With only seven weeks remaining in the 2018 NFL season, teams are on the final stretch with hopes of making the playoffs. The Colts have been on a red-hot winning streak recently so here are some bold predictions for the Colts, that might not be as unrealistic as they seem.
Eric Ebron’s Endzone Expedition
Eric Ebron will finish the season with 16 or more receiving touchdowns. Ebron leads all tight ends through the first part of the season in receiving touchdowns with nine. In order to finish with 16, he would only need to average one touchdown per game for the next seven games. That’s only slightly above what he has averaged up to this point. Now that Jack Doyle is back, opposing defenses will have to find a way to stop both playmakers, and judging from last game against the Jaguars, it will not be easy to cover both elite tight ends. Double teaming Hilton and Doyle on most snaps last game left gave Eric more opportunities to score. I expect to see this trend continue over the next few weeks.
Andrew Luck Likes Touchdowns
Andrew Luck will throw for 46 or more touchdowns, obliterating his career high. Luck is currently second in passing touchdowns, behind only Patrick Mahomes, this far into the season. He has recorded 26 passing touchdowns, which is already more than he threw in 2012, 2013 and in 2015 (when he only played seven games). Luck is averaging 2.6 touchdown passes per game and is mathematically projected to throw 44, but considering the number of division games in the upcoming weeks, Andrew should be able to top that.
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Playoffs in the Circle City?
The Indianapolis Colts will finish with a 9-7 record and make the playoffs. This may seem slightly far-fetched considering the Colts were viewed as one of the worst teams in the league a few weeks ago, but they have won three straight games and now sit at 4-5 with two home games coming up. They have one of the easiest schedules to finish the season and have been playing great in their last few games. The only remaining matchups that could threaten the Colts are the Titans, Texans, and Cowboys. The Cowboys and Titans are very inconsistent so the Colts will either walk away with a tough loss or a dominant Victory.
Maniac Doing Maniac Things
Darius Leonard will break the franchise record for combined tackles in a season as a rookie. The current franchise record is held by D’Qwell Jackson with 167 combined tackles. As you may already know, Darius Leonard, the potential Defensive rookie of the year candidate, is leading the league in tackles even though he missed a game. He has 96 after the matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars and is averaging a remarkable 12 combines tackles per game! At this rate, he would finish with 180 combined tackles which would be the 13th most in NFL history.
You may or may not agree with me, but remember this article when the Colts and their players surprise everyone.