Can The 2-2 Indianapolis Colts Make The Playoffs?

Can The 2-2 Indianapolis Colts Make The Playoffs?
Fact Checked by Nate Hamilton

The Indianapolis Colts lost a heartbreaker Sunday as they saw their rally from a 23-0 deficit to the Los Angeles Rams end in a 29-23 defeat in overtime. However, it’s safe to say things are looking up for first-year coach Shane Steichen and his team.

At 2-2, the Colts are in a four-way tie for first place in the AFC South, and rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson played well Sunday after missing the previous week due to a concussion. A huge relief for Kentucky sports betting participants looking to bet on the Colts. They also have games against divisional foes Tennessee and Jacksonville over the next two weeks. Wins in those games would put them ahead in the division and give fans hope their team could make the playoffs for the first time since 2020 – or perhaps even their first division title since 2014. Track the Colts playoff chances with us all season long on

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Season Results of NFL Teams Starting 2-2

But before fans get too excited, data shows a .500 start after the first four games isn’t the best indicator of success. Utilizing Champs or Chumps, looked at how teams ended up the rest of the NFL season after starting their season with a 2-2 record since 2012. There have been 110 teams that have started 2-2 in the last 10 years. Below, you'll find some useful information if you plan to bet on Kentucky sportsbook apps this season.

Situation Teams Percentage
Making The Playoffs 44 40.0%
Win Wild Card Round 32 29.1%
Win Divisional Round 14 12.7%
Win Conference Championship 3 2.7%
Win Super Bowl 2 1.8%

With only 40% of the 2-2 teams making the playoffs over the past decade, chances aren’t that great for the Colts. However, somebody does have to represent the division in the playoffs this season. So we're telling you there's a chance.

And while still trying to shake off the loss, Colts fans did receive some good news on Monday with reports that star running back Jonathan Taylor may be ready to come back and play, possibly as soon as Sunday at the Titans. Taylor, the NFL’s leading rusher in 2021, suffered a season-ending ankle injury late last season and held out in the preseason in hopes of getting traded. If Taylor can produce to his All-Pro levels, then it would give Indianapolis a big boost to their hopes for the season and Colts Super Bowl odds.

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Colts Still Longshots To Make Playoffs

As of Monday, oddsmakers still doubt the Colts' chances. DraftKings sportsbook Kentucky offers +380 odds on Indianapolis to win the AFC South, the third pick out of the four teams. The odds for the Colts to make the playoffs are +270 at DraftKings.

At BetMGM Kentucky sportsbook, the Colts have odds of +260 to make the playoffs, and their total wins for the season are currently at 7.5. Odds on the over are -105, while the under is -115. Caesars gives Indianapolis +450 odds to win the division, while FanDuel has the Colts at +500 to win the AFC South.

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