"You want to be consistent. If you can be consistent, we're tough to deal with," he said. "I think we can go all the way when we play the style of football we know we can play."
Pagano isn't dismissing the notion. He just knows things must get sharper over the next three weeks.
"There are signs in all three phases, in all these games where we do some really good stuff," Pagano said. "We've just got to do it on a consistent basis."
Note: The Colts put running back Chris Rainey on season-ending injured reserve Monday with a broken lower leg. They signed former Cowboys running back Tashard Choice to take his place on the 53-man active roster.
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