20. Indianapolis Colts
After an 0-3 start, the Indianapolis Colts are beginning to find their groove. They've gone 4-2 in their last six games with a pair of close losses to the AFC's two best teams, the Titans and the Ravens.
A blowout victory over the Jets in Week 9 solidified the notion that the Colts are a pretty good football team that's on the rise.
Carson Wentz is playing some good football, although the team's pass defense has a chance to hold them back.
The Colts could compete for a wild card spot, but until they figure out how to stop teams from airing it out, they might not be much more than that.
19. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings just can't seem to get out of their own way. Somehow, despite a 3-5 record, the Vikings have a positive point differential and rank above-average in a number of team statistics.
But their knack for losing close games has head coach Mike Zimmer on the hot seat. Kirk Cousins is still playing well, but until they prove that they can win in close games consistently, they won't be serious playoff contenders.
The Vikings have underachieved this season and their upcoming schedule doesn't look pretty with games against the Los Angeles Chargers and Green Bay Packers up next.