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1976 Baltimore Colts

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11-3-0, AFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.8, Offense: 9.3, Defense: 0.4, SoS: -2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 417 points (29.8/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 246 points (17.6/g), 13th.
 Differential of 171 points (12.2/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.9-3.1.

Coach: Ted Marchibroda (11-3-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan

Stadium: Memorial Stadium
 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
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 417 5236 956 5.5 28 18 24 301 215 361 2933 24 10 7.5 144 565 2303 26 4.1 133
Team Defense 246 4187 866 4.8 36 21 20 229 192 372 2343 16 15 5.5 126 438 1844 11 4.2 83
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 2 15 3 15 1 2 1 1 7 7 2 16
Lg Rank Defense 13 15 14 6 9 15 22 16 18 17 2 7 5 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 12 boxscore W 1-0 @ New England Patriots 27 13 20 272 150 122 1 17 317 168 149 5
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals 28 27 21 399 270 129 5 14 303 177 126 3
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 2-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 27 30 25 400 216 184 1 21 457 365 92 3
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 3-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42 17 31 458 220 238 2 6 89 13 76 1
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 4-1 Miami Dolphins 28 14 22 332 163 169 1 14 268 180 88 2
6 Sun October 17 boxscore W 5-1 @ Buffalo Bills 31 13 24 415 202 213 2 17 344 199 145 2
7 Sun October 24 boxscore W 6-1 @ New York Jets 20 0 18 417 281 136 1 15 277 154 123 2
8 Mon November 1 boxscore W 7-1 Houston Oilers 38 14 25 458 190 268 1 12 190 107 83 3
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 8-1 @ San Diego Chargers 37 21 26 481 300 181 1 23 293 230 63 1
10 Sun November 14 boxscore L 8-2 New England Patriots 14 21 13 202 95 107 3 19 326 121 205 2
11 Mon November 22 boxscore W 9-2 @ Miami Dolphins 17 16 20 340 177 163 2 16 338 251 87 2
12 Sun November 28 boxscore W 10-2 New York Jets 33 16 19 387 189 198 1 14 255 96 159 4
13 Sat December 4 boxscore L 10-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 24 12 279 217 62 5 20 375 198 177 1
14 Sun December 12 boxscore W 11-3 Buffalo Bills 58 20 25 396 263 133 2 21 355 84 271 5
Playoffs
Division Sun December 19 boxscore L 11-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 40 12 170 99 71 2 29 526 301 225 1

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
7 Bert Jones*+ 25 QB 14 14 11-3-0 207 343 60.3 3104 24 7.0 9 2.6 79 9.0 9.3 15.0 221.7 102.5 29 284 7.58 7.78 7.8 1 1
12 Bill Troup 25 14 0 8 18 44.4 117 0 0.0 1 5.6 32 6.5 4.0 14.6 8.4 43.1 1 4 5.95 3.58 5.3
Team Total 26.0 14 11-3-0 215 361 59.6 3221 24 6.6 10 2.8 79 8.9 9.0 15.0 230.1 99.5 30 288 7.50 7.58 7.7 1 1
Opp Total 14 192 372 51.6 2804 16 4.3 15 4.0 7.5 6.58 14.6 200.3 74.0 56 461 5.5 4.6 13.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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* 27 RB 14 14 289 1200 5 43 4.2 85.7 20.6 60 555 9.3 3 40 4.3 39.6 1755 8 4
48 Roosevelt Leaks 23 FB 13 13 118 445 7 42 3.8 34.2 9.1 8 43 5.4 0 10 0.6 3.3 488 7 3
23 Don McCauley 27 rb 13 1 69 227 9 16 3.3 17.5 5.3 34 347 10.2 2 44 2.6 26.7 574 11 2
34 Ron Lee 23 14 0 41 220 1 69 5.4 15.7 2.9 1 -9 -9.0 0 -9 0.1 -0.6 211 1 1
7 Bert Jones*+ 25 QB 14 14 38 214 2 17 5.6 15.3 2.7 214 2 4
12 Bill Troup 25 14 0 5 -1 1 6 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 -1 1 2
35 Glenn Doughty 29 WR 14 14 3 7 0 3 2.3 0.5 0.2 40 628 15.7 5 41 2.9 44.9 635 5 2
49 David Lee 33 P 14 0 1 -12 0 -12 -12.0 -0.9 0.1 -12 0 0
27 Howard Stevens 26 KR/PR 14 0 1 3 1 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 1 6
81 Roger Carr* 24 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 1112 25.9 11 79 3.1 79.4 1112 11 0
87 Raymond Chester 28 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 467 19.5 3 48 1.7 33.4 467 3 0
86 Freddie Scott 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 35 11.7 0 18 0.3 3.5 35 0 0
85 Jimmie Kennedy 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 32 32.0 0 32 0.1 2.3 32 0 0
88 Ricky Thompson 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.2 11 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 565 2303 26 69 4.1 164.5 40.4 215 3221 15.0 24 79 15.4 230.1 5524 50 25
Opp Total 14 438 1844 11 4.2 131.7 31.3 192 2343 12.2 16 13.7 167.4 4187 27 32

