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1958 Baltimore Colts

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.1, Offense: 9.0, Defense: 5.1, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 381 points (31.8/g), 1st of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 203 points (16.9/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 178 points (14.8/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 9.8-2.2.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (9-3-0)

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 381 4539 826 5.5 22 11 16 253 178 354 2412 26 11 6.5 120 456 2127 24 4.7 117
Team Defense 203 3284 726 4.5 52 17 12 188 168 363 1993 9 35 5.0 106 331 1291 13 3.9 70
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 1 2 1 5 6 1 1 5 3 2 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 2 2 1 7 3 11 5 1 1 3 1 1 5 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 28 15 26 416 250 166 1 12 182 109 73 4
2 Sat October 4 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 51 38 17 325 178 147 2 20 316 176 140 6
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-0 @ Green Bay Packers 24 17 19 382 230 152 2 21 360 299 61 4
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-0 @ Detroit Lions 40 14 25 535 219 316 2 14 220 141 79 3
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-0 Washington Redskins 35 10 21 390 204 186 2 11 183 16 167 3
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-0 Green Bay Packers 56 0 30 390 170 220 2 8 142 47 95 5
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-1 @ New York Giants 21 24 19 384 238 146 1 18 341 174 167 2
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-1 @ Chicago Bears 17 0 14 285 126 159 2 8 161 54 107 5
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 8-1 Los Angeles Rams 34 7 19 369 218 151 19 419 344 75 9
10 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-1 San Francisco 49ers 35 27 24 415 196 219 2 22 313 158 155 5
11 Sat December 6 boxscore L 9-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 28 30 26 359 203 156 5 12 279 235 44 3
12 Sun December 14 boxscore L 9-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 12 21 13 289 180 109 1 23 368 240 128 3
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 28 boxscore W OT 10-3 @ New York Giants 23 17 27 452 314 138 3 10 266 178 88 4

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*+ 25 QB 10 9 8-2-0 136 263 51.7% 2007 19 7.2 7 2.7 77 7.6 7.9 14.8 200.7 90.0 1 1
14 George Shaw 25 qb 12 3 1-1-0 41 89 46.1% 531 7 7.9 4 4.5 57 6.0 5.5 13.0 44.3 72.8 0 0
17 Ray Brown 22 P/RS 12 12 1 2 50.0% -1 0 0.0 0 0.0 -1 -0.5 -0.5 -1.0 -0.1 56.2
Team Total 26.4 12 9-3-0 178 354 50.3% 2537 26 7.3 11 3.1 77 7.2 7.2 14.3 211.4 85.4 1 1
Opp Total 12 168 363 46.3% 2248 9 2.5 35 9.6 6.2 2.35 13.4 187.3 35.1 32 255 5.0 1.5 8.1

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* 25 FB 12 0 171 791 8 28 4.6 65.9 14.3 13 81 6.2 1 18 1.1 6.8 872 9 1
45 L.G. Dupre 26 LH 10 0 95 390 3 39 4.1 39.0 9.5 13 111 8.5 0 22 1.3 11.1 501 3 2
24 Lenny Moore*+ 25 RH 12 0 82 598 7 73 7.3 49.8 6.8 50 938 18.8 7 77 4.2 78.2 1536 14 5
25 Jack Call 23 12 0 37 154 0 35 4.2 12.8 3.1 4 28 7.0 0 12 0.3 2.3 182 0 3
19 Johnny Unitas*+ 25 QB 10 9 33 139 3 28 4.2 13.9 3.3 139 3 5
26 Lenny Lyles 22 KR 12 0 22 41 1 27 1.9 3.4 1.8 5 24 4.8 1 11 0.4 2.0 65 2 4
31 Billy Pricer 24 12 0 10 26 1 4 2.6 2.2 0.8 3 14 4.7 0 6 0.3 1.2 40 1 0
14 George Shaw 25 qb 12 3 5 -3 1 3 -0.6 -0.3 0.4 -3 1 0
17 Ray Brown 22 P/RS 12 12 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.8 0.1 -9 0 1
82 Raymond Berry*+ 25 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 794 14.2 9 54 4.7 66.2 794 9 0
84 Jim Mutscheller 28 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 504 18.0 7 54 2.3 42.0 504 7 0
44 Bert Rechichar 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 34 8.5 1 12 0.3 2.8 34 1 1
21 Art DeCarlo 27 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 10 0 0
36 Bill Pellington 31 LLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 -1 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 456 2127 24 73 4.7 177.3 38.0 178 2537 14.3 26 77 14.8 211.4 4664 50 26
Opp Total 12 331 1291 13 3.9 107.6 27.6 168 1993 11.9 9 14.0 166.1 3284 22 31

