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1970 Baltimore Colts

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11-2-1, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.4, Offense: 0.9, Defense: -0.5, SoS: -5.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 321 points (22.9/g), 6th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 234 points (16.7/g), 7th.
 Differential of 87 points (6.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-4.5.

Coach: Don McCafferty (11-2-1)

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


Team Info

Principal Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
General Manager Don Klosterman
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 321 4134 860 4.8 36 14 24 242 219 416 2798 23 22 6.2 148 411 1336 9 3.3 70
Team Defense 234 3845 883 4.4 34 9 15 214 238 452 2406 16 25 4.9 120 390 1439 6 3.7 79
Lg Rank Offense 6 8 16 10 5 5 3 4 15 5 21 23 19 23
Lg Rank Defense 7 9 14 24 11 26 21 11 4 4 3 6 2 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 20 boxscore W 1-0 @ San Diego Chargers 16 14 19 303 202 101 3 15 288 205 83 1
2 Mon September 28 boxscore L 1-1 Kansas City Chiefs 24 44 26 309 228 81 7 11 295 142 153 4
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-1 @ Boston Patriots 14 6 14 236 138 98 1 12 240 180 60 1
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 @ Houston Oilers 24 20 18 301 227 74 2 24 365 271 94 1
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 @ New York Jets 29 22 14 254 176 78 4 22 398 361 37 6
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-1 Boston Patriots 27 3 14 272 171 101 1 12 170 125 45 4
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-1 Miami Dolphins 35 0 14 239 157 82 1 20 383 182 201 4
8 Mon November 9 boxscore W 7-1 @ Green Bay Packers 13 10 14 290 163 127 2 16 218 88 130 4
9 Sun November 15 boxscore T 7-1-1 Buffalo Bills 17 17 21 345 209 136 1 16 271 90 181 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 7-2-1 @ Miami Dolphins 17 34 19 296 187 109 4 12 251 136 115
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 8-2-1 Chicago Bears 21 20 18 308 258 50 5 14 235 132 103
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 9-2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 29 10 13 249 101 148 2 9 186 89 97 4
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 10-2-1 @ Buffalo Bills 20 14 15 275 226 49 1 18 333 236 97 3
14 Sat December 19 boxscore W 11-2-1 New York Jets 35 20 23 457 355 102 2 13 212 169 43
Playoffs
Division Sat December 26 boxscore W 12-2-1 Cincinnati Bengals 17 0 16 299 129 170 7 139 76 63 1
ConfChamp Sun January 3 boxscore W 13-2-1 Oakland Raiders 27 17 18 363 237 126 16 336 229 107 4
SuperBowl Sun January 17 boxscore W 14-2-1 N Dallas Cowboys 16 13 14 329 260 69 7 9 217 113 104 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 37 QB 14 13 10-2-1 166 321 51.7% 2213 14 4.4 18 5.6 55 6.9 5.2 13.3 158.1 65.1 19 158 6.04 4.49 5.6 3 3
15 Earl Morrall 36 qb 14 1 1-0-0 51 93 54.8% 792 9 9.7 4 4.3 44 8.5 8.5 15.5 56.6 97.6 14 131 6.18 6.18 13.1 1 1
17 Sam Havrilak 23 13 1 2 2 100.0% 82 0 0.0 0 0.0 54 41.0 41.0 41.0 6.3 118.7 0 0 41.00 41.00 0.0
Team Total 26.9 14 11-2-1 219 416 52.6% 3087 23 5.5 22 5.3 55 7.4 6.1 14.1 220.5 73.3 33 289 6.23 5.05 7.3 4 4
Opp Total 14 238 452 52.7% 2780 16 3.5 25 5.5 6.2 4.37 11.7 198.6 60.3 41 374 4.9 3.2 8.3

