It’s been a season unlike any other for the Indianapolis Colts, and as the weather turns cold for real and the turkeys scurry in from the fields to the dinner table, the denouement of this debacle could turn truly interesting.
Even a bye week couldn’t keep the Colts from their march toward history. Entering Sunday’s games, the Colts had already mathematically eliminated themselves from any chance at winning the AFC South title. With the weekend’s games now in the books, here is where the Colts stand in the other races.
- With the Ravens win, Colts’ “magic number” for being eliminated from the playoffs is 2.
- Andrew Luck inched closer to Indy with wins by the Seahawks and Dolphins. The Rams, Panthers, and Vikings remain in the hunt.
- The Colts remain the only team with a shot at going 0-16, because no other club has become embroiled in a scandal that would erase one of their previous wins.