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1973 Baltimore Colts

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4-10-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.4, Offense: -2.4, Defense: -5.9, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 226 points (16.1/g), 20th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 341 points (24.4/g), 21st.
 Differential of -115 points (-8.2/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 3.8-10.2.

Coach: Howard Schnellenberger (4-10-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: Towson University (Towson, Maryland)

Team Info

Principal Owner Robert Irsay
General Manager Joe Thomas
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 226 3506 868 4.0 38 13 18 218 137 300 1475 14 25 4.4 79 536 2031 9 3.8 121
Team Defense 341 4488 847 5.3 37 22 16 243 199 331 2399 16 15 6.7 123 491 2089 15 4.3 104
Lg Rank Offense 20 21 18 6 17 21 22 13 21 21 7 11 20 19
Lg Rank Defense 21 21 7 2 19 12 23 17 18 24 10 14 17 20

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cleveland Browns 14 24 10 129 4 125 1 20 297 150 147 3
2 Sun September 23 boxscore L 0-2 New York Jets 10 34 14 277 188 89 8 16 276 168 108 1
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-2 New Orleans Saints 14 10 19 339 91 248 5 12 312 250 62 2
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-3 @ New England Patriots 16 24 11 192 81 111 1 19 191 45 146 3
5 Sun October 14 boxscore L 1-4 @ Buffalo Bills 13 31 13 203 60 143 4 18 311 52 259 3
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 2-4 @ Detroit Lions 29 27 19 337 172 165 1 24 397 227 170 3
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 2-5 Oakland Raiders 21 34 22 326 209 117 3 28 442 260 182 1
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 2-6 Houston Oilers 27 31 16 259 155 104 2 20 444 340 104 6
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 2-7 @ Miami Dolphins 0 44 4 132 20 112 3 17 412 97 315 3
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 2-8 @ Washington Redskins 14 22 22 242 122 120 4 14 244 140 104 1
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 2-9 Buffalo Bills 17 24 15 221 69 152 2 16 384 169 215 2
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 2-10 @ New York Jets 17 20 19 319 151 168 2 18 353 219 134 3
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 3-10 Miami Dolphins 16 3 15 201 35 166 11 228 135 93 3
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 4-10 New England Patriots 18 13 19 329 118 211 2 10 197 147 50 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
14 Marty Domres 26 QB 11 9 3-6-0 93 191 48.7 1153 9 4.7 13 6.8 66 6.0 3.9 12.4 104.8 55.2 18 145 4.82 2.89 8.6 1 1
7 Bert Jones 22 qb 8 5 1-4-0 43 108 39.8 539 4 3.7 12 11.1 51 5.0 0.7 12.5 67.4 28.8 14 126 3.39 -0.39 11.5
28 Cotton Speyrer 24 WR 14 10 1 1 100.0 54 1 100.0 0 0.0 54 54.0 74.0 54.0 3.9 158.3 0 0 54.00 74.00 0.0
Team Total 25.4 14 4-10-0 137 300 45.7 1746 14 4.7 25 8.3 66 5.8 3.0 12.7 124.7 45.2 32 271 4.44 1.90 9.6 1 1
Opp Total 14 199 331 60.1 2599 16 4.8 15 4.5 7.9 6.78 13.1 185.6 82.1 25 200 6.7 5.7 7.0

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
26 Lydell Mitchell 24 RB 14 11 253 963 2 36 3.8 68.8 18.1 17 113 6.6 0 14 1.2 8.1 1076 2 2
23 Don McCauley 24 FB 13 12 144 514 2 24 3.6 39.5 11.1 25 186 7.4 0 34 1.9 14.3 700 2 3
14 Marty Domres 26 QB 11 9 32 126 2 14 3.9 11.5 2.9 126 2 3
48 Don Nottingham 24 3 3 28 118 1 20 4.2 39.3 9.3 2 10 5.0 0 5 0.7 3.3 128 1 0
38 Bill Olds 22 13 1 26 100 2 17 3.8 7.7 2.0 2 -4 -2.0 0 -1 0.2 -0.3 96 2 0
7 Bert Jones 22 qb 8 5 18 58 0 17 3.2 7.3 2.3 58 0 0
27 Hubert Ginn 26 9 0 16 47 0 8 2.9 5.2 1.8 3 2 0.7 0 6 0.3 0.2 49 0 0
35 Glenn Doughty 26 WR 14 14 10 96 0 30 9.6 6.9 0.7 25 587 23.5 4 66 1.8 41.9 683 4 0
17 Sam Havrilak 26 14 0 2 9 0 8 4.5 0.6 0.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 18 0 0
49 David Lee 30 P 14 0 2 -16 0 0 -8.0 -1.1 0.1 -16 0 1
11 Jack Mildren 24 SS 14 12 2 14 0 10 7.0 1.0 0.1 14 0 1
87 Raymond Chester 25 TE 13 10 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 18 181 10.1 1 40 1.4 13.9 182 1 1
28 Cotton Speyrer 24 WR 14 10 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 17 311 18.3 4 47 1.2 22.2 312 4 0
80 Ollie Smith 24 7 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 1 37 37.0 0 37 0.1 5.3 34 0 1
84 Tom Mitchell 29 13 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 313 12.5 4 33 1.9 24.1 313 4 0
88 John Andrews 25 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
Team Total 25.4 14 536 2031 9 36 3.8 145.1 38.3 137 1746 12.7 14 66 9.8 124.7 3777 23 18
Opp Total 14 491 2089 15 4.3 149.2 35.1 199 2399 12.1 16 14.2 171.4 4488 31 35

