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Sure, the Colts have some holes. Especially the defense.
However, they still have one of the most productive duos of defensive ends in the NFL. Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis should combine for around 20 sacks to give the defense a little extra push.
The secondary is a concern, but they are still young. This year they will look to get better after a bad season in 2010.
As for the running game, Joseph Addai is a threat for 1,000 yards if he plays a full season. He could watch his production go down if Donald Brown shows significant improvements this year.
Also, watch out for Mike Hart. He's not the biggest back in the league, but he's a solid No. 2 option who doesn't put the ball on the ground.
The Texans will provide a fight for the AFC South, but Indianapolis should have enough to secure a playoff spot.
Jacksonville will not be a .500 team in 2011. While Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the better running backs in the NFL, he isn't enough to propel the Jaguars to playoff contention. The Jags still have a questionable defense and could have a quarterback battle midway through the season.
Same scenario for the Titans—bad defense, great running back and the potential for a quarterback battle. Plus, they spent most of their offseason trading Vince Young and dealing with a Chris Johnson holdout.
Will the Colts make the Super Bowl? I won't go that far.
But I have complete confidence in saying they will stride into playoff football.
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