Let’s take a quick look at the Colts rooting interests this weekend…
First, our ideal order of finish:
1. Colts (locked)
2. San Diego-Let’s be realistic. It would be great if the Chargers finish 3rd, but I doubt it’s going to happen. Ultimately, I’d rather put NE and SD against each other in round two ahead of any other scenario.
3. New England-This forces the Pats and Chargers to play each other before Indy. I’m still convinced NE is the third best team in the conference.
4.Cincinnati-They have to play somewhere. Indy would almost assuredly play the winner of the Cincy Denver game.
5. Denver-I’m confident the Colts will handle Marshall better with a full compliment of corners
6. New York Jets-The worst of the wild card teams, they lost to the Jags at home. Indy is 4-0 against Baltimore, Miami and Jacksonville, so none of those teams are scarey. None will win at New England anyway.
Pats @ Bills
I want the Pats to play San Diego, so I’m pulling for them to win. If NE loses, then I’ll root for the Bengals today. Who am I kidding? I want Brady to toss 6 picks.
Falcons @ Jets
Miami @ Titans
Who do you want to see less in January?
Raiders @ Broncos
I wouldn’t mind seeing Denver totally fall apart.
Texans @ Rams
Probably doesn’t matter, but I’d rather not see Houston again after two close games.
Bears @ Ravens
No fear of Baltimore, but still.
Bengals @ Chargers
If the Pats lose, then this switches to being a pro-Bengals pick. I don’t think they will, so I’ll go with SD for now.
Green Bay @ Pittsburgh
Let’s just cut the head off of that monster once and for all. Forgive me for never wanting to see Pittsburgh in the playoffs again.