History of the Indianapolis Colts

  • Birth of the Colts

    The team was established in Baltimore, Maryland in 1953. The club can actually be traced back to a team called the Dayton Triangles which was created in 1913 and was one of the founding teams of the NFL.
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    History of the Colts

  • First Game

    The Colts won their first game against the Chicago Bears 13-9 which was a great start for the team.
  • Cheerleaders

    The Baltimore Colts became the first team ever to introduce the use of cheerleaders and a marching band into the NFL.
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played

    The Baltimore Colts played the New York Giants in the NFL Championship game at Yankee Stadium and won with a sudden death overtime 23-17. Many call this the greatest game of football ever played. This was their first NFL Championship win.
  • 2nd NFL Championship

    On Dec 27th 1959 the Colts faced the New York Giants and won 31-16 which gave them their second NFL Championship win.
  • 3rd NFL Championship

    On Dec 29th 1968 the Colts won against the Cleveland Browns 34-0. This was their third NFL Championship win.
  • Super Bowl III

    Super Bowl III is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts 16-7. This was so upseting for the Colts because the Jets were an AFL team and were the underdogs, the Colts were the NFL champions and were favoured.
  • Super Bowl V

    Up to this point the Colts had won 3 NFL Championships, and now they beat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 and won Super Bowl V on Jan 17th 1971.
  • First Season as the Indianapolis Colts

    This was the first season played as the team name Indianapolis Colts. They didn't do so well and finished the season with a 4-12 win/loss ratio.
  • Indianapolis Colts

    The Baltimore Colts officially moved to Indianapolis and changed their name to the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Peyton Manning

    The Indianapolis Colts draft picked Peyton Manning (QB) in round #1, draft pick #1. Peyton Manning is considered to be one of the greatest quarterback of all time.
  • Super Bowl XLI

    On Feb 4th 2007the Colts played the Chicago Bears and won 29-17. This was their second super bowl won and in total they had now won 5 NFL Championships.