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Colts switch to QB Dan Orlovsky vs. Patriots

The winless Indianapolis Colts are making a big change before they arrive in Foxborough on Sunday.

Coach Jim Caldwell said today he will start quarterback Dan Orlovsky over Curtis Painter against the Patriots.

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With Peyton Manning out for the entire season thus far, the Colts are scrambling for anything to slow down their winless skid that has hit 11 games. Painter has started eight games this season and completed 54.3 percent of his passes (132 of 243) for 1,541 yards. He has six touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Orlovsky is a 28-year old quarterback in his seventh NFL season. He last started as a member of the Detroit Lions during their 0-16 season in 2008. Orlovsky, who played at UConn, started in seven of 10 games in 2008 and had eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said today every team has to adjust to playing without key players.

“We see that every week. It changes. We have players we wish were playing for us. Other teams have players that I’m sure they wish were playing for them,” Belichick said. “That’s football. You play with what you’ve got.”

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