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1957 Baltimore Colts

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7-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.3, Offense: 5.1, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 303 points (25.2/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 235 points (19.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of 68 points (5.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 7.8-4.2.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (7-5-0)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
President/General Manager Don Kellett
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 303 4123 776 5.3 31 12 14 222 177 314 2388 25 19 7.0 117 434 1735 12 4.0 91
Team Defense 235 3406 757 4.5 40 12 17 204 175 342 2232 19 28 5.8 118 375 1174 10 3.1 69
Lg Rank Offense 2 2 3 2 3 3 1 1 6 4 6 5 8 4
Lg Rank Defense 8 6 4 9 8 12 11 12 2 7 1 1 2 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 34 14 18 392 241 151 3 13 201 178 23 4
2 Sat October 5 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 21 10 22 339 162 177 2 8 162 133 29 2
3 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-0 @ Green Bay Packers 45 17 22 369 126 243 3 12 192 145 47 7
4 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-1 @ Detroit Lions 27 31 15 322 205 117 6 20 369 191 178 4
5 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-2 Green Bay Packers 21 24 20 331 179 152 3 14 277 229 48 3
6 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 13 19 17 255 87 168 4 12 271 256 15 1
7 Sun November 10 boxscore W 4-3 @ Washington Redskins 21 17 15 301 230 71 2 21 287 108 179 2
8 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-3 @ Chicago Bears 29 14 12 228 180 48 16 209 70 139 7
9 Sun November 24 boxscore W 6-3 San Francisco 49ers 27 21 23 455 230 225 26 410 281 129 3
10 Sun December 1 boxscore W 7-3 Los Angeles Rams 31 14 23 425 261 164 2 13 257 132 125 4
11 Sun December 8 boxscore L 7-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 13 17 16 370 288 82 3 23 326 215 111 2
12 Sun December 15 boxscore L 7-5 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 37 19 336 199 137 3 26 445 294 151 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
19 Johnny Unitas* 24 QB 12 12 7-5-0 172 301 57.1% 2550 24 8.0 17 5.6 82 8.5 7.5 14.8 212.5 88.0 0 0
14 George Shaw 24 7 0 5 9 55.6% 58 1 11.1 1 11.1 17 6.4 3.7 11.6 8.3 72.7 0 0
18 Cotton Davidson 26 P 12 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
24 Lenny Moore 24 RH 12 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 7-5-0 177 314 56.4% 2608 25 8.0 19 6.1 82 8.3 7.2 14.7 217.3 85.0 0 0
Opp Total 12 175 342 51.2% 2548 19 5.6 28 8.2 7.5 4.88 14.6 212.3 60.2 40 316 5.8 3.5 10.5

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* 24 FB 12 0 144 493 5 49 3.4 41.1 12.0 15 137 9.1 2 40 1.3 11.4 630 7 3
45 L.G. Dupre 25 LH 12 0 101 375 2 22 3.7 31.3 8.4 32 339 10.6 2 43 2.7 28.3 714 4 1
24 Lenny Moore 24 RH 12 0 98 488 3 55 5.0 40.7 8.2 40 687 17.2 7 82 3.3 57.3 1175 10 6
19 Johnny Unitas* 24 QB 12 12 42 171 1 24 4.1 14.3 3.5 171 1 7
25 Jack Call 22 12 0 33 145 0 24 4.4 12.1 2.8 4 18 4.5 0 8 0.3 1.5 163 0 0
26 Royce Womble 26 10 0 7 18 0 7 2.6 1.8 0.7 7 69 9.9 0 37 0.7 6.9 87 0 0
14 George Shaw 24 7 0 5 30 1 11 6.0 4.3 0.7 30 1 0
31 Billy Pricer 23 12 0 2 18 0 14 9.0 1.5 0.2 18 0 1
65 Steve Myhra 23 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
21 Dick Nyers 23 KR 7 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.6 0.1 -4 0 1
82 Raymond Berry 24 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 47 800 17.0 6 67 3.9 66.7 800 6 0
84 Jim Mutscheller* 27 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 558 17.4 8 66 2.7 46.5 558 8 1
Team Total 25.7 12 434 1735 12 55 4.0 144.6 36.2 177 2608 14.7 25 82 14.8 217.3 4343 37 22
Opp Total 12 375 1174 10 3.1 97.8 31.3 175 2232 12.8 19 14.6 186.0 3406 29 29

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* 27 K/PR/RS 12 0 22 71 0 22 3.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 71
21 Dick Nyers 23 KR 7 0 17 350 0 46 20.6 346
25 Jack Call 22 12 0 14 329 0 45 23.5 492
23 Carl Taseff 29 LDH 4 0 7 60 0 40 8.6 60
18 Cotton Davidson 26 P 12 0 5 79 0 21 15.8 79
24 Lenny Moore 24 RH 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 92 1 92 1267
31 Billy Pricer 23 12 0 2 40 0 23 20.0 58
20 Milt Davis+ 28 RDH 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
27 Henry Moore 23 11 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
65 Steve Myhra 23 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 20
72 Luke Owens 24 11 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 23
66 Don Shinnick 22 RLB 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Team Total 25.7 12 33 133 0 40 4.0 42 948 1 92 22.6 5424
Opp Total 12 34 1409 0 41.4 49 1120 0 22.9

