The Indianapolis Colts (9-6) have become arguably the hottest team in the NFL as they continued tearing through the league with a 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals (10-5) in Week 16.

Despite not having four of their starting offensive linemen for the majority of the game, the Colts still came away with a win on the road Christmas Night. They got a big drive from quarterback Carson Wentz in the fourth quarter to propel the Colts to a win.

Now, the Colts have a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Las Vegas Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium.

So it’s time to take a look at where the Colts sit in the power rankings entering Week 17:


Author: Nate Davis
Rank: 5 (+1)
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Author’s Take: “QB Carson Wentz’s notion of holiday gifting? Various meats, bourbon and Yeti gear to his offensive linemen, and two TD passes during Saturday night’s win in the desert. Advantage: Prescott.”

Touchdown Wire

Author: Nick Wojton
Rank: 6 (+2)
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Author’s Take: “The Colts are for real. Even with some COVID-19 list additions, including All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard, Indianapolis got it done in Arizona. The NFL’s top RB in Jonathan Taylor had 108 yards behind a line missing four starters while QB Carson Wentz managed things with 225 yards and two scores.”

Bleacher Report

Author: NFL Staff
Rank: 6 (+1)
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Author’s Take: “If only.

If only the Indianapolis Colts realized one of these years that the NFL regular season starts in September.

After downing the reeling Cardinals on Christmas night, the Colts are rolling. Since starting the season with a winless September, the Colts have peeled off nine wins in 12 games. Since losing to the rival Titans on Halloween, Indy has just one loss, and that was a one-score defeat to the defending Super Bowl champions.

Call them slow starters. Or late bloomers. But whatever the nomenclature used to describe it, the Colts are one of the hottest teams in the AFC.

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