Back in April 2012, the Indianapolis Colts and Washington held the first two picks in the NFL Draft. There were two quarterbacks available, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Washington had traded three first-round picks to move into the second slot, assuring themselves one of the players. In the end, Luck went to Indianapolis and Griffin to Washington. The results have been as advertised for one, and wildly off the mark for the other.
Washington has been a mess all season, starting three quarterbacks under first-year head coach Jay Gruden. On Sunday, Washington will bench a healthy RGIII for the first time in his career. Colt McCoy will get the start in his place. Against the Buccaneers and 49ers, Griffin played sloppy, likely costing his team a pair of victories. McCoy, meanwhile, has spearheaded two Washington wins this season -- an Oct. 19 victory against Tennessee and an Oct. 27 win at Dallas.
McCoy seems like an unlikely savior for Washington, but he has done a good job taking care of the ball. McCoy has a QB Rating of 107 at the moment, and he's completed over 85 percent of his passes.
The Colts (7-4) sit third in the AFC playoff picture and could potentially move up with a fairly soft schedule the rest of the season. Sunday's meeting with Washington provides the Colts an opportunity to gain ground on the New England Patriots (9-2) and Denver Broncos (8-3), the two teams leading the AFC. Luck will be a key factor in Sunday's game, having thrown for a league-leading 3,641 yards to go with 29 touchdowns this season.
How to Watch
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
When: 1 p.m. ET
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