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Why the Colts Won’t Win the Super Bowl

Published by Jacob Sloan on December 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

I usually don’t write these kinds of posts, the ones that look at just one particular team’s chances in the NFL playoffs, but considering the fantasy season is winding to a close, I felt compelled to share my take on one of this week’s big storylines .

In the midst of a 15-10 third quarter with the Jets this week, the Colts, on the path to perfection, decided to sit their starters—Peyton Manning included—rather than push through to finish the game with a chance to go undefeated next week.

The Colts had the lead at the time, but they by no means had the game locked up—especially not when their backup quarterback, rookie Curtis Painter, was ill-prepared to control the clock against a New York Jets team fighting to remain in the playoff hunt.

Coach Jim Caldwell had to know what would happen if he pulled his team out of the game with the score still so close.

The Colts lost in...

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