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50 Quick Facts About The Indianapolis Colts by Wayne Wheelwright

By Wayne Wheelwright

The Indianapolis Colts are a member of the South department of the AFC within the NFL. From their begin in Baltimore 60 years in the past to their relocation to Indianapolis this e-book is filled with fascinating evidence and trivialities at the Colts. From their such a lot mythical gamers resembling Edgerrin James and Marvin Harrison to their newer superstars resembling Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne, the ebook additionally covers such things as the relocation, the vendors, the training employees, retired numbers and lots more and plenty extra. This speedy learn is person who no Colts fan could be with out.

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This improved the Colts who made post season in 1995 and 1996. In 1995 the Colts were a Hail Mary pass reception away from appearing in the Superbowl. In January of 1987 Robert Irsay died following years of poor health. The man who replaced the owner that had overseen the relocation of the Colts to Indianapolis was Robert Irsay’s son Jim. Irsay replaced general manager Bill Tobin with Bill Polian and decided to rebuild the team with their number one pick in the 1998 draft. The Colts hired Jim Mora as the new head coach of the team in 1998 and used their number one pick in the draft to sign Tennessee Volunteer quarterback Peyton Manning, son of the New Orleans Saints legend Archie Manning.

The Colts were less successful come the start of the new millennium. The 2001 season saw the Colts finish with a record of 6-10 and saw increasing pressure on the people running the team. Jim Mora was replaced at the end of the season by Tony Dungy who turned things around quickly and saw the Colts finish the 2002 season with a 10-6 record and a return to the playoffs. 2003 and 2004 saw the Indianapolis Colts reach the playoffs again with 12-4 records and the AFC South Championships. The New England patriots defeated the Colts in the AFC Championship game of 2003 and the 2004 divisional playoffs which was the beginning of a rivalry between the two franchises and their quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

In 2006 the Colts chose running back Joseph Addai out of LSU in the first round of the draft and started the season in spectacular fashion winning their first 9 games and finished the regular season with a record of 12-4 and entered the playoffs as the number 3 seeds in the AFC defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens enrolee to beating the New England Patriots in a classic AFC Championship game overcoming a 21-3 deficit in the first half to win 38-34 and cement their place at Superbowl XLI which they won defeating the the Chicago Bears 29-17 and winning their first Super Bowl title.

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