Broncos vs. Colts: 7 Eerie Moments Colts Fans Need to Prepare For

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Broncos vs. Colts: 7 Eerie Moments Colts Fans Need to Prepare For
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Seventeen months may have passed since the Indianapolis Colts released quarterback Peyton Manning, but for most fans in "Naptown," the wound is still fresh.

Not that anyone should feel sorry for folks in the Hoosier state, of course. All the team has done in the year-and-a-half since that once unthinkable development transpired is draft the most sought after NFL prospect, since Manning himself, in quarterback Andrew Luck, returned to the playoffs and completely rebounded into legitimate contenders.

But to think that series of blessings somehow erases the allegiance Colts fans built toward a player as special as Peyton Manning over 13 marvelous seasons is a misconception at best.

That being the case, Sunday’s matchup against the Denver Broncos in which Manning returns to the city that worshipped him for over a decade for the first time since his release is going to be all sorts of weird for everyone involved, and the emotional impact of seeing your former hero line up for the opposing team is something no Colts fan should be taking lightly as kickoff grows rapidly near.

This isn’t Brett Favre returning to Lambeau. This is Peyton Manning. There were so many tears at this guy’s final press conference, the city issued a flood warning. People who don’t even follow football broke down upon viewing it. Imagine what the people in Indianapolis must have thought.

Better yet, imagine what they’ll be thinking the second they turn on their TVs this Sunday and see…

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