There's no quit in Colts QB

ROB LONGLEY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:42 AM ET

Peyton Manning isn't going to raise a fuss if he gets the hook at some point to preserve his health rather than the Indianapolis Colts' unbeaten record.

But the Indy quarterback said this week that given the chance to make the call, he wants to play till the end.

"My only answer is, it's my job to play every week and I like to play," said Manning, who faces the tough Jaguars defence in Jacksonville tomorrow. "That's all I'm going to say about it."

Predictably, the decision facing coach Tony Dungy has been a topic of discussion in the Colts locker room. The coach said that roster decisions won't be held to a vote.

The Colts, who could clinch top seed in the AFC as early as next week, are the fifth team in NFL history to start 12-0.

"Why stop now?" defensive tackle Montae Reagor said. "You all know what we want to do: Win a championship. But we don't want to lose any games either.

"We've talked about it amongst ourselves. Nobody wants to quit. We all want to keep this train moving. We may have 2% input but (Dungy) will have 98%."

The Colts begin arguably one of the toughest three-week stretches in the season. Following the Jags, they face San Diego at home and the Seahawks in Seattle.

Back in Black

The Oakland Raiders annual visit to San Diego brings out an abnormal amount of abnormal Raiders fans.

This year was no different when the police report was almost as interesting as the final score -- the Chargers 34-10 bludgeoning of the Raiders this past Sunday.

In the stands, there were 70 ejections for violence, 52 arrests for same as well as 17 misdemeanour citations for possession of narcotics and public urination.

He's Raven mad

The get out of jail card hasn't exactly worked out the way Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis had hoped.

The former offensive player of the year, just two years removed from his 2,066-yard rushing campaign, is averaging just 15.3 carries per game and has just 638 yards.

He's not happy, saying he hasn't talked to coach Brian Billick "in weeks."

"I don't even look for 25 carries anymore," said Lewis, who served four months jail time for drug charges. "I prepare for it just in case."

Lewis six-year, $35.3-million US contract is about to expire and so to, it would seem, is his time in Baltimore.

"To come up with that decision right now would be ill advised," was all Billick would say on the issue.


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