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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Wayne: Colts need to play to win

By Mike Reiss

One of the questions being asked among Patriots followers is how the Colts will approach their season finale against the visiting Texans.

The Colts-Texans game, scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, has an impact on the Patriots' potential playoff seed. If the Colts win, and the Patriots then beat the Dolphins at 4:25 p.m. ET, New England would earn a first-round playoff bye.

But since the Colts are locked into the No. 5 seed regardless, they might not treat the game as they normally would.

As for the potential approach, Patriots fans will like what veteran receiver Reggie Wayne had to say. 

"We're too young to rest," the veteran receiver said, according to the Indianapolis Star. "We probably need to put everybody out there and have them continue to play. I don't think we can afford [to rest]. I can't speak for everybody, but I'm built to play."