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1974 Baltimore Colts

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.7, Offense: -4.6, Defense: -4.1, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 190 points (13.6/g), 23rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 329 points (23.5/g), 25th.
 Differential of -139 points (-9.9/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 3.0-11.0.

Coach: Howard Schnellenberger (0-3-0) and Joe Thomas (2-9-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: McDonogh High School (Owings Mills, Maryland)

Team Info

Principal Owner Robert Irsay
Head Coach/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 190 3843 924 4.2 37 13 25 244 221 425 2025 9 24 4.3 109 450 1818 13 4.0 110
Team Defense 329 4126 849 4.9 24 14 16 237 180 312 2165 16 10 6.5 101 516 1961 20 3.8 120
Lg Rank Offense 23 15 18 10 13 2 18 23 20 22 18 16 13 11
Lg Rank Defense 25 14 25 10 12 4 15 18 25 25 21 17 24 12

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 30 11 166 48 118 4 18 392 289 103 2
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-2 Green Bay Packers 13 20 19 282 149 133 4 13 193 109 84 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 30 17 307 261 46 3 19 343 206 137 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 0-4 @ New England Patriots 3 42 15 265 180 85 3 23 384 198 186 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-5 Buffalo Bills 14 27 11 162 1 161 2 15 306 125 181 2
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 1-5 @ New York Jets 35 20 24 355 89 266 11 188 128 60 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-6 @ Miami Dolphins 7 17 10 158 69 89 3 24 371 119 252 3
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 1-7 Cincinnati Bengals 14 24 24 310 157 153 4 17 404 279 125 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 1-8 Denver Broncos 6 17 24 323 176 147 4 12 171 38 133
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 2-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 7 18 326 74 252 1 15 236 112 124 3
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 2-9 New England Patriots 17 27 15 322 205 117 3 19 302 172 130 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 2-10 @ Buffalo Bills 0 6 10 144 98 46 1 9 184 46 138 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 2-11 Miami Dolphins 16 17 13 268 145 123 1 18 262 84 178 2
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 2-12 New York Jets 38 45 33 455 373 82 4 24 390 260 130

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
7 Bert Jones 23 QB 11 8 1-7-0 143 270 53.0 1610 8 3.0 12 4.4 57 6.0 4.6 11.3 146.4 62.4 36 328 4.19 2.95 11.8
14 Marty Domres 27 qb 14 6 1-5-0 77 153 50.3 803 0 0.0 12 7.8 44 5.2 1.7 10.4 57.4 33.2 13 71 4.41 1.16 7.8
23 Don McCauley 25 13 0 1 2 50.0 11 1 50.0 0 0.0 11 5.5 15.5 11.0 0.8 106.2 0 0 5.50 15.50 0.0
Team Total 24.9 14 2-12-0 221 425 52.0 2424 9 2.1 24 5.6 57 5.7 3.6 11.0 173.1 52.7 49 399 4.27 2.37 10.3 0 0
Opp Total 14 180 312 57.7 2348 16 5.1 10 3.2 7.5 7.11 13.0 167.7 85.3 21 183 6.5 6.1 6.3

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 25 RB 14 14 214 757 5 31 3.5 54.1 15.3 72 544 7.6 2 24 5.1 38.9 1301 7 6
38 Bill Olds 23 FB 13 13 129 475 1 34 3.7 36.5 9.9 21 153 7.3 2 18 1.6 11.8 628 3 3
7 Bert Jones 23 QB 11 8 39 279 4 39 7.2 25.4 3.5 279 4 4
23 Don McCauley 25 13 0 30 90 0 15 3.0 6.9 2.3 17 112 6.6 1 14 1.3 8.6 202 1 0
14 Marty Domres 27 qb 14 6 22 145 2 21 6.6 10.4 1.6 145 2 2
35 Glenn Doughty 27 WR 13 12 7 51 0 17 7.3 3.9 0.5 24 300 12.5 2 27 1.8 23.1 351 2 0
36 John Andrews 26 14 1 5 6 0 4 1.2 0.4 0.4 6 0 0
86 Freddie Scott 22 wr 14 2 2 12 0 9 6.0 0.9 0.1 18 317 17.6 0 45 1.3 22.6 329 0 0
37 Joe Orduna 26 14 0 2 3 1 2 1.5 0.2 0.1 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.6 11 1 0
87 Raymond Chester 26 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 461 12.5 1 45 2.6 32.9 461 1 3
81 Roger Carr 22 WR 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 405 19.3 0 57 1.9 36.8 405 0 0
28 Cotton Speyrer 25 KR 13 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 110 12.2 1 27 0.7 8.5 110 1 2
80 Ollie Smith 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 1.0 14.0 14 0 1
Team Total 24.9 14 450 1818 13 39 4.0 129.9 32.1 221 2424 11.0 9 57 15.8 173.1 4242 22 28
Opp Total 14 516 1961 20 3.8 140.1 36.9 180 2165 12.0 16 12.9 154.6 4126 36 25

