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2008 Indianapolis Colts season
Indianapolis Colts
Established 1953
Play in Indianapolis, Indiana
Helmet Logo
League/Conference affiliations

National Football League (1953–present) Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The The 2008 Indianapolis Colts season will begin with the team trying to maintain or improve on their record from 2007, and advance farther into the playoffs. ... See also: 1952 in sports, other events of 1953, 1954 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Sam Hanks won the season driving championship Formula One Championship - Alberto Ascari of Italy 24 hours of... Indianapolis redirects here. ... Image File history File links Indianapolis Colts helmet, citing fair use. ... Image File history File links IndianapolisColts_1001. ... Group of men drilling in football helmets A football helmet is a protective device used primarily in American football and Canadian football which was created by Paul Brown. ... NFL redirects here. ...

Current uniform
Team colors Royal Blue, White
Mascot Blue
Personnel
Owner Jim Irsay
General Manager Bill Polian
Head Coach Tony Dungy
Team history
  • Baltimore Colts (1953-1983)
  • Indianapolis Colts (1984–present)
Team Nicknames
The Horseshoes, Indy
Championships
League Championships (5)
Conference Championships (6)
  • NFL Western: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968
  • AFC: 1970, 2006
Division Championships (12)
  • NFL Coastal: 1968
  • AFC East: 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1987, 1999
  • AFC South: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Home fields

The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team is part of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Colts have won five NFL Championships, including two Super Bowl titles, most recently in 2006 in Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears. The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... The AFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The AFC South refers to the Southern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League that was created prior to the 2002 season when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... The following is a list of mascots of National Football League teams: Categories: | ... Blue, the new official mascot of the Indianapolis Colts Blue is the official mascot of the Indianapolis Colts professional American football team. ... Jim Irsay (also known as Jimmy Irsay) graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX in 1982 and is the owner of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Bill Polian is the President of the Indianapolis Colts NFL team. ... Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Throughout its history, the National Football League and other leagues have used several different formats to determine their league champion, including a period of interleague match-ups determining a true world champion. ... This is a list of National Football League champions prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship of the National Football League. ... // This is a list of Super Bowl champions, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship game of the National Football League. ... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Southeast Missouri State College Marching Golden Eagles with Anita Bryant Band Attendance 79,204 TV in... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... Memorial Stadium was a sports stadium in Baltimore, Maryland that formerly stood on 33rd Street. ... The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise for 24 seasons (1984-2007). ... Lucas Oil Stadium is a retractable roof sports facility currently under construction in Indianapolis. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... The AFC South is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... NFL redirects here. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... President George W. Bush congratulates the Colts The 2006 Indianapolis Colts season began with the team trying to maintain or improve on their regular season record of 0-16 from the 2005 season, and advance farther into the playoffs. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...


The Colts relocated from Baltimore in 1984, and began their stay in Indianapolis winning 90 of 228 games through the 1997 season, including 5 playoff games. Since Jim Irsay assumed control of the franchise in 1998 after the death of his father Robert Irsay, the team has become the first in league history to win 12 games or more in five consecutive seasons.[1] The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ... Robert Irsay. ...

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Franchise history

The AAFC Baltimore Colts

For more details on this topic, see Baltimore Colts (1947-50).

Baltimore Colts started in the All-America Football Conference in 1946 as the Miami Seahawks. ...

The NFL Baltimore Colts

For more details on this topic, see History of the Indianapolis Colts.

In 1953, a Baltimore-based group led by Carroll Rosenbloom won the rights to a new Baltimore franchise. Rosenbloom was awarded the remains of the Dallas Texans. The Texans started as the Boston Yanks in 1944 before moving to New York as the Bulldogs in 1949. The team then became the Yanks in 1950, and many of the players from the New York Yankees of the All-America Football Conference were added to the team. The Yanks moved to Dallas after the 1951 season, but played their final two "home" games of the 1952 season at the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. However, the NFL considers the Texans and Colts to be separate teams. The Indianapolis Colts are a professional football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Carroll Rosenbloom (March 5, 1907 - April 2, 1979) was a colorful football owner of two teams, the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams, now the St. ... The Dallas Texans played in the National Football League for one season, 1952, with a record of 1–11. ... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The New York Yanks started life as the Boston Yanks in the National Football League in 1944. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1949. ... The Rubber Bowl is a stadium in Akron, Ohio. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ...


The Colts were the first NFL team to have cheerleaders, and the old Colts' fan club and marching band (now under the name Baltimore's Marching Ravens) were adopted by the new franchise.[2] Cheerleading is recreational activity and sometimes competitive sport involving organised routines including elements of dance and gymnastics to encourage crowds to cheer on sports teams. ...


The 1958 team, led by coach Weeb Ewbank and quarterback Johnny Unitas defeated the New York Giants at Yankee Stadium 23-17 in the NFL championship game. The game, the first-ever utilizing the overtime rule, is generally considered to be among the greatest contests in professional football history.[citation needed] The 1958 NFL season was the 39th regular season of the National Football League. ... Wilbur Weeb Ewbank (May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach. ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed The Golden Arm, was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... This is a list of National Football League champions prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship of the National Football League. ...


The Colts repeated as NFL champions in 1959, defeating the Giants again, 31-16. In the early 1960s, the Colts continued as an elite NFL team although they lost the NFL championship game in 1964 to the Cleveland Browns, 27-0. The 1959 NFL season was the 40th regular season of the National Football League. ... Below is a list of professional football championship games in the United States, involving: the American Professional Football Association/National Football League, the first professional football league; the All-America Football Conference (AAFC, 1946-1949), the American Football League (AFL, 1960-1969); the World Football League (WFL, 1974); and the... The 1964 NFL season was the 45th regular season of the National Football League. ... Browns redirects here. ...


In 1968, after a 13-1 season, the Colts gained a measure of revenge against the Browns, defeating them 34-0 in the NFL championship game. The 13-1 regular season and the trouncing of the Browns led NFL-based media to call the Colts "the greatest pro football team of all time".[citation needed] The Colts went into Super Bowl III (the first in the series to officially be called the Super Bowl) against the American Football League's New York Jets as 17-point favorites, with NFL icons like Pro Bowlers Bobby Boyd (db), Mike Curtis (lb), John Mackey (te), Tom Matte (rb), Fred Miller (dl), Earl Morrall (qb), Willie Richardson (wr), and Bob Vogel (ol). The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. ... Below is a list of professional football championship games in the United States, involving: the American Professional Football Association/National Football League, the first professional football league; the All-America Football Conference (AAFC, 1946-1949), the American Football League (AFL, 1960-1969); the World Football League (WFL, 1974); and the... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Bobby Boyd (born December 3, 1937) is a former defensive back who played for the Baltimore Colts in a nine year career from 1960 to 1968. ... Mike Curtis is the owner and founder of the comic book publishing company Shanda Fantasy Arts and creator of popular Furry comic Shanda the Panda. ... John Mackey (born September 24, 1941, New York, New York) is a former American Football tight end who played for the Baltimore Colts and the San Diego Chargers. ... Tom Matte (born 1939, near Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring. ... Fred Miller may refer to: Fred Miller (American football player) Fred Miller (politician) from Australia Fred Miller (Michigan politician) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Earl Edwin Morrall (born May 17, 1934, in Muskegon, Michigan) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. ... Willie Richardson (born November 17, 1939 in Clarksdale, Mississippi) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for nine seasons for the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins. ... Robert Louis Vogel (born September 23, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1963 through 1972. ...


The result of the game was surprising to many in the sports media[citation needed] as Joe Namath and Matt Snell led the American Football League champion Jets to a World Championship over the NFL's Colts, 16-7. The Jets were coached by Weeb Ewbank, the coach of the Colts' first two NFL titles. Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943), also known as Broadway Joe, was an American football Hall of Fame quarterback in the American Football League and National Football League during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Matt Snell (born August 18, 1941 in Garfield, Georgia) was the American Football Leagues New York Jets owner Sonny Werblins first coup, prior to his 1965 acquisition of Joe Namath. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Below is a list of professional football championship games in the United States, involving: the American Professional Football Association/National Football League, the first professional football league; the All-America Football Conference (AAFC, 1946-1949), the American Football League (AFL, 1960-1969); the World Football League (WFL, 1974); and the... Wilbur Weeb Ewbank (May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach. ...


