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1968 Baltimore Colts

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13-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL Coastal Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 17.9, Offense: 8.0, Defense: 9.9, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 402 points (28.7/g), 2nd of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 144 points (10.3/g), 1st.
 Differential of 258 points (18.4/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.9-1.1.

Coach: Don Shula (13-1-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Chuck Noll (Defensive Backfield)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
Acting General Manager Harry Hulmes
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 402 4681 851 5.5 34 12 17 258 196 359 2872 28 22 7.4 131 463 1809 16 3.9 110
Team Defense 144 3377 852 4.0 41 12 17 207 224 432 2038 9 29 4.3 119 375 1339 6 3.6 71
Lg Rank Offense 2 4 9 3 3 12 3 1 11 2 6 8 5 9
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 4 10 3 15 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 San Francisco 49ers 27 10 22 346 185 161 1 15 272 189 83 3
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 28 20 22 388 263 125 6 12 250 164 86 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 41 7 18 276 153 123 1 11 213 164 49 4
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-0 Chicago Bears 28 7 22 460 306 154 3 7 225 80 145 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 42 14 18 278 182 96 1 28 392 236 156 4
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 5-1 Cleveland Browns 20 30 13 212 131 81 5 19 305 126 179 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 6-1 Los Angeles Rams 27 10 17 364 205 159 4 12 148 78 70 4
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-1 @ New York Giants 26 0 20 328 184 144 1 12 215 160 55 3
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 8-1 @ Detroit Lions 27 10 17 354 238 116 1 20 308 225 83
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 9-1 St. Louis Cardinals 27 0 17 426 256 170 3 16 202 144 58 5
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 10-1 Minnesota Vikings 21 9 22 413 243 170 3 15 229 141 88 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 11-1 Atlanta Falcons 44 0 23 386 278 108 1 12 143 87 56 6
13 Sat December 7 boxscore W 12-1 @ Green Bay Packers 16 3 14 242 104 138 2 9 163 97 66 5
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 13-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 28 24 13 208 144 64 2 19 312 147 165 1
Playoffs
Division Sun December 22 boxscore W 14-1 Minnesota Vikings 24 14 15 295 245 50 2 22 351 266 85 3
ConfChamp Sun December 29 boxscore W 15-1 @ Cleveland Browns 34 0 22 353 169 184 2 12 173 117 56 3
SuperBowl Sun January 12 boxscore L 15-2 N New York Jets 7 16 18 324 181 143 5 21 337 195 142 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
15 Earl Morrall*+ 34 QB 14 14 13-1-0 182 317 57.4% 2909 26 8.2 17 5.4 84 9.2 8.4 16.0 207.8 93.2
19 Johnny Unitas 35 5 0 11 32 34.4% 139 2 6.3 4 12.5 37 4.3 0.0 12.6 27.8 30.1 0 1
16 Jim Ward 24 5 0 3 9 33.3% 46 0 0.0 1 11.1 22 5.1 0.1 15.3 9.2 11.6
41 Tom Matte* 29 HB 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 27.7 14 13-1-0 196 359 54.6% 3094 28 7.8 22 6.1 84 8.6 7.4 15.8 221.0 84.0 0 1
Opp Total 14 224 432 51.9% 2405 9 2.1 29 6.7 5.6 2.96 10.7 171.8 47.5 45 367 4.3 1.9 9.4

