Updated Nov. 22
There are six games left, so it's time to peek ahead to the Super Bowl.
|Peyton Manning and the Colts look unstoppable. (AP)|
Barring a Peyton Manning injury, the Colts have it perfectly set up to finally get Manning that elusive ring.
They have a three-game lead in their division with six to go. They have a two-game lead in the race for home-field advantage with six to go.
If they play their two playoff games at home, it would mean they would be inside for the entire postseason, since the roof will be closed at Ford Field come Super Bowl week; no wind, no rain, no snow, no cold, just playmakers who can kill.
After beating the Cincinnati Bengals 45-37, a victory that keeps them atop the CBS SportsLine.com Power Rankings, nobody in the Colts locker room wanted to come close to peeking toward the playoffs.
At 10-0, they also wanted no part of the undefeated-season talk. So we will. It's possible.
The schedule gets tougher the next couple of weeks, starting against the Steelers next Monday night, but this team can do so many things, those 1972 Miami Dolphins should be getting a tad nervous. After Pittsburgh, the Colts have a tough home game left against San Diego and road games at Jacksonville and at Seattle.
That Seattle game comes the second-to-last weekend, which means the Colts might have clinched everything by then. It could mean they rest players, an interesting decision if they are faced with it. A loss, some say, might be a good thing going in the playoffs. It would take the pressure off.
Bunk to that.
The Colts want to go undefeated. And if they do, they'll run through the playoffs and win the Super Bowl to get to 19-0.
If it doesn't happen, something will have gone painfully wrong.
Or as we like to say in a G-rated version: They will have peed down their leg.
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