Another primetime game for Curtis Painter. It’s should be fun. Honestly, as much as has been made of the quarterback situation in Indianapolis, the cornerback play there is just as awful, and probably worse. Jacob Lacey and Jarraud Powers have been abused in recent weeks. I’m sure that Drew Brees is a little excited about the possibilities.
If Indianapolis is going to stay in this one, it’s going to be by making plays on offense against a Saints’ defense that has had difficulty generating a pass rush and has been vulnerable. Painter hasn’t been consistent, but will have a chance to make plays downfield to Pierre Garcon, Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark. Indianapolis has been competitive in recent weeks, but has continually come up short at the end. If it gets to the end in this one, it will be a bonus.
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