16 Facts About The Indianapolis Colts

1. The Indianapolis Colts plays stood with their arms locked during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" instead of the customary holding of the right hand over the heart.

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2. The Indianapolis Colts won the next three matches, notching two regular season victories and a win in the 2006 AFC Championship game on the way to their win in Super Bowl XLI.

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3. In 2002, The Indianapolis Colts made a minor striping pattern change on their jerseys, having the stripes only on top of the shoulders then stop completely.

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4. The Indianapolis Colts continued to wear white pants with their white jerseys throughout this period, and in 1987, the gray pants were retired.

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5. On February 11, 2018, The Indianapolis Colts announced Frank Reich, then offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles, as their new head coach.

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6. On February 8, 2018, The Indianapolis Colts announced McDaniels as their new head coach.

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7. The Indianapolis Colts used their number one overall draft pick in 2012 to draft Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck and drafted his teammate Coby Fleener in the second round.

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8. The Indianapolis Colts began to release some higher paid and oft-injured veteran players, including Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, and Gary Brackett.

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9. The Indianapolis Colts won their first two playoff games against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens to return to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since the 2003 playoffs, where they faced their rivals, the New England Patriots.

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10. The Indianapolis Colts entered the 2006 season with a veteran quarterback, receivers, and defenders, and chose running back Joseph Addai in the 2006 draft.

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11. The Indianapolis Colts lost to the New England Patriots and Tom Brady in the 2003 AFC Championship Game and in the 2004 divisional playoffs, thereby beginning a rivalry between the two teams, and between Manning and Brady.

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12. The Indianapolis Colts began to improve towards the end of the 1998 season and showed continued growth in 1999.

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13. The Indianapolis Colts offered loans as well as the Hoosier Dome and a training complex.

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14. The Baltimore The Indianapolis Colts were one of the three former AAFC powerhouse teams to merge with the NFL at that time, the others being the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns.

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15. The Indianapolis Colts have been a member club of the NFL since their founding in Baltimore in 1953.

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16. Since the 2008 season, The Indianapolis Colts have played their games in Lucas Oil Stadium.

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