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Colts are playing to win in Week 17

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10:57 AM ET 12.26 | Indianapolis Colts interim coach Bruce Arians may not be resting his starters in Week 17. When asked about the subject, Arians stated "we're going to win. We gotta keep rising". The Colts clinched a playoff spot with last week's come from behind victory over the Chiefs, and will be hosting the Houston Texans to close out the regular season.

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December 26, 2012  11:10 AM ET

Herm Edwards would play to win too.

December 26, 2012  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Herm Edwards would play to win too.

Too bad he never did.

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December 26, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Got to sell those tickets.

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December 26, 2012  11:36 AM ET

Love this one!



December 26, 2012  11:38 AM ET

Well if this T&R were about the jets would it be "play to lose" ?

December 26, 2012  11:45 AM ET

unlike last season when it was so obvious that the Colts were playing to lose....

December 26, 2012  11:45 AM ET

A come from behind win over the Chiefs may mean they better keep the starters in I'm guessing.

December 26, 2012  12:05 PM ET

id take Luck over RG3, Wilson, or any of the other rookie QB's this kid is a winner

December 26, 2012  12:28 PM ET

If they had that same mentality during the Tony Dungy era Peyton Manning might have some more rings.

December 26, 2012  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

id take Luck over RG3, Wilson, or any of the other rookie QB's this kid is a winner

Russell Wilson is my pick for R.O.Y.

December 26, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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If they had that same mentality during the Tony Dungy era Peyton Manning might have some more rings.

Peyton is just 1-1 in Super Bowls.

December 26, 2012  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

id take Luck over RG3, Wilson, or any of the other rookie QB's this kid is a winner

Ditto. But it has nothing to do with wins. RGIII and Russell Wilson also have winning records.

The key difference is that Indianapolis has been able to operate out of a pro style offense and rely on Andrew Luck to shoulder the load. IOW, Luck has proven that he is able to win games without the assistance of a running game to make his job easier.

December 26, 2012  01:03 PM ET
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Russell Wilson is my pick for R.O.Y.

Same.

I think Russell Wilson gets the short end of the deal in the ROY discussion because Andrew Luck and RGIII have dominated the hype since long before Draft Day.

IMO, he has to do more to get the same amount of public attention.

(sidenote: I view the ROY award discussion and the question of "who I'd want as my franchise QB" as two different questions.)

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December 26, 2012  01:25 PM ET
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Rookie of the Year? Who gives a rip? What about for the next 12 years?Luck is still my choice, if I could pick any of the three, for now and the future. If you want Wilson, you can have him. Same with RG3.

Totally agree. All good but Luck is would be the first choice and he was. for a reason.

December 26, 2012  04:55 PM ET

I think a lot of teams have realized that resting players and coasting in the last game or two kills momentum going into the playoffs. Look for more teams to play through regardless of record or seeded position.

 
December 26, 2012  04:57 PM ET
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Rookie of the Year? Who gives a rip? What about for the next 12 years?Luck is still my choice, if I could pick any of the three, for now and the future. If you want Wilson, you can have him. Same with RG3.

Also agree. Wasn't Vince Young ROY his first year?

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