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1955 Baltimore Colts

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5-6-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.6, Offense: -4.7, Defense: 0.2, SoS: -2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 214 points (17.8/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 239 points (19.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of -25 points (-2.1/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.2-6.8.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (5-6-1)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

Team Info

Principal Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
President/General Manager Don Kellett

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 214 3464 743 4.7 30 8 21 206 134 266 1631 11 22 5.7 92 456 1833 15 4.0 93
Team Defense 239 4122 793 5.2 33 14 16 234 158 320 2087 12 19 6.0 98 448 2035 18 4.5 120
Lg Rank Offense 11 9 3 1 8 10 10 10 6 9 4 6 5 7
Lg Rank Defense 6 11 11 11 10 6 9 2 7 9 6 9 10 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Bears 23 17 14 306 80 226 1 23 361 239 122 4
2 Sat October 1 boxscore W 2-0 Detroit Lions 28 13 19 344 106 238 2 18 321 279 42 3
3 Sat October 8 boxscore W 3-0 @ Green Bay Packers 24 20 8 255 152 103 4 17 322 186 136 3
4 Sun October 16 boxscore L 3-1 @ Chicago Bears 10 38 18 272 57 215 4 19 377 123 254 3
5 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-2 Washington Redskins 13 14 12 168 84 84 3 16 277 105 172 4
6 Sat October 29 boxscore W 4-2 Green Bay Packers 14 10 17 257 55 202 4 17 305 163 142 4
7 Sat November 5 boxscore L 4-3 @ Detroit Lions 14 24 15 237 173 64 1 22 365 187 178 4
8 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-4 @ New York Giants 7 17 18 306 173 133 1 19 336 140 196
9 Sun November 20 boxscore T 4-4-1 Los Angeles Rams 17 17 22 332 202 130 4 24 419 222 197 2
10 Sun November 27 boxscore W 5-4-1 San Francisco 49ers 26 14 22 392 200 192 2 14 296 148 148 4
11 Sun December 4 boxscore L 5-5-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 20 21 268 148 120 2 26 418 145 273 1
12 Sun December 11 boxscore L 5-6-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 35 20 327 201 126 2 19 325 150 175 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 George Shaw 22 QB 12 12 5-6-1 119 237 50.2% 1586 10 4.2 19 8.0 82 6.7 3.9 13.3 132.2 52.5 0 0
18 Gary Kerkorian 25 7 0 15 29 51.7% 209 1 3.4 3 10.3 48 7.2 3.2 13.9 29.9 47.1 0 0
Team Total 24.9 12 5-6-1 134 266 50.4% 1795 11 4.1 22 8.3 82 6.7 3.9 13.4 149.6 51.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 158 320 49.4% 2288 12 3.8 19 5.9 7.2 5.23 14.5 190.7 60.8 25 201 6.0 4.3 7.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
35 Alan Ameche*+ 22 FB 12 0 213 961 9 79 4.5 80.1 17.8 27 141 5.2 0 18 2.3 11.8 1102 9 3
45 L.G. Dupre 23 LH 11 0 88 338 1 60 3.8 30.7 8.0 10 153 15.3 0 30 0.9 13.9 491 1 2
14 George Shaw 22 QB 12 12 68 301 3 37 4.4 25.1 5.7 301 3 6
22 Buddy Young 29 RH 11 0 32 87 1 25 2.7 7.9 2.9 19 426 22.4 1 82 1.7 38.7 513 2 1
24 Dick Young 25 11 0 17 39 0 10 2.3 3.5 1.5 2 15 7.5 0 11 0.2 1.4 54 0 2
31 Harry Hugasian 26 2 0 12 34 0 15 2.8 17.0 6.0 3 32 10.7 0 13 1.5 16.0 66 0 1
31 Burrell Shields 26 8 0 10 34 0 14 3.4 4.3 1.3 3 27 9.0 0 19 0.4 3.4 61 0 0
18 Gary Kerkorian 25 7 0 6 20 1 12 3.3 2.9 0.9 20 1 1
26 Royce Womble 24 3 0 4 2 0 4 0.5 0.7 1.3 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.3 4.7 16 0 0
