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1975 Baltimore Colts

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.6, Offense: 6.3, Defense: 2.2, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 395 points (28.2/g), 2nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 269 points (19.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of 126 points (9.0/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.0-4.0.

Coach: Ted Marchibroda (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Belichick (Special Assistant)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: Goucher College (Towson, Maryland)

Team Info

Principal Owner Robert Irsay
General Manager Joe Thomas
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
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 395 4498 928 4.8 18 10 21 266 211 354 2281 19 8 5.8 114 536 2217 28 4.1 131
Team Defense 269 4173 905 4.6 41 12 17 242 193 393 2352 17 29 5.2 124 453 1821 17 4.0 101
Lg Rank Offense 2 12 1 4 11 19 13 7 1 11 9 8 1 9
Lg Rank Defense 10 12 8 21 8 17 13 16 2 10 5 7 17 17

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Bears 35 7 26 304 136 168 6 121 74 47 2
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-1 Oakland Raiders 20 31 20 329 252 77 1 18 286 143 143 3
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 13 24 13 239 151 88 3 21 424 271 153 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-3 Buffalo Bills 31 38 19 349 153 196 1 26 424 246 178 2
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-4 @ New England Patriots 10 21 10 130 13 117 3 18 282 41 241 2
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 2-4 @ New York Jets 45 28 24 400 188 212 17 341 259 82 3
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 3-4 Cleveland Browns 21 7 15 228 111 117 1 17 278 153 125 2
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 4-4 @ Buffalo Bills 42 35 25 498 299 199 3 20 418 239 179 3
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 5-4 New York Jets 52 19 26 502 277 225 3 19 319 237 82 4
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 6-4 @ Miami Dolphins 33 17 14 222 42 180 15 167 39 128 5
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-4 Kansas City Chiefs 28 14 19 423 207 216 1 18 329 263 66 2
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-4 @ New York Giants 21 0 15 223 75 148 14 226 133 93 4
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W OT 9-4 Miami Dolphins 10 7 22 352 206 146 15 278 86 192 2
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-4 New England Patriots 34 21 18 299 171 128 2 18 280 168 112 5
Playoffs
Division Sat December 27 boxscore L 10-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 28 10 154 72 82 3 16 287 76 211 5

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
7 Bert Jones 24 QB 14 14 10-4-0 203 344 59.0% 2483 18 5.2 8 2.3 90 7.2 7.2 12.2 177.4 89.1 38 325 5.65 5.65 9.9 3 3
14 Marty Domres 28 14 0 8 10 80.0% 123 1 10.0 0 0.0 32 12.3 14.3 15.4 8.8 151.2 0 0 12.30 14.30 0.0
Team Total 25.8 14 10-4-0 211 354 59.6% 2606 19 5.4 8 2.3 90 7.4 7.4 12.4 186.1 90.9 38 325 5.82 5.87 9.7 3 3
Opp Total 14 193 393 49.1% 2848 17 4.3 29 7.4 7.2 4.79 14.8 203.4 56.9 59 496 5.2 3.1 13.1

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
26 Lydell Mitchell* 26 RB 14 14 289 1193 11 70 4.1 85.2 20.6 60 544 9.1 4 35 4.3 38.9 1737 15 5
38 Bill Olds 24 FB 14 14 94 281 2 14 3.0 20.1 6.7 30 194 6.5 2 28 2.1 13.9 475 4 1
23 Don McCauley 26 14 0 60 196 10 18 3.3 14.0 4.3 14 93 6.6 1 32 1.0 6.6 289 11 1
7 Bert Jones 24 QB 14 14 47 321 3 36 6.8 22.9 3.4 321 3 1
48 Roosevelt Leaks 22 11 0 41 175 1 17 4.3 15.9 3.7 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.5 180 1 2
14 Marty Domres 28 14 0 4 46 1 20 11.5 3.3 0.3 46 1 0
35 Glenn Doughty 28 WR 14 14 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 39 666 17.1 4 63 2.8 47.6 671 4 0
87 Raymond Chester 27 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 457 12.0 3 32 2.7 32.6 457 3 1
81 Roger Carr 23 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 517 22.5 2 90 1.6 36.9 517 2 0
29 Marshall Johnson 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 115 28.8 2 68 0.3 8.2 115 2 1
85 Jimmie Kennedy 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 15 7.5 1 12 0.1 1.1 15 1 0
Team Total 25.8 14 536 2217 28 70 4.1 158.4 38.3 211 2606 12.4 19 90 15.1 186.1 4823 47 18
Opp Total 14 453 1821 17 4.0 130.1 32.4 193 2352 12.2 17 13.8 168.0 4173 34 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
27 Howard Stevens 25 PR 12 0 36 396 0 53 11.0 3 71 0 31 23.7 467
40 Bruce Laird 25 KR/SS 14 14 31 799 0 65 25.8 799
29 Marshall Johnson 23 14 0 7 134 0 30 19.1 249
20 Jackie Wallace 24 FS 14 10 6 43 0 14 7.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 43
23 Don McCauley 26 14 0 4 86 0 29 21.5 375
61 Robert Pratt 24 LG 14 9 4 64 0 22 16.0 64
85 Jimmie Kennedy 23 14 0 2 36 0 19 18.0 51
Team Total 25.8 14 42 439 0 53 10.5 52 1190 0 65 22.9 6452
Opp Total 14 51 513 0 10.1 70 1655 1 23.6