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
36 Norm Bulaich 24 RB 12 12 139 426 3 15 3.1 35.5 11.6 11 123 11.2 0 20 0.9 10.3 549 3 6
23 Jack Maitland 22 14 2 74 209 1 24 2.8 14.9 5.3 9 67 7.4 1 13 0.6 4.8 276 2 3
34 Tom Nowatzke 28 11 4 73 248 1 14 3.4 22.5 6.6 16 93 5.8 0 17 1.5 8.5 341 1 3
17 Sam Havrilak 23 13 1 54 159 0 26 2.9 12.2 4.2 14 141 10.1 0 33 1.1 10.8 300 0 0
45 Jerry Hill 31 FB 12 6 36 115 2 15 3.2 9.6 3.0 8 62 7.8 0 13 0.7 5.2 177 2 0
41 Tom Matte 31 2 2 12 43 0 16 3.6 21.5 6.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.5 1.0 45 0 0
19 Johnny Unitas 37 QB 14 13 9 16 0 9 1.8 1.1 0.6 16 0 2
33 Eddie Hinton 23 WR 13 13 5 58 2 21 11.6 4.5 0.4 47 733 15.6 5 40 3.6 56.4 791 7 0
87 Roy Jefferson 27 WR 14 14 4 47 0 19 11.8 3.4 0.3 44 749 17.0 7 55 3.1 53.5 796 7 1
27 Ray Perkins 29 11 0 2 6 0 4 3.0 0.5 0.2 10 194 19.4 1 41 0.9 17.6 200 1 0
15 Earl Morrall 36 qb 14 1 2 6 0 5 3.0 0.4 0.1 6 0 2
48 Larry Conjar 25 3 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.0 0.3 3 0 0
88 John Mackey 29 TE 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 435 15.5 3 54 2.0 31.1 435 3 1
84 Tom Mitchell 26 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 261 13.1 4 44 1.4 18.6 261 4 0
28 Jimmy Orr 35 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 199 19.9 2 29 1.3 24.9 199 2 0
80 Jim O'Brien 23 K 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 28 28.0 0 28 0.1 2.0 28 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 411 1336 9 26 3.3 95.4 29.4 219 3087 14.1 23 55 15.6 220.5 4423 32 25
Opp Total 14 390 1439 6 3.7 102.8 27.9 238 2406 10.1 16 17.0 171.9 3845 22 14

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
30 Ron Gardin 26 PR 13 0 28 330 1 80 11.8 11 265 0 33 24.1 595
35 Jim Duncan 24 KR 14 10 20 707 1 99 35.4 707
34 Tom Nowatzke 28 11 4 7 93 0 21 13.3 434
25 Tom Curtis 23 10 2 3 2 0 2 0.7 2
21 Rick Volk 25 FS 12 12 3 15 0 6 5.0 15
17 Sam Havrilak 23 13 1 2 36 0 20 18.0 336
20 Jerry Logan* 29 SS 14 14 2 4 0 4 2.0 4
51 Bob Grant 24 LLB 14 10 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
87 Roy Jefferson 27 WR 14 14 1 11 0 11 11.0 807
23 Jack Maitland 22 14 2 1 28 0 28 28.0 304
81 Billy Newsome 22 14 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
47 Charlie Stukes 27 LCB 11 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 36 351 1 80 9.8 45 1161 1 99 25.8 5935
Opp Total 14 38 365 1 9.6 58 1237 0 21.3

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 Jim O'Brien 23 K 14 0 4 3 9 6 9 4 10 6 2 34 19 55.9%% 38 36 94.7%%
49 David Lee 27 P 14 0 63 2819 62 1 44.7
Team Total 26.9 14 4 3 9 6 9 4 10 6 2 34 19 55.9%% 38 36 94.7%% 63 2819 62 1 44.7
Opp Total 14 37 19 51.4%% 25 25 100.0%% 78 2995 38.4

