With the 14-0 Colts holding only a five-point lead against the Jets, who need a win to keep their postseason hopes alive, coach Jim Caldwell has pulled quarterback Peyton Manning, inserting rookie Curtis Painter in his place.
Painter was inserted for a drive that commenced inside the Indy 10, with five minutes to play in the third quarter.
But Peyton hardly seems to be headed for the showers. He’s still wearing his helmet, and the home crowd just booed loudly when Painter’s first drive resulted in a three and out.
We’re not sure what’s going to happen next, but there could be a “heated discussion” coming up between Peyton and Caldwell. The Colts are chasing history, and Caldwell currently seems content to piss it away.