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 24 SS 14 14 11 30 0 10 2.7 19 499 0 55 26.3 529
28 Cotton Speyrer 25 KR 13 6 8 54 0 18 6.8 22 539 0 44 24.5 703
84 Tim Berra 23 PR 14 0 16 114 0 14 7.1 13 259 0 54 19.9 373
86 Freddie Scott 22 wr 14 2 3 31 0 14 10.3 3 61 0 26 20.3 421
37 Joe Orduna 26 14 0 3 68 0 24 22.7 79
43 Tim Rudnick 22 14 0 2 23 0 12 11.5 1 5 0 5 5.0 28
83 Ron Mayo 24 9 0 2 23 0 14 11.5 23
36 John Andrews 26 14 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 24
51 Tony Bertuca 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
23 Don McCauley 25 13 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 219
25 Ray Oldham 23 LCB 14 10 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
21 Rick Volk 29 FS 14 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Team Total 24.9 14 42 253 0 18 6.0 66 1489 0 55 22.6 5984
Opp Total 14 46 413 0 9.0 45 903 0 20.1

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 31 P 14 0 71 2634 58 1 37.1
2 Toni Linhart 32 K 14 0 8 8 5 2 6 2 1 20 12 60.0% 22 22 100.0%
Team Total 24.9 14 8 8 5 2 6 2 1 20 12 60.0% 22 22 100.0% 71 2634 58 1 37.1
Opp Total 14 27 17 63.0% 40 38 95.0% 67 2573 38.4

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
40 Bruce Laird 24 SS 14 14 1 15 0 15 0 0 4 2 0 0
26 Lydell Mitchell 25 RB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
32 Mike Curtis* 31 MLB 14 14 3 24 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Bert Jones 23 QB 11 8 0 4 0 0 0
21 Rick Volk 29 FS 14 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Tim Berra 23 PR 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
87 Raymond Chester 26 TE 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
55 Dan Dickel 22 14 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 16 0
14 Marty Domres 27 qb 14 6 0 2 1 0 0
25 Ray Oldham 23 LCB 14 10 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
38 Bill Olds 23 FB 13 13 0 3 0 0 0
72 Fred Cook 22 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
80 Ollie Smith 25 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
28 Cotton Speyrer 25 KR 13 6 0 2 0 0 0
53 Stan White 25 RLB 14 14 1 40 0 40 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Jim Bailey 26 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 John Dutton 23 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
52 Tom MacLeod 23 LLB 14 0 0 0 1 3 0
50 Dan Neal 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Dennis Nelson 28 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
30 Doug Nettles 23 db 13 4 1 0 0 0 0
62 Glenn Ressler 31 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
43 Tim Rudnick 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Freddie Scott 22 wr 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
60 Dave Simonson 22 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Dave Taylor 25 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
74 Steve Williams 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.9 14 10 87 0 40 0 0 28 26 19 0
Opp Total 14 49 25 11

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
2 Toni Linhart 32 K 14 0 22 12 58
26 Lydell Mitchell 25 RB 14 14 5 2 7 42
7 Bert Jones 23 QB 11 8 4 4 24
38 Bill Olds 23 FB 13 13 1 2 3 18
14 Marty Domres 27 qb 14 6 2 2 12
35 Glenn Doughty 27 WR 13 12 2 2 12
87 Raymond Chester 26 TE 14 14 1 1 6
23 Don McCauley 25 13 0 1 1 6
37 Joe Orduna 26 14 0 1 1 6
28 Cotton Speyrer 25 KR 13 6 1 1 6
Team Total 24.9 14 13 9 22 22 12 190
Opp Total 14 20 16 1 3 38 17 329