Colts face more QB questions after another loss

By MICHAEL MAROT | September 26, 2011 | 2:20 PM EDT

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks on as the Indianapolis Colts prepare for an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. Colts owner Jim Irsay says there is an "outside chance" Manning might return in December. Irsay used Twitter on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, to update Colts fans on Manning's status after remarks he made during a private breakfast with Super Bowl donors.AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning is out, possibly for the rest of Indianapolis' season.

Kerry Collins has struggled and now he's hurt. Curtis Painter led the Colts to their most meaningful touchdown drive of the season after replacing the injured Collins on Sunday night.

And there's not another quarterback on Indy's active roster.

At 0-3 and with disgruntled fans looking for answers, some are calling on the Colts to tank the season so they can select Andrew Luck in April's draft.

It's the kind of mess Indianapolis has been able to avoid since drafting Manning with the No. 1 overall pick in 1998.

But there seems to be no escape from avoiding a quarterback controversy this week.