The Washington Times-Herald

Indianapolis Colts

October 5, 2012

California vs. Stanford, Aaron Rodgers vs. Andrew Luck

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INDIANAPOLIS —

 
 
 
"Their size, athleticism. They’re very similar. It’s a good comparison. When I said five star players [on the Colts earlier] this week, I wasn’t just talking about [outside linebacker Dwight] Freeney and [outside linebacker Robert] Mathis. Luck’s one of them too.”
 
 
Packers coach Mike McCarthy, meanwhile, likes what he's seen of the Indianapolis quarterback on tape.
 
 
“I think they are both guys that were born to play the position. That’s one thing as you watch Andrew Luck go through college, there is no surprise where he was drafted and that he started from the first day," McCarthy said in a teleconference.
 
 
"Aaron’s path was a little different. He had a chance to sit and learn. But, yeah, you are talking about two very talented individuals.”
 
 
Big crowd Sunday -- While the Colts and Packers matchup has already been announced as a sellout, Arians wants to make sure that the Indianapolis fans are prepared for the usual large turnout by Green Bay supporters.
 
 
The Packers travel well, which could make things interesting during Sunday's game. Arians hopes that the Colts faithful can drown out the expected Green Bay contingent.
 
 
“The one thing that I would like to say is this is a very special week for a lot of reasons. Having been against the Packers, I know how their fans travel and in no way can they come into Lucas Oil this week and take over our stadium. I’m challenging our fans, especially this week, because it’s kind of a unique, special thing," he said Thursday.
 
 
"That cannot happen. They need to be at an all-time high for Chuck and for the team. We cannot allow the cheese heads to come in here and take over. I saw it happen in 1999 in the [AFC wildcard] playoff game when the Tennessee Titans came in here and we had to use the silent count for Jevon Kearse and Kevin Carter. We can’t let that happen.”

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