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1959 Baltimore Colts

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.0, Offense: 10.6, Defense: -0.6, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 374 points (31.2/g), 1st of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 251 points (20.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of 123 points (10.2/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 8.6-3.4.

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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 374 4458 833 5.4 23 9 24 267 196 375 2753 33 14 6.9 148 435 1705 13 3.9 95
Team Defense 251 3899 695 5.6 49 9 12 195 171 351 2342 13 40 6.3 118 325 1557 16 4.8 65
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 7 6 8
Lg Rank Defense 7 8 1 12 3 12 10 3 1 7 1 4 10 10

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 21 9 19 339 222 117 19 334 179 155 5
2 Sat October 3 boxscore L 1-1 Chicago Bears 21 26 19 257 183 74 3 13 265 155 110 2
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 31 24 20 409 245 164 3 16 292 102 190 5
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 7 18 330 208 122 2 18 340 237 103 6
5 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-1 Green Bay Packers 38 21 25 309 191 118 2 16 344 205 139 6
6 Sun November 1 boxscore L 4-2 Cleveland Browns 31 38 28 426 381 45 3 22 397 200 197 2
7 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-3 @ Washington Redskins 24 27 19 367 271 96 2 16 278 222 56 1
8 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-3 @ Green Bay Packers 28 24 23 509 317 192 2 22 455 237 218 3
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-3 San Francisco 49ers 45 14 29 439 168 271 3 3 133 98 35 4
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 7-3 Los Angeles Rams 35 21 23 396 208 188 1 16 374 282 92 4
11 Sat December 5 boxscore W 8-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 34 14 25 395 260 135 1 13 254 139 115 6
12 Sat December 12 boxscore W 9-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 45 26 19 282 99 183 1 21 433 286 147 5
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 27 boxscore W 10-3 New York Giants 31 16 13 280 207 73 16 323 205 118 3

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
19 Johnny Unitas*+ 26 QB 12 12 9-3-0 193 367 52.6 2899 32 8.7 14 3.8 71 7.9 7.9 15.0 241.6 92.0 1 1
17 Ray Brown 23 RS 12 0 1 4 25.0 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 3.5 3.5 14.0 1.2 41.7
24 Lenny Moore*+ 26 RH 12 0 2 3 66.7 25 1 33.3 0 0.0 13 8.3 15.0 12.5 2.1 131.9
45 L.G. Dupre 27 4 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.9 12 9-3-0 196 375 52.3 2938 33 8.8 14 3.7 71 7.8 7.9 15.0 244.8 92.1 1 1
Opp Total 12 171 351 48.7 2497 13 3.7 40 11.4 7.1 2.73 14.6 208.1 45.1 19 155 6.3 2.2 5.1

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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 26 FB 12 0 178 679 7 26 3.8 56.6 14.8 13 129 9.9 1 30 1.1 10.8 808 8 3
24 Lenny Moore*+ 26 RH 12 0 92 422 2 31 4.6 35.2 7.7 47 846 18.0 6 71 3.9 70.5 1268 8 4
26 Mike Sommer 25 8 0 61 227 2 53 3.7 28.4 7.6 7 111 15.9 0 56 0.9 13.9 338 2 1
31 Billy Pricer 25 12 0 34 128 0 16 3.8 10.7 2.8 2 3 1.5 0 4 0.2 0.3 131 0 1
19 Johnny Unitas*+ 26 QB 12 12 29 145 2 21 5.0 12.1 2.4 145 2 6
45 L.G. Dupre 27 4 0 23 54 0 21 2.3 13.5 5.8 6 47 7.8 1 18 1.5 11.8 101 1 0
25 Alex Hawkins 22 LH 11 0 12 44 0 11 3.7 4.0 1.1 44 0 0
43 Hal Lewis 24 12 0 4 2 0 2 0.5 0.2 0.3 3 54 18.0 0 25 0.3 4.5 56 0 1
17 Ray Brown 23 RS 12 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 0.3 0.2 4 0 0
82 Raymond Berry*+ 26 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 66 959 14.5 14 55 5.5 79.9 959 14 0
84 Jim Mutscheller 29 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 699 15.9 8 40 3.7 58.3 699 8 2
87 Jerry Richardson 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 81 11.6 3 15 0.6 7.4 81 3 1
86 Dave Sherer 22 P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 9 0 1
Team Total 26.9 12 435 1705 13 53 3.9 142.1 36.3 196 2938 15.0 33 71 16.3 244.8 4643 46 22
Opp Total 12 325 1557 16 4.8 129.8 27.1 171 2342 13.7 13 14.3 195.2 3899 29 18

