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Greatest Game in Indianapolis Colts History: (5) '05 Patriots vs. (12) '11 Titans (H)

Which game in Indianapolis Colts history is the greatest ever? We'll be determining that this offseason tournament-style. Get your vote in now!

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The first round of our Greatest Game in Indianapolis Colts History Tournament continues this morning with a breakthrough game for the Colts pitted against a game that kept them from the record books, in a good way.

(5) 2005 at Patriots

It seemed that the Colts and Peyton Manning would never get over the hump of beating the New England Patriots (just a 2-10 record going in for Manning's Colts), and they fell short in each of their last six meetings, including twice in the Playoffs. Foxboro was a house of horrors for the Colts, until a Monday night in November of 2005, where they let out years of frustration in one glorious evening. The Colts scored points on seven of their first eight drives, capped off with a 30 yarder to Marvin Harrison, making it a 40-21 game. The Colts moved to a perfect 8-0 on the 2005 season after their romp in New England.


(12) 2011 vs. Titans

The Colts were 0-13, staring down the barrel of matching the 2008 Lions for futility, when the Titans rolled into Lucas Oil Stadium, and they headed back to Nashville as the first victim ever of a Dan Orlovsky-led team. He was so happy to get a win, he was literally skipping around the field afterwards! The 27-13 win was just the 4th in NFL history of 13+ points by a team having lost 13 straight games coming into the game. The game was put on ice thanks to this tremendous run by Donald Brown with just under four minutes to go. Despite all the losing, the fans in the building that day (I was one of them) were quite happy with the outcome.

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Voting closes at Midnight (PT) on Sunday night. Get your vote in now!

Results from last match-up: '04 Chargers 85, '14 Bengals 39