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Colts Odds to Make the NFL Playoffs Entering Week 17

The Indianapolis Colts' odds to make the NFL playoffs entering Week 17.
The Indianapolis Colts' odds to make the NFL playoffs entering Week 17. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts blew a 24-7 second half lead in Week 16, allowing the Pittsburgh Steelers to steal a 28-24 comeback win. Now the Colts face a number of situations unfolding in Week 17 as they pursue a playoff spot in the AFC.

To make the playoffs, the Colts need to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and also have either the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins or Tennessee Titans lose (or tie) in Week 17. The Ravens (at Cincinnati), Browns (vs Pittsburgh) and Dolphins (at Buffalo) all play early on Sunday before the Colts' late afternoon kickoff, so Indy will likely know before their game if they control their playoff destiny.

Colts Odds to Make Playoffs

FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds have the Colts as a 14-point home favorite over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17. The Jaguars' only win this season was in Week 1 against the Colts, but Jacksonville is also 0-7 on the road this season.

The Colts' odds to make the playoffs currently sit at -650, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL future odds. Football Outsiders still has the Colts' chances of making the playoffs at 83.6%, even though they need help from other teams entering Week 17.

Indianapolis also has a shot to win the AFC South division in the final week of the regular season as well.

They can secure the No. 4 seed and a home playoff game in the opening round with a win over the Jaguars, combined with a Tennessee Titans loss/tie on the road against the Houston Texans. The Colts also win the divsion with a tie against the Jaguars combined with a Titans loss.

There’s a chance the Colts could be the first team since the 2008 New England Patriots to miss the playoffs with 11 victories, but with the right results, they'll make their second playoff appearance in three seasons.

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