The Indianapolis Colts got a big win over the Raiders on Sunday, and head into Week 18 holding the final wild card berth in the AFC. The Colts are 9-7 and are also tied with the Jaguars and Texans atop the AFC South.
The Colts and Texans face off with a playoff berth on the line, regardless of the Jaguars result. If Jacksonville wins in Week 18, they clinch the AFC South and the Houston-Indy winner claims the final wild card berth. If Jacksonville loses, the Houston-Indy winner claims the AFC South title.
Indianapolis Colts current odds
Week 18: vs. Texans
The Colts are a home favorite, but it’s easy to want to get behind C.J. Stroud and the Texans. An Indy win wouldn’t surprise me, but I suspect they fall short at home in the finale.
Final record prediction: 9-8
Current AFC playoff standings
The Colts will come up short in their bid for a playoff berth. However, they’re in a favorable position welcoming the Texans to town to close out the regular season.