No insignificant games

Mike Chappel reminds us that the Colts have faced a franchise-changing final game before.  In 1997 Kelly Holcomb was subbing for the injured Jim Harbaugh as the Colts faced the Cardinals for the season finale.  A loss sealed the Colts grasp on the #1 overall pick in the 1998 draft.  The rest is history:

“Whenever I get a chance to talk with young kids, I always tell them, ‘No game is insignificant. You’d better play ‘em all and you’d better play ‘em to win,’ ” said Holcomb, a third-string quarterback in ’97 whose error-filled play off the bench for injured Jim Harbaugh helped seal the loss to the Vikings. “You just never know what’s going to happen.”

 

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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