Prior to the 1970 season, Rosenbloom, Art Modell of the Browns, and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to have their teams join the ten AFL teams in the AFC as part of the AFL-NFL merger. The 1970 Colts immediately went on a rampage, as new head coach Don McCafferty led the Colts to and 11-3 regular season record, winning the AFC East title. In the first round of the NFL Playoffs, they beat the Cincinnati Bengals 21-0; one week later in the AFC Championship, they beat the Oakland Raiders 27-17. Baltimore went on to win the first post-merger Super Bowl (Super Bowl V) defeating the NFC's Dallas Cowboys 16-13, on a Jim O'Brien field goal with 5 seconds left to play. In 1971, the Colts made it back to the playoffs and defeated the Cleveland Browns in the first round, but lost to the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Championship on January 2, 1972 21-0. Arthur B. Modell (born June 23, 1925, Brooklyn, New York) is a former National Football League team owner of the Cleveland Browns from 1961-1995 and the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2004. ... Arthur Joseph Rooney Sr. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Don McCafferty (March 12, 1921 - July 28, 1974), was a football coach who, in his first year as head coach of the Baltimore Colts, led the team to a victory in Super Bowl V. McCafferty played college football at Ohio State University under Paul Brown, where he was a key... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Southeast Missouri State College Marching Golden Eagles with Anita Bryant Band Attendance 79,204 TV in... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 13, 1972, Rosenbloom traded the Colts franchise to Robert Irsay for the Los Angeles Rams, but the players remained in their respective cities. The Colts made the playoffs four more times in the 1970s - a wild card in 1971 and three consecutive AFC East titles in 1975, through,and 1977. These consecutive championship teams featured 1976 NFL Most Valuable Player Bert Jones at quarterback and an outstanding defensive line, nicknamed the "Sack Pack". Following the mid-70s success, the team endured nine consecutive losing seasons beginning in 1978. In 1981, the defense was the main problem: The Colts allowed an NFL-record 533 points, set an all-time record for fewest sacks (13) and also set a modern record for fewest punt returns (12).[citation needed] The following year the offense collapsed: On November 28, 1982, the Colts' offense did not cross mid-field in an entire game against the Bills; this would not happen again in an NFL game until 2000. The Colts finished 0-8-1 in the strike-shortened 1982 season. The disastrous 1982 season earned the team the right to select Stanford's John Elway, but Elway refused to play for Baltimore, and using leverage as a draftee of the New York Yankees baseball club, forced a trade to Denver. Behind an improved defense the team would finish 7-9 in 1983, but it would be their last season in Baltimore. is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Irsay. ... The St. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... Bertram Hays Jones (born September 7, 1951 in Ruston, Louisiana) is a former LSU and NFL quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts and, briefly, the Los Angeles Rams. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ...


Relocation to Indianapolis

By early 1984, after the Colts' lease on the 64,124 seat Memorial Stadium had expired,[3] Colts Owner Robert Irsay wanted the city of Baltimore to upgrade the stadium or build a new one. But with attendance dwindling and the team playing poorly, city officials were wary of such an investment and negotiations were slow and contentious. Relations between Owner Robert Irsay and the city of Baltimore deteriorated, and despite numerous public announcements that Irsay's ultimate desire was to remain in Baltimore, he nevertheless began discussions with several cities hungry for an NFL franchise, eventually narrowing the list of cities to two, Phoenix and Indianapolis.[4] Under the administrations of mayor Richard Lugar and then William Hudnut, Indianapolis was making an ambitious effort to reinvent itself into a 'Great American City'. The Hoosier Dome (later renamed the RCA Dome) had been built specifically for and was ready to host an NFL expansion team. Memorial Stadium was a sports stadium in Baltimore, Maryland that formerly stood on 33rd Street. ... The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana which is the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ...


Meanwhile in Baltimore, the situation worsened. Eventually, the Maryland legislature intervened and threatened to pass a law giving the city of Baltimore the right to seize ownership of the team by eminent domain. As a result, Colts Owner Robert Irsay began serious negotiations with Indianapolis Mayor William Hudnut in order to move the team before the Maryland legislature could pass the bill. The city of Indianapolis was more than willing to receive the team and provided the Colts owner with a $12,500,000 loan, a $4,000,000 training complex, and the use of the brand new 57,980 seat Hoosier Dome.[5] After agreeing to the deal, Mayflower Transit trucks were dispatched to the team's Maryland training complex at 2:00 AM on March 29, where workers loaded all of the team's belongings and the trucks left for Indianapolis by 3:00 AM. Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Eminent domain (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia) or expropriation (Canada, South Africa) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizens private property, expropriate property, or rights in property, without the owner... William H. Hudnut III (born October 17, 1932-) was a four term Republican mayor of Indianapolis from 1976-1992. ... The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise for 24 seasons (1984-2007). ... Mayflower Transit, LLC is a moving van company now part of UniGroup, which also owns United Van Lines. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Baltimore moves on

The move triggered a flurry of legal activity that ended when representatives of Baltimore and the Colts organization reached a settlement on March 1986 in which all lawsuits regarding the relocation were dismissed, and the Colts would endorse a new NFL team for Baltimore.[6] Nonetheless, many of the prominent old-time Colts (many of whom had settled in the Baltimore area) were bitter and chose to cut all ties to the relocated Colts team. Most notable and vocal among them was Johnny Unitas, who recognized himself solely as a player for the Baltimore Colts until the day he died, with his estate defending that stand to this day. However, former Baltimore Colts DT Joe Ehrmann (1973-80), has remained close to the team. After football he became an ordained minister who speaks to several NFL teams a year. He is the co-founder of Baltimore's Ronald McDonald House and the founder of a Baltimore inner-city, community-based ministry called "The Door". John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed The Golden Arm, was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Defensive tackle (DT) is a position on the field in American and Canadian football. ... Joe Ehrmann is a former NFL defensive lineman, originally drafted as the 10th pick in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft out of Syracuse University to the Baltimore Colts. ...


In a bit of irony, Baltimore did eventually land another NFL franchise in a manner similar to Indianapolis. Several years later on November 6, 1995, Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell announced his intention to move Cleveland's team to Baltimore. The decision also triggered a flurry of legal activity. Modell originally intended to take the Browns name with him to Baltimore. However, many Cleveland fans refused to give up the city's NFL franchise name. Finally, representatives of both cities and the NFL reached a settlement on February 9, 1996. It stipulated that the Browns' name, colors, and history of the franchise were to remain in Cleveland. Modell would be allowed to take his players and organization to Baltimore, but it would be technically regarded as an expansion team. The new Baltimore team was named the Ravens after a fan vote. is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Arthur B. Modell (born June 23, 1925, Brooklyn, New York) is a former National Football League team owner of the Cleveland Browns from 1961-1995 and the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2004. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...


The Colts' final home game in Baltimore was played on December 18, 1983 against the then Houston Oilers. The Colts would not return to Baltimore until 1998. Ironically, in 2006, the new Baltimore team had a chance to stop the Indianapolis Colts on their way to the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance since moving. However, the Colts defeated the Baltimore Ravens 15-6 in the division playoff round on their way to winning Super Bowl XLI. is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...


Early struggles in Indy

The newly minted Indianapolis Colts continued to struggle on the field, with 4-12, 5-11 and 3-13 records during the first three seasons. The latter, during the 1986 season, began 0-13, with the team in contention to be the second modern-day team to go winless for an entire season (the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 0-14) when they dismissed Rod Dowhower and replaced him with former Patriots head coach Ron Meyer. The Colts responded by winning the final three games under his watch. City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Ron Meyer is a former College and Professional Football Coach. ...


1987 saw the Colts make the playoffs for the first time in a decade, winning the AFC East with a 9-6 record bolstered by the mid-season arrival of Pro Bowl running back Eric Dickerson. The next few seasons saw Indianapolis wallow in mediocrity before collapsing to a 1-15 in 1991, that team scored the fewest points ever (143) of any NFL team since going to the standard 16-game schedule in 1978. Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ...


The Colts did not return to the playoffs until the 1995 season, with Jim Harbaugh at quarterback and Marshall Faulk at running back, clinching a wild card berth with a 9-7 record. They advanced to the AFC Championship Game before losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium. Although they won nine games again the following year, and secured another wild card berth, a dismal 3-13 season soon followed in 1997, which earned them the first pick in the upcoming draft and marked a crucial turning point for the franchise. James Joseph Jim Harbaugh (born December 23, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers and finally the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bears out of the University of Michigan... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Three Rivers Stadium was a multi-purpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2000. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ...


