Colts players want win, not first pick
In the eyes of many of their fans, the Indianapolis Colts have gotten hot at just the wrong time.
While many in Indy would like for the Colts to lose at Jacksonville on Sunday to close the season, guaranteeing the team the first overall pick and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, players are having none of such talk, says the Associated Press.
"It's better not to respond to that at all," defensive end Robert Mathis said when asked about the fans' wishes. "We play to win."
The Colts had lost their first 13 games, but now have won back-to-back games over AFC South rivals Tennessee and Houston, both at Lucas Oil Stadium . Indianapolis faces the Jaguars on the road, but the 4-11 Jags are certainly capable of losing to the suddenly surging Colts.
Even owner Jim Irsay is urging his team on to get a third straight win, tweeting, "We're not going after anything but a win n Jacksonville, look at the last half century of SupBowl winners n c how many had 1st pick."
If the Colts win, and the St. Louis Rams lose to San Francisco, then the Rams would secure the top pick.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com