The 2005 Indianapolis Colts season was the 53rd season for the team in the National Football League and 22nd in Indianapolis. The 2005 Colts improved on their 12–4 record from 2004.
The Colts finished the season 14–2, but lost their first game in the postseason to the Pittsburgh Steelers who eventually won the Super Bowl.
Indianapolis started the season with a 13-game winning streak and were heavily favored to go to the Super Bowl. The Colts' nemesis, the New England Patriots, lost to the Denver Broncos in the Divisional round of the playoffs. The following night the Colts were favored over the Steelers because they had easily beaten them in their previous meeting. However, the Colts were disappointed by the #6-seed Steelers' upset win.
The 2005 Colts set an NFL record by winning twelve games in which they never trailed at any point in the contest.
Famous quotes containing the word season:
“When I was bound apprentice, in famous Lincolnshire,
Full well I served my master for more than seven year,
Till I took up poaching, as you shall quickly hear:
Oh, tis my delight on a shining night, in the season of the year.”
—Unknown. The Lincolnshire Poacher (l. 14)