The Indianapolis Colts have been locked into the AFC South lead for weeks, and it's been a forgone conclusion that they'd make the playoffs for the second year in a row. But, for the second half of the season, the Colts haven't invoked much confidence, getting blown out by the Rams and Cardinals while falling behind big to teams like Houston and Tennessee.
But, with a strong second half against Cincinnati and convincing wins over Houston and Kansas City, the Colts have heated up over the last three weeks, and look as good of a team as any to make a run in January.
While the No. 2 seed is still in play, the Colts likely will be playing in the first week of the playoffs, with the Chiefs being their probable opponent. In a vulnerable AFC, the Colts can make a run, but will need big performances from certain individuals for that to happen.