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After their Week 6 loss to the New York Jets, the Indianapolis Colts fell to 1-5 with the playoffs seeming well out of reach.
My, oh my. How the times have changed. Indy went ahead and rattled off five straight wins, before eventually finishing the regular season at 10-6 -- also winning in the Wild Card round of the playoffs last week against the Houston Texans.
The last two teams to win the Super Bowl - Philadelphia and New England - were the only two teams in the league with both a Top 10 ranked offense and defense. The Indianapolis Colts are the only team in the NFL playoffs this year with a Top 10 ranked offense and defense. #Colts— Marc Lawrence (@MarcLawrence) January 10, 2019
Surprisingly, the Colts have reinvented themselves on the offensive line and nearly everywhere on defense. In fact, they were a Top-10 ranked unit on both offense and defense this season, and that's interesting because each of the last two Super Bowl winners had that same distinction.
Much has been made of the competition the Colts have faced during their run of success, and that's a fair point, being that only two of their 10 wins came against playoff teams.
The Colts defense:— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 11, 2019
•has been extremely impressive
•played, by far, the easiest.
schedule of offenses this year.
In fact, they played the easiest schedule of defenses of any team the last 3 years.
How large a gap between their schedule & #2 easiest? Via https://t.co/KsQgXidIIc pic.twitter.com/HMMNmMbUse
With all that being said, Indy comes into Saturday's game having won 10 of their last 11 games. At the end of the day, you have to play whoever is on the schedule -- and the Colts have certainly done just that. The divisional-round matchup
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