At this point of the season the usual debate is whether the Colts should rest the starters or put their boot on the proverbial throat. Eric Smith of Bleacher Report stirs the pot and asks if the Colts should take a dive:
I think the Colts ownership would love to lose this game and go for a win to end the season in Jacksonville knowing they clinched the top pick. They could breathe a lot easier since Jacksonville is so bad that the Colts backups can still probably beat them.
The problem is, do you sit your starters and try to lose in front of your home crowd that's been surprisingly faithful and loyal to you all season? These fans will dish out almost an average of $100 with all expenses included to watch this nationally televised rivalry game in person. Do you think they really want to see their team tank it just to earn the top pick when they can do the same the next week.