20 Dean Renfro 23 7 0 4 13 0 5 3.3 1.9 0.6 13 0 0
21 Walter Bryan 22 10 0 2 4 0 8 2.0 0.4 0.2 4 0 0
84 Jim Mutscheller 25 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 518 15.7 7 48 2.8 43.2 518 7 0
87 Lloyd Colteryahn 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 251 12.0 3 22 1.8 20.9 251 3 0
82 Raymond Berry 22 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 205 15.8 0 45 1.1 17.1 205 0 0
65 Bill Pellington 28 RLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 10 0 0
23 Carl Taseff 27 LDH 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 3 0 0
Team Total 24.9 12 456 1833 15 79 4.0 152.8 38.0 134 1795 13.4 11 82 11.2 149.6 3628 26 18
Opp Total 12 448 2035 18 4.5 169.6 37.3 158 2087 13.2 12 13.2 173.9 4122 30 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
44 Bert Rechichar* 25 K/KR/PR/RS 12 0 30 121 0 24 4.0 9 235 0 59 26.1 356
23 Carl Taseff 27 LDH 11 0 14 46 0 20 3.3 7 162 0 38 23.1 211
22 Buddy Young 29 RH 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 9 222 0 43 24.7 735
35 Alan Ameche*+ 22 FB 12 0 4 60 0 19 15.0 1162
25 Bob White 26 3 0 4 142 0 0 35.5 142
65 Bill Pellington 28 RLB 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 2 36 0 19 18.0 52
24 Dick Young 25 11 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 2 37 0 22 18.5 94
82 Raymond Berry 22 LE 12 0 2 27 0 16 13.5 232
61 Jack Patera 22 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
20 Dean Renfro 23 7 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 33
Team Total 24.9 12 48 178 0 24 3.7 40 941 0 59 23.5 4747
Opp Total 12 37 1064 0 28.8 36 724 0 20.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
80 Monte Brethauer 24 P 12 0 55 2161 56 0 39.3
44 Bert Rechichar* 25 K/KR/PR/RS 12 0 24 10 41.7%% 26 25 96.2%%
18 Gary Kerkorian 25 7 0 2 1 50.0%%
Team Total 24.9 12 26 11 42.3%% 26 25 96.2%% 55 2161 56 0 39.3
Opp Total 12 14 10 71.4%% 30 29 96.7%% 56 2232 39.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
14 George Shaw 22 QB 12 12 0 6 2 0 0
25 Don Shula 25 RDH 9 0 5 64 0 31 0 0 0 2 26 0
65 Bill Pellington 28 RLB 12 0 2 17 0 12 0 0 0 4 9 0
44 Bert Rechichar* 25 K/KR/PR/RS 12 0 6 109 0 40 0
35 Alan Ameche*+ 22 FB 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
80 Monte Brethauer 24 P 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
67 Doug Eggers 25 LLB 12 0 0 0 3 25 0
24 Dick Young 25 11 0 0 2 1 0 0
73 Joe Campanella 25 MLB 11 0 2 35 0 23 0
45 L.G. Dupre 23 LH 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
23 Carl Taseff 27 LDH 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Buddy Young 29 RH 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
21 Walter Bryan 22 10 0 1 4 0 4 0
78 Dick Chorovich 23 RT 11 0 0 0 1 3 0
77 Tom Finnin 28 RDT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Harry Hugasian 26 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
74 Ken Jackson 26 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Don Joyce 26 RDE 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Gary Kerkorian 25 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Jim Mutscheller 25 RE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Jack Patera 22 12 0 1 8 0 8 0
60 George Preas 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Art Spinney 28 LG 12 0 0 0 1 6 0
40 Jesse Thomas 27 LS 12 0 1 23 0 23 0
Team Total 24.9 12 19 260 0 40 0 0 18 24 69 0
Opp Total 12 21 24 10

