The Indianapolis Colts are up four spots in NFL.com’s week four power rankings. The recent ranking comes after a 26-22 victory over the San Diego Chargers this past Sunday.
The Indianapolis Colts defeated the San Diego Chargers by a score of 26-22 on Sunday, improving their record to 1-2 on the season.
The win ensured that the Colts would avoid their first 0-3 start in five seasons — where they went 2-14 during the 2011 NFL Season.
NFL.com recently released their power rankings for teams after the league’s third week of action, and have the Colts sitting in at No. 24 — up four spots from last week’s ranking.
"“Nice work by Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton to come through in crunch time on a day the Colts’ offense didn’t dominate as much as people (or fantasy gurus) thought it would. Tough sledding out there for the bulk of the afternoon after getting off to a fast start behind Frank Gore. The veteran running back slowed down (70 of his 82 rushing yards came in the first half), and Hilton picked up the slack. T.Y. earned his production, too, with 174 yards (131 in the second half) while being shadowed by Jason Verrett. And kudos to the oft-worried-about Indy defense, which held the end-game lead.”"
Perhaps the defense’s biggest stop of the day came on the Chargers’ final drive, when they forced a fumble and recovered it — sealing their first victory of the year in what was a thrilling victory.
Up against the Jacksonville Jaguars next week in London, England, the Colts aim to even their record at 2-2 with a victory.
This coming game against the Jaguars is extremely crucial, as the Houston Texans (2-1) currently sit atop the AFC South division. The Colts sit in second place behind the Texans.
With a 1-2 record, the Colts need to get everything together very quickly if they wish to make the postseason for the fourth time in five seasons. The next few games on their schedule are crucial to earn victories in, as their schedule becomes exponentially tougher throughout the season
The Colts take on the Jaguars Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 9:30 a.m. ET in London.
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