It's all about Andrew Luck this year. We are all rooting for the Colts to win on Sunday, but that doesn't mean we can't root for the #1 pick too. It's time to be realistic, right?
Currently, the Colts and Dolphins are at 0-8 and 0-7. The first tiebreaker is strength of schedule. The team with the easier schedule wins the higher pick. Currently, the Colts schedule for the entire 16 game seasons stands at 65-54 (.546). The Dolphins stand at 64-49 (.566). Indy has the advantage for now. In general, if the Colts play a team this year, root for them to lose. If the Dolphins play a team, root for them to win.
Here's who to root for this Sunday:
Dolphins at Chiefs
Seahawks at Cowboys
Broncos at Raiders
Browns at Texans
49ers at Redskins
Benagls at Titans
Giants at Patriots
Packers at Chargers
The first four games pit teams with bad records against teams with respectable ones. A Texans loss would help Indy as the Colts play them twice and both Miami and Indy have Cleveland on the schedule. Washington is on the Miami schedule, so a win hurts Miami. Indy has two games with Tennessee, so a Bengals win helps a little. Again, rooting for the Pats feels wrong, but every Pats win hurts Miami's chances in a tie-breaker. Miami plays San Diego, so a win for the Chargers helps.
Rams at Cardinals
I think the Rams are worse, so I'm pulling for them to win. On the other hand, the Cardinals are more likely to want to draft a quarterback after this year, now that it's clear that Kolb was probably a bad choice.