Before I jump into to who to root for, be sure to listen for me on Jersey Johnny today at 12:25. The show will be on 1070 The Fan. You can listen live here
As for the Colts, the formula is pretty is easy: Win and get in. The best Indy can realistically hope for is a three seed. Here's who to root for:
Oakland at Jacksonville
Well duh. If you couldn't figure this out on your own, you probably aren't smart enough to read.
Bengals at Steelers
It's still mathematically possible for Indy to get a bye, but it would take lots of craziness. But, who cares? Root away.
Patriots at Bears
Still hoping the Pats wind up as a wild card and not as the AFC East Champion
Dolphins at Jets
Say it with me! J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets! While I would LOVE to play the Jets at home in the first round, I'd much rather play them on the road in the second round.
Ravens at Texans
One more Texans loss clears the path for Indy to make the playoffs at 9-7. This would knock Houston down to a max record of 8-8, which means that if Indy finishes 2-1 (with a win over Jax) and the Jags finish 2-2, the Colts still win the division at 9-7. If Houston were to finish at 9-7 in that scrum, they would steal the title. Losses by the Jags and Texans give the Colts margin for error.
Chiefs at Chargers
To get the three seed, we need the Chiefs to go 2-2 down the stretch. I'd like them to finish 10-6. This game is a must lose for them. However, if you want the Chargers out of the playoffs, a loss to the Chiefs today basically eliminates them. It doesn't matter much. The Chiefs are likely starting their backup QB and will probably lose by 30.