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1979 Baltimore Colts

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.5, Offense: -2.0, Defense: -1.5, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 271 points (16.9/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 351 points (21.9/g), 19th.
 Differential of -80 points (-5.0/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

Coach: Ted Marchibroda (5-11-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Robert Irsay
Executive VP/General Manager Dick Szymanski
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 271 4846 1117 4.3 40 21 36 291 313 550 3172 18 19 5.3 158 515 1674 12 3.3 97
Team Defense 351 5074 1009 5.0 39 16 29 265 203 411 2768 23 23 6.2 130 559 2306 15 4.1 106
Lg Rank Offense 22 20 17 24 19 3 10 15 9 21 17 26 24 28
Lg Rank Defense 19 15 13 14 5 3 15 23 10 21 21 19 10 18

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore L 0-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 0 14 15 308 225 83 2 12 211 45 166 1
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L OT 0-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 29 18 206 114 92 4 17 294 196 98 5
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cleveland Browns 10 13 13 283 185 98 16 321 197 124 2
4 Sun September 23 boxscore L 0-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 17 17 285 188 97 2 17 392 235 157 4
5 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-5 Buffalo Bills 13 31 18 349 265 84 2 16 374 308 66 2
6 Sun October 7 boxscore W 1-5 New York Jets 10 8 14 276 232 44 2 19 358 174 184 3
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 1-6 Houston Oilers 16 28 16 189 82 107 4 16 247 27 220 2
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 2-6 @ Buffalo Bills 14 13 12 261 151 110 2 20 324 242 82 2
9 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-6 New England Patriots 31 26 23 396 256 140 4 19 408 298 110 2
10 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-6 Cincinnati Bengals 38 28 23 355 215 140 15 351 284 67 3
11 Sun November 11 boxscore L 4-7 @ Miami Dolphins 0 19 11 231 149 82 3 13 247 123 124 3
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 4-8 @ New England Patriots 21 50 24 263 174 89 3 22 417 169 248 1
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 4-9 Miami Dolphins 24 28 27 416 297 119 3 16 265 165 100 1
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 4-10 @ New York Jets 17 30 21 343 240 103 3 21 368 190 178 1
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 4-11 Kansas City Chiefs 7 10 16 298 223 75 4 16 302 83 219 2
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 5-11 @ New York Giants 31 7 23 387 176 211 2 10 195 32 163 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
11 Greg Landry 33 QB 16 12 2-10-0 270 457 59.1% 2932 15 3.3 15 3.3 67 6.4 5.6 10.9 183.3 75.3 42 326 5.22 4.47 8.4
7 Bert Jones 28 qb 4 4 3-1-0 43 92 46.7% 643 3 3.3 3 3.3 59 7.0 6.2 15.0 160.8 67.4 10 77 5.55 4.81 9.8 2 2
20 Joe Washington* 26 RB 15 15 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 27.4 16 5-11-0 313 550 56.9% 3575 18 3.3 19 3.5 67 6.5 5.6 11.4 223.4 73.1 52 403 5.27 4.45 8.6 2 2
Opp Total 16 203 411 49.4% 3080 23 5.6 23 5.6 7.5 6.09 15.2 192.5 69.8 39 312 6.2 4.9 8.7

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
20 Joe Washington* 26 RB 15 15 242 884 4 26 3.7 58.9 16.1 82 750 9.1 3 43 5.5 50.0 1634 7 8
36 Don Hardeman 26 FB 13 11 109 292 3 16 2.7 22.5 8.4 25 115 4.6 1 14 1.9 8.8 407 4 4
23 Don McCauley 30 rb 15 1 59 168 3 13 2.8 11.2 3.9 55 575 10.5 3 35 3.7 38.3 743 6 3
48 Roosevelt Leaks 26 fb 7 5 49 145 1 17 3.0 20.7 7.0 14 119 8.5 0 15 2.0 17.0 264 1 2
11 Greg Landry 33 QB 16 12 31 115 0 17 3.7 7.2 1.9 115 0 8
29 Ben Garry 23 11 0 13 41 0 14 3.2 3.7 1.2 3 9 3.0 0 12 0.3 0.8 50 0 1
7 Bert Jones 28 qb 4 4 10 40 1 25 4.0 10.0 2.5 40 1 0
10 Bucky Dilts 26 P 16 0 1 -14 0 -14 -14.0 -0.9 0.1 -14 0 0
53 Stan White 30 RLB 16 16 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 0
86 Reese McCall 23 TE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 536 14.5 4 36 2.6 38.3 536 4 1
35 Glenn Doughty 32 WR 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 510 14.6 2 54 2.3 34.0 510 2 0
81 Roger Carr 27 WR 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 400 14.8 1 37 3.0 44.4 400 1 0
45 Mike Siani 29 wr 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 214 14.3 2 31 1.5 21.4 214 2 0
83 Mack Alston 32 te 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 114 11.4 1 26 0.7 8.1 114 1 0
84 Randy Burke 24 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 151 25.2 0 59 0.4 9.4 151 0 0
87 Brian DeRoo 23 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 82 20.5 1 67 0.3 5.1 82 1 0
Team Total 27.4 16 515 1674 12 26 3.3 104.6 32.2 313 3575 11.4 18 67 19.6 223.4 5249 30 36
Opp Total 16 559 2306 15 4.1 144.1 34.9 203 2768 13.6 23 12.7 173.0 5074 38 25

