Let’s be honest, the Colts season hasn’t turned out as Indy had expected. Although many are calling it impossible, their playoff hopes are still alive, thanks to the Broncos win over the Bengals on Monday night. The odds are definitely stacked against them, mainly because the Colts are desperate for a quarterback.
Andrew Luck is still out with a lacerated kidney and hasn’t been cleared to practice. Matt Hasselbeck went down with a throwing shoulder injury during Sunday’s match up against the Dolphins. Charlie Whitehurst took lead of the team after Hasselbeck left the game, but he too was injured with a strained hamstring. Despite the injuries, the Colts came out on top, beating the Dolphins 18-12. On Monday the Colts announced that they placed Whitehurst on injured reserve for the remainder of the season, leaving the quarterback situation looking bleak.
Colts signed Stephen Morris, who has never actually played an NFL snap, from the Eagles’ practice squad. Colts have also signed Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley. Freeman hasn’t been in the league since 2013, but he has had 60 starts in his career. Lindley played for the Arizona Cardinals last year.
Who will start? Pagano says, “I don’t know. We’ll see how the week goes.” One thing is for sure, whoever the Colts start, a win against the Titans is needed to keep their playoff hopes alive. Below is a list of 9 things that must happen, in order for the Colts to make the playoffs:
1. Colts must beat the Titans
2. Falcons must beat the Saints
3. Steelers must beat the Browns
4. Bills must beat the Jets
5. Jaguars must beat the Texans
6. Ravens must beat the Bengals
7. Dolphins must beat the Patriots
8. Broncos must beat the Chargers
9. Raiders must beat the Chiefs