Colts players refuse to get distracted as blizzard overshadows Pagano's return to practice

Colts coach Chuck Pagano beat the traffic and the blizzard Wednesday morning.

Now all he wants to do is beat the Texans.

After spending the last three months battling leukemia, Pagano wasn't going to let the snowiest day of the year slow down this week's work schedule.

Instead, Pagano arrived early, met with the team and strolled onto the team's indoor practice field for a short morning walkthrough — his first on-field appearance since beginning the first of three rounds of chemotherapy treatments Sept. 26. He was scheduled to run the team's full practice Monday afternoon.

And despite having the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs locked up, Pagano says he will play to win Sunday against Houston — meaning all of his uninjured starters will play.


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