The Colts are 2-2 in four Super Bowl appearances since the game's inception in 1967. In Super Bowl V, they beat the Dallas Cowboys, and in Super Bowl XLI, they defeated the Chicago Bears. There have been many players that have worn a Colts uniform, thus here is a list of the top ten greatest Colts players of all time.
Number 10 is defensive back Jack Butler who was a part of the famed "Bluegrass Boys" with fellow former Colt Dwight White. The Bluegrass Boys were two-time winners at the College All-American Game who helped lead Indiana to a national championship in 1958.
Butler made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995 after a career as a cornerback and return man for the Colts. He finished his career with five interceptions, one for a touchdown, and 29 punt returns for touchdowns, second only to Art Monk (32) among cornerbacks.
Butler played in three NFL Championships during his career with the Colts. He was also a member of the undefeated 1956 Baltimore Colts team that won the NFL Championship.
Butler signed with the New York Giants as a free agent after finishing his career with the Colts, but he never played in a single game for the Giants due to being traded to the San Francisco 49ers before the start of the 1957 season.
He died of cancer on January 26, 2012 at the age of 70.
The Baltimore Colts were founded in 1953 and rapidly established themselves as one of the NFL's premier teams. The club won the NFL championship in 1958, 1959, and 1968. In 1970, the Colts went 11-2-1 and finished the season with a victory in Super Bowl V.
However, the Colts started the season with a 1-5 record. The Colts finished the season 9-7, but were decisively defeated by the 12-4 Buffalo Bills for the AFC East division title. In 1989, the squad continued to deteriorate, finishing the season with an 8-8 record, good for second in the AFC East.
The Baltimore Colts have a long history. From 1953 through 1984, the professional American football club known as the Indianapolis Colts was located in Baltimore, Maryland as the Baltimore Colts.
The Colts finished 12-2 in Shula's second season, but lost the NFL Championship 27-0 to the Cleveland Browns. The Colts faced the Green Bay Packers in a playoff to determine who would go to the NFL Championship game in 1965.
The team, formerly known as the Baltimore (Maryland) Colts (1953–84), has won three NFL titles (1958, 1959, and 1968) as well as two Super Bowls (1971, 2007). The Colts played their first game on December 7, 1933, at home against Boston. They lost that game 14-0. John Unitas was the quarterback for Baltimore from 1954 to 1970, when he was injured. He went on to become one of the most popular players in Colts history, and his #4 has been retired by the team.
After the 1984 season, the city of Baltimore revoked its franchise designation, making it impossible for the team to continue playing there. The Colts moved to Indianapolis and were renamed the Indianapolis Colts.
The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore. They compete in the National Football League (NFL). The Ravens started playing in 1996 as an expansion team and have made the playoffs every year since they began playing professional football. Their most recent victory over Chicago in January 2013 earned them their first playoff win.
The Indianapolis Colts played their first game as a new franchise on September 17, 1934, at home against Chicago. They lost that game 16-7. Johnny Unitas was the quarterback for Baltimore from 1954 to 1970, when he was injured.
Manning made his first Super Bowl participation in 2007 as a starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, defeating the Chicago Bears 29-17 and winning the MVP award. His second appearance came in Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, when the Indianapolis Colts were routed 31-7 by the New Orleans Saints. Manning was sacked eight times and threw two interceptions.
He finished the game with two touchdowns passes to receiver Marvin Harrison and was named the MVP. It was his fourth career Super Bowl win and third title game appearance.
After missing most of 2009 with a neck injury, Manning returned in 2010 to lead the Colts to their second Super Bowl victory over the Saints. The game was also his 50th career playoff victory. He became only the second player (John Elway) to start and win three Super Bowls with different teams.
In 2011, Manning led the Colts to another postseason victory over the Houston Texans, finishing with 4,727 yards of passing offense and 42 touchdowns against 13 interceptions. He won his fifth ring as a starter for the Denver Broncos in 2012, beating Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 24-10. This was his second consecutive season ending with at least five touchdown passes and no interceptions. He is only the second player (Dan Marino) to accomplish this feat twice.
TE Indy At Super Bowl XLI, Dallas Clark has everyone's attention, especially the Bears. The Bears' defense was able to establish its comfort zone thanks to Ron Rivera's halftime adjustments in Week 6, writes John Clayton. If the Colts win Super Bowl XLII,
Chicago concluded the season with an NFC-best 13-3 record and progressed to the franchise's second Super Bowl appearance. They advanced to Super Bowl XLI after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 27-24 in the divisional round of the playoffs and the New Orleans Saints 39-14 in the NFC Championship game.
The Colts and Bears shared five opponents, and Len Pasquarelli spoke with two head coaches, one coordinator, and one high-ranking personnel official from each of those clubs about the Super Bowl showdown.
Three years prior to this season, the Colts' postseason campaigns ended with losses to eventual Super Bowl victors.
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The team, formerly known as the Baltimore (Maryland) Colts (1953–84), has won three NFL titles (1958, 1959, and 1968) as well as two Super Bowls (1971, 2007). In 1953, the Indianapolis Colts were formed from the disbanded Dallas Texans NFL franchise.
The Indianapolis Colts are a professional football club that plays in the American Football Conference (AFC) South division of the National Football League (NFL). The Baltimore Colts were created in 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland, before migrating to Indianapolis in 1984. They are the only NFL team to have played their home games in two different states and one province.
In 2002, the Colts became the first non-New York NFL team to play in the Super Bowl since the 1972 Miami Dolphins. In 2014, they became the first NFL team to appear in every season of at least one playoff game since the New York Giants in 1890-2014.
They're also the only team in the AFC South to have never lost a regular season game to another member of the division.
Colts' owner Jim Irsay is one of six owners who do not own any other NFL team. The others are the Pioli family (Dolphins), Arthur Blank (Falcons), Edward DeBartolo Jr. (Rams), Jeffrey Loria (Orioles), and Dan Snyder (Redskins).
Irsay bought the Colts for $75 million in 1999 and turned them into a winning team immediately.