What it will take to win the Indiana connection title
The Indianapolis Colts have been in contention for a playoff spot this season after their 7-6 record.
However, they need to win out and make the playoffs to have any hope of reaching the postseason.
Here are the most important things to know about the AFC and NFC playoff picture:1.
Indianapolis Colts (7-6)The Colts are coming off of a bye week, which will make it easier for coach Chuck Pagano to rest some of his players.
Pagano has not coached since the beginning of December, but he is expected to return to the sideline on Thursday.
His roster is deep with talent, including tight end Andrew Luck, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and running back Trent Richardson.
The Colts have the league’s No. 4 scoring offense, No. 5 rushing offense and No. 2 rushing defense.
Pagana will want his players to step up, especially when they have to play on the road against division opponents Pittsburgh and Dallas.2.
New England Patriots (7.5-5)The Patriots lost a close game against the New Orleans Saints in Week 5, but they will be a playoff team after losing to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6.
The Patriots have the best offense in the league with Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.
New York will also face the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the playoffs, which should be interesting.
The Patriots are on pace for a record-setting season and have a strong defense.
They rank No. 1 in yards allowed per game and No