Thursday, November 12, 2020

Indianapolis Colts Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Indianapolis Colts rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 13.0 (14th)
  • Best ranking: 12th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 15th (USA Today)

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Colts in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 12

They had more first downs and more total yards than the Ravens but still lost by two touchdowns. The game came down to a few critical plays. Jonathan Taylor fumbled, and the Ravens scooped it up and scored. Officials ruled in favor of a Marcus Peters interception on a play that could've gone either way. And with 5:34 left, the Colts failed to convert on fourth-and-inches in the red zone. I'm in agreement with The Athletic's Stephen Holder: There's not a lot of talent on this Colts offense that will keep opposing defensive coordinators up at night. Indianapolis is a good team that should compete for a playoff spot, but they look like a group whose ceiling is probably the divisional round.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 12

The offense didn't do enough against the Ravens. But the defense continues to be a strong unit that is good enough to carry them to the postseason.

USA Today -- Rank: 15

Amazing what a difference LB Darius Leonard means to this defense, which surrenders 135 fewer yards a game when he's on field.

ESPN -- Rank: 12

Recalibrated expectation: Get back to the postseason

The class of the AFC still resides in Kansas City, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, but the Colts are good enough to be a playoff team, especially with a seventh spot being added this year. Where in the AFC pecking order the Colts are is anybody's guess at the moment, especially with inconsistent play at quarterback and in the running game. There should be a better indication of where things stand after the Colts face the Titans, who lead the AFC South, in two of the next three games. -- Mike Wells -- Rank: 14

Philip Rivers and Colts fans have the right to be annoyed by the controversial Marcus Peters interception that changed the course of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium. Al Riveron said the call was "clear and obvious," but it was surely less so to most people outside Maryland. Still, not all the sins of a frustrating loss can be put on one play. The Colts' defense, so stout in the first half, was bested by Lamar Jackson in the second half, and the Indy offense managed just three points in the final three quarters. A disappointing loss for sure, but the Colts will find themselves back in first place in the AFC South with a win over the Titans on Thursday.

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