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:
- Average ranking: 9.4 (9th)
- Best ranking: 7th (CBS Sports)
- Worst ranking: 12th (USA Today)
Below you will find a Week 15 roundup for the Colts in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 9
They traded their first-round pick to the 49ers for DeForest Buckner, and that deal, like others mentioned above, has worked out well. Buckner has played at a high level and helped transform the Colts into a top-10 defense. Indianapolis pounded the Raiders to improve to 9-4. The Colts will look to pick up a game on the Titans in the final three weeks to win the AFC South and get a home game in the first round.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 7
The offense took advantage of a bad Las Vegas defense in their blowout victory. If they can play like that, they will be a dangerous playoff team.
USA Today -- Rank: 12
Hopefully America now understands why Kenny Moore is one of the league's preeminent slot corners. You won't see a prettier interception.
ESPN -- Rank: 9
The Colts -- yes, the Colts -- are being led by their defense. The unit has spent time this season ranked No. 1 in the league in total defense. They're currently sixth in the league in that category. The Colts have dropped a bit because they've struggled in giving up yards. But what has helped them win four of their past five games is that the defense has forced 22 turnovers, which puts the Colts second in the league this season. -- Mike Wells
NFL.com -- Rank: 10
The Colts put it all together against the Raiders on Sunday. Philip Rivers and T.Y. Hilton made beautiful music, Jonathan Taylor busted the game open with big plays, and the defense made life unpleasant for Derek Carr in a 44-27 win. The victory puts the Raiders' postseason hopes on life support while keeping Indianapolis in prime position for a playoff spot, either as AFC South champion or as a wild-card entry. Back to Taylor: The rookie has gone through growing pains this season, but he's looked like a different player since coming off the reserve/COVID-19 list. He adds essential balance to an offense, and his presence as a playmaker makes Rivers a far more effective quarterback. If Taylor keeps this up, you can make the argument that Indy is the most well-rounded team in the AFC.
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