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Matt Hasselbeck was hospitalized overnight and needed IVs leading up to Colts win

Matt Hasselbeck was hospitalized overnight and needed IVs leading up to Colts win

Indianapolis quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was pretty darn impressive Thursday night, completing 18 of 29 passes for 213 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 107.4 in a 27-20 win over Houston.

But this goes way beyond mere stats. First of all, Hasselbeck is old. Real old. He's 40, which is ancient for an NFL quarterback. He was making only his second start since 2012 -- the first was just four days earlier, leaving the old guy very little time to recover.

Then there's his health. Hasselbeck was hospitalized overnight Tuesday with a bacterial infection, needed IVs of fluid all week (including twice on Thursday), and was only able...

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