The Colts face another tough test in Baltimore this week. They are closing in on locking up a bye. The other AFC powers can't afford to slip up. Let's take a look at the important games of week eleven in the NFL.
Pittsburgh at Kansas City: Call me crazy, but this game could be closer than you think. The Steelers haven't played well without Troy Polamalu, who will be out.
Cincinnati at Oakland: Another 7-2 team heading out west to face a struggling 2-7 team. Chances are either the Bengals or Steelers will lose. That's just life in the NFL. The Bengals have an easy stretch of @Oak, CLE, DET. It would be nice if the Raiders came alive and pulled off the upset.
San Diego at Denver: I want the Broncos to win because I think they are the worse team. It is as simple as that. I've never been in the camp that says the Chargers are Indy's kryptonite. I look at it the same way I viewed the Patriots, who knocked the Colts out in consecutive years. When the Colts are the better team they will beat San Diego. That said, I always root against Norv and Rivers. They're just annoying.
New York (A) at New England: The ultimate easy call.
Tennessee at Houston: Hard to root for either team here. I'm open to arguments either way. The Titans are hot. I wouldn't mind seeing them get blown off the field. It would be hard to root for Houston, though. At least we get the Texans on a short week.
AFC Playoff Standings
1.) Indianapolis (9-0)
2.) Cincinnati (7-2)
3.) Denver (6-3)
4.) New England (6-3)
5.) Pittsburgh (6-3)
6.) San Diego (6-3)
7.) Jacksonville (5-4)
8.) Baltimore (5-4)
9.) Houston (5-4)