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
49 David Lee 32 P 14 0 86 3402 62 1 39.6
2 Toni Linhart 33 K 14 0 2 2 3 10 7 3 1 18 10 55.6%% 52 51 98.1%%
Team Total 25.8 14 2 2 3 10 7 3 1 18 10 55.6%% 52 51 98.1%% 86 3402 62 1 39.6
Opp Total 14 10 6 60.0%% 36 35 97.2%% 83 3204 38.6

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
53 Stan White 26 RLB 14 14 8 135 1 32 0
40 Bruce Laird 25 KR/SS 14 14 3 46 0 28 0 0 2 2 0 0 1
72 Fred Cook 23 LDE 14 14 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 4 49 1
26 Lydell Mitchell* 26 RB 14 14 0 5 0 0 0
42 Lloyd Mumphord 29 LCB 14 10 4 58 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Jackie Wallace 24 FS 14 10 4 126 2 42 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Howard Stevens 25 PR 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
59 Jim Cheyunski 30 MLB 14 8 2 8 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Roosevelt Leaks 22 11 0 0 2 1 0 0
52 Tom MacLeod 24 LLB 14 14 1 50 0 50 0 0 0 2 2 0
31 Nelson Munsey 27 RCB 14 14 3 36 1 30 0
7 Bert Jones 24 QB 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
25 Ray Oldham 24 14 0 2 23 0 13 0
38 Bill Olds 24 FB 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
63 Mike Barnes 25 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
50 Forrest Blue 30 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Raymond Chester 27 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
32 Mike Curtis 32 mlb 6 6 1 3 0 3 0
35 Glenn Doughty 28 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
78 John Dutton* 24 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
29 Marshall Johnson 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 Don McCauley 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 29 493 4 50 0 0 18 18 51 1 1
Opp Total 14 38 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
26 Lydell Mitchell* 26 RB 14 14 11 4 15 90
2 Toni Linhart 33 K 14 0 51 10 81
23 Don McCauley 26 14 0 10 1 11 66
35 Glenn Doughty 28 WR 14 14 4 4 24
38 Bill Olds 24 FB 14 14 2 2 4 24
87 Raymond Chester 27 TE 14 14 3 3 18
7 Bert Jones 24 QB 14 14 3 3 18
81 Roger Carr 23 WR 14 14 2 2 12
29 Marshall Johnson 23 14 0 2 2 12
20 Jackie Wallace 24 FS 14 10 2 2 12
72 Fred Cook 23 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
14 Marty Domres 28 14 0 1 1 6
85 Jimmie Kennedy 23 14 0 1 1 6
48 Roosevelt Leaks 22 11 0 1 1 6
31 Nelson Munsey 27 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
53 Stan White 26 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
40 Bruce Laird 25 KR/SS 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.8 14 28 19 1 4 52 51 10 1 395
Opp Total 14 17 17 1 1 35 6 269

