Indianapolis, IN- Now that the Indianapolis Colts are 7-3 heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, they’re just a few games away from clinching the AFC South division title. If the Colts beat the Tennessee Titans on December 1 at home in Lucas Oil Stadium then the division is theirs.
Indianapolis currently leads Tennessee by three games coming off of last Thursday’s victory in LP Field and another win next weekend puts them four games up with four games to go which in turn gives them the division crown.
That’s why it’s not too early to start looking at playoff seeding.
Indianapolis currently sits third in the AFC playoffs if it started today and would play the second wildcard team which right now is the New York Jets. Why playoff seeding is so key to watch for is they’re only one game behind the New England Patriots for a first round bye and two games behind the Denver Broncos for home-field advantage.
That’s why it’s so key to win the game Sunday with the Cardinals and beat the Titans the week following. Indianapolis still has a home game with the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars left and road contests with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s why every week going forward has playoff seeding implications on it.
Indianapolis would obviously love to have a first round bye and possible home field advantage which could help them make the Super Bowl in February. That’s why these games left are so key.
Eric Smith is the Colts Beat Writer for Rant Sports. He’s covered the team the past four seasons and is recognized as an accredited member of the media by the Colts. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru