Here are three Colts playoff wins that you probably forgot about.
There’s a reason the Indianapolis Colts are considered one of the most storied organizations in the NFL. Since becoming an official franchise back in 1953, they have qualified for the postseason a whopping 28 times. While their overall record of 23-24 leaves a lot to be desired, Indy has won a total of four championships, including two Super Bowls.
The Colts have also found themselves on the verge of competing for a championship numerous times, totaling an impressive eight conference championship appearances. Their four Super Bowl berths is nothing to scoff at, either.
When you take all of Indianapolis’ playoff success into consideration, it wouldn’t be surprising if fans simply forgot about some of those 23 wins. Some victories sticking out more than others is bound to happen when you’re in the postseason as much as the Colts are.
You know where we’re headed with this one, folks. In this article, we’ve highlighted three Indy postseason victories that, fair or not, have been buried in the archives.
3. 2004 Wild Card
What’s so captivating about playoff football is the suspense it carries until the game clock shows zeroes in the fourth quarter. Those jittery moments can’t help but hold a special place in our memories, regardless of the outcome. You just always remember where you were at the time a crucial play transpired.
That’s probably what makes the Colts’ victory in the 2004 Wild Card Round so forgettable, as they didn’t really endure much pushback from the Denver Broncos. This game was over by halftime as Indy opened up a ridiculous 35-3 lead before the break.
Manning really stole the show in this one, completing 27-of-33 pass attempts for 458 yards and four touchdowns. Believe it or not, the five-time MVP got on the scoreboard with his legs, converting a QB sneak from the one-yard line. That’s how you know this game was an anomaly.