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
25 Nesby Glasgow 22 KR/PR 16 4 44 352 1 75 8.0 50 1126 0 58 22.5 1478
29 Ben Garry 23 11 0 8 135 0 24 16.9 185
44 Lyle Blackwood 28 FS 16 12 4 -1 0 2 -0.3 3 41 0 19 13.7 40
40 Bruce Laird 29 SS 15 15 3 34 0 16 11.3 34
23 Don McCauley 30 rb 15 1 2 29 0 17 14.5 772
69 Wade Griffin 25 LT 16 16 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
68 Jeff Hart 26 RT 16 14 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
43 Norm Thompson 34 12 4 1 40 0 40 40.0 40
67 Bob Van Duyne 27 16 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
20 Joe Washington* 26 RB 15 15 1 1 0 1 1.0 1635
Team Total 27.4 16 49 391 1 75 8.0 70 1402 0 58 20.0 7042
Opp Total 16 43 296 1 6.9 57 1065 0 18.7

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
10 Bucky Dilts 26 P 16 0 99 3657 53 2 36.9
5 Steve Mike-Mayer 32 K 13 0 7 5 5 4 8 2 20 11 55.0%% 29 28 96.6%%
2 Toni Linhart 37 k 3 0 1 3 2 3 1 1 8 3 37.5%% 4 3 75.0%%
Team Total 27.4 16 1 10 7 8 5 9 2 28 14 50.0%% 33 31 93.9%% 99 3657 53 2 36.9
Opp Total 16 28 20 71.4%% 42 37 88.1%% 95 3800 40.0

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
25 Nesby Glasgow 22 KR/PR 16 4 1 -1 0 -1 0 0 8 2 0 0
11 Greg Landry 33 QB 16 12 0 8 3 -13 0
20 Joe Washington* 26 RB 15 15 0 8 2 4 0
44 Lyle Blackwood 28 FS 16 12 4 63 0 27 0 0 0 2 0 0
47 Larry Braziel 25 RCB 16 9 4 49 1 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Bruce Laird 29 SS 15 15 3 101 0 68 0 0 1 1 0 0
54 Sanders Shiver 25 LLB 16 16 4 85 0 52 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Don Hardeman 26 FB 13 11 0 4 0 0 0
72 Fred Cook 27 LDE 16 16 0 0 3 0 0
48 Roosevelt Leaks 26 fb 7 5 0 2 1 0 0
86 Reese McCall 23 TE 14 12 0 1 2 0 0
23 Don McCauley 30 rb 15 1 0 3 0 0 0
59 Mike Woods 25 16 0 0 0 3 0 0
28 Dwight Harrison 31 7 6 2 6 0 6 0
55 Barry Krauss 22 mlb 15 6 0 0 2 0 0
30 Doug Nettles 28 LCB 15 13 2 30 0 30 0
37 Reggie Pinkney 24 db 16 1 0 0 2 14 0
43 Norm Thompson 34 12 4 2 38 0 26 0
53 Stan White 30 RLB 16 16 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Ben Garry 23 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
69 Wade Griffin 25 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
68 Jeff Hart 26 RT 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
88 Herb Orvis 33 RDT 16 13 0 0 1 0 0
58 Steve Zabel 31 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.4 16 23 382 1 68 0 0 36 30 5 0
Opp Total 16 52 25 9 1

