The latest from ESPN’s “NFL Live” show, because you can’t get any better up to the second information on the league, unless you have Internet access. Or the NFL Network. Or some of those other blogs out there are pretty good.
“The Colts still won’t say if they’re going to try for a perfect 16-0,” said ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols.
The implication: There could be a time, either in Week 15, 16 or 17, where the currently 13-0 Colts simply give up and stop trying.
Whatever happens, the NFL Network will know first. It has the Colts’ game Thursday.
It also has the 13-0 New Orleans Saints’ game Saturday against Dallas.
How perfect is that for the NFL Net?
“(Colts) coach Jim Caldwell has told players they are going for 14-0,” Nichols continued in that sing-song voice. “There will be no healthy starters sitting (against Jacksonville) … no punches pulled.”
That must be a relief for the NFL. One team tanks it, the others just fall in line.
Pretty soon, you’ve got a bunch of 0-13 teams saying they are going to try for a perfect 0-16.
If only Detroit hadn’t stumbled onto two wins this season. The Lions would be a perfect … you do the math.
== Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network (with Bob Papa and Matt Millen)
== Dallas at New Orleans, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network (with Bob Papa and Matt Millen)
== New England at Buffalo, 10 a.m., Channel 2 (with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf, instead of Miami-Tennessee, Houston-St. Louis and Cleveland-Kansas City on CBS, or San Francisco-Philadelphia, Arizona-Detroit, Chicago-Baltimore or Atlanta-New York Jets on Fox).
== Green Bay at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m., Channel 11 (with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman; instead of Tampa Bay-Seattle)
== Cincinnati at San Diego, 1 p.m., Channel 2 (with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms; instead of Oakland-Denver)
== Minnesota at Carolina, 5:20 p.m., Channel 4 (with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth)
== New York Giants at Washington, 5:30 p.m., ESPN (with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden).