Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Indianapolis Colts [Print without images]

Monday, October 7, 2013
The Colts have their own 12th Man

By Mike Wells

INDIANAPOLIS -- The fans at CenturyLink Field in Seattle are known as the “12th Man” because of their passion and enthusiasm for the Seattle Seahawks.

The Indianapolis Colts say they have their own “12th Man” at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 12th Man was on display Sunday after against the Seahawks.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano talked about how loud the fans were on Seattle’s final drive. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ran for 22 yards on the first play of the drive, but that turned out to be final positive play for Seattle. On the Seahawks’ final offensive play of the game, Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman blitzed and leveled Wilson just as he released the ball. Defensive back Darius Butler was on the receiving end of Wilson’s pass, putting an end to any possible comeback for the Seahawks with 90 seconds left in the game.

“It was unbelievable,” Pagano said. “We found out, again, we’ve got a great 12th man. Our fans are the best in the National Football League and if they’ll do that week in and week out when we’re playing at home, it'll be deafening. I’ve never heard it, in my short time here, that loud. So, many thanks to our fans, they’re unbelievable.”