The beginning of the Peyton Manning era

Jim Irsay began to shape the Colts one year after assuming control from his father by firing Coach Lindy Infante and hiring Bill Polian to run the organization. Polian in turn hired Jim E. Mora to coach the team and drafted University of Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Peyton Manning, the son of New Orleans Saints legend Archie Manning, with the first pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. After recording a 3-13 record in 1998, the team drafted Edgerrin James with the 4th pick in the draft. The Colts finished 13-3 in 1999, but were eliminated in the divisional round by the Tennessee Titans. The following year, they were defeated in overtime in a wild-card playoff game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami, when a potential 49-yard (45 m) game-winning field goal attempt by Mike Vanderjagt sailed to the right of the goalposts. James tore his ACL in the sixth game of the 2001 season, and while backup Dominic Rhodes proved a capable starter in becoming the first undrafted rookie to rush for over 1,000 yards (910 m), the loss of James and a defense that gave up the most points in a season of any NFL team since 1981 proved too much to overcome; the Colts would finish 6-10 in and missed the playoffs. Mora was fired after the season, reportedly due to a disagreement with general manager Bill Polian over defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, but more over an dispute with the media on his team was capable of making the playoffs that year, to which he replied: Lindy Infante (born May 27, 1940) was head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to December 22, 1991 and of the Indianapolis Colts from 1996 to 1997. ... Bill Polian is the President of the Indianapolis Colts NFL team. ... James Jim Earnst Mora (born May 24, 1935 in Glendale, California) is the former head coach of the USFLs Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars and the NFLs New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts. ... Head coach Phillip Fulmer 15th year, 146–44 Home stadium Neyland Stadium Capacity 102,037 Largest Crowd: 108,768 (Sept. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... Archie Elisha Manning (born May 19, 1949 in Drew, Mississippi) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. ... The 1998 National Football League Draft amateur college selection procedure known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... Michael Mike Vanderjagt (born March 24, 1970 in Oakville, Ontario), is a Canadian professional gridiron football placekicker who has played in both the Canadian Football League and National Football League. ... Dominic Dondrell Rhodes (born January 17, 1979 in Waco, Texas) is an American football running back who plays for the Oakland Raiders. ... Bill Polian is the President of the Indianapolis Colts NFL team. ...

Uh...Playoffs? Playoffs? Don't talk to me about playoffs. You kidding me? Playoffs?! I just hope we can win a game.

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The firing led to the hiring of head coach Tony Dungy, the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had led his former team to four playoff appearances in the previous six years. Dungy led the Colts to the playoffs in his first season with the Colts, but a blowout (41-0) playoff loss to the New York Jets ended the season. Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


In the 2003 NFL season, Manning was named co-Most Valuable Player with Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair. The Colts won the AFC South division title over the Titans via the head to head tiebreaker (both teams finished with 12-4 records). The Colts defeated the Denver Broncos in the wild-card playoff (41-10), and advanced to play the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional playoffs, winning 38-31. In the AFC Championship game they were defeated 24-14 by the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, with Manning throwing four interceptions in a game widely criticized for its minimal officiating (only seven penalties were called during the entire game, six of them were pre-snap fouls). The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973), nicknamed Air McNair, is an American professional football player who spent 11 years as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans (formerly Houston Oilers), until he was traded in June 2006 to the Baltimore Ravens. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present...


2005 season

Further information: 2005 Indianapolis Colts season

The Colts became the 4th team in league history to win their first 13 games, but the season ended with an opening playoff game loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 2005 Indianapolis Colts season began with the team trying to maintain or improve on their 12-4 record from 2004, and advance farther into the playoffs. ...


Manning and Marvin Harrison broke Steve Young and Jerry Rice's NFL record for most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver tandem, notching their 86th in a Monday Night home game against St. Louis Rams in week 6. Two weeks later Peyton Manning logged his first victory at New England against the Patriots, ending a six game New England win streak. After defeating Jacksonville in week 14 they became only the fourth team in NFL history to reach a record of 13-0 and clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The dream of a perfect record for the Colts ended the next week however as the San Diego Chargers defeated the Colts 26-17. Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football player who played for Syracuse University and is currently playing in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... City St. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Chargers redirects here. ...


In week 16, the Colts played without coach Tony Dungy following the suicide of his son James earlier in the week. With the team resting most of their key players, the Colts lost their second straight to the eventual NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks. Dungy returned to the sidelines for the last regular season game as the Colts beat the Arizona Cardinals 17-13 while resting most of the team's usual starters. The team's final record of 14-2 marked the best 16-game season in the franchise's history. Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


On January 15, 2006, the Colts were eliminated in the divisional round by the eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-18. Trailing 21-10 late in the game, the Colts regained possession and put 8 points on the board to make it 21-18. After a Pittsburgh fumble on the goal line the Colts drove down the field, only to have Mike Vanderjagt miss a 46-yard (42 m) field goal attempt wide right. is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Michael Mike Vanderjagt (born March 24, 1970 in Oakville, Ontario), is a Canadian professional gridiron football placekicker who has played in both the Canadian Football League and National Football League. ...


2006 season

After becoming the first team in NFL history to begin two consecutive seasons by winning nine games, the Colts proceeded to lose three of the next four, largely due to the league's worst run defense. However, they still captured their fourth consecutive AFC South title by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football in Week 15 of the season with, ironically, a strong showing from their defense. The Colts finished the season with a 12-4 record, giving them the number three seed in the playoffs. The record also marked their fifth consecutive season with ten victories or more. In week 13 against the Titans, the quarterback-wide receiver combination of Manning to Harrison became the all time leader in touchdowns in NFL History.[7] President George W. Bush congratulates the Colts The 2006 Indianapolis Colts season began with the team trying to maintain or improve on their regular season record of 0-16 from the 2005 season, and advance farther into the playoffs. ... The AFC South refers to the Southern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League that was created prior to the 2002 season when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... MNF redirects here. ... The following is a list of National Football League teams with the most consecutive (active) seasons appearing in the playoffs. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970...


In the Colts' first-round playoff game, they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 23-8, despite three Manning interceptions. The Colts defense dominated the Chiefs, holding them to 44 yards (40 m) on the ground (RB Larry Johnson had 32) and Chiefs' quarterback Trent Green to 2 yards (1.8 m) passing in the first half. The Chiefs did not earn a first down until 3:33 remained in the third quarter. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins[1] of the National Football League. ...


The Colts defeated the Baltimore Ravens 15-6 in the division playoff round, thanks to kicker Adam Vinatieri's five field goals and another impressive defensive showing. They played the New England Patriots at home in the AFC title game for the rights to the Super Bowl; it was the Colts' third conference championship game in the Indianapolis era. The game marked the first time that the AFC title game was played in a domed stadium. After trailing at one point 21-3, the Colts stormed back, defeating the arch-rival Patriots for the third consecutive time. With a final score of 38-34, the 18-point comeback was the largest ever in an NFL conference championship game, and tied the record for the fourth largest NFL postseason comeback.[8] City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present...


Super Bowl XLI

Main article: Super Bowl XLI
President George W. Bush congratulates the Colts

The Colts defeated the Chicago Bears 29-17 on February 4, 2007 in Dolphin Stadium, after overcoming a rocky start that saw the Bears' Devin Hester return the opening kickoff 92 yards (84 m) for a touchdown and the Colts' Peyton Manning throw an early interception. Rain fell throughout the game, for the first time in Super Bowl history, significantly contributing to the six turnovers committed by both teams in the first half. Peyton Manning was awarded the the MVP after completing 25 of 38 passes for 247 yards (226 m) and a touchdown, caught by Reggie Wayne. Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium[1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


Colts' running backs Dominic Rhodes and Joseph Addai combined for 190 rushing yards and a touchdown, while kicker Adam Vinatieri converted 3 of his 4 field goal attempts. Defensively, safety Bob Sanders and cornerback Kelvin Hayden each intercepted Bears' quarterback Rex Grossman late in the game, with Hayden returning his for 56 yards (51 m) and a touchdown, essentially sealing the Colts' victory. Dominic Dondrell Rhodes (born January 17, 1979 in Waco, Texas) is an American football running back who plays for the Oakland Raiders. ... Joseph Addai (born May 23, 1983 in Houston, Texas. ... Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972 in Yankton, South Dakota) is an American football placekicker currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts. ... A field goal (formerly goal from the field) in American football and Canadian football (collectively called gridiron football) is a goal that may be scored during general play (from the field). Execution of a field goal A field goal may be scored by a placekick or the very rare drop... For the coach, see Bob Sanders (American football coach). ... Kelvin Darnell Hayden Junior (born July 28, 1983) is a NFL cornerback/wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Rex Grossman (born August 23, 1980) is a quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ...


