Colts defensive end Justin Houston reacts after a sack in 2019
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 06: Justin Houston #99 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates his tackle for a 1-yard loss on fourth down and 1 of Damien Williams #26 of the Kansas City Chiefs for a 1-yard loss and a turnover on downs at Arrowhead Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Colts won, 19-13. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

How do the Colts Matchup with the Rest of the AFC for the Playoffs?

The Indianapolis Colts second half surge has propelled them to a December playoff push.

Still tied at the top of the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans at 10-4, the Colts seem to rest comfortably in an AFC playoff position. But as Frank Reich says often, the job isn’t done yet.

Even though Indianapolis isn’t officially in, it seems like there are few teams across the rest of the AFC that would be favored over the Colts come playoff time.

Kevin Bowen guest hosted The Dan Dakich Show on Wednesday afternoon and spoke on that subject with Michael Grady. KB and MG discussed teams like the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs being major threats to the Colts.

“With a team like Buffalo, collective experience in the postseason and whether or not they can handle tough moments is something I’m really curious about,” Grady said. “The fact that the Colts play such great defense is why I’d give them a shot against most teams with the exception of Kansas City.”

Philip Rivers doesn’t have much left to accomplish in his hall-of-fame career. He’s just two touchdowns away from passing Dan Marino for 5th on the all-time list. But he has never won the big one.

This postseason gives him another crack at a ring, but also a chance for some revenge.

“With the Cleveland Browns it would be a payback situation and I’d like the Colts in that one,” Grady added. “The Baltimore Ravens would be an interesting one. Because they’re going to have to fight like hell to get in. If they get healthy, the Colts would be really mad if they were to matchup with them of course given what happen in the regular season. I’m really only nervous about the Chiefs, I think the Colts have a shot against everybody else.”

This Sunday could be what separates the division.

The Blue and White travel east to face the Pittsburgh Steelers; A team they have not defeated since 2008. And the Titans are up in Green Bay for Sunday Night Football to take on the Packers.

Bring on the playoff push. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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