I think we're going to have a top 10 offense, top 7 defense, top 10 special teams, and top 10 coaching staff, so I'm putting us at around top 5 overall.
I've seen way too many (both understandable and inexplicable) Colts collapses against the Steelers to bet against them anytime soon. Maybe PR can get us over the Steelers hump. I hope so. Not ready to bet on it yet.
I think this is about right. As an Indy homer, I could go as high as 7th, but 12th doesn't bother me at this point.
And speaking of schedule, I like our chances with how the schedule pans out. We only play one top 10 team on the road (Steelers #7), and I honestly think they are ranked too high. Half of our schedule, and half of our away games, are against teams in the bottom 10. I like our chances vs anyone at home. And I'm not afraid of anyone this year.
7. @ Steelers