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
40 Bruce Laird 23 KR/lcb/PR 12 6 15 72 0 13 4.8 24 547 0 51 22.8 619
28 Cotton Speyrer 24 WR 14 10 17 496 1 101 29.2 808
27 Hubert Ginn 26 9 0 9 198 0 29 22.0 247
21 Rick Volk 28 FS 14 14 7 45 0 13 6.4 2 16 0 16 8.0 61
38 Bill Olds 22 13 1 3 14 0 10 4.7 110
44 Rex Kern 24 LCB 14 8 2 12 0 9 6.0 12
88 John Andrews 25 8 1 1 13 0 13 13.0 14
23 Don McCauley 24 FB 13 12 1 12 0 12 12.0 712
31 Nelson Munsey 25 RCB 14 14 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
48 Don Nottingham 24 3 3 1 17 0 17 17.0 145
53 Stan White 24 RLB 14 14 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
Team Total 25.4 14 24 129 0 13 5.4 60 1343 1 101 22.4 5249
Opp Total 14 28 280 0 10.0 42 950 0 22.6

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
49 David Lee 30 P 14 0 62 2402 60 2 38.7
10 George Hunt 24 K 14 0 6 6 9 7 5 3 5 3 28 16 57.1% 24 22 91.7%
Team Total 25.4 14 6 6 9 7 5 3 5 3 28 16 57.1% 24 22 91.7% 62 2402 60 2 38.7
Opp Total 14 33 23 69.7% 39 38 97.4% 47 1758 37.4

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
53 Stan White 24 RLB 14 14 4 40 1 19 0 0 0 5 18 0
83 Ted Hendricks* 26 LLB 14 14 3 33 0 24 0 0 0 4 0 0
32 Mike Curtis 30 MLB 7 7 2 9 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
14 Marty Domres 26 QB 11 9 0 3 1 0 0
44 Rex Kern 24 LCB 14 8 2 22 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0
40 Bruce Laird 23 KR/lcb/PR 12 6 0 4 0 0 0
23 Don McCauley 24 FB 13 12 0 3 1 0 0
21 Rick Volk 28 FS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
63 Mike Barnes 23 LDE 14 12 0 0 2 0 0
10 George Hunt 24 K 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 Jack Mildren 24 SS 14 12 0 1 1 -11 0
26 Lydell Mitchell 24 RB 14 11 0 2 0 0 0
25 Ray Oldham 22 db 11 2 2 10 0 7 0
73 Richard Amman 23 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
87 Raymond Chester 25 TE 13 10 0 1 0 0 0
27 Hubert Ginn 26 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Sam Havrilak 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Fred Hoaglin 29 14 1 0 1 0 -14 0
52 Michael Kaczmarek 22 14 4 1 2 0 2 0
49 David Lee 30 P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Ed Mooney 28 13 3 0 0 1 3 0
31 Nelson Munsey 25 RCB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
80 Ollie Smith 24 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 15 116 1 24 0 0 18 27 -4 0
Opp Total 14 32 35 13

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 George Hunt 24 K 14 0 22 16 70
28 Cotton Speyrer 24 WR 14 10 4 1 5 30
35 Glenn Doughty 26 WR 14 14 4 4 24
84 Tom Mitchell 29 13 8 4 4 24
14 Marty Domres 26 QB 11 9 2 2 12
23 Don McCauley 24 FB 13 12 2 2 12
26 Lydell Mitchell 24 RB 14 11 2 2 12
38 Bill Olds 22 13 1 2 2 12
88 John Andrews 25 8 1 1 1 6
87 Raymond Chester 25 TE 13 10 1 1 6
83 Ted Hendricks* 26 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
48 Don Nottingham 24 3 3 1 1 6
53 Stan White 24 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.4 14 9 14 1 1 1 26 22 16 226
Opp Total 14 15 16 2 4 38 23 341