Quick little thing I made... Double A Breakdown coming later tonight.
The Colts are in the playoffs, and although the competition is tough, the Colts have the tools to make a playoff run.
The Colts can win on the road. The Colts have done well recently on the road, going 4-2 since Week 8, and it's come at some places where it's tough to play, like Detroit and Kansas City. Kansas City has played very well at home and has given teams like Denver and Baltimore some very close games. Detroit is also pretty good at home, beating teams like Seattle, and nearly beating Green Bay and Houston. The Colts will be playing a lot on the road, so it's good to see that the Colts can win on the road. Winning on the road seperates the good from the bad teams. Winning on the road is the reason why the Seahawks are not one of the top 4 teams in the league (in my opinion). If you want to win a Super Bowl, you must win on the road in the regular season and/or in the playoffs. The Colts have done well in the regular season, let's see how they do in the playoffs.
The Colts can also do something that not many teams can do: they can win all kinds of games. The Colts have won close games, they've come back several times, they've won easy games, on the road and at home. They can win all kinds of games, which makes them better prepared for the playoffs. In the playoffs, teams need to be prepared for all types of situations, and because of the Colts being able to win all types of games, they will be. They know what to do. They can come back, and are arguably the most clutch team this season, wiht Luck having 5 game winning drives. The clutchness will really help them in late game situations.
The Colts also have a calm, clutch quarterback, that will only help this team in the playoffs. Andrew Luck is 8-1 in close games (decided by 7 or less points). Som e of those wins have come against the Packers, Vikings, Dolphins and the Lions. That's good competition. Luck seems to thrive in the no huddle offense, and that's the offense that the Colts use in the 2 minute drill. He knows how to effectively move the ball down the field with his quick strikes and good throws. Andrew Luck has been the heart and soul of this Colts offense this year, and he's the main reason the Colts are in the playoffs. He needs to play well for the Colts to succeed, and the good news is, he's been playing very well all year.
The Colts have the motivational factor, and the matchup factor. Their coach had leukemia and missed most of the season. He will be returning in the playoffs and the Colts will be fired up. They will have the motvation factor as they will be playing hard for their coach. They will be fighting harder. So, the motivational factor helps a lot, it's a big reason why they beat the Packers. The Colts also have a matchup advantage. They will most likely (95% sure) be playing the Ravens, who have been shaky recently. Their defense hasn't been great, as they've been handily beat by several teams including the Broncos, Redskins and Steelers. Their offense has been inconsistent, and Flacco has been shaky. He's been making a lot of mistakes. Now that's a team the Colts can beat.