The Colts continued their 2022 season at home on Sunday against an AFC South rival, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who were 2-3 coming off a loss against the Houston Texans. The Colts managed to get some key players back from injury but in addition were without three key starters in Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines and Shaquille Leonard.
The Colts sit at 3-2-1, and are currently second within the AFC South. The Colts managed to grab their third win of the 12 months and needed to maintain up with the Tennessee Titans as they sit first in and above the Colts within the AFC South title.
The national media have moved the Colts up in the ability rankings board after their win against the Jaguars. Here is how the Colts stack up within the week 6 power rankings.
ESPN has the Colts at 20:
The notion that the Indianapolis Colts’ young group of wide receivers and tight ends were the largest concern hasn’t proven to be true. Surprisingly, that title belongs to an offensive line that has struggled in epic fashion and has undermined all the offense. The Colts have used different offensive line combos in each of the past three games, with not one of the changes prompted by injury. They finally appear to have found a workable unit in Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars — the road’s best showing of the season. As for the receivers and tight ends, the kids are really beginning to flash, particularly rookie receiver Alec Pierce. Now, consistency is the subsequent goal.
NFL.com has the Colts at 21:
Matty Ice lives! Forced to play one other game without star running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle), Colts coach Frank Reich rolled out a pass-drunk attack that thrived in a 34-27 win over the Jaguars. Playing behind a revamped offensive line, Matt Ryan threw for 389 yards and three touchdowns on 42-of-58 passing. Ryan didn’t commit a turnover and, remarkably, never took a single sack despite all those dropbacks. Ryan actually played his role in Indianapolis’ uninspired begin to its season, but Sunday served as a welcome reminder he can still sling it when given time to read defenses and make plays.
CBS Sports has the Colts at 15:
They’ve won two straight as Matt Ryan rallied them against Jacksonville. They’ve also handled quite a lot of injuries, but a few of those guys will probably be back soon.
USA Today has the Colts at 20:
Carson Wentz still haunts them, his finger injury meaning Indianapolis probably won’t get a second-round pick in return from Washington prior to next 12 months’s draft.
Yahoo Sports has the Colts at 16:
Matt Ryan has give you big plays in three dramatic, comeback wins. Say what you would like about how Ryan has played, but that wouldn’t have happened for the Colts last season. It’s fairly remarkable this team is above .500, and so they’re actually in pretty good condition in the event that they win at Tennessee on Sunday. That game may very well be the turning point of their season.
Bleacher Report has the Colts at 14:
The primary five weeks of the Matt Ryan era didn’t go so well for the Indianapolis Colts. Ryan struggled throwing the ball, the Colts ranked near the underside of the league in scoring and Indy struggled, winning only once over the season’s first month. Nonetheless, Sunday against the Jaguars, it was a unique story—Ryan threw for 389 yards and three scores without an interception in leading the Colts to a come-from-behind win over the rival Jaguars. And at 3-2-1, the Colts at the moment are just half a game back of the Titans within the AFC South.
“In Week 6, Ryan turned back the clock and looked just like the quarterback who once led the Atlanta Falcons’ high-powered passing attacks a couple of years ago as a substitute of a 37-year-old signal-caller on his technique to retirement,” Moton said. “We must note that he didn’t take a sack in last Sunday’s game, which is an incredible improvement from 21 sacks in the primary five weeks. “Ryan had time to showcase his reference to lead wideout Michael Pittman Jr. (13 receptions for 134 yards), rookie wide receiver Alec Pierce (three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown) and running back Deon Jackson (10 receptions for 79 yards). Even Parris Campbell reached the top zone with one in all his seven receptions (57 receiving yards). “Much more impressive, Indianapolis had its best passing performance without star running back Jonathan Taylor, who normally draws quite a lot of attention within the backfield but has missed consecutive games with an ankle injury,” Moton continued. “If Ryan continues to get maximum protection, be careful for the Colts.”
Pro Football has the Colts at 16:
It’s been very ugly at times, however the Indianapolis Colts are 3-2-1 and are battling the Titans for first place within the division, because the football gods intended when the season commenced. Matt Ryan looks about eight degrees of washed, the offensive line is in shambles, and Jonathan Taylor is injured. Nevertheless, Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce are proving to be quite the dynamic receiving duo. So long as Ryan’s hospital balls proceed to fall harmlessly, the Colts could piece together a couple of more wins. They’ll face their division rivals every week from Sunday.