It's back, but not how we'd like.
Who To Root For has been a reader favorite for a couple of years now, and for the rest of the season, we'll be going through the NFL schedule pointing out who Colts fans need to root for in order for Indy to get the #1 overall pick.
Notes: 1. We always root for the Colts. Draft picks be damned. Wins are precious and you never spit on one.
2. Ties in the draft order are decided by a strength of schedule tiebreak. The worst schedule is granted the higher pick.
3. I consider the primary challengers in order to be: Miami, Saint Louis, Denver, Seattle, Arizona, Jacksonville.
Dolphins over GIANTS
Jaguars over TEXANS
RAMS over Saints
Cardinals over RAVENS
BRONCOS over Lions
SEAHAWKS over Bengals
Several of these games help the Colts by not only giving wins to bad teams, but they would also help to weaken the Indy strength of schedule.
BILLS over the Redskins
Patriots over the STEELERS
49ERS over Browns
EAGLES over Cowboys
Chargers over CHIEFS
The Bills and Pats are both in the AFC East, which means Miami plays them twice. Wins for those teams makes the Miami SOS go up. Because I believe at this moment Miami is more likely to be a player for the #1 pick than St. Louis, Colts fans should root FOR the AFC East. Indy played the Browns, so we need them to lose. Same with the Chiefs. The Eagles are only at 2 wins, so lets root for them to get to 3 or 4, because I consider 4 wins the absolute ceiling for the Colts this year.