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
18 Cotton Davidson 26 P 12 0 47 1664 56 0 35.4
44 Bert Rechichar* 27 K/PR/RS 12 0 13 3 23.1%% 25 22 88.0%% 5 157 51 0 31.4
65 Steve Myhra 23 12 0 6 4 66.7%% 16 14 87.5%%
45 L.G. Dupre 25 LH 12 0 3 75 38 0 25.0
Team Total 25.7 12 19 7 36.8%% 41 36 87.8%% 55 1896 56 0 34.5
Opp Total 12 21 10 47.6%% 29 29 100.0%% 56 2389 42.7

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
20 Milt Davis+ 28 RDH 12 0 10 219 2 75 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Lenny Moore 24 RH 12 0 0 6 2 0 0
19 Johnny Unitas* 24 QB 12 12 0 7 1 0 0
44 Bert Rechichar* 27 K/PR/RS 12 0 5 33 0 31 0 0 1 1 0 0
80 Andy Nelson 24 LS 12 0 5 29 0 13 0
66 Don Shinnick 22 RLB 12 0 2 31 0 22 0 0 0 2 0 0
35 Alan Ameche* 24 FB 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
89 Gino Marchetti*+ 30 LDE 12 0 0 0 3 0 1
25 Jack Call 22 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
74 Ken Jackson 28 12 0 0 0 2 9 0
65 Steve Myhra 23 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
60 George Preas 24 RT 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 Carl Taseff 29 LDH 4 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 Art DeCarlo 26 6 0 1 14 0 14 0
70 Art Donovan*+ 32 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 L.G. Dupre 25 LH 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Doug Eggers 27 LLB 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Don Joyce 28 RDE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
27 Henry Moore 23 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
84 Jim Mutscheller* 27 RE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Dick Nyers 23 KR 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Luke Owens 24 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Jack Patera 24 MLB 12 0 1 16 0 16 0
31 Billy Pricer 23 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
68 Alex Sandusky 25 RG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
40 Jesse Thomas 29 10 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 28 349 2 75 0 0 22 22 9 1
Opp Total 12 28 29 17 1

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
24 Lenny Moore 24 RH 12 0 3 7 1 11 66
84 Jim Mutscheller* 27 RE 12 0 8 8 48
35 Alan Ameche* 24 FB 12 0 5 2 7 42
82 Raymond Berry 24 LE 12 0 6 6 36
44 Bert Rechichar* 27 K/PR/RS 12 0 22 3 31
65 Steve Myhra 23 12 0 14 4 26
45 L.G. Dupre 25 LH 12 0 2 2 4 24
20 Milt Davis+ 28 RDH 12 0 2 2 12
89 Gino Marchetti*+ 30 LDE 12 0 1 1 6
14 George Shaw 24 7 0 1 1 6
19 Johnny Unitas* 24 QB 12 12 1 1 6
Team Total 25.7 12 12 25 1 1 2 41 36 7 303
Opp Total 12 10 19 29 10 1 235