Indianapolis became the first "dome team" to win a Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium, the first to win in the rain, and the first to win after having the statistically worst rushing defense in the league during the regular season. Tony Dungy became only the third man to have won the Super Bowl as both a head coach {XLI} and a player {XIII} (along with Tom Flores {IV-player, XV and XVIII-coach} and Mike Ditka {VI-player, XX-coach}), as well as the first African-American Head Coach to win a Super Bowl. With the win the Colts became the only team to date to win a Super Bowl from the AFC South. Also the Colts have made it to the Super Bowl three times, all three in Miami. McAfee Coliseum Monster Park Qwest Field Qualcomm Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium Paul Brown Stadium Soldier Field RCA Dome Edward Jones Dome Arrowhead Stadium Invesco Field [at Mile High] Ford Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Lambeau Field Ralph Wilson Stadium Gillette Stadium Giants Stadium Reliant Stadium Louisiana Superdome Georgia Dome... Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Date January 21, 1979 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 3 1/2 National anthem The Colgate Thirteen Coin toss George Halas Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Bob Jani Productions present Carnival Salute to Caribbean with various Caribbean bands Attendance 79,484... Thomas R. Tom Flores (born March 21, 1937 in Fresno, California) is a retired Mexican-American football quarterback and coach. ... Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... Date January 16, 1972 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Roger Staubach, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 6 National anthem U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Salute to Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the U... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV...


2007 season

The Colts ended the 2007 regular NFL season with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses, winning the AFC South title. They faced the San Diego Chargers at the RCA Dome on January 13th, 2008, after earning a bye for the first round of the 2007 NFL Playoffs. They lost to the Chargers 28-24. The 2007 Indianapolis Colts season began with the team trying to maintain or improve on their 12-4 record, along with defending their Super Bowl title from the 2006 season. ... Chargers redirects here. ... The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise for 24 seasons (1984-2007). ...


Controversies

After receiving a complaint from New England Patriots president Jonathon Kraft about an annoying sound in the RCA Dome during a game with the Patriots on November 4, 2007, NFL vice president of security Milt Ahlerich determined the sound was a glitch in the television broadcast. "'CBS has informed us that the unusual audio moment heard by fans during the Patriots-Colts telecast was the result of tape feedback in the CBS production truck and was isolated to the CBS broadcast,' NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. 'It was in no way related to any sound within the stadium and could not be heard in the stadium.'" [9] This accusation has been leveled before, as executives from other teams in the league have previously complained of excessive noise in the RCA Dome -- which they believed was noise other than the natural noise caused by the fans.


During the final game of the 2007 season, Indianapolis played the Tennessee Titans, who were playing for a spot in the playoffs; the Colts were resting most of their starters as they had already clinched a position in the post-season. There was speculation the Colts and the Titans had colluded (a major violation of NFL policy)as to game strategy -- presumably to ensure the Titans (and deny the Cleveland Browns) a post-season berth. Titans quarterback Kerry Collins claimed in a radio interview they were not aggressive in the final minutes of the game because the team "knew" the Colts were not going to challenge them [10]. "'Apparently there was some communication between Jeff (Fisher) and Tony (Dungy),' Collins said on WFAN."


Fisher responded "Let me just say, I knew he wasn't going to use it. Tony and I were on the competition committee for a long time.' The Titans coach also said the Colts would have gotten the ball back with 25 seconds left but down nine because Tennessee would have kicked another field goal." Fisher then said "It didn't make any sense. They gave it their best shot."


The article continues with possible implications: "If true, the Cleveland Browns could possibly file a grievance alleging collusion." To date, there has been no known news story of the Browns filing a grievance with the NFL of collusion between the Colts and the Titans.


Lucas Oil Stadium

Main article: Lucas Oil Stadium

After 20+ years of playing at the RCA Dome, the Colts will begin play in Lucas Oil Stadium starting in the fall of 2008. In December 2004, the City of Indianapolis and Colts owner Jim Irsay agreed to a new stadium deal that will benefit both the city and the team at an estimated cost of $675 million. In a deal estimated at $122 million, Lucas Oil Products won the naming rights to the stadium for 20 years. Lucas Oil Stadium is a retractable roof sports facility currently under construction in Indianapolis. ...


It will be a seven-level stadium with a retractable roof seating 63,000 for football. It can be reconfigured to seat 70,000 or more for NCAA basketball and football and concerts. It will cover 1,800,000 square feet (167,000 m²). The stadium features a retractable roof allowing the Colts to play home games outdoors for the first time since arriving in Indianapolis. Using FieldTurf the playing surface will be roughly 25ft below ground level. The new stadium will be bigger and better than the RCA Dome in many ways. Housing 58 permanent concession stands, 90 portable concession stands, 13 escalators, 11 passenger elevators, 800 restrooms, high definition scoreboards and replay monitors and 142 luxury suites. Other than being the home of the Colts, the stadium will host games in both the Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball Tournaments and will serve as the back up host for all NCAA Final Four Tournaments. It will also numerous events and conventions. The stadium will make Indianapolis eligible to bid to host a Super Bowl and has a potential economic impact estimated at $286,000,000. The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


Season-by-season records

This is a list of seasons completed by the Indianapolis Colts American Football Franchise. ...

Logo and uniforms

The Colts' logo and uniforms have basically remained the same since the team's debut in 1953. The helmet is white with a speed blue horseshoe logo. The blue jerseys have white shoulder stripes while the white jerseys have blue stripes. The team also wears white pants with blue stripes along the sides.


From 1982 through 1986, the Colts wore gray pants with their blue jerseys. The gray pants featured a horseshoe on the top of the sides with the player's number inside the horseshoe. The Colts continued to wear white pants with their white jerseys throughout this period, and in 1987, the gray pants were retired.


The Colts wore blue pants with their white jerseys for the first three games of the 1995 season, but then returned to white pants with both the blue and white jerseys. The team made some minor uniform adjustments before the start of the 2004 season, including reverting from blue to the traditional gray face masks, darkening their blue colors from a light blue to speed blue, as well as adding two white stripes to the socks. In 2006, the stripes were removed from the socks. The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...

Players of note

Current roster

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Quarterbacks

Running Backs Joshua Kane Betts (born August 25, 1982 in Vandalia, Ohio) is an NFL quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Jim Sorgi (born December 3, 1980 in Fraser, MI) is an American football quarterback playing for the Indianapolis Colts. ...

Wide Receivers Joseph Addai (born May 23, 1983 in Houston, Texas. ... Clifton Dawson (born October 8, 1983[1]) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL and formerly for Harvard University. ... Justise Hairston (born June 27, 1983 in New Britain, Connecticut) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Kenton Jermaine Keith (born July 14, 1980 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA) is a running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Luke Lawton (born August 26, 1980) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts. ...

Tight Ends Devin Aromashodu is an American football wide receiver who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft[1]. Aromashodu played college football for the Auburn Tigers[2]. Notes ^ (2006). ... Anthony Gonzalez (b. ... Roy Hall (born December 8, 1983 in South Euclid, Ohio) is a former American football wide receiver at Ohio State University. ... Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football player who played for Syracuse University and is currently playing in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Onrea Jones (born December 22, 1983 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is an American football wide receiver who is a practice squad player for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Courtney Roby(Born:January 10,1983) is a wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans. ... Trent Simmons Shelton (born September 21, 1984 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American football wide receiver who is a practice squad player for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Reginald DeVincey Wayne (born November 17, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the NFLs Indianapolis Colts. ...

