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NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Colts Find Themselves Middle Of The Pack

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After only their second win of the year last week the Colts continue their winning ways after beating the 49ers. The national media moved the Colts further up the power rankings board. A third win on the season looks to have stretched out the Colts season life line a bit more on the season and in the division title race. Could this finally be the Colts turning their season around? Here is how the Colts stack up in the week 8 power rankings


ESPN has the Colts at 16.

It is hard to be Wentz’s deep threat when you have been consistently injured. That’s been the case with Hilton. He has played in only one of a possible seven games this season because of quad and disc injuries. Hilton, though, did have a 52-yard reception in the one game he played in.

NFL.com has the Colts at 16.

They don’t play a particularly pretty brand of football, but the Colts don’t mind rolling in the mud. We saw that on Sunday night in soggy Santa Clara, where Indianapolis scored a 30-18 win over the 49ers to remain within striking distance of the red-hot Titans in the AFC South. Jonathan Taylor has now gone over 100 scrimmage yards in four straight games, while Carson Wentz made big plays down the stretch — none bigger than the 28-yard fourth-quarter touchdown strike to Michael Pittman that iced the Niners. A Week 8 showdown with the Titans at Lucas Oil Field will have massive implications in the division.

CBS Sports has the Colts at 16.

That was a tough, ugly win at San Francisco, but one they had to have. This week they face a huge division game with the Titans.

USA Today has the Colts at 17.

QB Carson Wentz has one INT after hoisting league-high 15 in 2020, and he’s also sporting career-best 102.8 passer rating. This whole Frank Reich reunion apparently is just what the doctor ordered.

Bleacher Report has the Colts at 17.

The Indianapolis Colts have a pulse. They started the 2021 season 0-3, but Sunday’s soggy victory over the 49ers was the team’s third win in four games. The Colts can get back to .500 at home against the Tennessee Titans next week and into the mix in the AFC South.

Sunday’s game wasn’t an especially pretty victory—playing in a driving rainstorm, neither team managed 300 yards of offense. But thanks to four takeaways and a few timely plays from veteran quarterback Carson Wentz, the Colts are one step closer to turning around another terrible start to the season. “The Colts are a good defensive team with a punishing young running back in Jonathan Taylor,” Davenport said. “And the return of all-everything offensive lineman Quenton Nelson on Sunday was a huge boost up front. With Wentz getting healthier and playing well, the Colts have what it takes to give the Titans a run for their money in the division.