Who has the all-time lead in Saints-Colts series history? New Orleans won their last meeting in Indianapolis, and a Super Bowl win brings a lot of bragging rights. The Saints have a 9-5 record against the Colts including that Super Bowl XLIV championship, and they’ve won their last four games with Indy dating back to that title game.
In other words, the Saints haven’t lost in Indianapolis since 2007, when an incipient Sean Payton-Drew Brees team got steamrolled by Peyton Manning’s reigning Super Bowl champs. They got their lick back a few years later in another Super Bowl, of course, and New Orleans has run this series ever since.
Still, they can’t take that track record for granted going into Sunday’s game. This is a different Colts team with different coaches and players than they’ve seen before. And though they have a history of success against Gardner Minshew — the backup quarterback filling in for an injured Anthony Richardson — with two wins in Minshew’s last two NFL stops, the Saints can’t afford to take him lightly. They aren’t playing at a high enough level to write off any opponent.