Painter gets nod over Orlovsky as Colts QB

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 23, 2011

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)
Colts coach Jim Caldwell has picked quarterback Curtis Painter to start Sunday's game against Carolina. Painter replaced the injured Kerry Collins against Pittsburgh in September and has started every game since then. But after posting quarterback ratings of 51 or less in each of his past four games, fans were clamoring for another change. At 0-11, the Colts are the only winless team in the NFL. Dan Orlovsky is the only other healthy quarterback on Indy's roster, and coming off a bye week, many fans thought it was a logical time to make a change. Four-time league MVP Peyton Manning hasn't practiced since having neck surgery Sept. 8, his third neck surgery in 19 months. Manning had not missed a start in the previous 13 years.
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