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
36 Norm Bulaich 24 RB 12 12 0 6 2 0 0
20 Jerry Logan* 29 SS 14 14 6 92 2 33 0 0 0 2 2 0
30 Ron Gardin 26 PR 13 0 0 5 1 0 0
21 Rick Volk 25 FS 12 12 4 61 0 31 0 0 0 2 0 0
32 Mike Curtis* 27 MLB 14 14 5 50 0 18 0
35 Jim Duncan 24 KR 14 10 2 56 0 30 0 0 2 1 25 0
34 Tom Nowatzke 28 11 4 0 3 2 0 0
23 Jack Maitland 22 14 2 0 3 1 0 0
51 Bob Grant 24 LLB 14 10 2 39 1 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Charlie Stukes 27 LCB 11 8 3 52 0 47 0
19 Johnny Unitas 37 QB 14 13 0 2 1 0 0
56 Ray May 25 14 4 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Earl Morrall 36 qb 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
72 Bob Vogel 29 LT 14 14 0 0 2 3 0
25 Tom Curtis 23 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
83 Ted Hendricks 23 RLB 14 14 1 31 0 31 0
45 Jerry Hill 31 FB 12 6 0 0 1 0 0
87 Roy Jefferson 27 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
88 John Mackey 29 TE 14 11 0 1 0 0 0
52 Robbie Nichols 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 35 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 25 408 3 47 0 0 25 19 30 0
Opp Total 14 33 14 5 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
80 Jim O'Brien 23 K 14 0 36 19 93
33 Eddie Hinton 23 WR 13 13 2 5 7 42
87 Roy Jefferson 27 WR 14 14 7 7 42
84 Tom Mitchell 26 14 3 4 4 24
36 Norm Bulaich 24 RB 12 12 3 3 18
88 John Mackey 29 TE 14 11 3 3 18
45 Jerry Hill 31 FB 12 6 2 2 12
20 Jerry Logan* 29 SS 14 14 2 2 12
23 Jack Maitland 22 14 2 1 1 2 12
28 Jimmy Orr 35 8 1 2 2 12
35 Jim Duncan 24 KR 14 10 1 1 6
30 Ron Gardin 26 PR 13 0 1 1 6
51 Bob Grant 24 LLB 14 10 1 1 6
83 Ted Hendricks 23 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
34 Tom Nowatzke 28 11 4 1 1 6
27 Ray Perkins 29 11 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 14 9 23 1 1 3 1 38 36 19 321
Opp Total 14 6 16 1 1 1 25 19 1 234

