Both the Colts and Jaguars, who finish out the regular season, have some motivation to actually lose the game to secure draft positioning for next year. The Colts can clinch the No. 1 overall pick, which would likely be used on Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, while the Jaguars can secure the fourth overall choice.
But don’t expect the players from either team to lay down.
“That sounds stupid,” Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey said. “That completely goes against what we do this for. That’s like asking some of them to go to work to get fired. I’m not going to work to get fired. I’m going to work to keep my job. Regardless of the record, we play to win.”