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Winless Colts have low-impact QB controversy on their hands

Maybe Reggie Wayne shouldn't have fought so hard to get Curtis Painter in the lineup, after all.

Painter's run of ineptitude might have reached its merciful conclusion on Sunday, when Colts coach Jim Caldwell pulled the quarterback in favor of Dan Orlovsky during a 17-3 loss to the Jaguars that dropped Indianapolis to 0-10 for the first time since the pre-Peyton 1997 dark ages.

Painter failed to throw a touchdown pass for the fourth consecutive week, and finished with a quarterback rating below 42 for the third time in four tries.

"I'm disappointed," said Painter, who's thrown for 1,315 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games.

"We didn't do some things today that we would like to do a little better. We made a few mistakes there."

Caldwell yanked Painter in the fourth quarter after the QB threw his second interception of the game. The coach wouldn't say who would be behind center for the Colts when they return from their bye to face the Carolina Panthers in Week 12.

"(Painter) was a bit unsettled, maybe, on drives, and I just made a change to see if we can get a spark," Caldwell said. "But we'll evaluate that, take a look at it and see where we go from here."

This is all very depressing, so we'll wrap this up with a ray of sunshine for Colts Nation. The loss to Jacksonville coupled with another Dolphins win has now established the Colts as a clear favorite in the "Suck For Luck" sweepstakes. Also, the Super Bowl will be held at your home stadium.

See, things aren't so bad! What? They are? Yeah ... we're sorry.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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