Indianapolis fancies itself as a power running team but ranked 20th among the league's 32 teams with 1,743 rushing yards during the regular season. Still, fifth-year back Donald Brown has flashed game-breaking ability at times.
In last week's epic comeback victory against Kansas City, Brown became the first Colts player ever to score a touchdown rushing and receiving in a playoff game. He has a 51-yard touchdown run and a 33-yard touchdown reception to his credit this season and could be called upon often if the weather turns for the worse.
Regardless of the conditions, Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano's message has remained the same. He wants his team to limit its mistakes and give full effort for 60 minutes.
Only eight teams remain on the road to New York for Super Bowl XLVIII. And nothing less than maximum effort is acceptable.
"We're chasing perfection, trying to, every single day that we come in here," Pagano said. "And so we're going to try to play the best game that we can possibly play."