Hosting Houston next week, we play in a game where we have little to gain. Yes, Pagano comes back and a win would be a nice welcome home present. Yes, it's at home and fans might feel cheated not seeing two of the best and most popular Colts not playing. We also play a division rival and a win might be meaningful as establishing our resurrection.
Resting the Luck and Wayne is still the right decision. Luck has been a tackling dummy this year. It's obvious that the punishment is taking a toll. The thought of him facing JJ Watt yet again under a decimated line is not a happy thought. Wayne's situation is not much better. He is an aging receiver. Give him some time to rest up. I'm not big on resting up players, but in this situation, giving anging and dinged up players a week off is the right move.