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
27 Howard Stevens 26 KR/PR 14 0 39 315 0 44 8.1 30 710 0 83 23.7 1028
40 Bruce Laird 26 SS 14 14 7 143 0 25 20.4 143
85 Jimmie Kennedy 24 14 0 4 64 0 23 16.0 96
34 Ron Lee 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 24 0 14 8.0 235
20 Jackie Wallace 25 FS 14 14 3 61 0 23 20.3 61
62 Ken Huff 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
23 Don McCauley 27 rb 13 1 1 17 0 17 17.0 591
74 Ken Novak 22 11 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
61 Robert Pratt 25 LG 14 14 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
86 Freddie Scott 24 10 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 55
Team Total 26.0 14 40 315 0 44 7.9 52 1072 0 83 20.6 6911
Opp Total 14 33 231 0 7.0 77 1716 0 22.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
2 Toni Linhart* 34 K 14 0 9 9 11 10 7 1 27 20 74.1% 50 49 98.0%
49 David Lee 33 P 14 0 59 2342 56 0 39.7
Team Total 26.0 14 9 9 11 10 7 1 27 20 74.1% 50 49 98.0% 59 2342 56 0 39.7
Opp Total 14 20 15 75.0% 29 27 93.1% 79 2915 36.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Jackie Wallace 25 FS 14 14 5 105 0 41 0 0 1 3 3 0
27 Howard Stevens 26 KR/PR 14 0 0 6 1 0 0
7 Bert Jones*+ 25 QB 14 14 0 4 2 0 0
53 Stan White 27 RLB 14 14 3 26 0 22 0 0 0 3 88 0
40 Bruce Laird 26 SS 14 14 0 0 5 10 0
26 Lydell Mitchell* 27 RB 14 14 0 4 0 0 0
48 Roosevelt Leaks 23 FB 13 13 0 3 0 0 0
25 Ray Oldham 25 rcb 14 7 2 40 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Bill Troup 25 14 0 0 2 1 -10 0
59 Jim Cheyunski 31 MLB 14 14 0 0 2 28 0
72 Fred Cook 24 LDE 14 14 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0
35 Glenn Doughty 29 WR 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
58 Derrel Luce 24 LLB 14 14 2 7 0 7 0
23 Don McCauley 27 rb 13 1 0 2 0 0 0
42 Lloyd Mumphord 30 LCB 13 13 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 25 0
31 Nelson Munsey 28 RCB 8 8 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Mike Barnes 26 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
87 Raymond Chester 28 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
76 Joe Ehrmann 27 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
34 Ron Lee 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
74 Ken Novak 22 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Freddie Scott 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 15 211 0 41 0 0 25 26 170 1 1
Opp Total 14 30 32 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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* 34 K 14 0 49 20 109
81 Roger Carr* 24 WR 14 14 11 11 66
23 Don McCauley 27 rb 13 1 9 2 11 66
26 Lydell Mitchell* 27 RB 14 14 5 3 8 48
48 Roosevelt Leaks 23 FB 13 13 7 7 42
35 Glenn Doughty 29 WR 14 14 5 5 30
87 Raymond Chester 28 TE 14 14 3 3 18
7 Bert Jones*+ 25 QB 14 14 2 2 12
34 Ron Lee 23 14 0 1 1 6
58 Derrel Luce 24 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
27 Howard Stevens 26 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
12 Bill Troup 25 14 0 1 1 6
73 Ron Fernandes 25 13 0 1 2
Team Total 26.0 14 26 24 1 51 49 20 1 417
Opp Total 14 11 16 1 1 27 15 246