Steve Spurrier and Tony Dungy. No problem confusing those two.

"Like night and day," said wide receiver Jacquez Green, who went from Dungy last year to Spurrier this year.

"The philosophy and style of coaching, the whole demeanor and approach is totally different. Both guys have won in their own particular ways, but they're totally opposites."

One is known for offense, the other for defense. Spurrier, who likes to score big, once needled Dungy for playing to win in the fourth quarter. Spurrier will replace a quarterback or another player in a heartbeat; Dungy avoids the quick fix. Spurrier will say just about anything; Dungy is more politically correct.

And, of course, there's the big difference: Dungy is a proven, winning NFL coach, while Spurrier is having severe rookie growing pains.

The divergent personalities and philosophies will meet Sunday night when Dungy's Indianapolis Colts (4-2) visit Spurrier's Washington Redskins (2-4) at FedEx Field.

"His personality's a little bit more subdued than mine, I guess," Spurrier said. "But he's done an excellent job, got a winning record. Most coaches that have a winning record in the NFL last awhile. I don't have one right now, so I'm on the bottom side of that. Hopefully I can get on the top side here before the year's out."

Both teams are coming off bad losses, offering the perfect illustration of the difference between the two coaches.

The Redskins were thumped, committing four turnovers and allowing six sacks in a 30-9 loss to Green Bay. Spurrier reacted by benching quarterback Patrick Ramsey for Shane Matthews -- his third change in starters this season. He also changed starting wide receivers for the third time, re-elevating Rod Gardner to join Derrius Thompson.

Spurrier said he's just trying to find his best players, but several players are now openly questioning all the shuffling. That includes Green, who played for Spurrier at Florida.

"It's always in the back of your mind -- if I make this mistake, I may not play next week," Green said. "We've already shuffled the lineup so much."

Meantime, the Colts had their worst game of the year, a 28-10 Monday night loss at Pittsburgh. Peyton Manning threw three interceptions, Edgerrin James ran for 62 yards, and the defense was picked apart in the first half by ex-XFL quarterback Tommy Maddox.

Yet Dungy made no lineup changes. He didn't even threaten it. His explanation: He has used all summer, from minicamps to training camp to preseason games to determine his starting lineup.

"It takes a lot for me to change my mind on who our best players are after six months of evaluation," Dungy said. "I don't look for a quick fix because it's not something that's really there. We tell people to do the same things every week, just do them better."

Thus, Manning will start his 71st consecutive game. Notably, it comes one week after the Redskins faced the Packers' Brett Favre, whose has a 164-game streak.

Matthews's streak hits one today.

"When guys are in and out, it's hard to jell together," Matthews said. "But hopefully, this'll be it."

Before the season, Spurrier quoted Dungy as liking to keep games close so they can be won in the fourth quarter. Spurrier then said: "Well, I always like to have about a four-touchdown lead if you can -- so no matter what happens in the fourth quarter, we'll still be in good shape."

Now, with three losses of 16 points or more this season, Spurrier will take any close victory he can get.

As for Dungy, he wanted to set the record straight.

"I would rather be ahead by 20 points in the fourth quarter of any game I play," Dungy said. "I know we can win games if it's close, so it doesn't bother me to be in that situation, but I think Steve and I are very much alike in that regard. We'd both rather be ahead by 28 in the fourth quarter."

In first season as Redskins coach, Steve Spurrier (left) favors winning games with a high-powered offense. Colts counterpart Tony Dungy has won with stout defenses.