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
23 Carl Taseff 30 LDH/PR 12 0 29 196 0 33 6.8 1 50 0 50 50.0 246
26 Lenny Lyles 22 KR 12 0 11 398 2 103 36.2 463
44 Bert Rechichar 28 12 0 7 29 0 11 4.1 3 50 0 22 16.7 113
31 Billy Pricer 24 12 0 9 168 0 28 18.7 208
24 Lenny Moore*+ 25 RH 12 0 2 11 0 11 5.5 4 91 0 25 22.8 1638
41 Jackie Simpson 24 2 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 3 59 0 24 19.7 60
25 Jack Call 23 12 0 2 48 0 26 24.0 230
21 Art DeCarlo 27 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 10
Team Total 26.4 12 39 237 0 33 6.1 34 864 2 103 25.4 5765
Opp Total 12 40 1586 1 39.7 43 1241 1 28.9

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
65 Steve Myhra 24 K 12 0 10 4 40.0%% 51 48 94.1%%
17 Ray Brown 22 P/RS 12 12 41 1635 60 0 39.9
18 Dick Horn 28 5 0 19 617 48 0 32.5
44 Bert Rechichar 28 12 0 4 1 25.0%%
45 L.G. Dupre 26 LH 10 0 1 -4 -4 0 -4.0
14 George Shaw 25 qb 12 3 1 0.0%%
41 Avatus Stone 27 1 0 1 28 28 0 28.0
Team Total 26.4 12 14 5 35.7%% 52 48 92.3%% 62 2276 60 0 36.7
Opp Total 12 17 6 35.3%% 26 23 88.5%% 62 2740 44.2

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
17 Ray Brown 22 P/RS 12 12 8 149 0 30 0 0 1 3 0 0
23 Carl Taseff 30 LDH/PR 12 0 7 52 0 17 0 0 3 2 0 0
80 Andy Nelson 25 LS 12 0 8 199 1 69 0 0 0 2 0 0
19 Johnny Unitas*+ 25 QB 10 9 0 5 4 0 0
26 Lenny Lyles 22 KR 12 0 0 4 3 0 0
24 Lenny Moore*+ 25 RH 12 0 0 5 2 0 0
20 Milt Davis 29 RDH 10 0 4 40 0 28 0 0 0 2 6 0
36 Bill Pellington 31 LLB 12 0 4 44 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Don Shinnick 23 MLB 12 0 3 23 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Jack Call 23 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
45 L.G. Dupre 26 LH 10 0 0 2 1 0 0
89 Gino Marchetti*+ 31 LDE 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
83 Don Joyce* 29 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Bert Rechichar 28 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
35 Alan Ameche* 25 FB 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Ordell Braase 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Sherman Plunkett 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Billy Pricer 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Johnny Sample 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Alex Sandusky 26 RG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
55 Leo Sanford 29 RLB 9 0 1 7 0 7 0
41 Jackie Simpson 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 35 514 1 69 0 0 26 32 6 0
Opp Total 12 16 31 14

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*+ 25 RH 12 0 7 7 14 84
65 Steve Myhra 24 K 12 0 48 4 60
35 Alan Ameche* 25 FB 12 0 8 1 9 54
82 Raymond Berry*+ 25 LE 12 0 9 9 54
84 Jim Mutscheller 28 RE 12 0 7 7 42
26 Lenny Lyles 22 KR 12 0 1 1 2 4 24
45 L.G. Dupre 26 LH 10 0 3 3 18
19 Johnny Unitas*+ 25 QB 10 9 3 3 18
44 Bert Rechichar 28 12 0 1 1 1 9
80 Andy Nelson 25 LS 12 0 1 1 6
31 Billy Pricer 24 12 0 1 1 6
14 George Shaw 25 qb 12 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 12 24 26 2 1 53 48 5 381
Opp Total 12 13 9 1 1 3 23 6 203

