Posted October 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
On the day Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano was released from the hospital, the Colts started playing his brand of football. They ran the ball effectively, controlled the clock, stopped Cleveland cold and walked away with a 17-13 victory. It doesn't get better than that. ''(Interim coach) Bruce (Arians) said instead of passing the ball on third down, we were going to run it on third down this week,'' rookie running back Vick Ballard said. ''We went with the run this week, and it turned out nice for us.'' Pagano couldn't have come up with a more perfect script had he done it himself. The Colts' head coach has missed the last three games after being diagnosed with a form of leukemia. He had been hospitalized since Sept. 26 so he could undergo treatment, but Sunday morning, the doctors gave him some surprising news - allowing him to head home where he is expected to stay for the duration of the treatment. Pagano watched the game on television from home, and Arians intimated he coul...
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