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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Indianapolis Colts rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Colts in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 8

Be thankful for: Julian Blackmon. How did 84 players go before this guy? Blackmon essentially won the game against the Packers with his terrific forced fumble in overtime. But this isn't just a one-game thing. He's been great all season. We often get caught up in the big moves, like trading for DeForest Buckner or signing Philip Rivers. But good teams gain edges on the margins by finding players like Blackmon in the third round. Blackmon is a legit Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate, and the Colts' defense ranks fifth league-wide.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 4

That was an impressive come-from-behind victory against the Packers. They dominated the second half.

USA Today -- Rank: 6

I was tempted to vault them into the No. 1 spot once I realized they play U2 to celebrate victories at Lucas Oil Stadium. Thankfully, my professionalism kicked in for a change.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

What they're thankful for: A legit defense

Top-ranked defense and Indianapolis are words that haven't been in the same sentence too much over the years. But the Colts have a legitimate defense that has spent a significant portion of the season ranked No. 1 in the NFL. The unit, led by linebacker Darius Leonard and lineman DeForest Buckner, has forced 17 turnovers (12 interceptions, five fumble recoveries) this season, which is tied for the second most in the league. -- Mike Wells

NFL.com -- Rank: 10

The Colts didn't author a masterpiece on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, but results matter more. Indy is 7-3 after a 34-31 overtime win over the Packers, a game that showed a fighting spirit in Frank Reich's team. The Packers piled up 28 points and took a 14-point lead into halftime, but the Colts shut down Aaron Rodgers and Co. after that. Indianapolis forced four turnovers on the day, none bigger than Julian Blackmon's expert strip of Marquez Valdes-Scantling that set up Rodrigo Blankenship's game-winning kick in overtime. Back-to-back wins over the Titans and Packers have set up Indy well -- if they can complete the sweep of Tennessee on Sunday, they'll be in excellent position for their first division title in six years.

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