Wayne catches love from Colts fans, hopes it's not last time

Minutes after catching the winning, 1-yard touchdown pass on "Thursday Night Football," Reggie Wayne visited the NFL Network set to discuss whether or not it was his last reception at home in an Indianapolis Colts uniform.

"Deep down inside, I hope not," Wayne said as the remaining fans in Lucas Oil Stadium chanted "Reggie! Reggie!" in appreciation. "I've been here 11 years. I don't see myself nowhere else, but I do understand the business of it. ... I'm going to treat it like a business, and after the season is over, we'll see what happens.

"I'm aware that I'm 33 years old, but I feel 23," Wayne added. "I feel great. If this is my last game, it's been a pleasure. These fans have been great to me from Day 1. They treated me like I'm a Hoosier."

Wayne, a five-time Pro Bowl receiver, will be a free agent after the season, and he speculated Wednesday that it's possible he won't be back with the Colts in 2012.

After Thursday night's emotional win -- the Colts' second in a row after an 0-13 start -- Wayne reflected on what it was like to open the 2011 season without quarterback Peyton Manning, who hasn't played because of neck surgery.

"It was pretty rough. On top of that, we had Kerry Collins, who really couldn't get the play out in time," Wayne said, taking a shot at the veteran quarterback the team signed after learning Manning likely would be out for the season.

Collins didn't work out, nor did Manning's most recent backup, Curtis Painter. That left Dan Orlovsky, who hung in through a slow start Thursday to toss the TD pass that beat the Houston Texans, 19-16.

Wayne was asked about his relationship with Orlovsky.

"I just walk past his locker and say, 'Just throw left,' " he said.

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