The Indianapolis Colts were sitting at .500 and in a battle with several other teams, including the Miami Dolphins, for the AFC Wild Card hunt before their Week 12 matchup. it wasn’t pretty, and there were several situations in which the Colts could have dropped this one, but they managed to pull it out and improve to 6-5.
Andrew Luck wasn’t perfect, but he had another 3-touchdown performance and eclipsed 300 passing yards again as well. He did take his first sack in over 200 snaps, but all wasn’t lost with one play. T.Y. Hilton broke out again with a 125-yard game, Eric Ebron hauled in 2 touchdowns and the running game was back on pace again as well.
The Colts defense did enough to allow the offense to do its thing, but there were some issues with mistakes that could cost the Colts against a better team. Frank Reich has been excellent with his play-calling, but he made a real bone-headed call in this one. And the Colts are lucky it didn’t cost them to be perfectly honest.
The Colts now look to be as close to controlling their own destiny as they head down the back stretch of the season. The Baltimore Ravens are the only other 6-5 team right now in the AFC, and they absolutely have a more difficult road to a playoff berth. The Colts have 3 AFC road battles remaining and a couple against the NFC East to deal with, but if the Colts can get to 10 wins on the season, you have to believe that they should have a very good chance to make the postseason.
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