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The Indianapolis Colts are riding a three-game winning streak into the playoff hunt. This past weekend's win over the Miami Dolphins put the Colts in the driver's seat for one of the last playoff spots. Indianapolis is playing very inspired football, which comes from head coach Chuck Pagano's fight with cancer.
However, this is also a team with the talent capable of making a run. The quick development of rookie quarterback Andrew Luck has been the catalyst of the team's success. Still, it's important not to overlook the play of others like Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Dwayne Allen.
Indianapolis playoff hopes get a boost from a manageable schedule for the rest of the season. They have very winnable games against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
A win in each of those game would put the Colts at the nine-win mark. With the overall weakness of the AFC, that number might be enough to earn a playoff berth.