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen Dallas Dean Clark (born June 12, 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is an American football tight end who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Zac Herold (born December 19, 1983 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football tight end who is a practice squad player for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. ... Gijon Robinson (born October 12, 1984 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri) is an American football tight end and fullback who is a practice squad player for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Ryan Diem (born July 1, 1979) is a starting offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Mike Elgin is a American football Center for the New England Patriots. ... Tala Esera is an American football offensive tackle who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... Daniel Hubert Federkeil (born November 9, 1983 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) is an American football offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. Categories: | | | | | ... Corey Hilliard (born April 26, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a American football offensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Charlie Johnson (born May 2, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Ryan Lilja (born October 15, 1981 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American football player who currently plays guard for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Patrick Ross (born May 16, 1983) is an American football offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Jeffrey Bryant Saturday (born June 8, 1975) is the Indianapolis Colts starting center. ... Michael Toudouze (born April 27, 1983) is an American football offensive lineman who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Tony Ugoh (born November 17, 1983) is an offensive lineman who was chosen with the 10th pick in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by Indianapolis. ...

Linebackers

Defensive Backs Raheem Brock (born June 10, 1978 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Jeff Charleston (born January 19, 1983) is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Keyunta Dawson (born September 13, 1985 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an NFL player with the Indianapolis Colts. ... Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Ben Ishola (born June 8, 1980 in Berlin, Germany) is an American football defensive end who is an international practice squad player for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Robert Nathan Mathis (born February 26, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He attended Alabama A&M University. ... Quinn Pitcock (b. ... Josh Thomas, Josh Alexander Thomas (born July 6th 1993 in Plymouth) was a normal boy that boxed but after a vicious attack by a bigger stronger boxer he turned to being a homeless bum. ... Gary Brackett is a linebacker in the NFL who plays for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Ramón Guzman (born September 29, 1982) is an American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Tyjuan Cedric Hagler (born 3 December 1981 in Kankakee, Illinois) is an NFL player. ... Freddie Keiaho (full name Naivote Taulawakeiaho born December 18, 1982 in Fiji) is a current American football linebacker for the NFLs Indianapolis Colts. ... Clint Session is a linebacker on the Indianapolis Colts. ... Kyle Shotwell (born March 29, 1984) is currently playing Linebacker for the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. ... Victor Worsley (born April 24, 1984) is an American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts. ...

Special Teams Antoine Bethea (born July 27, 1984 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Howard University. ... Melvin Bullitt (born November 13, 1984) is an American football defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts. ... For others of the same name, see Michael Coe. ... Brannon Condren is an American football Safety for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Kelvin Darnell Hayden Junior (born July 28, 1983) is a NFL cornerback/wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Daymeion Dante Hughes (born August 21, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) is an american football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Marlin Tyrell Jackson (born June 30, 1983 in Sharon, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was selected with the 29th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan, where he was a two time all-American for... Tim Jennings is a current American Football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Keiwan Jevar Ratliff (born April 19, 1981 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American football cornerback and punt returner for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. He attended the University of Florida. ... T.J. Rushing (born June 8, 1983) is an American football cornerback who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the last round of the 2006 NFL Draft. ... For the coach, see Bob Sanders (American football coach). ... Antonio Smith (born June 12, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ...

Reserve Lists
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Restricted FAs Shane Andrus (born October 2, 1980) is an American football kicker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Hunter Dwight Smith (born August 9, 1977) is an American football player (punter) who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Justin Snow (born December 12, 1976) is an NFL longsnapper with the Indianapolis Colts. ... Benjamin Chadwick Stanley (born January 29, 1976) is a National Football League punter for the Houston Texans. ... Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972 in Yankton, South Dakota) is an American football placekicker currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts. ... J.J. Milan (born August 11, 1984) is an American football linebacker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. ...

Exclusive-Rights FAs Bryan Jamaile Fletcher (born March 23, 1979 in St. ... Dylan Colter Gandy(born March 8, 1982, in San Benito, Texas) is an offensive guard with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Matt Giordano (born October 16, 1982 in Fresno, California) is a safety for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. // Attending Buchanan High School in Clovis, California, Giordano played a key role as team co-captain in Buchanans inaugural Valley championship in 2000. ... Darrell Reid (born June 20, 1982) is a Defensive Tackle for the Indianapolis Colts professional football team. ... Ben Utecht (born June 30, 1981 in Hastings, Minnesota) is an American football player who currently plays tight end for the Indianapolis Colts. ...

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More rosters The following is a list of current National Football League (NFL) team rosters: // Categories: | | ...

Pro Football Hall of Famers

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Raymond Emmett Berry (born February 27, 1933 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was an American football wide receiver. ... Arthur Donovan, Jr. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (born November 1, 1947) is a former American football linebacker who logged 15 NFL seasons for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders. ... John Mackey (born September 24, 1941, New York, New York) is a former American Football tight end who played for the Baltimore Colts and the San Diego Chargers. ... Gino John Marchetti (born January 2, 1927, Smithers, West Virginia) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. ... Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for Penn State in college and the Baltimore Colts. ... James Thomas Jim Parker (April 3, 1934 - July 18, 2005) was a college and professional American football player in the 1950s and 60s. ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed The Golden Arm, was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Wilbur Weeb Ewbank (May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ...

Retired numbers

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(None as of the 2007 season.) John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed The Golden Arm, was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Claude Buddy Young (January 5. ... Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for Penn State in college and the Baltimore Colts. ... Arthur Donovan, Jr. ... James Thomas Jim Parker (April 3, 1934 - July 18, 2005) was a college and professional American football player in the 1950s and 60s. ... Raymond Emmett Berry (born February 27, 1933 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was an American football wide receiver. ... Gino John Marchetti (born January 2, 1927, Smithers, West Virginia) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. ...


However, the Colts Ring of Honor includes:

James Joseph Jim Harbaugh (born December 23, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers and finally the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bears out of the University of Michigan... Christopher Jerrod Hinton (born July 31, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football tackle and guard who played thirteen seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the Indianapolis Colts. ... The late owner of the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, Robert Irsay. ... Ted Marchibroda was head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1975 to 1979 and again after they became the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1995. ...

Other notable former players

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Don Joyce (born October 8, 1929 in Steubenville, Ohio) is a former American football player. ... Lino Dante Alan Ameche (March 1, 1933 — August 8, 1988), nicknamed The Horse, was an American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League after winning the Heisman Trophy in college at the University of Wisconsin. ... Norm Bulaich (Bulajic in Serbian) was affectionately known to his teammates as Boo. ... Mike Curtis (born March 27, 1943) is a former American Football player for the Baltimore Colts, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins who played 14 seasons from 1965 to 1978 in the National Football League. ... Bertram Hays Jones (born September 7, 1951 in Ruston, Louisiana) is a former LSU and NFL quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts and, briefly, the Los Angeles Rams. ... Bruce Allan Laird (born May 23, 1950 in Lowell, Massachusetts) was a safety who played 12 seasons in the National Football League. ... Lenny Lyles (born January 26, 1936 in Nashville, Tennessee), is a former professional American Football defensive back. ... Tom Matte (born 1939, near Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring. ... Tailback, University of North Carolina, 1968-70 A two-time First Team All-Conference selection and two-time Conference Player of the Year Broke just about every rushing record possible. ... Lou Michaels was an American football player who was a standout defensive lineman for the University of Kentucky Wildcats and later for the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League. ... Lydell Mitchell (born May 30, 1949 in Salem, New Jersey) was a running back in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers & Los Angeles Rams spanning 1972-1980. ... Earl Edwin Morrall (born May 17, 1934, in Muskegon, Michigan) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. ... Steve Myhra (born April 2, 1934 in Wahpeton, North Dakota) is a former professional American football player who played offensive line for six seasons for the Baltimore Colts. ... Madison Monroe Buzz Nutter (born February 16, 1931 in Summersville, West Virginia) was a center who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. ... Jim OBrien was a place kicker for the Baltimore Colts from 1970 to 1972 and the Detroit Lions in 1973. ... R. C. Owens (born 1933) was an NFL wide receiver from 1957 through 1964. ... William Pellington was a linebacker who played twelve seasons in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts. ... Bert Rechichar (born July 16, 1950 in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania) was an American football defensive back who played with the National Football Leagues Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers from 1952 to 1960, and the American Football Leagues New York Titans in 1961. ... John B. Sample(June 15, 1937 - April 26, 2005) was an American football defensive back who played for the Baltimore Colts(1958-1960), Pittsburgh Steelers(1961-1962), Washington Redskins(1963-1965) and New York Jets(1966-1968). ... Don Shinnick was a linebacker who played thirteen seasons in the NFL. Categories: | | | | ... Charles Aaron Bubba Smith (born February 28, 1945 in Orange, Texas) is an American actor and former athlete. ... Joe Dan Washington (born September 24, 1953) is a former American Football running back who played nine seasons for the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons from 1977 to 1985 in the National Football League. ... Carroll Rosenbloom (March 5, 1907 - April 2, 1979) was a colorful football owner of two teams, the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams, now the St. ... Raul Allegre (born June 15, 1959) was a place kicker in the NFL. In his career he has played for the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Giants, and the New York Jets. ... The pioneering hardcore hip hop group Wu-Tang Clans plan to conquer the hip hop industry consisted not only of making each member into a solo star in their own right, but also to create and promote numerous affiliate artists. ... Pat Beach (born December 28, 1959 in Grants Pass, Oregon) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for eleven seasons for the Baltimore Colts, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, and Arizona Cardinals. ... Dean Biasucci (born July 25, 1962) was a placekicker in the NFL. Category: ... Duane Clair Bickett (born December 1, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football linebacker. ... Was drafted in the 1992 NFL draft, Second overall pick 1st Round after Steve Emtman. ... Eugene Daniel (born April 5, 1961 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) was a cornerback who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Kenneth Ray Dilger (born February 2, 1971 in Mariah Hill, Indiana) is a retired professional American football player. ... Raymond Canute Donaldson (born May 18, 1958 in Rome, Georgia) was an American football Center who played 17 seasons in the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeffrey Scott George (Born December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a National Football League quarterback. ... Tarik Glenn (born May 25, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for the Indianapolis Colts. ... James Joseph Jim Harbaugh (born December 23, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers and finally the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bears out of the University of Michigan... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... Cato June (born November 18, 1979 in Riverside, California) is an American football outside linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Anthony Siragusa (born May 14, 1967 in Kenilworth, New Jersey) is a former American football defensive tackle who spent twelve seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. ... Rohn Taylor Stark (born May 4, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is former American football punter who played sixteen seasons in the National Football League, thirteen of those with the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts. ... Brandon Stokley (born June 23, 1976 in Blacksburg, Virginia) is an American football player in the National Football League who currently plays for the Denver Broncos. ... Michael Mike Vanderjagt (born March 24, 1970 in Oakville, Ontario), is a Canadian professional gridiron football placekicker who has played in both the Canadian Football League and National Football League. ...

