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Colts' tough season brings more difficult decisions ahead

Dan Orlovsky has seen this situation before.The newest Indianapolis Colts quarterback given the impossible assignment of filling the shoes (and brain) of Peyton Manning started seven games during the Detroit Lions ' infamous 2008 season that produced the first 0-16 team in NFL history.He very well could be part of the second.The Colts cleared perhaps their largest hurdle to sealing a place in league infamy with last Sunday's 27-19 loss to a Carolina Panthers team that came into Lucas Oil Stadium having failed to win a road game in nearly two full years. With hopeless away tests at AFC heavyweights New England and Baltimore next up, Indianapolis will be assured of entering its final three-week stretch at 0-13, and even more manageable home dates with Tennessee and injury-plagued Houston as well as the finale at rebuilding Jacksonville cannot be considered good bets for a breakthrough when realizing just how unbelievably inept the once- perennial playoff participants have become.For year...

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