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
44 Bert Rechichar* 25 K/KR/PR/RS 12 0 25 10 55
35 Alan Ameche*+ 22 FB 12 0 9 9 54
84 Jim Mutscheller 25 RE 12 0 7 7 42
87 Lloyd Colteryahn 24 12 0 3 3 18
14 George Shaw 22 QB 12 12 3 3 18
22 Buddy Young 29 RH 11 0 1 1 2 12
18 Gary Kerkorian 25 7 0 1 1 1 9
45 L.G. Dupre 23 LH 11 0 1 1 6
Team Total 24.9 12 15 11 26 25 11 214
Opp Total 12 18 12 29 10 239

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-25 CHI W, 23-17 1 79 rush Alan Ameche 79 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
2 1955-09-25 CHI W, 23-17 2 11 pass Lloyd Colteryahn 11 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
3 1955-10-01 DET W, 28-13 1 2 rush Alan Ameche 2 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
4 1955-10-01 DET W, 28-13 2 15 pass Jim Mutscheller 15 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
5 1955-10-01 DET W, 28-13 2 57 rush Alan Ameche 57 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
6 1955-10-01 DET W, 28-13 3 3 pass Lloyd Colteryahn 3 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
7 1955-10-08 @ GNB W, 24-20 1 5 rush Alan Ameche 5 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
8 1955-10-08 @ GNB W, 24-20 1 82 pass Buddy Young 82 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
9 1955-10-08 @ GNB W, 24-20 1 40 pass Jim Mutscheller 40 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
10 1955-10-16 @ CHI L, 10-38 4 2 rush Alan Ameche 2 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
11 1955-10-23 WAS L, 13-14 3 3 rush Alan Ameche 3 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
12 1955-10-29 GNB W, 14-10 1 4 rush Buddy Young 4 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
13 1955-10-29 GNB W, 14-10 3 23 rush L.G. Dupre 23 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
14 1955-11-05 @ DET L, 14-24 2 2 rush Gary Kerkorian 2 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
15 1955-11-05 @ DET L, 14-24 3 13 pass Jim Mutscheller 13 yard pass from Gary Kerkorian (Bert Rechichar kick)
16 1955-11-13 @ NYG L, 7-17 4 19 pass Jim Mutscheller 19 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
17 1955-11-20 RAM T, 17-17 3 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
18 1955-11-20 RAM T, 17-17 4 43 pass Jim Mutscheller 43 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
19 1955-11-27 SFO W, 26-14 2 19 pass Jim Mutscheller 19 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
20 1955-11-27 SFO W, 26-14 3 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush
21 1955-11-27 SFO W, 26-14 4 21 rush George Shaw 21 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
22 1955-12-04 @ RAM L, 14-20 4 4 rush Alan Ameche 4 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
23 1955-12-04 @ RAM L, 14-20 4 8 rush George Shaw 8 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
24 1955-12-11 @ SFO L, 24-35 3 33 pass Jim Mutscheller 33 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
25 1955-12-11 @ SFO L, 24-35 4 14 rush George Shaw 14 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
26 1955-12-11 @ SFO L, 24-35 4 1 pass Lloyd Colteryahn 1 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-25 CHI L, 17-23 2 10 pass Harlon Hill 10 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
2 1955-09-25 CHI L, 17-23 3 3 rush Bobby Watkins 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
3 1955-10-01 DET L, 13-28 1 44 pass Dorne Dibble 44 yard pass from Bobby Layne
4 1955-10-01 DET L, 13-28 2 1 pass Dorne Dibble 1 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
5 1955-10-08 @ GNB L, 20-24 1 38 pass Billy Howton 38 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
6 1955-10-08 @ GNB L, 20-24 2 1 rush Howie Ferguson 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
7 1955-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-10 2 81 rush Rick Casares 81 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1955-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-10 2 51 pass Gene Schroeder 51 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
9 1955-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-10 3 2 rush Bobby Watkins 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
10 1955-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-10 3 2 rush Rick Casares 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1955-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-10 4 37 pass Bill McColl 37 yard pass from Bob Williams (George Blanda kick)
12 1955-10-23 WAS W, 14-13 3 1 rush Eddie LeBaron 1 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
13 1955-10-23 WAS W, 14-13 4 1 rush Eddie LeBaron 1 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
14 1955-10-29 GNB L, 10-14 3 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
15 1955-11-05 @ DET W, 24-14 2 43 pass Dave Middleton 43 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
16 1955-11-05 @ DET W, 24-14 4 6 rush Doak Walker 6 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
17 1955-11-05 @ DET W, 24-14 4 1 rush Doak Walker 1 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
18 1955-11-13 @ NYG W, 17-7 3 2 rush Alex Webster 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1955-11-13 @ NYG W, 17-7 4 28 pass Ken MacAfee 28 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1955-11-20 RAM T, 17-17 3 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
21 1955-11-20 RAM T, 17-17 4 1 rush Ron Waller 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
22 1955-11-27 SFO L, 14-26 3 44 pass Billy Wilson 44 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
23 1955-11-27 SFO L, 14-26 4 32 pass Gordie Soltau 32 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
24 1955-12-04 @ RAM W, 20-14 1 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
25 1955-12-04 @ RAM W, 20-14 4 11 rush Tank Younger 11 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
26 1955-12-11 @ SFO W, 35-24 1 3 rush Dicky Moegle 3 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
27 1955-12-11 @ SFO W, 35-24 2 10 pass Billy Wilson 10 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
28 1955-12-11 @ SFO W, 35-24 2 39 pass Joe Arenas 39 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
29 1955-12-11 @ SFO W, 35-24 2 13 rush Hugh McElhenny 13 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
30 1955-12-11 @ SFO W, 35-24 3 1 rush Hugh McElhenny 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)