Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

9. Indianapolis Colts (LW: 5)

It’s no secret that the Indianapolis Colts have feasted on weak opponents. Basically handed four wins — the fourth of which should come on Sunday against Tennessee — by playing the Jaguars and Titans twice, but struggle against good teams — now 4-4 against teams currently with a winning record. Their offense remains one of the best in the league — top-five in both points and yards — and they have the league leader in touchdown passes anchoring the most important position on the field, but they cannot possibly head to January feeling overly confident about their performances when the competition level ramps up. The postseason will tell the story, and nothing that happens in Tennessee — nothing except an epic collapse, that is — should move the needle on the Colts’ meter.

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