3 Tom Brady memories that Colts fans will love
Tom Brady announced his retirement and the Indianapolis Colts rejoiced, however, he did provide Indy a few good memories.
On Tuesday morning when Tom Brady retired, the Indianapolis Colts were ready to celebrate. The franchise’s arch-nemesis was walking away and could no longer cause the fan base harm.
Some might think Indy and its fans were a bit harsh to Brady for not celebrating him as the legend walked away from the game, but it’s all in good fun.
Once a rivalry, always a rivalry.
However, there are some moments in Brady’s 22-year career that are worth celebrating in Indianapolis. So let’s take a look back on 3 Tom Brady memories that Colts fans will love.
3. Peyton Manning out-duels Tom Brady with Broncos in AFC Championship
This moment doesn’t involve the Colts, but it does involve Peyton Manning, the quarterback that has a special place in the heart of Indy fans.
In January of 2014, Manning and the Denver Broncos met Brady and the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. This was the third meeting between the two since Manning had joined the Broncos and Brady had won the first two regular-season matchups.
Denver had a 13-3 regular season and New England finished 12-4. Manning would win the NFL MVP Award that season with 49 votes out of 50. Brady received the one other vote.
Just as everyone wanted to see, the two led their teams into the AFC Championship with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line and Peyton Manning put on a master class.
Manning finished the game completing 32-of-43 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns.
Although Indianapolis was eliminated by the Patriots a week earlier in the Divisional Round, there had to be some joy in seeing Manning outplay Brady and eliminating him from the postseason.