Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Watching the Indianapolis Colts defeat the Green Bay Packers in Week 5 of the 2012 NFL season should be etched in the memories of all Colts fans. The importance of the victory expands well beyond the impressive individual performances of players like Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne. It expands well beyond the importance of a 50/50 record for the team's chances to find its way into the playoffs. This victory -- and the performance of the young team who managed to complete an 18-point second half comeback against the reigning NFL MVP, against one of the most well respected franchises in the league -- proves to a nucleus of young players and players new to the Colts organization that they are able to beat anyone, even now. Imagine the impact on the psyche of players on both sides of the football. The defense has been asked to learn a completely new scheme. The players have most certainly experienced growing pains and difficulties in their efforts to get there -- and I'll save ...
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