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ CHI W, 35-7 2 1 rush Roosevelt Leaks 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ CHI W, 35-7 2 4 pass Glenn Doughty 4 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
3 1975-09-21 @ CHI W, 35-7 2 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
4 1975-09-21 @ CHI W, 35-7 3 7 pass Glenn Doughty 7 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
5 1975-09-21 @ CHI W, 35-7 4 3 rush Don McCauley 3 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
6 1975-09-28 OAK L, 20-31 1 46 pass Glenn Doughty 46 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
7 1975-09-28 OAK L, 20-31 3 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
8 1975-10-05 @ RAM L, 13-24 1 28 pass Bill Olds 28 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
9 1975-10-05 @ RAM L, 13-24 2 3 pass Jimmie Kennedy 3 yard pass from Bert Jones
10 1975-10-12 BUF L, 31-38 1 6 rush Lydell Mitchell 6 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
11 1975-10-12 BUF L, 31-38 1 11 rush Lydell Mitchell 11 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
12 1975-10-12 BUF L, 31-38 2 25 pass Lydell Mitchell 25 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
13 1975-10-12 BUF L, 31-38 3 23 pass Lydell Mitchell 23 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
14 1975-10-19 @ NWE L, 10-21 1 2 rush Don McCauley 2 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
15 1975-10-26 @ NYJ W, 45-28 1 15 rush Bert Jones 15 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
16 1975-10-26 @ NYJ W, 45-28 1 2 rush Don McCauley 2 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
17 1975-10-26 @ NYJ W, 45-28 2 15 pass Marshall Johnson 15 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
18 1975-10-26 @ NYJ W, 45-28 3 68 pass Marshall Johnson 68 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
19 1975-10-26 @ NYJ W, 45-28 4 38 interception Jackie Wallace 38 yard interception return (Toni Linhart kick)
20 1975-10-26 @ NYJ W, 45-28 4 20 rush Lydell Mitchell 20 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
21 1975-11-02 CLE W, 21-7 1 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
22 1975-11-02 CLE W, 21-7 2 2 pass Raymond Chester 2 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
23 1975-11-02 CLE W, 21-7 2 35 pass Lydell Mitchell 35 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
24 1975-11-09 @ BUF W, 42-35 2 9 pass Lydell Mitchell 9 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
25 1975-11-09 @ BUF W, 42-35 2 15 pass Bill Olds 15 yard pass from Marty Domres (Toni Linhart kick)
26 1975-11-09 @ BUF W, 42-35 2 89 pass Roger Carr 89 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
27 1975-11-09 @ BUF W, 42-35 4 11 rush Lydell Mitchell 11 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
28 1975-11-09 @ BUF W, 42-35 4 19 rush Bert Jones 19 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
29 1975-11-09 @ BUF W, 42-35 4 12 rush Lydell Mitchell 12 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
30 1975-11-16 NYJ W, 52-19 1 17 rush Lydell Mitchell 17 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
31 1975-11-16 NYJ W, 52-19 1 1 pass Don McCauley 1 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
32 1975-11-16 NYJ W, 52-19 2 90 pass Roger Carr 90 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
33 1975-11-16 NYJ W, 52-19 2 4 rush Don McCauley 4 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
34 1975-11-16 NYJ W, 52-19 3 20 pass Glenn Doughty 20 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
35 1975-11-16 NYJ W, 52-19 4 20 rush Marty Domres 20 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
36 1975-11-16 NYJ W, 52-19 4 49 fumble Fred Cook 49 yard fumble return (Toni Linhart kick)
37 1975-11-23 @ MIA W, 33-17 2 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
38 1975-11-23 @ MIA W, 33-17 3 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
39 1975-11-23 @ MIA W, 33-17 4 32 rush Lydell Mitchell 32 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
40 1975-11-23 @ MIA W, 33-17 4 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
41 1975-11-30 KAN W, 28-14 2 42 interception Jackie Wallace 42 yard interception return (Toni Linhart kick)
42 1975-11-30 KAN W, 28-14 2 1 rush Bill Olds 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
43 1975-11-30 KAN W, 28-14 3 70 rush Lydell Mitchell 70 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
44 1975-11-30 KAN W, 28-14 3 17 pass Raymond Chester 17 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
