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With Colts on a roll, Infante tabs backup again

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Paul Justin has done the one thing Jim Harbaugh hasn't this season - win a game.

So the Colts' backup the past two seasons will start ahead of a healthy Harbaugh on Sunday against Detroit, even though his annual salary is just slightly less than what Harbaugh makes in a week."He's our best quarterback right now. He gives us our best chance to win," coach Lindy Infante said.

Harbaugh lost the starting quarterback job when he threw a punch at sportscaster Jim Kelly and broke his hand. Justin capitalized on the opportunity to win the job, leading the Colts to a 41-38 upset of defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay.

"Paul stays in the pocket well. He stands in there, even when the protection is not exactly as nice as you like it," Infante said. "He stands in there, waits until the last second and gets it out of there. He seems to be in command in the hud-dle. He's got good control. He's got a quick release."

Justin, who threw for a career-high 340 yards and completed 24 of 30 passes with no interceptions against the Packers on Sunday, said, "I just want to play football. I'm not worried about contracts right now. Jim is our man. I just want to help us win another game this week."