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12 Things to Watch For in Sunday's Colts-Packers Game
This week, even the cheese will be orange as everyone thinks about Chuck.
Before the bye the Colts dropped a tough one to the Jaguars. It was only a couple of weeks ago, but it feels like the world has moved on a little since then. The devestating news about Coach Pagano's cancer rocked the locker room and put the game in perspective, at least for a moment. Ready or not, it's back to action on Sunday. Here's what to watch for.
1. Watch for hashtags. It's all about #Chuckstrong this week in Indianapolis. Regardless of what happens on the field, it will be a memorable day as Colts fans unite to honor Chuck Pagano. People were just getting the chance to know and like the new coach. How the players and fans respond will be a powerful reminder that some things are bigger than football.
2. Watch for the speed. The Packers haven't been the best at protecting Aaron Rodgers over the years. It's not slowed...
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#Colts Arians says his team's five-star players must show up Sunday against Packers.
To which I say: This is specifically for Reggie Wayne,...
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