Three reasons why the Colts can win it all this year
With playoff football on the horizon, it’s Super Bowl or bust for all 12 teams. FOX Sports NFL insider Alex Marvez gives three reasons why each team will win the Super Bowl XLIX.
Andrew Luck has come of age: Luck helped guide Indianapolis into the playoffs during his first two NFL seasons, but he was even better in Year 3. Luck broke Peyton Manning’s franchise single-season passing record with 4,761 yards and also tossed an NFL-best 40 touchdown passes.
Improving health: Well aware that his club was likely locked into a first-round playoff game, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano rested ailing starters for the final two regular-season games. Key players like right tackle Gosder Cherilus, tight end Dwayne Allen and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton should be refreshed and good to go Sunday against Cincinnati.
Playoff savvy: The Colts have reached the postseason in 12 of the past 13 seasons, including nine times as AFC South champion since 2003. Pagano hopes that experience gives Colts players an edge to at least advance past the second round for the first time in his three years as head coach. "I love their mindset," Pagano told Colts media earlier this week. "They’re focused. They’re dialed in."