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|Established:||1953 (Baltimore Colts)|
|Stadium:||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Colours:||Speed blue, white, grey, black & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Bill Brooks, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Jim Harbaugh, Marvin Harrison, Chris Hinton & Edgerrin James|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Tony Dungy & Ted Marchibroda|
|Rivals:||New England Patriots|
|Legends:||Johnny Unitas, Peyton Manning,Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney, Edgerrin James, Robert Mathis, Jeff Saturday, Lenny Moore, Marshall Faulk, Chris Hinton, Eric Dickerson, Raymond Berry, Gino Marchetti & Dallas Clark|
|Retired Numbers:||18, 22, 24, 70, 77, 82 & 89|
|Super Bowl Championships:||2: 1970 & 2006|
|Conference Championships:||4: 1968, 1970, 2006 & 2009|
|1st 2020 Draft Pick:||#34 Michael Pittman Jnr, WR, USC|
|2020 Power Ranking:||17|
|Team in a Tweet:||Need to reach playoffs on a consistent base before being a contender, but showing signs.|
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Although it may seem like the Colts are relatively new to the NFL, as the city of Indianapolis finally had a football team from 1984 onwards, they do in fact have a long and treasured past. The Colts would enter the NFL and begin their 67 year existence in 1953 when Carroll Rosenbloom’s, Dallas Texans were relocated to the city of Baltimore, and in doing so they kept the ‘Colts’ franchise alive.
The Colts would spend 30 years in Baltimore before their move to Indianapolis in 1984, and throughout that period the Colts won Super Bowl V over the Dallas Cowboys to claim their maiden Super Bowl victory, claim three NFL championships (pre Super Bowl), win four NFL Western Conference Championships, one AFC Conference Championships and four division titles.
However in the last few years of the Colts being in Baltimore, unrest set in with the Colts especially with owner Robert Isray as he wanted their stadium to be upgraded, fans were not flocking in to see the team play due to the poor on field performances but it was more Isray’s relationship with the city that caused the franchise to relocate.
Isray was in talks with the city of Phoenix and Indianapolis, but the latter was ready to host an NFL franchise due to their RCA dome and offered a training base and headquarters, the next few days saw the city of Indianapolis have a NFL franchise.
Frank Kush was named the inaugural Indianapolis Colts coach since the move to the city, however, it was one to forget as they managed four wins, to begin the new Colts era. It wasn’t until 1987, when the Colts made their first playoff appearance in Indianapolis, when they finished the regular seasons with a 9-6 record, giving themselves a shot at the divisional round, however, they went down to Cleveland.
They missed the playoffs in the early 90s, but made a return in 1995, in which they won two games on their way to the Conference championship with wins over San Diego Chargers in the wildcard and Kansas City in the divisional round, but fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Championship game.
They made back-to-back playoff appearances the next year when they made the wildcard playoff but fell to Pittsburgh once again. They missed the playoffs for the next few years, but in 1998 they picked up the missing link that they needed in the draft when they picked quarterback Peyton Manning, with pick No. 1.
Manning’s career would span 17 years in the NFL, 13 with the Colts and throughout his career with the Colts, he played 208 games, completed 4682 passes, 54828 passing yards, 399 passing touchdowns. Manning would prove instrumental in years to come, especially in the 2006 season.
After making the divisional round to end the 90s, the Colts began the 2000s in blistering form making the playoffs in 2000, but crashed out in the wildcard round. They would make the playoffs again from 2002 to 2006, with the latter providing the ultimate success.
The 2006 season saw the Colts end the regular season on top of the AFC South with a 12-4 record, earning them a wildcard playoff berth. They cruised through the wildcard round when they defeated Kansas City, and won again in the divisional round to Baltimore.
They had a tussle in the Championship game against New England Patriots just getting over the line by four points earning them their maiden Super Bowl appearance since moving to Indianapolis and playing under the Indianapolis name, and the Colts first since 1970.
After trailing in the first quarter to the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI, the Colts responded in the second quarter piling on 10 points, six in the third and seven in the fourth while keeping the Bears scoreless in the third and fourth quarters, as they went on their way to claim their first Super Bowl since the move to Indianapolis and their second since 1970 when they were under the Baltimore Colts name.
Manning was named the MVP where he received a rating of 81.8. Despite breaking the long drought in franchise history, there was also another milestone attached to the Colts, as coach Tony Dungy (who coached the side from 2002 to 2008) became the first African-American coach to win the Super Bowl.
The Colts would return to the NFL big stage again only a few years later when they faced the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV, but they couldn’t repeat their efforts from a few years ago when they went down 31-17.
Even though Super Bowl XLIV was their last appearance in the NFL’s big dance they have had a successful period most notably in the 2010s when they made the playoffs on regular note appearing in the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018 playoffs. With the 2014 season being the closest to another Super Bowl appearance when they lost the conference Championship game.
Since 2014, the Colts had to wait four years before they made it again in 2018, but just missed out on a playoff berth in 2019 by two games when they finished with a 7-9 record, as Tennessee finished above the Colts with nine wins.
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After starting his coaching career as an assistant with the Colts in 2008, Frank Reich held positions at the Cardinals, Chargers and Eagles, before returning to where it all began, becoming the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts in 2018.
