For the Colts, Sunday is another must-win game. A win will officially put Indianapolis in the playoffs. A loss puts them on the brink of elimination on the road in Jacksonville.
Trust me, it’s far better for the Colts to get it done this week than to tempt fate against a team that has managed to play them close or beat them seemingly once per year, no matter how bad they’re supposed to be.
A win on Sunday and a Tennessee Titans loss would keep the AFC South on the table, at least mathematically. A loss hands the Titans the division with a week to play.
While the Colts and Raiders do not play each other every year, there have been some pretty iconic moments in the history of this series. Here are a few:
Peyton Manning’s second-longest career run to seal the game:
Who remembers this play? Peyton Manning slides down at the 3 yard line to make sure the Raiders don’t get the ball back. pic.twitter.com/cQ4YvIV04L— Cody Felger (@CPFelger55) August 10, 2019
Mo Alie-Cox’s one-handed TD reception - the first of his career
Kenny Moore doing his best Mo Alie-Cox impression - best INT of his career
Kenny Moore — one of the most underrated players in all of football — just made one of the best one-handed interceptions you'll see.— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 13, 2020
Given the history, no matter the score, this game should include at least a spectacular play or two. Add the obvious playoff implications for the Colts, potentially sealing a rather historic turnaround from a disastrous start to the season — including some painful blown leads and overtime losses — and this should be one worth watching.
Here’s how to catch this week’s action.
1:00 PM EDT Sunday, January 2nd
- Lucas Oil Stadium
- 500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
- Capacity: 70,000
- Regional Channel: FOX
- Play-by-play: Kenny Albert
- Color analyst: Jonathan Vilma
- Sideline Reporter: Sara Walsh
93.5 & 107.5 The Fan and 97.1 HANK FM.
- Play-by-Play: Matt Taylor
- Color Analyst: Rick Venturi
- Sideline: Larra Overton
According to DraftsKings Sportsbook, the Colts are 8-point home favorites.