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The Indianapolis Colts are a professional football team in the National Football League. The team is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and play their home games at Lucas Oil Stadium. Lucas Oil Stadium has a capacity of 62,421 and opened in 2008. The team plays in the AFC South division and is currently coached by Chuck Pagano. The team was established in 1953 as the Baltimore Colts before relocating to Indianapolis in 1984.
The team has featured 19 different head coaches beginning with Keith Molesworth. Two different coaches have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, Weeb Ewbank and Don Shula. Five different coaches have won Coach of the Year honors including Ewbank, Shula, Ted Marchibroda, Ron Meyer, and most recently Tony Dungy. Dungy holds the best winning percentage in team history, having compiled a 85-27 record in his tenure as coach including a Super Bowl victory in 2006. The team has made 24 playoff appearances, with 10 coming in Baltimore and 14 in Indianapolis. The team has won 14 division championships including seven out of eight years between 2003 and 2010. The team has won seven conference championships, most recently in 2009, and has won two Super Bowls, winning in 1970 and 2006.
Fourteen former Colts, eleven from Baltimore and three from Indianapolis, have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The team has retired the numbers of eight players: Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas, Buddy Young, Lenny Moore, Art Donovan, Jim Parker, Raymond Berry, and Gino Marchetti. Their Ring of Honor also includes five additional players as well as head coaches Tony Dungy and Ted Marchibroda, Robert Irsay, the owner, and the 12th man as a tribute to the fans.
The Colts have three main rivals, division foes the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as the New England Patriots. The Colts and the Titans fought for division supremacy, with these two teams winning the division title from 2002 to 2010. The Colts lead the series 11-6. The Jaguars and the Colts have faced off 23 times since 1995, with the Colts leading 15-8. In 1970, the Colts and Patriots faced off for the first time; however, it would not be until 2001 when the Patriots won their first Super Bowl under Tom Brady. The rivalry stemmed as much from the two quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and Brady, as it did between the two teams, as they fought on an annual basis for conference supremacy. The Patriots lead the series 46-29.