Though the Colts certainly have some holes to plug, Indianapolis still has the luxury of having the most coveted asset in professional football: a franchise quarterback. It is certainly optimal to have Luck under center for as long as the Colts can keep him there. Having an all-star quarterback elevates the offense to an entirely new level and the main benefactor of Luck's prowess is wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. Coming off one of his best seasons as a pro, the Miami native led the league in receiving in 2016.
A lot of the Colts success depends on Luck. He needs to get rid of the ball a bit quicker and make fewer mistakes. Most people think it's only a matter of time before he leads his team to the Promise Land. He may have to wait a few more seasons to do so, but they will remain competitive in a wide open AFC South in the meantime.
Indianapolis Colts Betting Lines Today
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Indianapolis Colts Standings Right Now
The Colts are expected to be in the playoff picture in the final weeks of each season. Find out how they're currently progressing by referencing the standings below.
How To Win At Indianapolis Colts Betting
With the passing offense of the Colts being heralded as one of the most vaunted in football, Indy has put itself at the center of the game's continuing transition to concentrating on a vertical attack.
There is no doubt that Luck and Hilton are the cornerstone of the Colts' attack. They need to be at their best for the Colts to have a chance of winning a very tightly contested AFC South. The division title is up for grabs and Luck has the talent to make it happen for a team ready to return to the form unseen since Payton Manning's heyday.
The Colts finished the 2016 season in third place, winning eight and losing eight. They were 4-4 on the road and at home, while also winning half of their games against fellow AFC teams. That is the definition of average. The Colts, to make the playoffs, will have to muster another two home wins, while maintaining their .500 road winning percentage.
The Colts have solidified things on the defensive side of the ball by drafting safety Malik Hooker and cornerback Quincy Wilson. While fresh out of college, both players fit Chuck Pagano's defensive scheme. It will take them a while to get up to NFL speed. However, they will make a big difference once they do. The Colts conceded 24.5 points per game in 2016, the 11th most in the NFL. Those numbers are one of the reasons the Colts failed to make the playoffs in 2016.
Their offense was the team's silver lining. And it is their offense which needs to lead the team back to glory. They scored 25.7 points per game, the eighth most in the NFL. Of course, you can't win division titles without defensvie help, so the Colts will hope that facet of their game improves so Luck and company can continue to rip it up.
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