Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders: No Margain For Error For Peyton Manning

December 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts took longer than expected to put their playoff destiny into their own hands, but with their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, the Colts are in the driver's seat.
Now, it's as simple as this: if Indy wins their last two games, they're in. If not, then things get a little weird.
Playoff Scenarios
The good news is that Indy only has one team to worry about now, as Houston's loss to Tennessee on Sunday put the final nail in their playoff coffin.
First, if both Indianapolis and Jacksonville win, or both lose Sunday, then it comes down to the final week, as both teams play a division game in Week 17.
If Indianapolis wins and Jacksonville loses then it's still not over, because both teams have the same record in the division at 3-2. So with an Indy win they would be 9-6, and with a loss, Jacksonville would be 8-7.
From there, Indy could lose against Tennessee in two weeks and Jacksonville could win,...

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