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2023 Game #16: Raiders @ Colts, Sunday, Dec. 31st, 1PM EST


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  1. 1. Who wins this game?

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    • Colts
      23
    • The game will end in a tie.
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Happy New Year's Eve, everyone!

Your Indianapolis Colts will host the Las Vegas Raiders to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Raiders have played a lot better since Antonio Pierce replaced Josh McDaniels as head coach. They stunned the Chiefs last week. How do you think the Colts matches up against the Raiders?

 

 

Final Injury Report: Colts Wire

 

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Enjoy the game. Good luck! :colts:

 

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Big AFC Week 17 Games:

1pm

#2 Dolphins @ #1 Ravens

Panthers @ #4 Jaguars

#16 Patriots @ #6 Bills

#11 Raiders @ #7 Colts

#14 Titans @ #8 Texans

4pm

#9 Steelers @ #7(NFC) Seahawks

#10 Bengals @ #3 Chiefs

#15 Chargers @ #12 Broncos 

 

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1 minute ago, NFLfan said:

 

Pacers were on fire last night.(23-43 from 3pt range 53.5%)

 

Haliburton became the 3rd player to ever have back to back 20 pts + 20 assists games(Magic, Stockton, Haliburton)

Haliburton tied franchise record with 23 assists(Tinsley)

Nesmith hit (7) 3's, Turner (6), Mathurin (3) off bench while adding 20pts.

 

Happy National Basketball Association GIF by NBA

 

Anyway, thought I'd give them a shout out, back to the normally scheduled programming.

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29 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

Win or go home game. I think we can win today. A little help from other teams would be nice too. Trevor Lawrence is out today. Stroud is back.

Yeah, the ideal scenario today:

1pm

#2 Dolphins @ #1 Ravens ~ Either way has positives, Dolphins winning keeps a lot of teams playing for #1 though.

Panthers @ #4 Jaguars

#16 Patriots @ #6 Bills

#11 Raiders @ #7 Colts

#14 Titans @ #8 Texans

4pm

#9 Steelers @ #7(NFC) Seahawks

#10 Bengals @ #3 Chiefs

#15 Chargers @ #12 Broncos 

 

 

 

Colts start with 48% change to make the playoffs

Goes to 67% with a win, 23% with a loss 

 

Just by Titans beating the Texans our % would go up to 86%

 

 

Scenario above would put playoff chances at 97% chance to get in.(w/o Ravens/Dolphins, both take to 98%)

 

Would need in week 18:(win by ANY of these teams(1 win))

Browns

Broncos

Dolphins 

Titans (Colts would be Division Champs, regardless what happens in the Texans game.)

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/upshot/indianapolis-colts-nfl-playoff-picture.html#buf-ne-17=loss&ind-lv-17=win&jax-car-17=loss&hou-ten-17=loss&sea-pit-17=win&den-lac-17=win&kc-cin-17=win

 

 

Side Bar: just found one of the easier scenarios:

 

Week 17:

Colts win

Titans win

Seahawks win

Chiefs win

 

Week 18:(Colts lose)

Browns win

 or

Steelers win

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Thanks for openiethe thread again, NFLfan!

Thanks for the "scenario" post w87r.  It makes knowing who to cheer for so much *easier*, haha.  I love having so many teams in the hunt with only 2 games remaining.  Parity is truly alive in the NFL.

 

D needs to show up early and we can put this to bed somewhat quickly.  For some reason I see the Colts getting up quick and this being (a very unlikely) 34-14 blowout, Colts.  Offense should click with the starting 5 being together again up front.

Go Colts.  All day.  Every day.  :coltshelmet:

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The D is going to have to take chances with some early blitzing.

The O is going to have to control the clock and give the defense a breather.

The 12th man has to get loud and relentless. Fans should come out of LOS unable to speak.

Feeling butterflies late in December feels great!!!!

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Does anyone live near Portage, IN or Mishawaka, IN? What an incredible story about the young man stuck in his vehicle for six days and survived. He was found by fishermen. That is a miracle. I hope he makes a full recovery.

 

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Two men near Portage, Ind., were scouting a creek for potential fishing spots on Tuesday when they spotted a shiny object through the trees. They moved closer and saw that it was a mangled vehicle.

 

One of the men, Mario Garcia, said that he looked inside, pushed aside the airbag and found what he thought was a lifeless body.

But upon touch, a young man, still alive, awoke.

 

“He was very happy to see us,” Mr. Garcia said at a news conference. “I’ve never seen a relief like that.”

 

The driver, Matthew R, 27, of Mishawaka, Ind., had been trapped in the crumpled 2016 Ram truck for six days, according to the authorities.

 

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All the best in the game. Enjoy!

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2 minutes ago, Restinpeacesweetchloe said:

I hope if colts win the toss they take the ball on offense first with the beat up secondary.

Don't think it will matter much. If Raiders fall behind by two scores early...maybe,  Either way, it's up to the D to help us build a lead, not get behind early.  Hopefully no slow starts on either side of the ball.

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Just now, MB-ColtsFan said:

Don't think it will matter much. If Raiders fall behind by two scores early...maybe,  Either way, it's up to the D to help us build a lead, not get behind early.  Hopefully no slow starts on either side of the ball.

D is way too banged up. We are going to have to score a bunch of points today.

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