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
41 Tom Matte* 29 HB 14 0 183 662 9 23 3.6 47.3 13.1 25 275 11.0 1 50 1.8 19.6 937 10 2
34 Terry Cole 23 14 0 104 418 3 21 4.0 29.9 7.4 13 75 5.8 0 18 0.9 5.4 493 3 4
45 Jerry Hill 29 FB 9 0 91 360 1 21 4.0 40.0 10.1 18 161 8.9 1 19 2.0 17.9 521 2 1
2 Timmy Brown 31 11 0 39 159 2 10 4.1 14.5 3.5 4 53 13.3 0 18 0.4 4.8 212 2 2
26 Preston Pearson 23 KR 14 0 19 78 0 13 4.1 5.6 1.4 2 70 35.0 2 61 0.1 5.0 148 2 2
15 Earl Morrall*+ 34 QB 14 14 11 18 1 11 1.6 1.3 0.8 18 1 7
88 John Mackey*+ 27 TE 14 0 10 103 0 33 10.3 7.4 0.7 45 644 14.3 5 45 3.2 46.0 747 5 1
49 David Lee 25 P 14 0 3 12 0 21 4.0 0.9 0.2 12 0 0
19 Johnny Unitas 35 5 0 3 -1 0 5 -0.3 -0.2 0.6 -1 0 3
87 Willie Richardson* 29 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 698 18.9 8 79 2.6 49.9 698 8 0
28 Jimmy Orr 33 SE 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 743 25.6 6 84 2.2 57.2 743 6 0
27 Ray Perkins 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 227 15.1 1 36 1.1 16.2 227 1 0
84 Tom Mitchell 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 117 19.5 4 41 0.4 8.4 117 4 0
25 Alex Hawkins 31 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 31 15.5 0 18 0.2 3.1 31 0 0
Team Total 27.7 14 463 1809 16 33 3.9 129.2 33.1 196 3094 15.8 28 84 14.0 221.0 4903 44 23
Opp Total 14 375 1339 6 3.6 95.6 26.8 224 2038 9.1 9 16.0 145.6 3377 15 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
2 Timmy Brown 31 11 0 16 125 0 25 7.8 15 298 0 29 19.9 635
21 Rick Volk 23 PR/RS 14 0 25 198 0 24 7.9 198
26 Preston Pearson 23 KR 14 0 15 527 2 102 35.1 675
34 Terry Cole 23 14 0 5 123 0 34 24.6 616
20 Jerry Logan 27 LS 14 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 1 14 0 14 14.0 41
41 Tom Matte* 29 HB 14 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 959
55 Ron Porter 23 14 9 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
Team Total 27.7 14 42 350 0 27 8.3 38 1003 2 102 26.4 6256
Opp Total 14 19 62 0 3.3 71 1391 0 19.6

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
79 Lou Michaels 33 K 14 0 28 18 64.3%% 50 48 96.0%%
49 David Lee 25 P 14 0 49 1935 59 1 39.5
Team Total 27.7 14 28 18 64.3%% 50 48 96.0%% 49 1935 59 1 39.5
Opp Total 14 19 11 57.9%% 16 15 93.8%% 78 3182 40.8

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
40 Bobby Boyd*+ 31 LCB 14 0 8 160 1 49 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Earl Morrall*+ 34 QB 14 14 0 7 2 0 0
21 Rick Volk 23 PR/RS 14 0 6 154 0 90 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Terry Cole 23 14 0 0 4 1 0 0
32 Mike Curtis*+ 25 LLB 14 0 2 38 1 38 0 0 0 3 0 0
43 Lenny Lyles 32 RCB 14 0 5 32 0 11 0
26 Preston Pearson 23 KR 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
2 Timmy Brown 31 11 0 0 2 1 0 0
53 Dennis Gaubatz 28 MLB 14 0 2 15 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Jerry Logan 27 LS 14 0 3 9 0 9 0
19 Johnny Unitas 35 5 0 0 3 0 0 0
41 Tom Matte* 29 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
76 Fred Miller* 28 RDT 14 0 0 0 2 30 0
27 Ray Perkins 27 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 Jim Ward 24 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
73 Sam Ball 24 RT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Bob Grant 22 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Jerry Hill 29 FB 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Roy Hilton 25 14 0 1 13 1 13 0
88 John Mackey*+ 27 TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
55 Ron Porter 23 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
66 Don Shinnick 33 RLB 11 0 1 2 0 2 0
74 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 33 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Bubba Smith 23 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Charlie Stukes 25 db 14 1 1 60 1 60 0
72 Bob Vogel* 27 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.7 14 29 483 4 90 0 0 23 23 30 0
Opp Total 14 29 29 17

