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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 11 Indianapolis Colts

By Mike Wells

A weekly examination of the Colts’ Power Ranking:

Preseason: 10 | Last week: 9 | Ranking since 2002

The Colts continued their trend of win a game, lose the next when they were beaten by Cincinnati on Sunday. They've maintained that pattern for the past six weeks. So in keeping with tradition, Indianapolis dropped in this week's Power Rankings. They haven't beaten a team with a winning record since defeating the Denver Broncos on Oct. 20. Quarterback Andrew Luck still has yet to lose back-to-back games in the NFL. He'll look to keep that record perfect when they host the Houston Texans on Sunday. The Colts are probably set as the No. 4 seed and will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC playoffs, so they'll use the final three games to try to find some kind of rhythm with the running backs and receivers on offense and improve their struggling defense. The Colts and Chiefs play Dec. 22 in Kansas City.

Here's how the voters ranked the Colts:

Ashley Fox: 10

Mike Sando: 14

Kevin Seifert: 11

John Clayton: 11

Dan Graziano: 11

Jamison Hensley: 10