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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 226 3506 868 4.0 38 13 218 137 300 1475 14 25 4.4 79 536 2031 9 3.8 121 57 483 18
Opp. Stats 341 4488 847 5.3 37 22 243 199 331 2399 16 15 6.7 123 491 2089 15 4.3 104 69 684 16
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

Score Offense Defense
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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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 35
Team Total 25.4 14 24 129 0 13 5.4 60 1343 1 101 22.4 5245
Opp Total 14 28 280 0 10.0 42 950 0 22.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 35 13 32

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 George Hunt 24 K 14 0 22 24 16 28 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 24 16 28 226
Opp Total 14 15 16 2 4 2 38 39 23 33 341

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1973-09-16 @ CLE L, 14-24 2 33 pass Cotton Speyrer 33 yard pass from Bert Jones (George Hunt kick)
2 1973-09-16 @ CLE L, 14-24 3 2 blocked punt Ted Hendricks 2 yard blocked punt return (George Hunt kick)
3 1973-09-23 NYJ L, 10-34 2 23 pass Glenn Doughty 23 yard pass from Bert Jones (George Hunt kick)
4 1973-09-30 NOR W, 14-10 1 4 pass Tom Mitchell 4 yard pass from Bert Jones (George Hunt kick)
5 1973-09-30 NOR W, 14-10 1 1 rush Don Nottingham 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
6 1973-10-07 @ NWE L, 16-24 4 22 pass Cotton Speyrer 22 yard pass from Bert Jones (George Hunt kick)
7 1973-10-14 @ BUF L, 13-31 4 1 rush Bill Olds 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
8 1973-10-21 @ DET W, 29-27 2 1 rush Marty Domres 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
9 1973-10-21 @ DET W, 29-27 3 66 pass Glenn Doughty 66 yard pass from Marty Domres
10 1973-10-21 @ DET W, 29-27 4 14 rush Don McCauley 14 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
11 1973-10-28 OAK L, 21-34 3 40 pass Glenn Doughty 40 yard pass from Marty Domres (George Hunt kick)
12 1973-10-28 OAK L, 21-34 4 1 rush Lydell Mitchell 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
13 1973-10-28 OAK L, 21-34 4 15 pass Raymond Chester 15 yard pass from Marty Domres (George Hunt kick)
14 1973-11-04 HOU L, 27-31 3 19 interception Stan White 19 yard interception return (George Hunt kick)
15 1973-11-04 HOU L, 27-31 3 1 pass John Andrews 1 yard pass from Marty Domres (George Hunt kick)
16 1973-11-04 HOU L, 27-31 4 1 rush Marty Domres 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
17 1973-11-18 @ WAS L, 14-22 3 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
18 1973-11-18 @ WAS L, 14-22 4 4 pass Cotton Speyrer 4 yard pass from Marty Domres (George Hunt kick)
19 1973-11-25 BUF L, 17-24 1 101 kickoff Cotton Speyrer 101 yard kickoff return (George Hunt kick)
20 1973-11-25 BUF L, 17-24 4 11 pass Tom Mitchell 11 yard pass from Marty Domres (George Hunt kick)
21 1973-12-02 @ NYJ L, 17-20 4 54 pass Glenn Doughty 54 yard pass from Cotton Speyrer (George Hunt kick)
22 1973-12-02 @ NYJ L, 17-20 4 1 rush Lydell Mitchell 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
23 1973-12-09 MIA W, 16-3 2 2 rush Bill Olds 2 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
24 1973-12-09 MIA W, 16-3 3 1 pass Tom Mitchell 1 yard pass from Marty Domres
25 1973-12-16 NWE W, 18-13 1 17 pass Cotton Speyrer 17 yard pass from Marty Domres
26 1973-12-16 NWE W, 18-13 4 18 pass Tom Mitchell 18 yard pass from Marty Domres (pass failed)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1973-09-16 @ CLE L, 14-24 1 26 pass Frank Pitts 26 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1973-09-16 @ CLE L, 14-24 2 45 interception Clarence Scott 45 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
