Indianapolis coach Jim Caldwell has an answer for starters who want to play the final three games: Be ready to go Thursday night at Jacksonville.
The announcement came one day after three-time MVP Peyton Manning lobbied publicly to play against the division rival Jaguars. Last week, three-time Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne also said he wanted to play the final three games even if the Colts clinched home-field advantage, which they wrapped up with Sunday's win.
For weeks, the biggest question in Indy has been whether the Colts will play or rest starters once playoff seeding was locked up.
Caldwell said "healthy" starters would play Thursday. He plans to revisit the debate for each of the final two games.