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What are the chances Colts make the playoffs?

We discuss whether or not the Colts will make the 2024 NFL Playoffs

Indianapolis Colts v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts squandered their advantageous AFC playoff outlook when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16 of the 2023 NFL season.

What does that do to Indy’s playoff chances, and will they make the playoffs after Sunday’s loss? Let’s dig in.

Colts current odds

DraftKings odds: To make the playoffs — Yes -105, No -125; AFC South TBD
DVOA playoff odds: TBD
ESPN FPI: 52.5%
NY Times odds: 59%

Upcoming Schedule

Week 17: vs. Raiders
Week 18: vs. Texans

The Colts should handle business against the Raiders, but it’s no sure thing. That would set up an AFC South showdown with the Houston Texans. If C.J. Stroud is healthy then that could cause even more problems for the Colts after their disappointing defeat to the Falcons.

Final record prediction: 9-8

Current AFC playoff standings

  1. Baltimore Ravens
  2. Miami Dolphins
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. Cleveland Browns
  6. Buffalo Bills
  7. Indianapolis Colts

Verdict

The Colts’ latest loss puts their playoff chances in peril. It could come down to the Week 18 matchup with the Texans, which would doom Indy’s playoff chances, in our opinion.