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Week 9 Power Rankings: No Halloween Magic, the Colts Still Suck

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Indianapolis Colts v Cincinnati Bengal Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Well, if you were hoping for some change on the power rankings front, you haven’t been paying attention. After playing what was possibly the Colts’ most competitive and complete game on Sunday, they still lost to a pretty terrible Bengals team. So in case you have missed it somehow, the Colts are terrible. That is a fact that is very likely to change during this season. Also, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny aren’t real. Oh, and the Great Pumpkin is a figment of Linus’ imagination. There. Happy Halloween.

ESPN Has the Colts up one spot to 29th.

The Colts might have the most reason to be fearful the rest of the season. According to FPI, their chances of losing out are 16 percent, the highest in the NFL -- yes, even higher than winless Cleveland or San Francisco.

Elliot Harrison of NFL.com has the Colts holding steady at 30th.

Tough loss for the Colts on Sunday. Though Indy fell short on the final series, it was nice to see several of Jacoby Brissett's teammates run to his side after he was crushed in a collapsing pocket. Nice rebound for Colts tight end Jack Doyle, who had by far his biggest day this season, with 12 catches, 121 yards and a score -- after averaging 42.8 yards per game coming in. Also noticeable: an effective Frank Gore, who averaged over 5 yards per carry and put up more than 100 scrimmage yards. But at 2-6, should the Colts maybe officially shut down Andrew Luck for the year? Trade T.Y. Hilton away? If the Colts do the latter, then the answer to the former question is "yes."

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has the Colts holding at 29th.

With news that Andrew Luck will get his shoulder looked at again, they might be without him all season long. It's going to be a long season.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the Colts holding at 28th, and he knows a thing or two about being terrible.

Suck for Luck. Suck with Luck. Suck without Luck. Just plain suck.

Frank Schwab of Shutdown Corner has the Colts holding at 30th.

There was a report that the Colts would be willing to trade receiver T.Y. Hilton. If a contender is willing to give a ton for him, fine, and the Colts would probably need a great return to swing a deal. But I really don’t know how trading a young receiver who led the NFL in receiving yards is good for the franchise, now or in the future when Andrew Luck is back.