All-time first-round draft picks

Main article: List of Indianapolis Colts first-round draft picks

Billy Vessels (March 22, 1931, Cleveland, Oklahoma - November 17, 2001, Coral Gables, Florida) was an outstanding college football player and winner of the 1952 Heisman trophy, as well as a professional football player with the NFL Baltimore Colts and the Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos. ... Francis Marion Davidson (born November 30, 1931 in Gatesville, Texas [1] [2]) known by his nickname Cotton Davidson, was an American football quarterback for the NFLs Baltimore Colts (1954, 1957), and the AFLs Dallas Texans (1960-1961) and Oakland Raiders (1962-1968). ... George Howard Shaw (July 25, 1933–January 3, 1998) was an American football quarterback who played seven seasons in the National Football League. ... Lino Dante Alan Ameche (March 1, 1933 — August 8, 1988), nicknamed The Horse, was an American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League after winning the Heisman Trophy in college at the University of Wisconsin. ... Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for Penn State in college and the Baltimore Colts. ... James Thomas Jim Parker (April 3, 1934 - July 18, 2005) was a college and professional American football player in the 1950s and 60s. ... Lenny Lyles (born January 26, 1936 in Nashville, Tennessee), is a former professional American Football defensive back. ... Jackie Burkett (born December 16, 1936 in Thorsby, Alabama) is a former American football center who played ten seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Baltimore Colts. ... Ronald Jack Mix was born on March 10, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. ... Tom Matte (born 1939, near Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring. ... Robert Louis Vogel (born September 23, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1963 through 1972. ... Marv Woodson (born September 19, 1941 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) was an football player. ... James Michael Curtis (born March 27, 1943 in Rockville, Maryland) is a former professional American Football player for the Baltimore Colts, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins who played 14 seasons from 1965 to 1978 in the National Football League. ... Sam Ball (born June 7, 1944 in Henderson, Kentucky) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1966 through 1970. ... Charles Aaron Bubba Smith (born February 28, 1945 in Orange, Texas) is an American actor and former athlete. ... Jim Detwiler (born in Bluffton, Ohio) is a former American football halfack who was the 20th pick in the first round of the 1967 NFL Draft[1] and an All Big Ten player for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1964-1966. ... John Williams (pro football player) redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Norm Bulaich (Bulajic in Serbian) was affectionately known to his teammates as Boo. ... Tailback, University of North Carolina, 1968-70 A two-time First Team All-Conference selection and two-time Conference Player of the Year Broke just about every rushing record possible. ... Bertram Hays Jones (born September 7, 1951 in Ruston, Louisiana) is a former LSU and NFL quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts and, briefly, the Los Angeles Rams. ... Joe Ehrmann is a former NFL defensive lineman, originally drafted as the 10th pick in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft out of Syracuse University to the Baltimore Colts. ... John Owen Dutton (born February 6, 1951 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a former American football player. ... Roger Dale Carr (born July 1, 1952 in Seminole, Oklahoma) is a former NFL wide receiver who played mainly for the Baltimore Colts. ... Kenneth Wayne Huff (born February 21, 1953 in Hutchinson, Kansas) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. ... Reese McCall (born June 16, 1956 in Bessemer, Alabama) is a former American football tight end, who played eight seasons in the National Football League. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Curtis Raymond Dickey (born November 27, 1956 in Madisonville, Texas), was a former professional football player who was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft. ... Derrick Hatchett was a member of the Baltimore Colts from 1980 to 1983. ... Lewis Lorando Randy McMillan (born December 17, 1958 in Havre de Grace, Maryland), was a professional football player who was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft. ... Donnell Thompson (born October 27, 1958 in Lumberton, North Carolina) was a defensive end in the National Football League. ... Johnie Earl Cooks (born November 23, 1958 in Leland, Mississippi), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Baltimore Colts as the second overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. ... Art Schlichter (born April 25, 1960 in Washington Court House, Ohio) is a former college and professional American football quarterback, perhaps now known more for his compulsive gambling and other legal problems. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Ron Solt (born May 19, 1962 in Bainbridge, Maryland) was a former American Football player who played offensive line for nine seasons between 1984 and 1992 for the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Duane Clair Bickett (born December 1, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football linebacker. ... Jon Thomas Hand (born November 13, 1963 in Sylacauga, Alabama) is an American former professional football player who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft. ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ... Andre Previn Rison (born March 18, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former American football wide receiver who played professionally for the National Football Leagues Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and the Canadian Football Leagues Toronto Argonauts. ... Jeffrey Scott George (Born December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a National Football League quarterback. ... Steve Emtman (born April 16, 1970) is a former defensive end/defensive tackle for the National Football Leagues Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bears. ... Was drafted in the 1992 NFL draft, Second overall pick 1st Round after Steve Emtman. ... Sean Dawkins (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trev Alberts (born August 8, 1970 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is an American television and print college football commentator and former professional American football player. ... Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football player who played for Syracuse University and is currently playing in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Tarik Glenn (born May 25, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... Rob Morris (born January 18, 1975) is a professional football player from Nampa, Idaho. ... Reginald DeVincey Wayne (born November 17, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the NFLs Indianapolis Colts. ... Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Dallas Dean Clark (born June 12, 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is an American football tight end who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Marlin Tyrell Jackson (born June 30, 1983 in Sharon, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was selected with the 29th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan, where he was a two time all-American for... Joseph Addai (born May 23, 1983 in Houston, Texas. ... Anthony Gonzalez (b. ...

Coaches of note

Head coaches

Keith Molesworth (born October 20, 1905) graduated from Washington High School. ... Wilbur Weeb Ewbank (May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ... Don McCafferty (March 12, 1921 - July 28, 1974), was a football coach who, in his first year as head coach of the Baltimore Colts, led the team to a victory in Super Bowl V. McCafferty played college football at Ohio State University under Paul Brown, where he was a key... John Sandusky (December 28, 1925 - March 5, 2006) was a football player for the Cleveland Browns and also served as the head coach of the Baltimore Colts for part of the 1972 season. ... Howard Schnellenberger (born March 16, 1934) is an American football coach at both the professional and college level. ... Ted Marchibroda was head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1975 to 1979 and again after they became the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1995. ... Michael Joseph McCormack (Born June 21, 1930) was a football player and coach who played with the Cleveland Browns from 1954-1962 and served as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Colts and Seattle Seahawks. ... Frank Kush (born January 20, 1929) was a football coach who most prominently served as head coach at Arizona State University for more than two decades, and also worked in the same capacity for three different professional leagues. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ron Meyer is a former College and Professional Football Coach. ... Rick Venturi is a former head coach at Northwestern University and longtime NFL assistant known or his defense. ... Lindy Infante (born May 27, 1940) was head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to December 22, 1991 and of the Indianapolis Colts from 1996 to 1997. ... James Jim Earnst Mora (born May 24, 1935 in Glendale, California) is the former head coach of the USFLs Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars and the NFLs New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts. ... Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ...

