In 1999, Peyton Manning’s second season with the Indianapolis Colts, the team won 13 games, an increase of 10 victories over their 3-13 season in Manning’s rookie campaign. At that time it was the largest increase in wins by a team in league history.
After 12 games here in the 2012 season, in Andrew Luck’s rookie year, the Colts have already increased their win total to eight from only two last season. With four games remaining, the question is: Can Luck, in his first year, match what Manning did in his second year with the Colts… lead the team to 10 more wins than the previous year?
To match the ’99 Colts, this year’s version of the team will have to run the table with wins over Tennessee (home), Houston (away), Kansas City (away) and Houston (home).