(INDIANAPOLIS) – Tickets are on sale for a playoff game the Colts may not play.
Indianapolis needs a win Sunday night against the Tennessee Titans to get into the playoffs. But a win plus a Houston Texans loss Sunday afternoon to the Jacksonville Jaguars would make the Colts unlikely division champions. They’d host a first-round playoff game next Saturday or Sunday.
Spokesman Steve Campbell says they can’t wait that long to put tickets on sale. 50-thousand season-ticket holders had first crack at tickets — the team had to contact them and determine how many tickets would be available to the general public. Those tickets went on sale online and by phone at 2 p.m. Wednesday through Ticketmaster.
If the Colts miss the playoffs, or if a Houston win puts them on the road as a wild-card team, you’ll get your money back.
A home game would most likely be against the Chiefs, Chargers or Texans, although a tie with Tennessee could bring the Ravens or Steelers to Lucas Oil Stadium.
If the Colts reach the divisional round, they’ll be on the road for that game no matter what. But if the Colts are division champs and everything falls exactly right, they could end up at home again to play for the AFC championship. That’s how it played out in 2006, when the Colts won the Super Bowl. They entered that postseason as the third seed and beat the second-seeded Ravens in Baltimore in the divisional round, while New England’s upset of top-seeded San Diego brought the Patriots to the RCA Dome for a memorable championship game. Marlin Jackson’s interception sealed the Colts’ comeback from an 18-point deficit.
The Colts would enter this year’s playoffs as the third seed if they win the division and the Ravens lose to Cleveland on Sunday. A Ravens win would make the Colts the fourth seed at best.
Lucas Oil Stadium (Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Sport)