Current staff

Indianapolis Colts staff
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Front Office
  • Owner/CEO - Jim Irsay
  • President - Bill Polian
  • Senior Executive Vice President - Pete Ward
  • Executive Vice President - Bob Terpening
  • Vice President of Football Operations - Chris Polian

Head Coaches Jim Irsay (also known as Jimmy Irsay) graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX in 1982 and is the owner of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Bill Polian is the President of the Indianapolis Colts NFL team. ... Peter Thomas Ward (born July 26, 1937, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional baseball player who played 9 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, and New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. ...

  • Head Coach - Tony Dungy
  • Associate Head Coach/Quarterbacks - Jim Caldwell

Offensive Coaches Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ...

  • Offensive Coordinator - Tom Moore
  • Running Backs - Gene Huey
  • Wide Receivers - Clyde Christensen
  • Tight Ends - Ricky Thomas
  • Offensive Line - Howard Mudd
  • Offensive Quality Control - Pete Metzelaars
 

Defensive Coaches Tom Moore (born November 7, 1938 in Owatonna, Minnesota) is the current offensive coordinator of the NFL team Indianapolis Colts. ... Howard Mudd (born 10 Feb 1942, Midland, Michigan) is a former American Football offensive lineman who played seven seasons for the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears from 1964 to 1970 in the National Football League. ... Peter Henry Metzelaars (born May 24, 1960 in Three Rivers, Michigan) is a former American football tight end who played for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Detroit Lions in a sixteen year career in the NFL. // He played high school football at Portage Central High School in...

  • Defensive Coordinator - Ron Meeks
  • Defensive Line - John Teerlinck
  • Linebackers - Mike Murphy
  • Defensive Backs - Alan Williams
  • Secondary - Rod Perry
  • Defensive Quality Control - Carlos Woods

Special Teams Coaches Ron Meeks (born August 27, 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida) is the current defensive coordinator for the NFLs Indianapolis Colts. ... John Teerlinck (born 1951) is a retired American football player. ... Rod Perry (born 1953) is a retired American football player. ...

Strength and Conditioning Russ Purnell (born June 12, 1948 in Chicago) is the special teams coach of the National Football League Indianapolis Colts. ...

  • Strength and Conditioning - Jon Torine
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Richard Howell


Coaching Staff
More NFL staffs The following is a list of current National Football League (NFL) team staffs: // Categories: | ...

Trivia

  • The Baltimore Colts Super Bowl V trophy is on display in Baltimore at the Sports Legends Museum.[11]
  • The Colts' Lombardi Trophy from Super Bowl V is reportedly in the possession of Georgia Frontiere, owner of the St. Louis Rams. Frontiere's late husband, former Colts' owner Carroll Rosenbloom, swapped franchises in 1972 with Rams' owner Robert Irsay but managed to keep possession of the Super Bowl trophy by "borrowing" it and simply neglecting to return it. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle authorized a replacement trophy for the Colts, but the Colts lost possession of this trophy in 1986 when, as part of the legal settlement following the Colts' move to Indianapolis, the replacement trophy was awarded to the city of Baltimore.[2]
  • Before Colts home games between 2004 and 2006, the RCA Dome monitors displayed the warriors from the final battle in the film Braveheart which features warriors with their faces painted blue with woad screaming and shouting, while the Dome crowd joins in. In 2007 the footage was changed to a scene from the film 300 with a similar motif.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ... Georgia Frontiere is the owner and chairman of the St. ... City St. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... For the moshing term Braveheart, see Wall of death (moshing). ... Binomial name L. Woad (or glastum) is the common name of the flowering plant Isatis tinctoria in the family Brassicaceae. ... 300 is a 2007 film adaptation of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller, and is a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae. ...

Radio and television

The Colts' flagship station from 1984-1998 and again starting in the 2007 season is WIBC 1070AM (renamed WFNI as of December 26, 2007); under the new contract, games are simulcast on WLHK 97.1 FM. From 1998 through 2006, the Colts' flagship station was WFBQ 94.7FM (with additional programming on WNDE 1260AM). Bob Lamey is the team's play-by-play announcer, holding that title from 1984 to 1991 and again since 1995. Former Purdue and Colts quarterback Mark Herrmann serves as color commentator. Former head coach Ted Marchibroda of both Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts franchises is also a popular commentator on the broadcasts. Mike Jansen serves as the public address announcer at all Colts home games. Mike has been the public address announcer since the 1998 season. The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... WLHK, Hank FM is an FM radio station owned by Emmis Communications in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... WFBQ, Q95 is an FM radio station owned by Clear Channel Communications in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... WNDE, SportsRadio WNDE is an AM radio station owned by Clear Channel Communications in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Bob Lamey is a radio sports play-by-play announcer, currently the Voice of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League, a position he has held since 1995. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Boilermakers is the official moniker for the intercollegiate athletic teams of Purdue University. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Mark Herrmann (born January 8, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an American football player and a quarterback in the National Football League. ... Ted Marchibroda was head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1975 to 1979 and again after they became the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1995. ...


Preseason games not shown on national television are seen locally on WTTV-4, "Indiana's CW." Indiana Hoosiers announcer Don Fischer provides play-by-play. Regular-season Monday Night and NFL Network games are simulcast on WNDY-23 and WTHR-13, respectively. WTTV, channel 4, is the CW affiliate for Indianapolis, Indiana. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... Indiana Universitys athletic teams are called the Hoosiers, and their colors are cream and crimson, though red and white have been used at times in the past. ... MNF redirects here. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... WNDY-TV is currently the My Network TV affiliate serving Indianapolis, Indiana, broadcasting on analog channel 23. ... WTHR channel 13 is a television station serving the Indianapolis, Indiana metropolitan area. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ Colts clip Raiders for fifth straight AFC South title. ESPN.com (2007-12-16). Retrieved on 2007-12-20.
  2. ^ Gibbons, Michael (2006-08-07). Baltimore's Colts: A Team for the Ages. Press Box Online. Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
  3. ^ http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/past/MemorialStadium.htm Stadiums of the NFL - Memorial Stadium
  4. ^ Descendants of the Mayflower - A History of the Indianapolis Colts
  5. ^ Moving the Company
  6. ^ History of the Indianapolis Colts from indystar.com (Last Accessed June 10, 2006)
  7. ^ Official Bio on Colts.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-14.
  8. ^ 2006 NFL Record and Fact Book, 347. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  9. ^ Production cause of audio glitch during Pats-Colts telecast - NFL Experts B... - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
  10. ^ Collusion? Titans, Colts had ‘communication’ - NFL - MSNBC.com
  11. ^ baberuthmuseum.com: Page Bank