3 1973-09-16 @ CLE L, 14-24 3 8 pass Frank Pitts 8 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1973-09-23 NYJ L, 10-34 3 12 pass Eddie Bell 12 yard pass from Al Woodall (Bobby Howfield kick)
5 1973-09-23 NYJ L, 10-34 4 1 pass Emerson Boozer 1 yard pass from Al Woodall (Bobby Howfield kick)
6 1973-09-23 NYJ L, 10-34 4 22 interception Ralph Baker 22 yard interception return (Bobby Howfield kick)
7 1973-09-23 NYJ L, 10-34 4 30 interception Rich Sowells 30 yard interception return (Bobby Howfield kick)
8 1973-09-30 NOR W, 14-10 2 33 pass Bob Newland 33 yard pass from Archie Manning (Happy Feller kick)
9 1973-10-07 @ NWE L, 16-24 2 1 rush John Tarver 1 yard rush (Jeff White kick)
10 1973-10-07 @ NWE L, 16-24 3 3 rush John Tarver 3 yard rush (Jeff White kick)
11 1973-10-07 @ NWE L, 16-24 4 46 fumble Randy Vataha 46 yard fumble return (Jeff White kick)
12 1973-10-14 @ BUF L, 13-31 2 10 pass Larry Watkins 10 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
13 1973-10-14 @ BUF L, 13-31 3 3 rush O.J. Simpson 3 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
14 1973-10-14 @ BUF L, 13-31 4 1 rush Joe Ferguson 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
15 1973-10-14 @ BUF L, 13-31 4 78 rush O.J. Simpson 78 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
16 1973-10-21 @ DET W, 29-27 3 2 rush Greg Landry 2 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
17 1973-10-21 @ DET W, 29-27 4 4 rush Greg Landry 4 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
18 1973-10-21 @ DET W, 29-27 4 5 pass Charlie Sanders 5 yard pass from Greg Landry (Jim O'Brien kick)
19 1973-10-28 OAK L, 21-34 2 26 pass Mike Siani 26 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
20 1973-10-28 OAK L, 21-34 3 9 pass Bob Moore 9 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
21 1973-10-28 OAK L, 21-34 4 9 rush Clarence Davis 9 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
22 1973-10-28 OAK L, 21-34 4 32 rush Clarence Davis 32 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
23 1973-11-04 HOU L, 27-31 1 66 pass Billy Parks 66 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Skip Butler kick)
24 1973-11-04 HOU L, 27-31 2 4 rush Bob Gresham 4 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
25 1973-11-04 HOU L, 27-31 2 10 pass Mack Alston 10 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Lynn Dickey run)
26 1973-11-04 HOU L, 27-31 4 13 pass Fred Willis 13 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Skip Butler kick)
27 1973-11-11 @ MIA L, 0-44 1 48 rush Mercury Morris 48 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
28 1973-11-11 @ MIA L, 0-44 1 8 blocked punt Tim Foley 8 yard blocked punt return (Garo Yepremian kick)
29 1973-11-11 @ MIA L, 0-44 2 53 rush Mercury Morris 53 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
30 1973-11-11 @ MIA L, 0-44 3 5 blocked punt Tim Foley 5 yard blocked punt return (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1973-11-11 @ MIA L, 0-44 4 34 rush Charlie Leigh 34 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1973-11-18 @ WAS L, 14-22 1 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
33 1973-11-25 BUF L, 17-24 2 58 rush O.J. Simpson 58 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
34 1973-11-25 BUF L, 17-24 4 37 pass Bob Chandler 37 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
35 1973-11-25 BUF L, 17-24 4 31 interception Dwight Harrison 31 yard interception return (John Leypoldt kick)
36 1973-12-02 @ NYJ L, 17-20 2 80 fumble Phil Wise 80 yard fumble return (Bobby Howfield kick)
37 1973-12-02 @ NYJ L, 17-20 2 15 pass Emerson Boozer 15 yard pass from Joe Namath (Bobby Howfield kick)
38 1973-12-16 NWE W, 18-13 2 25 pass Randy Vataha 25 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Jeff White kick)
39 1973-12-16 NWE W, 18-13 3 15 pass Mack Herron 15 yard pass from Jim Plunkett