Colts imperfect quest not getting any easier

By Michael Marot

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Nov. 28 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Curtis Painter (7) is hit by Carolina Panthers strong safety Charles Godfrey during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Painter fumbled on the play but the Colts recovered.

Darron Cummings, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — The winless Indianapolis Colts aren't going to get any breaks as they try to avoid going 0-16 this season.

This weekend, they head to New England. Then it's off to Baltimore and then the Colts host two more playoff hopefuls in Houston and Tennessee.

The season-ending trip to Jacksonville is the Colts' most likely chance to avoid a winless season.

It's been a frustrating crash for a team that chased a perfect season in 2009. Now fans are talking openly about how the presumed No. 1 draft pick, Andrew Luck, would impact a franchise that still has four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning on the roster.

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