Week 9 Results: Defeated Houston Texans 20 -14
What it Means: This was a game that the Indianapolis Colts probably should not have won. This roster, outside of quarterback, needs work at every position heading into next season. It’s honestly a little bit impressive how barren this team has become in terms of talent after competing in the AFC Championship Game only a few seasons ago. Their 3-6 record belies their ineptitude. Their only wins have come against two winless teams that look like they might be headed for 0-16 seasons and a crippled Texans team without its two superstars.
This win reveals that Indianapolis still hasn’t given up on the season like some other teams (New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and it also proves that T.Y. Hilton is an elite NFL receiver who continues to produce on a barren roster. But what really matters in this win is that Indianapolis did itself and its future a disservice by losing valuable draft spots in the 2018 draft.
What’s Next: Indianapolis faces a red-hot Pittsburgh Steelers team that has looked like the class of the AFC over the past few weeks. The Colts may have been able to hang with Houston, but they stand no chance against the offensive juggernaut that is Pittsburgh.