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Question of the Day
An Indy romp.
The Colts (6-2) have beaten San Francisco, Seattle and Denver, and while they could have some offensive issues without Reggie Wayne, they’re the class here. Don’t be surprised if they get a first-round playoff bye.
Tennessee (4-4) has a vastly improved defense and seems to be finding its running game with Chris Johnson. It also has two games left with the Colts, but a wild card should be its target.
Houston (2-6) was a mess even before coach Gary Kubiak fell ill, and could wind up using the rest of the season to sort out a muddled roster. But it has the division’s best defensive player in J.J. Watt.
Jacksonville (0-8) is a real threat to go 0-16.
The undefeated team isn’t the favorite here.
Unless the Chiefs (9-0) sweep their two games with Denver (7-1), there will be doubters about them heading right into January. The offense is a bit pedestrian, but it doesn’t do dumb things and has the kind of running game that prospers in winter. The defense is the league’s best, a takeaway machine and intimidator.
Peyton Manning is guiding the Broncos on their record scoring pace with perhaps the best season of his brilliant career, surrounded by all kinds of talent. But the defense needs to pick it up, and coach John Fox has been sidelined by heart surgery.
Either Kansas City or Denver will win this division and have the AFC’s best record. The other could have 13 wins be a wild card.
Also-ran San Diego (4-4) is as inconsistent as anyone. So is Oakland (3-5).
The less said, the better.
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