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See also

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Daniel Hubert Federkeil (born November 9, 1983 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) is an American football offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. Categories: | | | | | ... Tarik Glenn (born May 25, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Raheem Brock (born June 10, 1978 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Bryan Jamaile Fletcher (born March 23, 1979 in St. ... Brandon Stokley (born June 23, 1976 in Blacksburg, Virginia) is an American football player in the National Football League who currently plays for the Denver Broncos. ... John William Standeford (born April 15, 1982 in North Chicago, Illinois) is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He started his football career at Monrovia High School in Monrovia, Indiana. ... Aaron Matthew Moorehead (born November 5, 1980 in Aurora, Colorado) is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Illinois. ... Ben Utecht (born June 30, 1981 in Hastings, Minnesota) is an American football player who currently plays tight end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Reginald DeVincey Wayne (born November 17, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the NFLs Indianapolis Colts. ... Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football player who played for Syracuse University and is currently playing in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Josh Thomas, Josh Alexander Thomas (born July 6th 1993 in Plymouth) was a normal boy that boxed but after a vicious attack by a bigger stronger boxer he turned to being a homeless bum. ... Anthony McFarland (Born December 18, 1977 in Winnsboro, Louisiana) is a current American football defensive tackle for the National Football League Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Rob Morris (born January 18, 1975) is a professional football player from Nampa, Idaho. ... Darrell Reid (born June 20, 1982) is a Defensive Tackle for the Indianapolis Colts professional football team. ... Robert Nathan Mathis (born February 26, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He attended Alabama A&M University. ... Ryan LaCasse (born February 6, 1983) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts, primarily as a special teams player. ... Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Jim Caldwell is the current quarterback coach for the NFLs Indianapolis Colts. ... Leslie Antonio Frazier (born April 3, 1959 in Columbus, Mississippi) was a cornerback/safety in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. ... Ron Meeks (born August 27, 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida) is the current defensive coordinator for the NFLs Indianapolis Colts. ... Peter Henry Metzelaars (born May 24, 1960 in Three Rivers, Michigan) is a former American football tight end who played for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Detroit Lions in a sixteen year career in the NFL. // He played high school football at Portage Central High School in... Tom Moore (born November 7, 1938 in Owatonna, Minnesota) is the current offensive coordinator of the NFL team Indianapolis Colts. ... Howard Mudd (born 10 Feb 1942, Midland, Michigan) is a former American Football offensive lineman who played seven seasons for the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears from 1964 to 1970 in the National Football League. ... Russ Purnell (born June 12, 1948 in Chicago) is the special teams coach of the National Football League Indianapolis Colts. ... John Teerlinck (born 1951) is a retired American football player. ... NFL redirects here. ... This is a list of seasons of the National Football League. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... The AFC East is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... The AFC North is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... The AFC South is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... The AFC West is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Browns redirects here. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Steelers redirects here. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Chargers redirects here. ... National Football Conference logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The NFC North is a division of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference. ... The NFC South is a division of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference. ... The NFC West is a division of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... City St. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Packers redirects here. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... This is a list of seasons of the National Football League. ... This is a list of National Football League team season lists. ... The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ... The AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... NFC Championship Game is an American football game played every year to determine the champion of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... // This is a list of Super Bowl champions, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship game of the National Football League. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Throughout its history, the National Football League and other leagues have used several different formats to determine their league champion, including a period of interleague match-ups determining a true world champion. ... From 1960 to 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions (although ties in the standings during the 1963 and 1968 seasons necessitated a divisional playoff game). ... This is a list of National Football League champions prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship of the National Football League. ... A one-game playoff or pennant playoff is a tiebreaker in certain American professional sports, to determine which of two teams, tied in the final standings, will qualify for a post-season tournament. ... The Playoff Bowl was the colloquial name for a post-season game for third place in the NFL, played following the 1960-1969 seasons. ... The following is a list and brief history of American football franchises that at one time played in the National Football League (NFL). ... The following is a list of current National Football League franchise owners. ... McAfee Coliseum Monster Park Qwest Field Qualcomm Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium Paul Brown Stadium Soldier Field RCA Dome Edward Jones Dome Arrowhead Stadium Invesco Field [at Mile High] Ford Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Lambeau Field Ralph Wilson Stadium Gillette Stadium Giants Stadium Reliant Stadium Louisiana Superdome Georgia Dome... The following is a list of past National Football League stadiums, that is, all past home stadiums used by teams playing in the National Football League (NFL), and their locations and capacities. ... This is a list of individual National Football League records. ... This is a list of team NFL records. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... National Football League lore is a collection of information that NFL fans retain and share. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... The AFL-NFL Merger of 1970 involved the merger of the two major professional American football leagues in the United States during the time: the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). ... The lack of a National Football League (NFL) team in Los Angeles, the second-largest media market in the United States, is a large issue the league has been working on to resolve since both the Raiders and the Rams left the area after the 1994 season. ... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... The World Bowl is the American football Championship game of the NFL Europe, similar to the Super Bowl of the NFL. When the NFL Europe was founded in 1991 as World League of American Football (WLAF), with teams in North America and Europe as well as expansion plans for Asia... The television rights to broadcast National Football League (NFL) games are the most lucrative and expensive rights of any sport. ... The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ... Commissioner Goodell frequently emphasizes the protection of the NFLs public image, including the shield. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... In the National Football League, NFL Training Camp refers to the time before the season commences. ... The National Football League exhibition season refers to the NFLs pre-season games before the NFL regular season starts. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame Game is an annual National Football League pre-season exhibition game that is held a few days after the Pro Football Hall of Fames induction ceremonies. ... For the championship game of the American Indoor Football League, see American Bowl (AIFL). ... The China Bowl is the name of an upcoming National Football League (NFL) pre-season exhibition game scheduled to take place in August 2009 between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at the National Stadium in Beijing. ... The logo for the 2002 concert event before the Kickoff Game The NFL Kickoff game, and related festivities, mark the start of the National Football League season. ... MNF redirects here. ... NFL Thanksgiving 2006 logo. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... League International League Division West Division Year founded 1902 Major League affiliation Pittsburgh Pirates Home ballpark Victory Field Previous home ballparks Perry Stadium City Indianapolis, Indiana Current uniform colors red, black Previous uniform colors Logo design A Native American design in red with white and black details with a black... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... League Midwest League Division Eastern Division Year founded 1993 Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Memorial Stadium Previous home ballparks City Fort Wayne, Indiana Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles Manager Doug Dascenzo Owner The Fort Wayne Wizards are a Class A... League Midwest League Division Eastern Division Year founded 1988 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium Previous home ballparks City South Bend, Indiana Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles 2005 Manager Mark Haley Owner Joe Kernan The South Bend Silver... The Frontier League, based in Troy, Illinois, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern United States and Western Pennsylvania. ... The Evansville Otters are a minor league baseball team which plays in Evansville, Indiana. ... This article refers to the modern Northern League. ... The Gary SouthShore Railcats are a Minor league baseball team in the Northern League based in Gary, Indiana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indiana. ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The International Basketball League is a U.S.-based professional basketball league featuring teams from the West Coast, Rocky Mountains, Western Canada, and the Midwest. ... One of the Express official logos. ... The Gary Steelheads are a basketball team that played in the International Basketball League and the Continental Basketball Association. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL redirects here. ... The CIFLs 2007 game ball The Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) is a new indoor football league based along the Northeastern United States region. ... The Fort Wayne Freedom are a professional indoor football team. ... The Womens Professional Football League (WPFL) is the original and longest operating womens professional American football league in the United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... The Fort Wayne Komets are a minor league hockey franchise currently playing in the United Hockey Leagues Western Conference. ... The Mid-Atlantic Hockey League (MAHL) is an A level Minor Profession ice hockey league in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern United States. ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... The Indiana Ice is a Tier I ice hockey team formed in 2004 when it was purchased from the former Danville, Illinois, USA team. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is an American soccer league recognized by the USSF and FIFA as a Division III league. ... This article is about the mens NPSL franchise. ... Indianapolis Braves are an American soccer team, founded in 2007 as the new mens professional team of the Indianapolis-based soccer organization, FC Pride. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... The Fort Wayne Fever are a soccer team that currently play in the USL Premier Development League that are stationed in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The Indiana Invaders F.C. are USL Premier Development League, W-League and a Super Y-League teams all based in South Bend, Indiana, where they all play at a soccer-specific stadium, known as the Invaders Soccer Complex. ... WPSL re-directs here; an alternate meaning is WPSL (AM) The Womens Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national amateur womens soccer league. ... This article is about the womens WPSL franchise. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Ball State Universitys athletic teams are called the Cardinals. ... The Butler Bulldogs are the teams that represent Butler University in U.S. NCAA Division I athletic competition. ... Indiana Universitys athletic teams are called the Hoosiers, and their colors are cream and crimson, though red and white have been used at times in the past. ... IPFW redirects here. ... The IUPUI Jaguars are the 14 intercollegiate teams that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Associations Division I. IUPUI competes in the Mid-Continent Conference in all sports. ... Indiana State University (ISU) is a public university that is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. ... Boilermakers is the official moniker for the intercollegiate athletic teams of Purdue University. ... The University of Evansville (UE) is a small (approximately 2400 students), private university located in Evansville, Indiana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Valparaiso University Crusaders are the 18 intercollegiate teams that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Associations Division I. Valparaiso University competes in the Mid-Continent Conference in all sports except for football, which is not sponsored by the conference. ...

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