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
79 Lou Michaels 33 K 14 0 48 18 102
41 Tom Matte* 29 HB 14 0 9 1 10 60
87 Willie Richardson* 29 FL 14 0 8 8 48
28 Jimmy Orr 33 SE 13 0 6 6 36
88 John Mackey*+ 27 TE 14 0 5 5 30
84 Tom Mitchell 24 14 0 4 4 24
26 Preston Pearson 23 KR 14 0 2 2 4 24
34 Terry Cole 23 14 0 3 3 18
2 Timmy Brown 31 11 0 2 2 12
45 Jerry Hill 29 FB 9 0 1 1 2 12
40 Bobby Boyd*+ 31 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
32 Mike Curtis*+ 25 LLB 14 0 1 1 6
85 Roy Hilton 25 14 0 1 1 6
15 Earl Morrall*+ 34 QB 14 14 1 1 6
27 Ray Perkins 27 14 0 1 1 6
47 Charlie Stukes 25 db 14 1 1 1 6
Team Total 27.7 14 16 28 2 4 50 48 18 402
Opp Total 14 6 9 1 15 11 144

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 SFO W, 27-10 1 1 rush Tom Matte 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
2 1968-09-15 SFO W, 27-10 2 8 pass Tom Mitchell 8 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
3 1968-09-15 SFO W, 27-10 3 16 pass Jimmy Orr 16 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
4 1968-09-22 @ ATL W, 28-20 1 9 pass Ray Perkins 9 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
5 1968-09-22 @ ATL W, 28-20 1 13 pass John Mackey 13 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
6 1968-09-22 @ ATL W, 28-20 2 46 pass Jimmy Orr 46 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
7 1968-09-22 @ ATL W, 28-20 4 2 rush Tom Matte 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
8 1968-09-29 @ PIT W, 41-7 2 4 pass Tom Mitchell 4 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
9 1968-09-29 @ PIT W, 41-7 2 2 rush Timmy Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
10 1968-09-29 @ PIT W, 41-7 2 25 interception Bobby Boyd 25 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
11 1968-09-29 @ PIT W, 41-7 4 60 interception Charlie Stukes 60 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
12 1968-09-29 @ PIT W, 41-7 4 13 interception Roy Hilton 13 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1968-10-06 CHI W, 28-7 2 50 pass Willie Richardson 50 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
14 1968-10-06 CHI W, 28-7 2 45 pass John Mackey 45 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
15 1968-10-06 CHI W, 28-7 2 38 pass Jimmy Orr 38 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
16 1968-10-06 CHI W, 28-7 3 66 pass Jimmy Orr 66 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
17 1968-10-13 @ SFO W, 42-14 1 96 kickoff Preston Pearson 96 yard kickoff return (Lou Michaels kick)
18 1968-10-13 @ SFO W, 42-14 2 1 rush Tom Matte 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
19 1968-10-13 @ SFO W, 42-14 2 15 pass Jerry Hill 15 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
20 1968-10-13 @ SFO W, 42-14 4 33 pass John Mackey 33 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
21 1968-10-13 @ SFO W, 42-14 4 6 pass John Mackey 6 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
22 1968-10-13 @ SFO W, 42-14 4 2 rush Timmy Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
23 1968-10-20 CLE L, 20-30 2 23 rush Tom Matte 23 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
24 1968-10-20 CLE L, 20-30 4 8 pass Willie Richardson 8 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
25 1968-10-27 RAM W, 27-10 1 1 rush Jerry Hill 1 yard rush
26 1968-10-27 RAM W, 27-10 1 1 rush Earl Morrall 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
27 1968-10-27 RAM W, 27-10 2 44 pass Jimmy Orr 44 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
28 1968-10-27 RAM W, 27-10 3 41 pass Tom Mitchell 41 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
29 1968-11-03 @ NYG W, 26-0 2 13 pass Willie Richardson 13 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