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 DET W, 34-14 1 44 pass Jim Mutscheller 44 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
2 1957-09-29 DET W, 34-14 2 35 pass L.G. Dupre 35 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
3 1957-09-29 DET W, 34-14 2 35 pass Raymond Berry 35 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
4 1957-09-29 DET W, 34-14 3 3 pass L.G. Dupre 3 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
5 1957-10-05 CHI W, 21-10 1 55 rush Lenny Moore 55 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
6 1957-10-05 CHI W, 21-10 3 8 pass Jim Mutscheller 8 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
7 1957-10-05 CHI W, 21-10 4 9 pass Alan Ameche 9 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
8 1957-10-13 @ GNB W, 45-17 1 12 pass Jim Mutscheller 12 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
9 1957-10-13 @ GNB W, 45-17 3 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
10 1957-10-13 @ GNB W, 45-17 3 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
11 1957-10-13 @ GNB W, 45-17 4 29 pass Jim Mutscheller 29 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
12 1957-10-13 @ GNB W, 45-17 4 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
13 1957-10-13 @ GNB W, 45-17 4 14 pass Jim Mutscheller 14 yard pass from George Shaw (Steve Myhra kick)
14 1957-10-20 @ DET L, 27-31 1 15 pass Jim Mutscheller 15 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
15 1957-10-20 @ DET L, 27-31 2 72 pass Lenny Moore 72 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
16 1957-10-20 @ DET L, 27-31 2 66 pass Jim Mutscheller 66 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
17 1957-10-20 @ DET L, 27-31 3 4 pass Lenny Moore 4 yard pass from Johnny Unitas
18 1957-10-27 GNB L, 21-24 1 52 pass Raymond Berry 52 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
19 1957-10-27 GNB L, 21-24 2 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
20 1957-10-27 GNB L, 21-24 4 6 pass Lenny Moore 6 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
21 1957-11-03 PIT L, 13-19 1 5 pass Raymond Berry 5 yard pass from Johnny Unitas
22 1957-11-03 PIT L, 13-19 3 8 rush George Shaw 8 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
23 1957-11-10 @ WAS W, 21-17 1 67 pass Raymond Berry 67 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
24 1957-11-10 @ WAS W, 21-17 2 11 pass Raymond Berry 11 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
25 1957-11-10 @ WAS W, 21-17 4 3 rush Johnny Unitas 3 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
26 1957-11-17 @ CHI W, 29-14 1 66 pass Jim Mutscheller 66 yard pass from Johnny Unitas
27 1957-11-17 @ CHI W, 29-14 1 1 rush L.G. Dupre 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
28 1957-11-17 @ CHI W, 29-14 4 47 interception Milt Davis 47 yard interception return
29 1957-11-17 @ CHI W, 29-14 4 fumble Gino Marchetti yard fumble return (Steve Myhra kick)
30 1957-11-24 SFO W, 27-21 2 41 rush Lenny Moore 41 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
31 1957-11-24 SFO W, 27-21 2 11 rush L.G. Dupre 11 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
32 1957-11-24 SFO W, 27-21 4 8 pass Alan Ameche 8 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
33 1957-12-01 RAM W, 31-14 1 23 rush Lenny Moore 23 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
34 1957-12-01 RAM W, 31-14 1 3 pass Lenny Moore 3 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
35 1957-12-01 RAM W, 31-14 4 10 pass Raymond Berry 10 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
36 1957-12-01 RAM W, 31-14 4 50 pass Lenny Moore 50 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
37 1957-12-08 @ SFO L, 13-17 2 75 interception Milt Davis 75 yard interception return
38 1957-12-08 @ SFO L, 13-17 3 82 pass Lenny Moore 82 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
39 1957-12-15 @ RAM L, 21-37 1 2 pass Lenny Moore 2 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
40 1957-12-15 @ RAM L, 21-37 3 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
41 1957-12-15 @ RAM L, 21-37 4 92 kickoff Lenny Moore 92 yard kickoff return (Steve Myhra kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 DET L, 14-34 1 2 rush Howard Cassady 2 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
2 1957-09-29 DET L, 14-34 4 32 pass Jerry Reichow 32 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Bobby Layne kick)
3 1957-10-05 CHI L, 10-21 1 56 pass Willie Galimore 56 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
4 1957-10-13 @ GNB L, 17-45 2 5 pass Gary Knafelc 5 yard pass from Bart Starr (Fred Cone kick)
5 1957-10-13 @ GNB L, 17-45 4 8 pass Billy Howton 8 yard pass from Bart Starr (Fred Cone kick)
6 1957-10-20 @ DET W, 31-27 3 14 pass Steve Junker 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Bobby Layne kick)
7 1957-10-20 @ DET W, 31-27 4 26 pass Howard Cassady 26 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
8 1957-10-20 @ DET W, 31-27 4 1 rush John Henry Johnson 1 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
9 1957-10-20 @ DET W, 31-27 4 29 pass Howard Cassady 29 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
10 1957-10-27 GNB W, 24-21 4 3 rush Paul Hornung 3 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
11 1957-10-27 GNB W, 24-21 4 2 rush Paul Hornung 2 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
12 1957-10-27 GNB W, 24-21 4 75 pass Billy Howton 75 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
13 1957-11-03 PIT W, 19-13 2 48 pass Ray Mathews 48 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gary Glick kick)
14 1957-11-03 PIT W, 19-13 3 22 pass Ray Mathews 22 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gary Glick kick)
15 1957-11-10 @ WAS L, 17-21 2 3 rush Jim Podoley 3 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
16 1957-11-10 @ WAS L, 17-21 3 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
17 1957-11-17 @ CHI L, 14-29 2 7 pass Bill McColl 7 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
18 1957-11-17 @ CHI L, 14-29 2 1 rush Rick Casares 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
19 1957-11-24 SFO L, 21-27 2 19 pass Billy Wilson 19 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
20 1957-11-24 SFO L, 21-27 2 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
21 1957-11-24 SFO L, 21-27 4 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
22 1957-12-01 RAM L, 14-31 2 29 pass Leon Clarke 29 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
23 1957-12-01 RAM L, 14-31 3 11 pass Tommy Wilson 11 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
24 1957-12-08 @ SFO W, 17-13 1 2 rush Gene Babb 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
25 1957-12-08 @ SFO W, 17-13 4 14 pass Hugh McElhenny 14 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
26 1957-12-15 @ RAM W, 37-21 1 61 pass Jon Arnett 61 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
27 1957-12-15 @ RAM W, 37-21 2 10 pass Elroy Hirsch 10 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
28 1957-12-15 @ RAM W, 37-21 4 23 pass Elroy Hirsch 23 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
29 1957-12-15 @ RAM W, 37-21 4 8 pass Lamar Lundy 8 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)