Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay raised some eyebrows when he said “the horseshoe comes first,” referring to Peyton Manning and the team’s logo. Michael Irvin of the NFL Network fired back saying “the horseshoe is nothing before Peyton [arrived in Indianapolis.”
Irvin’s sentiments might be a little extreme. After all, the Colts had some pretty decent years in Baltimore, including a win in Super Bowl V. But since the team abandoned Baltimore in the middle of the night, almost all of the Colts’ success coincides with Manning’s tenure with the team.
Here is a year-by-year look at the Colts’ win totals since moving to Indy. Note that there was not one 10-win season prior to Manning, and 11 such seasons since…
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