For the first time in eight years, the Packers visit the Colts in Indianapolis for a big showdown between expected playoff teams. Although the series doesn’t have much meaning, outside of both being historical franchises, the 2012 matchup between the teams was one of my favorite Colts games in the nearly twenty years I’ve followed the team.
If you remember, first-year head coach Chuck Pagano had recently gotten a shocking leukemia diagnosis. Reggie Wayne, one of the few holdouts left from the previous era, decided to pay tribute to his longtime coach and friend by wearing orange gloves (orange for leukemia awareness). Wayne had a career day – 200+ receiving yards, a touchdown, and an insane one-handed catch – as the Colts rallied from an early 21-3 halftime deficit to win 30-27. It’s #1 on my list of best Colts games of the 2010s, a list that I tweeted out earlier this morning:
Others that come to mind. Some of these were higher magnitude, but none had the emotional aspect of 2012 GB:
– 2012 at Detroit (really fun!)
– 2013 vs. Denver (Peyton’s return)
– 2013 WC comeback against KC
– 2014 Divisional win in Denver
– 2019 at Kansas City
— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) November 22, 2020
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