Week 18 is here and the Indianapolis Colts are barely in playoff picture. Who should Colts fans root for to help their chances?

Las Vegas Raiders v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

This is a must-win week for the Colts. They are in the playoff with a win no matter what, and out with a loss. They are tied atop the AFC South with the Jaguars and the Texans, and will either land in the fourth, sixth, or seventh seed with a win depending on how the a few other games play out this week. If you are a Colts fan, you’ll have a few games you’ll pay attention to as they look to improve their chances of a playoff berth.

Texans vs. Colts

Update - The Colts lost to the Texans, 23-17. Indianapolis is eliminated from the playoffs.

This is a must-win for the Colts. They are 1-point home favorites against the Texans at DraftKings Sportsbook. They defeated the Texans 31-20 earlier this season.

Jaguars vs. Titans

If the Jaguars win, the Colts will earn the final Wild Card berth as the seventh seed (with a win). If the Titans win, Indianapolis will earn the AFC South title and will move to the fourth seed. The Jaguars are 5-point favorites.

Bills vs. Dolphins

If the Dolphins and Jaguars win, the Colts would be bumped up to the sixth seed in the AFC The Bills are 3-point road favorites.