As A Colts fan, i certainly will be watching how the playoff seeding for the AFC shapes out. There are a few teams I want to make the playoffs and a few I would like to avoid seeing.
Here is a list of the way I want the seeding to shape out.
1. Indianapolis- of course this spot is already final.
2. San Diego
3. New England
Baltimore @ New England. New England has already won this matchup earlier in the season. However, i believe Baltimore a great shot at beating NE. NE currently has NO defense. The game earlier in the season was very close. Baltimore is a good running team, and i am sure the conditions for this game could be snowy. That certainly gives the advantage to Baltimore. NE has not been able to run the ball consistent all year. With possible snowy conditions, NE may find it hard to be consistent passing the ball. If Baltimore wins this matchup, that automatically puts Baltimore @ Indianapolis in the 2nd round. I think Indy matches up well against Baltimore. The previous game was close due to a few unlikely turnovers by the offense. This would be a matchup that favors Indianapolis at home.
Denver @ Cincinnati
I would love Cincinnati to win this game because I believe Cincinnati has the best chance to beat San Diego. Denver is a good team, but their run defense looked shaky. Cincinnati would definitely want to establish the run early in this game and control the clock. Denver is not a team that will score a lot of points. The Bengals have an underrated defense.
Even if NE wins against Baltimore, that puts NE @ San Diego in the second round. I still feel comfortable against Denver or Cincinnati in the second round.
Although I do not like San Diego, the Colts would benefit them having the 2nd seed. This way the Colts possibly might avoid them in the playoffs all together although i would love the Colts to beat San Diego in the playoffs to shut some experts up.
This is my opinion. I am not even sure if this can even happen. But as a Colts fan, i want a super bowl win. So i will take any help possible for us to accomplish this goal. How would you want the brackets to shape out?