Colts prefer to keep quiet on debate over playing

Peyton Manning and his teammates won't even lobby Colts coach Jim Caldwell to play the final two regular-season games.

If Caldwell tells them go for the perfect season, they will bring the same approach that helped them become the NFL's third 14-0 team. If they're told to sit out or play sparingly, even if it means risking an undefeated record, they won't question it.

That's how it works in the Indianapolis locker room, where players abide by a simple rule: Follow the leader.

"It's what we believe in," defensive captain Gary Brackett said. "To be successful in this league, you have to have one voice, so we believe in what coach (Jim) Caldwell says. I think that's why we are successful."

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