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1977 Baltimore Colts

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10-4-0, AFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.0, Offense: 3.6, Defense: 1.5, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 295 points (21.1/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 221 points (15.8/g), 11th.
 Differential of 74 points (5.3/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-4.7.

Coach: Ted Marchibroda (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Robert Irsay
General Manager Dick Szymanski
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 295 4588 987 4.6 26 14 22 269 224 395 2465 17 12 5.9 136 566 2123 17 3.8 111
Team Defense 221 3988 852 4.7 47 17 16 210 181 382 2190 10 30 5.1 116 423 1798 11 4.3 78
Lg Rank Offense 6 6 4 8 5 2 3 8 3 6 7 9 8 17
Lg Rank Defense 11 17 3 9 6 26 21 3 2 13 2 9 10 24

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-0 @ Seattle Seahawks 29 14 23 426 220 206 1 16 255 151 104 4
2 Sun September 25 boxscore W 2-0 @ New York Jets 20 12 15 214 62 152 1 14 212 132 80 2
3 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-0 Buffalo Bills 17 14 22 309 154 155 1 18 302 225 77 5
4 Sun October 9 boxscore W 4-0 Miami Dolphins 45 28 19 397 190 207 1 16 395 213 182 4
5 Sun October 16 boxscore W 5-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 6 16 241 80 161 1 13 219 117 102 4
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 5-1 @ New England Patriots 3 17 8 86 11 75 20 370 201 169 2
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 21 22 318 158 160 18 383 219 164 6
8 Mon November 7 boxscore W 7-1 Washington Redskins 10 3 21 353 163 190 2 13 206 113 93 2
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 8-1 @ Buffalo Bills 31 13 18 316 171 145 4 12 206 120 86 5
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 9-1 New York Jets 33 12 21 455 315 140 6 13 296 185 111 6
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 9-2 @ Denver Broncos 13 27 23 330 240 90 3 11 317 143 174 2
12 Mon December 5 boxscore L 9-3 @ Miami Dolphins 6 17 17 311 189 122 2 17 352 145 207 2
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 9-4 Detroit Lions 10 13 20 349 201 148 4 12 205 122 83 1
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 10-4 New England Patriots 30 24 24 483 311 172 17 270 104 166 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 24 boxscore L OT 10-5 Oakland Raiders 31 37 22 301 114 187 28 491 324 167 4

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 26 QB 14 14 10-4-0 224 393 57.0 2686 17 4.3 11 2.8 78 6.8 6.4 12.0 191.9 80.8 26 221 5.88 5.51 6.2 1 2
12 Bill Troup 26 14 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -22.50 0.0
Team Total 26.7 14 10-4-0 224 395 56.7 2686 17 4.3 12 3.0 78 6.8 6.3 12.0 191.9 79.4 26 221 5.86 5.38 6.2 1 2
Opp Total 14 181 382 47.4 2549 10 2.6 30 7.9 6.7 3.66 14.1 182.1 45.4 47 359 5.1 2.4 11.0

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* 28 RB 14 14 301 1159 3 64 3.9 82.8 21.5 71 620 8.7 4 38 5.1 44.3 1779 7 5
34 Ron Lee 24 rb 13 4 84 346 3 30 4.1 26.6 6.5 10 60 6.0 0 15 0.8 4.6 406 3 1
23 Don McCauley 28 14 0 83 234 6 16 2.8 16.7 5.9 51 495 9.7 2 34 3.6 35.4 729 8 2
48 Roosevelt Leaks 24 FB 11 10 59 237 3 39 4.0 21.5 5.4 3 39 13.0 1 26 0.3 3.5 276 4 3
7 Bert Jones 26 QB 14 14 28 146 2 22 5.2 10.4 2.0 146 2 2
12 Bill Troup 26 14 0 7 -8 0 7 -1.1 -0.6 0.5 -8 0 0
35 Glenn Doughty 30 WR 13 13 2 11 0 16 5.5 0.8 0.2 28 435 15.5 4 57 2.2 33.5 446 4 0
49 David Lee 34 P 14 0 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 1
87 Raymond Chester 29 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 556 17.9 3 78 2.2 39.7 556 3 1
86 Freddie Scott 25 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 267 14.8 2 33 1.3 19.1 267 2 0
81 Roger Carr 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 199 18.1 1 45 1.6 28.4 199 1 0
88 Ricky Thompson 23 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.2 3.0 15 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 566 2123 17 64 3.8 151.6 40.4 224 2686 12.0 17 78 16.0 191.9 4809 34 24
Opp Total 14 423 1798 11 4.3 128.4 30.2 181 2190 12.1 10 12.9 156.4 3988 21 27

