|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The NFL playoffs kick off this weekend and the Indianapolis Colts are prepped and ready to defend their AFC Championship.
A consistently strong team, the Colts have won at least 12 regular season games over the last seven years! But 2010 proved to be a bit more of a challenge. They were at a mere 6-6 record with only 4 games remaining in the regular season, and even trailed the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC South. But they were able to finish the season with a solid 10-6 record this year, beating the Jags for the top of the NFC South and the number three seed for the post season schedule. Unfortunately their offense faced a lot of trouble this season. Dallas Clark, Austin Collie, Joseph Addai all sustained season ending injuries. But lucky for the Colts they still have the legendary Peyton Manning. He averaged 288 yards per game, and even went three games throwing 11 interceptions, the worst of his professional career, but they are still in the playoffs! Prior to the season beginning the Indianapolis Colts were ranked in the odds as one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year. Even after struggles, Manning faults, and injury losses, odds makers still believe they are strong contenders to take the title for Super Bowl XLV.
Sportsbook odds list the Indianapolis Colts as 16/1 odds for winning it this year.
But it is all going to come down to Peyton Manning, so he best not be having one of his off games even for a moment in the post-season. In recent Indianapolis Colts news, Colts linebacker Clint Session missed practice, and let team owner Jim Irsay let everyone know. When he was touting a Colts promotion, Irsay said he would fly in the winner from anywhere because, hey, "this is the NFL" and he takes his "dream-making seriously!"
They face the New York Jets in playoffs game 2 this Wild Card Weekend. When betting on the Super Bowl note that they struggled stopping the run last year in the AFC Championship game against the Jets, yet still managed to win that game at 30-17. Lucky for Indianapolis, they will avoid playing the Pats until the AFC Champs game, but they will still struggle with the Steeler in round two.