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1958-09-28 DET W, 28-15 1 8 rush Lenny Moore 8 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
2 1958-09-28 DET W, 28-15 2 26 pass Raymond Berry 26 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
3 1958-09-28 DET W, 28-15 4 14 pass Raymond Berry 14 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
4 1958-09-28 DET W, 28-15 4 13 rush L.G. Dupre 13 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
5 1958-10-04 CHI W, 51-38 1 28 rush Lenny Moore 28 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
6 1958-10-04 CHI W, 51-38 1 12 pass Raymond Berry 12 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
7 1958-10-04 CHI W, 51-38 1 9 rush Lenny Moore 9 yard rush
8 1958-10-04 CHI W, 51-38 1 77 pass Lenny Moore 77 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
9 1958-10-04 CHI W, 51-38 2 103 kickoff Lenny Lyles 103 yard kickoff return (Steve Myhra kick)
10 1958-10-04 CHI W, 51-38 3 2 pass Jim Mutscheller 2 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
11 1958-10-04 CHI W, 51-38 4 33 pass Lenny Moore 33 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
12 1958-10-12 @ GNB W, 24-17 2 1 rush Johnny Unitas 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
13 1958-10-12 @ GNB W, 24-17 3 54 pass Jim Mutscheller 54 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
14 1958-10-12 @ GNB W, 24-17 4 52 interception Andy Nelson 52 yard interception return (Steve Myhra kick)
15 1958-10-19 @ DET W, 40-14 1 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush
16 1958-10-19 @ DET W, 40-14 2 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
17 1958-10-19 @ DET W, 40-14 3 3 rush L.G. Dupre 3 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
18 1958-10-19 @ DET W, 40-14 4 11 rush Lenny Moore 11 yard rush
19 1958-10-19 @ DET W, 40-14 4 37 pass Jim Mutscheller 37 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
20 1958-10-19 @ DET W, 40-14 4 27 rush Lenny Lyles 27 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
21 1958-10-26 WAS W, 35-10 1 12 rush Lenny Moore 12 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
22 1958-10-26 WAS W, 35-10 2 17 pass Raymond Berry 17 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
23 1958-10-26 WAS W, 35-10 2 4 rush Alan Ameche 4 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
24 1958-10-26 WAS W, 35-10 3 101 kickoff Lenny Lyles 101 yard kickoff return (Steve Myhra kick)
25 1958-10-26 WAS W, 35-10 3 48 pass Raymond Berry 48 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
26 1958-11-02 GNB W, 56-0 1 2 pass Lenny Moore 2 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
27 1958-11-02 GNB W, 56-0 2 7 rush Alan Ameche 7 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
28 1958-11-02 GNB W, 56-0 2 5 pass Alan Ameche 5 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
29 1958-11-02 GNB W, 56-0 2 4 pass Lenny Lyles 4 yard pass from George Shaw (Steve Myhra kick)
30 1958-11-02 GNB W, 56-0 3 17 pass Jim Mutscheller 17 yard pass from George Shaw (Steve Myhra kick)
31 1958-11-02 GNB W, 56-0 3 1 rush George Shaw 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
32 1958-11-02 GNB W, 56-0 4 1 rush Billy Pricer 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
33 1958-11-02 GNB W, 56-0 4 6 pass Bert Rechichar 6 yard pass from George Shaw (Steve Myhra kick)
34 1958-11-09 @ NYG L, 21-24 1 36 pass Lenny Moore 36 yard pass from George Shaw (Steve Myhra kick)
35 1958-11-09 @ NYG L, 21-24 2 23 pass Raymond Berry 23 yard pass from George Shaw (Steve Myhra kick)
36 1958-11-09 @ NYG L, 21-24 4 4 pass Lenny Moore 4 yard pass from George Shaw (Steve Myhra kick)
37 1958-11-16 @ CHI W, 17-0 2 7 pass Raymond Berry 7 yard pass from George Shaw (Steve Myhra kick)
38 1958-11-16 @ CHI W, 17-0 2 4 rush Alan Ameche 4 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
39 1958-11-23 RAM W, 34-7 1 58 pass Lenny Moore 58 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
40 1958-11-23 RAM W, 34-7 2 8 rush Lenny Moore 8 yard rush
41 1958-11-23 RAM W, 34-7 4 12 pass Jim Mutscheller 12 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
42 1958-11-23 RAM W, 34-7 4 1 rush Johnny Unitas 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
43 1958-11-23 RAM W, 34-7 4 6 rush L.G. Dupre 6 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
44 1958-11-30 SFO W, 35-27 1 4 rush Johnny Unitas 4 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
45 1958-11-30 SFO W, 35-27 3 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
46 1958-11-30 SFO W, 35-27 4 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
47 1958-11-30 SFO W, 35-27 4 73 rush Lenny Moore 73 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
48 1958-11-30 SFO W, 35-27 4 7 pass Raymond Berry 7 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
49 1958-12-06 @ RAM L, 28-30 1 3 pass Raymond Berry 3 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
50 1958-12-06 @ RAM L, 28-30 1 5 pass Lenny Moore 5 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
51 1958-12-06 @ RAM L, 28-30 3 2 rush Alan Ameche 2 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
52 1958-12-06 @ RAM L, 28-30 4 22 pass Jim Mutscheller 22 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
53 1958-12-14 @ SFO L, 12-21 4 38 pass Jim Mutscheller 38 yard pass from Johnny Unitas