30 1968-11-03 @ NYG W, 26-0 2 15 pass Jimmy Orr 15 yard pass from Earl Morrall
31 1968-11-03 @ NYG W, 26-0 4 2 rush Tom Matte 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
32 1968-11-10 @ DET W, 27-10 1 102 kickoff Preston Pearson 102 yard kickoff return (Lou Michaels kick)
33 1968-11-10 @ DET W, 27-10 3 5 rush Tom Matte 5 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
34 1968-11-10 @ DET W, 27-10 4 1 rush Terry Cole 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
35 1968-11-17 STL W, 27-0 1 79 pass Willie Richardson 79 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
36 1968-11-17 STL W, 27-0 3 29 pass Willie Richardson 29 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
37 1968-11-17 STL W, 27-0 4 1 pass Tom Matte 1 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
38 1968-11-24 MIN W, 21-9 1 1 rush Terry Cole 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
39 1968-11-24 MIN W, 21-9 2 39 pass Willie Richardson 39 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
40 1968-11-24 MIN W, 21-9 2 18 pass Tom Mitchell 18 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
41 1968-12-01 ATL W, 44-0 1 1 rush Tom Matte 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
42 1968-12-01 ATL W, 44-0 1 34 pass Willie Richardson 34 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
43 1968-12-01 ATL W, 44-0 2 41 pass John Mackey 41 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
44 1968-12-01 ATL W, 44-0 2 1 rush Tom Matte 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
45 1968-12-01 ATL W, 44-0 4 7 rush Terry Cole 7 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
46 1968-12-07 @ GNB W, 16-3 1 26 pass Willie Richardson 26 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
47 1968-12-15 @ RAM W, 28-24 1 38 interception Mike Curtis 38 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
48 1968-12-15 @ RAM W, 28-24 1 61 pass Preston Pearson 61 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
49 1968-12-15 @ RAM W, 28-24 4 9 pass Preston Pearson 9 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
50 1968-12-15 @ RAM W, 28-24 4 4 rush Tom Matte 4 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 SFO L, 10-27 1 25 interception Stan Hindman 25 yard interception return (Tommy Davis kick)
2 1968-09-22 @ ATL L, 20-28 1 71 pass Bob Long 71 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Bob Etter kick)
3 1968-09-22 @ ATL L, 20-28 4 1 rush Randy Johnson 1 yard rush (Bob Etter kick)
4 1968-09-29 @ PIT L, 7-41 4 7 pass Earl Gros 7 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
5 1968-10-06 CHI L, 7-28 2 59 rush Gale Sayers 59 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
6 1968-10-13 @ SFO L, 14-42 2 59 pass Dick Witcher 59 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
7 1968-10-13 @ SFO L, 14-42 4 1 rush Bill Tucker 1 yard rush (Dennis Patera kick)
8 1968-10-20 CLE W, 30-20 1 2 pass Leroy Kelly 2 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1968-10-20 CLE W, 30-20 2 6 pass Paul Warfield 6 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
10 1968-10-20 CLE W, 30-20 3 2 pass Eppie Barney 2 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
11 1968-10-20 CLE W, 30-20 4 4 rush Leroy Kelly 4 yard rush
12 1968-10-27 RAM L, 10-27 3 1 pass Bernie Casey 1 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
13 1968-11-10 @ DET L, 10-27 4 30 pass Billy Gambrell 30 yard pass from Bill Munson (Jerry DePoyster kick)
14 1968-12-15 @ RAM L, 24-28 1 19 pass Jack Snow 19 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1968-12-15 @ RAM L, 24-28 2 2 rush Willie Ellison 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
16 1968-12-15 @ RAM L, 24-28 4 52 rush Willie Ellison 52 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)