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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 13 roundup for the Indianapolis Colts in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 27

Realistic expectation: Evaluate the roster for next season.

This is the second consecutive year the Colts have fallen short of their own preseason expectations. It might be time to take a step back and reevaluate where this roster is heading into 2023. The Colts have already fired their head coach and are expected to conduct a legitimate coaching search when the season ends. The changes won't stop there, considering their apparent needs and the lack of production they are getting from an offensive line that is the NFL's most expensive. Something the Colts might also have to consider is whether they want to keep Matt Ryan on the roster next season to mentor another QB. The last five games could help determine that.

NFL.com -- Rank: 27

The Colts shook off a slow start to make a game of it on Monday night, but subpar play from a pop-gun offense didn't disappear when Frank Reich was served his walking papers. Matt Ryan's lack of mobility and arm strength are obvious impediments here, but the Colts also lack playmakers they can count on aside from Michael Pittman Jr. and Jonathan Taylor, who didn't see many touches after a goal-line fumble on a failed exchange with Ryan in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Jeff Saturday absorbed his first real sideline criticism for some poor clock management on Indy's final doomed drive. "I thought we had plenty of time," Saturday said afterward. "I wasn't too concerned."

CBS Sports -- Rank: 27

The Jeff Saturday bump is over. They won one and lost two. Maybe it's not so easy to coach in this league.

USA Today -- Rank: 26

Cool to see Jeff Saturday has made NFL history as the head coach with the most ever games (211) as a player. Otherwise, he's saddled with a fool's errand.

The Athletic -- Rank: 27

The feel-good portion of the Jeff Saturday coaching tenure was fun while it lasted. But after two successive losses and some questionable clock management on the Colts' final drive against Pittsburgh, it's probably time to be a little more clear-eyed. The Colts are in as dire long-term shape as almost any team. They need a coach, a quarterback, a revamped offensive line, another weapon in the passing game and playmakers on defense. Their best players play relatively fungible positions. Good luck, Jim Harbaugh.

The Ringer -- Rank: 22

Matt Ryan is an obvious upgrade over Sam Ehlinger, and there's reason to believe interim head coach Jeff Saturday has provided at least a small spark for the team. But the Colts offense is still among the league's worst. In the two weeks Ehlinger was the starter, the Colts ranked 32nd in EPA per drive. In the three weeks with Saturday and Ryan at the helm, the Colts have improved just slightly, to 26th. It's too little, too late for Indianapolis to survive such inefficiency offensively and Saturday's questionable clock management.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 25

You can try to make some argument that not calling timeouts was the right call by the Colts — they might have wanted to hurry up on third down and catch the Steelers with a run play while the defense was reeling — but it was pretty bad game management by Jeff Saturday on Monday night. That will happen when you hire a coach with no experience above the high-school level.

PFT -- Rank: 27

It's almost as if the person responsible for managing the clock late in the game has hardly any experience doing so.

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