Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/11

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 27: Curtis Painter #7 of the Indianapolis Colts throws the ball during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Curtis Painter could lose his starting quarterback job when the winless Indianapolis Colts return from their bye week.

Painter has been benched in each of the past two games by Colts coach Jim Caldwell, who said he will wait before making a decision on his Week 12 starter.

"We don't play for a while yet, and really we're evaluating everything all across the board, not necessarily just that position," Caldwell said. "We do have a chance to see where everybody is."

Indianapolis (0-10) has failed to score an offensive touchdown in the past two games, the first time that's happened since 1997 - the pre-Peyton Manning era.

Painter was thrust into the starting lineup in Week 5 after Kerry Collins suffered a concussion.

He has thrown for fewer than 100 yards in three of his last four starts, and has been yanked in favor of journey Dan Orlovsky in the past two weeks.

For the season, Painter has completed only 51.7 percent of his passes (125 of 242) and thrown five touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

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