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
27 Howard Stevens 27 PR 12 0 34 301 0 24 8.9 11 216 0 37 19.6 517
40 Bruce Laird 27 KR/SS 14 14 24 541 0 35 22.5 541
44 Lyle Blackwood 26 FS 14 14 7 22 0 10 3.1 1 24 0 24 24.0 46
23 Don McCauley 28 14 0 5 67 0 20 13.4 796
35 Glenn Doughty 30 WR 13 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 446
69 Wade Griffin 23 14 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
28 Perry Griggs 23 1 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
62 Ken Huff 24 RG 14 9 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
80 Marshall Johnson 25 3 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
85 Jimmie Kennedy 25 9 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
25 Ray Oldham 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
54 Sanders Shiver 23 14 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Team Total 26.7 14 42 323 0 24 7.7 48 912 0 37 19.0 6044
Opp Total 14 44 481 1 10.9 60 1514 2 25.2

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 34 P 14 0 82 3142 59 2 38.3
2 Toni Linhart* 35 K 14 0 8 5 7 5 10 7 1 26 17 65.4% 35 32 91.4%
Team Total 26.7 14 8 5 7 5 10 7 1 26 17 65.4% 35 32 91.4% 82 3142 59 2 38.3
Opp Total 14 21 11 52.4% 27 24 88.9% 81 2932 36.2

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
44 Lyle Blackwood 26 FS 14 14 10 163 0 37 0 0 3 4 4 0
53 Stan White 28 RLB 14 14 7 84 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Lydell Mitchell* 28 RB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
27 Howard Stevens 27 PR 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
31 Nelson Munsey 29 RCB 13 13 3 25 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Ed Simonini 23 MLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
7 Bert Jones 26 QB 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
40 Bruce Laird 27 KR/SS 14 14 3 56 0 22 0
48 Roosevelt Leaks 24 FB 11 10 0 3 0 0 0
52 Tom MacLeod 26 LLB 14 14 2 37 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Norm Thompson 32 LCB 14 14 3 39 0 20 0
34 Ron Lee 24 rb 13 4 0 1 1 0 0
23 Don McCauley 28 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
86 Freddie Scott 25 WR 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
47 Tim Baylor 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Raymond Chester 29 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
72 Fred Cook 25 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 17 0
78 John Dutton* 26 RDE 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
73 Ron Fernandes 26 rdt 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
69 Wade Griffin 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Perry Griggs 23 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
49 David Lee 34 P 14 0 0 1 0 -13 0
57 Ken Mendenhall 29 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
30 Doug Nettles 26 db 14 1 1 30 0 30 0 1
74 Ken Novak 23 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
61 Robert Pratt 26 LG 14 14 0 0 1 21 1
54 Sanders Shiver 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 30 434 0 37 0 0 24 26 29 1 1
Opp Total 14 26 27 10 1

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* 35 K 14 0 32 17 83
23 Don McCauley 28 14 0 6 2 8 48
26 Lydell Mitchell* 28 RB 14 14 3 4 7 42
35 Glenn Doughty 30 WR 13 13 4 4 24
48 Roosevelt Leaks 24 FB 11 10 3 1 4 24
87 Raymond Chester 29 TE 14 14 3 3 18
34 Ron Lee 24 rb 13 4 3 3 18
7 Bert Jones 26 QB 14 14 2 2 12
86 Freddie Scott 25 WR 14 14 2 2 12
81 Roger Carr 25 7 0 1 1 6
61 Robert Pratt 26 LG 14 14 1 1 6
30 Doug Nettles 26 db 14 1 1 2
Team Total 26.7 14 17 17 1 35 32 17 1 295
Opp Total 14 11 10 1 2 1 24 11 1 221