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1958-09-28 DET L, 15-28 2 11 pass Howard Cassady 11 yard pass from Bobby Layne
2 1958-09-28 DET L, 15-28 3 30 pass Howard Cassady 30 yard pass from Tobin Rote
3 1958-10-04 CHI L, 38-51 2 11 pass Bill McColl 11 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
4 1958-10-04 CHI L, 38-51 3 5 rush Johnny Morris 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
5 1958-10-04 CHI L, 38-51 3 1 rush Ed Brown 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
6 1958-10-04 CHI L, 38-51 3 99 kickoff Willie Galimore 99 yard kickoff return (George Blanda kick)
7 1958-10-04 CHI L, 38-51 4 20 pass Bill McColl 20 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (George Blanda kick)
8 1958-10-12 @ GNB L, 17-24 1 55 pass Don McIlhenny 55 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
9 1958-10-12 @ GNB L, 17-24 1 1 rush Bart Starr 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
10 1958-10-19 @ DET L, 14-40 2 19 pass Jim Doran 19 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim Martin kick)
11 1958-10-19 @ DET L, 14-40 4 71 punt Yale Lary 71 yard punt return (Jim Martin kick)
12 1958-10-26 WAS L, 10-35 1 4 rush Bert Zagers 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
13 1958-11-09 @ NYG W, 24-21 1 5 rush Alex Webster 5 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
14 1958-11-09 @ NYG W, 24-21 3 25 pass Kyle Rote 25 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
15 1958-11-09 @ NYG W, 24-21 3 13 rush Frank Gifford 13 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
16 1958-11-23 RAM L, 7-34 3 4 rush Tommy Wilson 4 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
17 1958-11-30 SFO L, 27-35 1 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
18 1958-11-30 SFO L, 27-35 2 3 rush Y.A. Tittle 3 yard rush
19 1958-11-30 SFO L, 27-35 2 1 rush Hugh McElhenny 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
20 1958-11-30 SFO L, 27-35 2 13 interception Matt Hazeltine 13 yard interception return (Gordie Soltau kick)
21 1958-12-06 @ RAM W, 30-28 2 2 rush Tommy Wilson 2 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
22 1958-12-06 @ RAM W, 30-28 2 12 interception Dick Daugherty 12 yard interception return
23 1958-12-06 @ RAM W, 30-28 3 44 interception Jack Morris 44 yard interception return (Paige Cothren kick)
24 1958-12-06 @ RAM W, 30-28 4 69 pass Del Shofner 69 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
25 1958-12-14 @ SFO W, 21-12 2 8 pass Clyde Conner 8 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
26 1958-12-14 @ SFO W, 21-12 3 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
27 1958-12-14 @ SFO W, 21-12 4 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)