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Colts can clinch playoff berth with win over Raiders

Though the Indianapolis Colts (9-6) would need a lot of help to win the division, they can make their way into the playoffs with a win over the Las Vegas Raiders (8-7) in Week 17.

According to FiveThirtyEight, the Colts currently have a 97% chance to make the playoffs. A win at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 17 would be all the Colts need to clinch their playoff berth for the second consecutive season.

As the top wild-card team in the AFC, the Colts got some help around the conference and now have a full-game lead over the seventh-seed Baltimore Ravens (8-7). They also hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the New England Patriots (9-6) thanks to their win in Week 15.

Meanwhile, the Colts have an 11% chance to win the division. But if the Tennessee Titans defeat the Miami Dolphins in Week 17, then they clinch the AFC South.

Indy will be dealing with some injuries and COVID-19 issues in Week 17 so that will certainly have an impact on the outlook of the matchup.

But as long as the Colts take care of business at home this week, they will find themselves in the playoffs.

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