Patriots-Colts brings heat

History indicates Sunday's game will be worth watching

Updated: November 11, 2009, 11:23 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It all started with Willie McGinest's goal-line stand.

When tracing the recent history of scintillating Patriots-Colts games, McGinest's miraculous effort Nov. 30, 2003, is the natural place to begin.

On that day in the earsplitting RCA Dome, McGinest noticed Colts quarterback Peyton Manning tap his hip, which was the tip-off that Manning had audibled at the line and planned to hand off to running back Edgerrin James. The stakes were high: fourth-and-1 ...

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