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2015 NFL Season: Predicting the AFC Playoff Picture

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Jan 18, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the New England Patriots in the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Division Winner: Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are a team who just seems to get richer every year.  They play in an improving division, but will continue to sit atop it due to stud quarterback Andrew Luck.  For 2015, via free agency, they’ve added Frank Gore and Andre Johnson to the offense and Trent Cole to the defense.  Indianapolis is a very attractive place to play right now, and with eight indoor games plus three divisional road games that are south of the Mason-Dixon line, the Colts should be a healthy team going into the playoffs.

Most Interesting Team: Houston Texans

Never discredit a guy like J.J. Watt, and a coach that is willing to do whatever it takes to win like Bill O’Brien.  Although Houston will more than likely not win the AFC South, they will give the Colts a run for their money.  The Texans have addressed quite a few of their position needs this offseason, and the signing of Brian Hoyer shouldn’t be underestimated; O’Brien is a renowned quarterbacks coach and will certainly have Hoyer ready to go.  Hoyer of course was more than serviceable in Cleveland last season and could substantially improve the Texans’ quarterback situation.

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