Bruce Arians was hospitalized, will not be on the sidelines for Colts-Ravens playoff game

Bruce Arians will be in the hospital, not on the sidelines for the Colts-Ravens game

1/6/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Dec 23, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Indianapolis Colts acting head coach Bruce Arians on the sidelines against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Colts won the game 20-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY SportsAccording to multiple sources, including Colts beat writer Mike Chappell, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians won't be on the sidelines for today's game after falling ill and being hospitalized early this morning.

The team says Arians is doing fine, but QB coach Clyde Christensen will be calling the plays for the Colts today.

This could be a huge hit for the Colts, who made the playoffs largely due to Arians' outstanding job in place of head coach Chuck Pagano, while Pagano was recovering from cancer.

In about an hour or so, we'll see if the Colts' offense suffers at all, or if Christensen can slide right in and take the reins.

Arians' bold and innovative play calling has been a big part of the Colts' success. Can Christensen maintain that level of performance? Or will this be too much for the Colts to handle?

They've been resilient all year, I think they'll still pull off a win against the Ravens today.
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