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September 30, 2013

George Bremer: Time to bring the noise


No, the city hasn't seen a game quite like this — with the 4-0 Seahawks visiting the 3-1 Colts — since unbeaten Indianapolis hosted New England in November 2009. That game remains infamous for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 rather than punt the ball away to Peyton Manning.

Tom Brady's pass completion was short of the marker, and Manning hit Reggie Wayne soon after for the game-winning score.

Sunday's game is not in prime time — like that one was — and it can't match the history of that classic rivalry. But it does feature two of football's finest young quarterbacks — Seattle's Russell Wilson and the Colts' Andrew Luck — and it offers fans the perfect chance to turn back the clock to the glory days for one afternoon.

Less than two years after selecting Luck with the No. 1 overall pick, Indianapolis looks like a contender again.

On Sunday, Pagano believes, it can sound like one, too.

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