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
5 Steve Mike-Mayer 32 K 13 0 28 11 61
20 Joe Washington* 26 RB 15 15 4 3 7 42
23 Don McCauley 30 rb 15 1 3 3 6 36
36 Don Hardeman 26 FB 13 11 3 1 4 24
86 Reese McCall 23 TE 14 12 4 4 24
47 Larry Braziel 25 RCB 16 9 1 1 2 12
35 Glenn Doughty 32 WR 15 15 2 2 12
2 Toni Linhart 37 k 3 0 3 3 12
45 Mike Siani 29 wr 10 5 2 2 12
83 Mack Alston 32 te 14 4 1 1 6
81 Roger Carr 27 WR 9 9 1 1 6
87 Brian DeRoo 23 wr 16 1 1 1 6
25 Nesby Glasgow 22 KR/PR 16 4 1 1 6
7 Bert Jones 28 qb 4 4 1 1 6
48 Roosevelt Leaks 26 fb 7 5 1 1 6
Team Total 27.4 16 12 18 1 1 1 33 31 14 271
Opp Total 16 15 23 1 1 1 37 20 1 351

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-09 TAM L, 26-29 1 4 pass Don Hardeman 4 yard pass from Greg Landry (Toni Linhart kick)
2 1979-09-09 TAM L, 26-29 1 1 rush Don Hardeman 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
3 1979-09-09 TAM L, 26-29 4 67 pass Brian DeRoo 67 yard pass from Greg Landry
4 1979-09-16 @ CLE L, 10-13 1 0 fumble Larry Braziel 0 yard fumble return (Toni Linhart kick)
5 1979-09-23 @ PIT L, 13-17 1 36 pass Roger Carr 36 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
6 1979-09-30 BUF L, 13-31 4 4 pass Reese McCall 4 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
7 1979-10-07 NYJ W, 10-8 1 17 pass Reese McCall 17 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
8 1979-10-14 HOU L, 16-28 1 1 rush Don Hardeman 1 yard rush
9 1979-10-14 HOU L, 16-28 4 3 pass Don McCauley 3 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
10 1979-10-21 @ BUF W, 14-13 2 1 rush Bert Jones 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
11 1979-10-21 @ BUF W, 14-13 4 4 pass Mack Alston 4 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
12 1979-10-28 NWE W, 31-26 1 8 rush Joe Washington 8 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer run)
13 1979-10-28 NWE W, 31-26 1 4 rush Don Hardeman 4 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
14 1979-10-28 NWE W, 31-26 3 7 pass Joe Washington 7 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
15 1979-10-28 NWE W, 31-26 4 12 rush Joe Washington 12 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
16 1979-11-04 CIN W, 38-28 1 20 pass Reese McCall 20 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
17 1979-11-04 CIN W, 38-28 2 6 rush Joe Washington 6 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
18 1979-11-04 CIN W, 38-28 3 3 pass Don McCauley 3 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
19 1979-11-04 CIN W, 38-28 4 10 pass Reese McCall 10 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
20 1979-11-04 CIN W, 38-28 4 31 interception Larry Braziel 31 yard interception return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
21 1979-11-18 @ NWE L, 21-50 1 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
22 1979-11-18 @ NWE L, 21-50 3 75 punt Nesby Glasgow 75 yard punt return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
23 1979-11-18 @ NWE L, 21-50 4 10 pass Glenn Doughty 10 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
24 1979-11-25 MIA L, 24-28 1 3 pass Don McCauley 3 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
25 1979-11-25 MIA L, 24-28 3 6 pass Joe Washington 6 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
26 1979-11-25 MIA L, 24-28 4 31 pass Mike Siani 31 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
27 1979-12-02 @ NYJ L, 17-30 3 1 rush Joe Washington 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
28 1979-12-02 @ NYJ L, 17-30 3 14 pass Glenn Doughty 14 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
29 1979-12-09 KAN L, 7-10 1 43 pass Joe Washington 43 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
30 1979-12-16 @ NYG W, 31-7 1 3 rush Roosevelt Leaks 3 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
31 1979-12-16 @ NYG W, 31-7 2 10 pass Mike Siani 10 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
32 1979-12-16 @ NYG W, 31-7 3 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