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
47 Johnny Sample 23 KR/PR/rs 12 5 22 129 0 25 5.9 17 457 0 50 26.9 586
23 Carl Taseff 31 LDH 12 0 15 104 0 25 6.9 104
26 Mike Sommer 25 8 0 8 166 0 25 20.8 504
31 Billy Pricer 25 12 0 6 66 0 25 11.0 197
43 Hal Lewis 24 12 0 2 31 0 23 15.5 87
44 Bert Rechichar 29 10 0 2 39 0 27 19.5 39
20 Milt Davis 30 RDH 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
25 Alex Hawkins 22 LH 11 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 65
79 Sherman Plunkett 26 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
66 Don Shinnick 24 RLB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.9 12 38 233 0 25 6.1 38 792 0 50 20.8 5668
Opp Total 12 33 1269 0 38.5 46 950 0 20.7

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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 25 K 12 0 17 6 35.3% 51 50 98.0%
86 Dave Sherer 22 P 12 0 51 2132 60 0 41.8
17 Ray Brown 23 RS 12 0 2 97 55 0 48.5
44 Bert Rechichar 29 10 0 1 0.0%
Team Total 26.9 12 18 6 33.3% 51 50 98.0% 53 2229 60 0 42.1
Opp Total 12 22 12 54.5% 31 29 93.5% 50 2235 44.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Milt Davis 30 RDH 11 0 7 119 1 57 0
80 Andy Nelson+ 26 LS 12 0 6 33 1 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Don Shinnick 24 RLB 12 0 7 70 0 23 0
19 Johnny Unitas*+ 26 QB 12 12 0 6 1 0 0
17 Ray Brown 23 RS 12 0 5 89 0 44 0 0 0 1 3 0
24 Lenny Moore*+ 26 RH 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
36 Bill Pellington 32 LLB 12 0 4 99 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Johnny Sample 23 KR/PR/rs 12 5 1 10 0 10 0 0 1 3 0 0
52 Dick Szymanski 27 MLB 12 12 5 24 1 15 0
76 Gene Lipscomb*+ 28 RDT 12 0 1 49 0 49 0 0 0 3 0 0
23 Carl Taseff 31 LDH 12 0 2 60 0 33 0 0 1 1 15 0
35 Alan Ameche 26 FB 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
84 Jim Mutscheller 29 RE 12 0 0 2 1 5 0
50 Buzz Nutter 28 C 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
43 Hal Lewis 24 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
86 Dave Sherer 22 P 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
70 Art Donovan 34 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 L.G. Dupre 27 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Alex Hawkins 22 LH 11 0 0 0 1 4 0
89 Gino Marchetti*+ 32 LDE 12 0 1 1 0 1 0
64 Marv Matuszak 28 11 0 1 23 0 23 0
60 George Preas 26 RT 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
31 Billy Pricer 25 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 Jerry Richardson 23 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 Mike Sommer 25 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.9 12 40 577 4 57 0 0 22 22 32 0
Opp Total 12 23 18 9

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
82 Raymond Berry*+ 26 LE 12 0 14 14 84
65 Steve Myhra 25 K 12 0 50 6 68
35 Alan Ameche 26 FB 12 0 7 1 8 48
24 Lenny Moore*+ 26 RH 12 0 2 6 8 48
84 Jim Mutscheller 29 RE 12 0 8 8 48
87 Jerry Richardson 23 11 0 3 3 18
26 Mike Sommer 25 8 0 2 2 12
19 Johnny Unitas*+ 26 QB 12 12 2 2 12
20 Milt Davis 30 RDH 11 0 1 1 6
45 L.G. Dupre 27 4 0 1 1 6
80 Andy Nelson+ 26 LS 12 0 1 1 6
36 Bill Pellington 32 LLB 12 0 1 1 6
52 Dick Szymanski 27 MLB 12 12 1 1 6
23 Carl Taseff 31 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 12 13 33 4 1 51 50 6 374
Opp Total 12 16 13 2 29 12 251