It’s always fun when an NFL team wins a game not because it needs the victory, but simply to spite a division rival.
Houston needed a victory to lock up home-field advantage and regain some momentum in a season that has been spiraling downward for the last month.
Indianapolis was already deep into house money, having secured an amazing 10-game turnaround from 2011, locking up the No. 5 seed and coining the term “Chuck Strong.”
Instead of just resting their starters, the Colts came out and drubbed their AFC South rival, relegated Houston to the No. 3 seed and spoiled J.J. Watt’s attempts at breaking the single-season sack record.
The bigger question now is if Sunday’s impressive victory was enough to convince people the Colts are a legit Super Bowl contender and not just the next made for TV movie?
Owen Clark tackles Indy’s amazing turnaround in this week’s Most Improved Team video.