NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the Indianapolis Colts by the AP Pro32
panel (ranking in parentheses):



Chris Berman (ESPN, 14) — Will have another chance at Houston in Week

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 11) — Should remove any doubt and clinch
a playoff spot this weekend.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 9)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 10) — They seem to be
comfortable playing from behind and that has to change — can't win
them all in dramatic fashion.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 12) — Three-game winning streak is snapped, so a
guaranteed playoff berth is still a win away. Another impressive
performance from rookie running back Vick Ballard, who gets his first
100-yard rushing game.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 9) — The surprising Colts are
playoff-bound with a 9-5 record despite a defense that makes few
plays. Indianapolis has forced only 10 turnovers and sacked the
quarterback just 27 times.

Clark Judge (, 11) — Someone should send a Christmas
present to the NFL schedule makers. Next on the Colts' list: Kansas
City. Yes, Andrew Luck, there is a Santa Claus.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 12) — A win at Arrowhead will make it
official they're in.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/, 9) — The best story of
the 2012 season. They are young and exceeding expectations. How far
they go in the playoffs against good teams is another story.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 12) — The 9-5 Colts have had such a special
season. Can they hang with the big boys? Sunday against the Texans the
answer was no.

Alex Marvez (, 12) — The Colts are going to make the
playoffs, but a 29-17 loss at Houston gives little reason to believe
they'll be sticking around the postseason for very long.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 9) — They can beat average teams, but can
they beat the good ones? They'll find out in two weeks with a rematch
against the Texans.