INDIANAPOLIS -- Greetings from Lucas Oil Stadium, where Chuck Pagano will lead his Colts out of the tunnel in under an hour and coach his team for the first time since September after being treated for leukemia.
The offense will be introduced in a regular fashion unless players in the locker room force Pagano to lead them out. The plan at this point is for a video that’s about a minute long to run after the coin toss. It highlights the season and touches on Pagano’s plight.
Then the cameras that provide video for the JumboTrons at Lucas Oil Stadium will focus on Pagano, and Indianapolis will have a chance to salute his return.
Once things kick off, Indianapolis has line issues that are likely to be a factor against the Texans.
A.Q. Shipley will start again at center. And two of the three starters on the defensive line are out, with Cory Redding and Antonio Johnson inactive. Lawrence Guy will start for Redding and Martin Tevaseu will be the nose tackle.
The inactive lists:
CB Alan Ball
OLB Brooks Reed