45 1975-12-07 @ NYG W, 21-0 1 9 rush Lydell Mitchell 9 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
46 1975-12-07 @ NYG W, 21-0 1 23 interception Stan White 23 yard interception return (Toni Linhart kick)
47 1975-12-07 @ NYG W, 21-0 2 1 rush Bill Olds 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
48 1975-12-14 MIA W, 10-7 4 6 rush Lydell Mitchell 6 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
49 1975-12-21 NWE W, 34-21 1 8 rush Bert Jones 8 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
50 1975-12-21 NWE W, 34-21 3 20 pass Raymond Chester 20 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
51 1975-12-21 NWE W, 34-21 4 11 rush Lydell Mitchell 11 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
52 1975-12-21 NWE W, 34-21 4 30 interception Nelson Munsey 30 yard interception return (Toni Linhart kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ CHI L, 7-35 3 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
2 1975-09-28 OAK W, 31-20 2 11 rush Harold Hart 11 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
3 1975-09-28 OAK W, 31-20 3 4 pass Dave Casper 4 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
4 1975-09-28 OAK W, 31-20 3 6 rush Jess Phillips 6 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
5 1975-09-28 OAK W, 31-20 4 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
6 1975-10-05 @ RAM W, 24-13 2 37 pass Harold Jackson 37 yard pass from James Harris (Tom Dempsey kick)
7 1975-10-05 @ RAM W, 24-13 4 25 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 25 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
8 1975-10-05 @ RAM W, 24-13 4 14 pass Ron Jessie 14 yard pass from James Harris (Tom Dempsey kick)
9 1975-10-12 BUF W, 38-31 1 12 rush O.J. Simpson 12 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
10 1975-10-12 BUF W, 38-31 2 1 rush Jim Braxton 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
11 1975-10-12 BUF W, 38-31 2 15 pass John Holland 15 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
12 1975-10-12 BUF W, 38-31 3 5 pass Jim Braxton 5 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
13 1975-10-12 BUF W, 38-31 4 3 rush Jim Braxton 3 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
14 1975-10-19 @ NWE W, 21-10 2 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
15 1975-10-19 @ NWE W, 21-10 2 3 rush Andy Johnson 3 yard rush (John Smith kick)
16 1975-10-19 @ NWE W, 21-10 4 66 rush Andy Johnson 66 yard rush (John Smith kick)
17 1975-10-26 @ NYJ L, 28-45 2 42 pass Jerome Barkum 42 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
18 1975-10-26 @ NYJ L, 28-45 2 1 pass Jerome Barkum 1 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
19 1975-10-26 @ NYJ L, 28-45 3 0 fumble Willie Brister 0 yard fumble return (Pat Leahy kick)
20 1975-10-26 @ NYJ L, 28-45 4 22 pass Eddie Bell 22 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1975-11-02 CLE L, 7-21 4 1 rush Hugh McKinnis 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
22 1975-11-09 @ BUF L, 35-42 1 44 rush O.J. Simpson 44 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
23 1975-11-09 @ BUF L, 35-42 2 22 pass O.J. Simpson 22 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
24 1975-11-09 @ BUF L, 35-42 2 32 pass O.J. Simpson 32 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
25 1975-11-09 @ BUF L, 35-42 2 19 pass Bob Chandler 19 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
26 1975-11-09 @ BUF L, 35-42 4 18 pass Bob Chandler 18 yard pass from Gary Marangi (John Leypoldt kick)
27 1975-11-16 NYJ L, 19-52 3 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
28 1975-11-16 NYJ L, 19-52 4 12 pass Eddie Bell 12 yard pass from J.J. Jones
29 1975-11-23 @ MIA L, 17-33 1 4 pass Jim Mandich 4 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
30 1975-11-23 @ MIA L, 17-33 2 5 rush Don Nottingham 5 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1975-11-30 KAN L, 14-28 4 3 pass Doug Dressler 3 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
32 1975-11-30 KAN L, 14-28 4 25 pass Larry Brunson 25 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
33 1975-12-14 MIA L, 7-10 3 3 rush Mercury Morris 3 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
34 1975-12-21 NWE L, 21-34 1 99 kickoff Allen Carter 99 yard kickoff return (John Smith kick)
35 1975-12-21 NWE L, 21-34 2 7 pass Sam Cunningham 7 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
36 1975-12-21 NWE L, 21-34 4 1 rush Steve Grogan 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)