33 1979-12-16 @ NYG W, 31-7 4 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1979-09-02 @ KAN W, 14-0 2 1 rush Ted McKnight 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1979-09-02 @ KAN W, 14-0 4 70 rush Ted McKnight 70 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1979-09-09 TAM W, 29-26 2 1 rush Ricky Bell 1 yard rush
4 1979-09-09 TAM W, 29-26 2 9 pass Isaac Hagins 9 yard pass from Doug Williams (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
5 1979-09-09 TAM W, 29-26 4 49 interception Mike Washington 49 yard interception return (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
6 1979-09-09 TAM W, 29-26 4 36 pass Gordon Jones 36 yard pass from Doug Williams
7 1979-09-16 @ CLE W, 13-10 3 35 pass Dave Logan 35 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1979-09-23 @ PIT W, 17-13 1 47 pass John Stallworth 47 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
9 1979-09-23 @ PIT W, 17-13 4 28 pass Bennie Cunningham 28 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
10 1979-09-30 BUF W, 31-13 2 1 rush Roland Hooks 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
11 1979-09-30 BUF W, 31-13 2 24 pass Frank Lewis 24 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
12 1979-09-30 BUF W, 31-13 3 47 pass Lou Piccone 47 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
13 1979-09-30 BUF W, 31-13 3 9 pass Reuben Gant 9 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
14 1979-10-14 HOU W, 28-16 1 20 fumble Jesse Baker 20 yard fumble return (Toni Fritsch kick)
15 1979-10-14 HOU W, 28-16 2 7 rush Earl Campbell 7 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
16 1979-10-14 HOU W, 28-16 3 20 rush Earl Campbell 20 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
17 1979-10-14 HOU W, 28-16 3 2 rush Earl Campbell 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
18 1979-10-21 @ BUF L, 13-14 3 21 pass Curtis Brown 21 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
19 1979-10-28 NWE L, 26-31 1 56 pass Stanley Morgan 56 yard pass from Steve Grogan
20 1979-10-28 NWE L, 26-31 1 27 pass Stanley Morgan 27 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
21 1979-10-28 NWE L, 26-31 4 8 rush Steve Grogan 8 yard rush (John Smith kick)
22 1979-11-04 CIN L, 28-38 2 67 pass Isaac Curtis 67 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
23 1979-11-04 CIN L, 28-38 2 8 pass Isaac Curtis 8 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
24 1979-11-04 CIN L, 28-38 2 3 rush Deacon Turner 3 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
25 1979-11-04 CIN L, 28-38 4 43 pass Isaac Curtis 43 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
26 1979-11-11 @ MIA W, 19-0 1 18 pass Nat Moore 18 yard pass from Bob Griese (Uwe von Schamann kick)
27 1979-11-11 @ MIA W, 19-0 2 14 pass Nat Moore 14 yard pass from Bob Griese
28 1979-11-18 @ NWE W, 50-21 1 25 pass Stanley Morgan 25 yard pass from Steve Grogan
29 1979-11-18 @ NWE W, 50-21 2 1 rush Don Calhoun 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
30 1979-11-18 @ NWE W, 50-21 2 5 pass Harold Jackson 5 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
31 1979-11-18 @ NWE W, 50-21 2 8 blocked punt Rick Sanford 8 yard blocked punt return (John Smith kick)
32 1979-11-18 @ NWE W, 50-21 3 80 punt Stanley Morgan 80 yard punt return (John Smith kick)
33 1979-11-18 @ NWE W, 50-21 4 15 rush Allan Clark 15 yard rush (John Smith kick)
34 1979-11-25 MIA W, 28-24 1 29 pass Duriel Harris 29 yard pass from Don Strock (Uwe von Schamann kick)
35 1979-11-25 MIA W, 28-24 2 3 rush Larry Csonka 3 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
36 1979-11-25 MIA W, 28-24 3 31 pass Duriel Harris 31 yard pass from Bob Griese (Uwe von Schamann kick)
37 1979-11-25 MIA W, 28-24 4 12 pass Tony Nathan 12 yard pass from Bob Griese (Uwe von Schamann kick)
38 1979-12-02 @ NYJ W, 30-17 2 3 pass Jerome Barkum 3 yard pass from Richard Todd (Dave Jacobs kick)
39 1979-12-02 @ NYJ W, 30-17 2 1 rush Richard Todd 1 yard rush (Dave Jacobs kick)
40 1979-12-02 @ NYJ W, 30-17 3 1 rush Tom Newton 1 yard rush (Dave Jacobs kick)
41 1979-12-09 KAN W, 10-7 1 4 rush Ted McKnight 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
42 1979-12-16 @ NYG L, 7-31 3 4 pass Earnest Gray 4 yard pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)