The Indianapolis Colts have a challenging year ahead, and the sense of urgency to win another Super Bowl before the Peyton Manning era comes to a close could not be any more palpable. This team needs to win now, and with an all-time great like Manning still headlining their roster, the opportunity to do so is definitely still at hand.
Unfortunately for Indianapolis, however, last season was a clear departure from the team's usually dominant form, and given the gains other elite teams have made in recent years, the days when a Playoff berth was all but guaranteed are clearly a thing of the past. Excelling even within their own division will be no easy feat this year, and turning Super Bowl XLVI into a home game, although certainly possible, will require impeccable play, superior effort, and likely a combination of both.
Today we'll consider seven totally plausible ways the boys in blue can make it happen.