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ SDG W, 16-14 3 1 rush Norm Bulaich 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
2 1970-09-28 KAN L, 24-44 2 3 pass Roy Jefferson 3 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
3 1970-09-28 KAN L, 24-44 4 21 pass Eddie Hinton 21 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
4 1970-09-28 KAN L, 24-44 4 2 pass Tom Mitchell 2 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
5 1970-10-04 @ BOS W, 14-6 2 13 pass Eddie Hinton 13 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
6 1970-10-04 @ BOS W, 14-6 4 55 pass Roy Jefferson 55 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
7 1970-10-11 @ HOU W, 24-20 1 2 rush Jack Maitland 2 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
8 1970-10-11 @ HOU W, 24-20 2 17 pass Roy Jefferson 17 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
9 1970-10-11 @ HOU W, 24-20 4 31 pass Roy Jefferson 31 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
10 1970-10-18 @ NYJ W, 29-22 1 31 interception Jerry Logan 31 yard interception return (Jim O'Brien kick)
11 1970-10-18 @ NYJ W, 29-22 1 11 pass Tom Mitchell 11 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
12 1970-10-18 @ NYJ W, 29-22 3 27 interception Bob Grant 27 yard interception return
13 1970-10-25 BOS W, 27-3 2 5 pass Jack Maitland 5 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
14 1970-10-25 BOS W, 27-3 2 15 pass Roy Jefferson 15 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
15 1970-10-25 BOS W, 27-3 4 26 pass Jimmy Orr 26 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
16 1970-11-01 MIA W, 35-0 1 80 punt Ron Gardin 80 yard punt return (Jim O'Brien kick)
17 1970-11-01 MIA W, 35-0 2 1 rush Norm Bulaich 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
18 1970-11-01 MIA W, 35-0 3 99 kickoff Jim Duncan 99 yard kickoff return (Jim O'Brien kick)
19 1970-11-01 MIA W, 35-0 3 32 pass Eddie Hinton 32 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
20 1970-11-01 MIA W, 35-0 4 15 pass Tom Mitchell 15 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
21 1970-11-09 @ GNB W, 13-10 2 15 rush Jerry Hill 15 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
22 1970-11-15 BUF T, 17-17 2 25 pass John Mackey 25 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
23 1970-11-15 BUF T, 17-17 3 16 rush Eddie Hinton 16 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
24 1970-11-22 @ MIA L, 17-34 2 4 pass Roy Jefferson 4 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
25 1970-11-22 @ MIA L, 17-34 4 2 pass Tom Mitchell 2 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
26 1970-11-29 CHI W, 21-20 2 1 rush Jerry Hill 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
27 1970-11-29 CHI W, 21-20 2 7 pass Roy Jefferson 7 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
28 1970-11-29 CHI W, 21-20 4 54 pass John Mackey 54 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
29 1970-12-06 PHI W, 29-10 1 14 pass John Mackey 14 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
30 1970-12-06 PHI W, 29-10 1 9 rush Eddie Hinton 9 yard rush
31 1970-12-06 PHI W, 29-10 2 33 interception Jerry Logan 33 yard interception return (Jim O'Brien kick)
32 1970-12-13 @ BUF W, 20-14 1 1 rush Tom Nowatzke 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
33 1970-12-13 @ BUF W, 20-14 3 2 rush Norm Bulaich 2 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
34 1970-12-19 NYJ W, 35-20 2 25 pass Eddie Hinton 25 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
35 1970-12-19 NYJ W, 35-20 2 7 pass Eddie Hinton 7 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
36 1970-12-19 NYJ W, 35-20 3 18 pass Jimmy Orr 18 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
37 1970-12-19 NYJ W, 35-20 4 41 pass Ray Perkins 41 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
38 1970-12-19 NYJ W, 35-20 4 0 fumble Ted Hendricks 0 yard fumble return (Jim O'Brien kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ SDG L, 14-16 3 65 pass Gary Garrison 65 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
2 1970-09-20 @ SDG L, 14-16 4 43 pass Gary Garrison 43 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
3 1970-09-28 KAN W, 44-24 1 48 pass Gloster Richardson 48 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1970-09-28 KAN W, 44-24 2 13 pass Robert Holmes 13 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1970-09-28 KAN W, 44-24 2 46 fumble Johnny Robinson 46 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1970-09-28 KAN W, 44-24 2 54 pass Frank Pitts 54 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1970-09-28 KAN W, 44-24 4 4 pass Frank Pitts 4 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1970-10-11 @ HOU L, 20-24 2 7 pass Jerry LeVias 7 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Roy Gerela kick)
9 1970-10-11 @ HOU L, 20-24 3 1 rush Roy Hopkins 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
10 1970-10-18 @ NYJ L, 22-29 3 17 pass Eddie Bell 17 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
11 1970-10-18 @ NYJ L, 22-29 3 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
12 1970-11-09 @ GNB L, 10-13 4 1 rush Jim Grabowski 1 yard rush (Dale Livingston kick)
13 1970-11-15 BUF T, 17-17 1 4 pass Haven Moses 4 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
14 1970-11-15 BUF T, 17-17 2 20 pass Marlin Briscoe 20 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
15 1970-11-22 @ MIA W, 34-17 1 77 punt Jake Scott 77 yard punt return (Garo Yepremian kick)
16 1970-11-22 @ MIA W, 34-17 2 15 rush Bob Griese 15 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
17 1970-11-22 @ MIA W, 34-17 2 27 pass Paul Warfield 27 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
18 1970-11-22 @ MIA W, 34-17 3 51 pass Karl Noonan 51 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
19 1970-11-29 CHI L, 20-21 1 20 pass George Farmer 20 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
20 1970-11-29 CHI L, 20-21 1 1 pass Rich Coady 1 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
21 1970-12-06 PHI L, 10-29 3 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
22 1970-12-13 @ BUF L, 14-20 1 1 rush Lloyd Pate 1 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
23 1970-12-13 @ BUF L, 14-20 2 10 pass Marlin Briscoe 10 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
24 1970-12-19 NYJ L, 20-35 1 15 pass Rich Caster 15 yard pass from Al Woodall (Jim Turner kick)
25 1970-12-19 NYJ L, 20-35 2 41 interception Larry Grantham 41 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)