Reich led the 2018 Colts to the playoff after a 10-6 season with Andrew Luck as starting quarterback. With Luck unexpectedly announcing his retirement prior to the 2019 season, Jacoby Brissett took the starting job and led the Colts to a 7-9 season where they missed the playoffs.
This offseason, Reich oversaw the acquisition of 38-year-old veteran QB, Phillip Rivers. Reich was Rivers quarterback coach and offensive coordinator with the Chargers between 2013 and 2015, and with 16 years of professional experience under his belt, Rivers may be the perfect fit to help steer Reich and his Colts back into the playoffs.
Out of all the positions in pro football, Left Guard is certainly one that is deprived of glitz and glamour. There are few highlights, few stats and few headlines. However, after only two seasons in the NFL, Quenton Nelson has already proven himself to be one of the best and most influential players that the position has seen.
Taken with the sixth pick in the 2018 draft, Nelson made an immediate impact with the Colts, starting all 32 games across his two seasons in the league. In his 2019 season, Nelson played 1,042 snaps, allowing zero sacks and committing only three penalties, earning himself his second consecutive First-Team NFL All-Pro selection in as many seasons.
At 24 years of age, Nelson is arguably the top offensive guard in all of football, and with 38-year old veteran QB joining the Colts, Nelson will need to maintain his elite level of performance to keep Rivers healthy in 2020.
A genuine Defensive Player of the Year candidate, Darius Leonard is going to play a huge role if the Colts are to make a playoff push in 2020. Taken in the second round of the 2018 draft, Leonard came into his rookie season with a chip on his shoulder after being the 5th line-backer taken in his draft class.
In his rookie season, Leonard led the entire league in tackles with 163 combined (league high), 111 solos (league high) as well as 7.0 sacks to take out the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award and earning an All-Pro First team selection.
Entering his third season in the NFL, Leonard is yet to hit his athletic prime, and should improve further this season after the Colts acquisition of All Pro Defensive Tack, Deforest Buckner. Buckner will be another pass rushing threat who will take some of the attention off Leonard in 2020.
The Colts finished in the NFL’s top 20 when it came to against the spread with a 7-7-2 record ranking them 17th overall (and second in the AFC South), they were also in the top 20 when they were the home team with a 4-4-0 record ranking them 13th overall (and first in the AFC South). However, when they were on the road, with a 3-3-2 record, they dropped down to 24th in the NFL and last in the AFC South.
It was a different story when looking at the over/under record, as the Colts were in the top 10 in the NFL with a 9-7-0 record, ranking them eighth in the league and second in the AFC South. They were much better when they were the home team as they were ranked sixth in the NFL with a 5-3-0 record and were equal first in the AFC South (as Tennessee had the same record).
When the Colts were the away team, with a 4-4-0, they were ranked 19th in the NFL and third in the AFC South (although they had the same record with Jacksonville and Houston). The 2019 season was a what if moment for the Indianapolis Colts as they finished the season with a 7-9-0 record, placing them third in the AFC South and missing the playoffs by two games as the Tennessee Titans made the playoffs with nine wins.
They were in contention before their game to the Los Angeles Chargers on September 11, when they were marked at +6600 on September 9, but on the day they met their value went up to +10533.
After their opening round loss to the Chargers, two days before they played Tennessee Titans on September 13, their price dropped down to +9867, it went up on game day (September 16) to +50000.
The Colts won two games from September 16 to September 23 when they defeated the Titans and Atlanta Hawks at which point by September 30 they were marked at +4000. A loss to Oakland didn’t help as they went to +8000, but by October 7 they were back down to +4000 when they met Kansas City (a game they won).
During the bye week they were at their lowest odds for the season as they were marked at +3300. The Colts returned from the break, with back-to-back wins over Houston and Denver, but that only increased their value to +4000 by November 4.
They would end up losing to Pittsburgh (on November 4) and Miami (on November 11), but it wasn’t a significant jump in the value as they went to +5000. The Colts responded with a win against Jacksonville, but even that wasn’t enough for their value to go down as they were marked at +5333.
The Colts suffered a four game losing streak from November 22 to December with defeats to Houston, Tennessee, Tampa Bay and New Orleans and by December 13 they skyrocketed to +61667 in which they ended the season.
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Where do the Indianapolis Colts play?
The Indianapolis Colts play their home games at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Who owns the Indianapolis Colts?
Jim Isray owns the Indianapolis Colts.
Has the Indianapolis Colts won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Indianapolis Colts have won two Super Bowls (one as Baltimore Colts).
Who is the Indianapolis Colts coach?
Franke Reich is the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
Do the Indianapolis Colts play tonight?
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What is the Indianapolis Colts record?
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How much is the Indianapolis Colts worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Indianapolis Colts are worth $2.65 billion.
Who do the Indianapolis Colts play tonight?
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How to watch the Indianapolis Colts?
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Will the Indianapolis Colts make the playoffs this year?
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When do the Indianapolis Colts play?
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Where did the Indianapolis Colts finish the season?
The Indianapolis Colts finished third in the AFC South standings.
How many games did the Indianapolis Colts win?
The Indianapolis Colts won seven games in the 2019 NFL season.
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