Heading into Week 17, the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams are tied for the worst record in the NFL, at 2-13. With Andrew Luck, easily the most hyped college prospect in a decade, looming, the race for the No. 1 overall pick is as interesting and important to some as the races for the final Wild Card spots.
If the season ended today, the Rams would hold the second overall pick, by virtue of the Colts having a worse strength of schedule. But of course, the season doesn't end today, and thanks to Indy's surprise victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday, the top pick is still up for grabs. If the Colts lose in Week 17, the pick will be Indy's, regardless of what happens with the Rams. But a Colts win coupled with a Rams loss would give the No. 1 pick to St. Louis.