INDIANAPOLIS — "It’s going to be a good one. It will probably still touch me a little bit but it’s going to be a good one. We just want to go out there and play well and go into these playoffs with some momentum and continue to play hard at home.”
Injury list -- Running back Delone Carter (ankle), center Samson Satele (ankle), defensive end Cory Redding (quad) and nose tackle Antonio Johnson (ankle) will not play Sunday.
"The rest of the guys will be listed as questionable or probable. [Center A.Q.] Shipley, [wide receiver Donnie] Avery, [inside linebacker Kavell] Conner, [safety Tom Zbikowski], [offensive tackle] Winston Justice, [cornerback] Teddy Williams, [inside linebacker Jerrell] Freeman and [quarterback Andrew] Luck. Everybody else is good to go," Pagano said.
"We feel like we’ve had three very good days of practice, really productive. Again those guys have done a fabulous job up to this point and obviously they’re not going to miss a beat, they know what’s at stake and they did a great job. We had a great day [in practice Friday], a lot of emphasis on red zone. It’s been a good week.”
Redding, who is nursing a quad injury, might have tried to play if it was a playoff game.
"It's a pretty significant, quad strain. Cory is as tough as they come so I think if he could, he would, absolutely. I think it’s pretty significant so there’s no sense in forcing the issue with him at this point," the Colts coach said.
"I think he’s made enough progress talking to the trainers, talking to [head athletic trainer] Dave Hammer in the training room this week to where [Redding] be fine [for next week's wild-card playoff game].”