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1983 Baltimore Colts

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.9, Offense: -4.1, Defense: -2.7, SoS: -1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 264 points (16.5/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 354 points (22.1/g), 19th.
 Differential of -90 points (-5.6/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Frank Kush (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Zeke Bratkowski

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Robert Irsay
General Manager Ernie Accorsi
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 264 5018 1025 4.9 33 11 16 272 188 377 2323 12 22 5.5 110 601 2695 10 4.5 146
Team Defense 354 5640 1045 5.4 36 16 32 321 281 488 3522 31 20 6.7 166 516 2118 13 4.1 123
Lg Rank Offense 26 21 6 4 26 28 28 27 11 20 3 2 24 4
Lg Rank Defense 19 23 17 17 19 9 21 27 20 25 17 17 9 12

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W OT 1-0 @ New England Patriots 29 23 21 455 283 172 3 19 422 200 222 4
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 1-1 Denver Broncos 10 17 13 271 121 150 3 15 327 223 104 3
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-2 @ Buffalo Bills 23 28 17 372 225 147 1 27 322 177 145
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W OT 2-2 Chicago Bears 22 19 27 461 245 216 3 15 330 227 103 2
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 34 31 19 264 98 166 21 393 313 80 4
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 4-2 New England Patriots 12 7 13 302 126 176 2 20 403 242 161 4
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 4-3 Buffalo Bills 7 30 13 284 73 211 4 23 401 230 171
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 4-4 Miami Dolphins 7 21 17 311 173 138 4 14 272 157 115 1
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 5-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 22 21 17 306 73 233 16 284 183 101 5
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 6-4 @ New York Jets 17 14 15 231 99 132 18 298 196 102 4
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 6-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 13 24 16 334 199 135 3 24 366 152 214 1
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 6-6 @ Miami Dolphins 0 37 9 159 70 89 2 23 409 240 169
13 Sun November 27 boxscore L 6-7 @ Cleveland Browns 23 41 23 341 146 195 2 22 417 307 110
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 6-8 New York Jets 6 10 19 324 164 160 4 20 283 132 151 3
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 6-9 @ Denver Broncos 19 21 19 388 201 187 1 19 352 307 45 2
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 7-9 Houston Oilers 20 10 14 215 27 188 1 25 361 236 125 3

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
18 Mike Pagel 23 QB 15 15 7-8-0 163 328 49.7% 2353 12 3.7 17 5.2 72 7.2 5.6 14.4 156.9 64.0 40 278 5.64 4.21 10.9 3 4
9 Mark Herrmann 24 qb 2 1 0-1-0 18 36 50.0% 256 0 0.0 3 8.3 35 7.1 3.4 14.2 128.0 38.7 7 62 4.51 1.37 16.3
8 Mark Reed 24 1 0 6 10 60.0% 34 0 0.0 1 10.0 16 3.4 -1.1 5.7 34.0 26.7 0 0 3.40 -1.10 0.0
12 Jim Bob Taylor 24 8 0 1 2 50.0% 20 0 0.0 1 50.0 20 10.0 -12.5 20.0 2.5 45.8 0 0 10.00 -12.50 0.0
3 Rohn Stark+ 24 P 16 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 24.7 16 7-9-0 188 377 49.9% 2663 12 3.2 22 5.8 72 7.1 5.1 14.2 166.4 59.4 47 340 5.48 3.71 11.1 3 4
Opp Total 16 281 488 57.6% 3832 31 6.4 20 4.1 7.9 7.28 13.6 239.5 86.9 41 310 6.7 6.1 7.8

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
33 Curtis Dickey 27 RB 16 16 254 1122 4 56 4.4 70.1 15.9 24 483 20.1 3 72 1.5 30.2 1605 7 9
32 Randy McMillan 25 FB 16 16 198 802 5 39 4.1 50.1 12.4 24 195 8.1 1 27 1.5 12.2 997 6 5
23 Alvin Moore 24 15 0 57 205 1 13 3.6 13.7 3.8 6 38 6.3 0 16 0.4 2.5 243 1 0
18 Mike Pagel 23 QB 15 15 54 441 0 33 8.2 29.4 3.6 441 0 4
39 Newton Williams 24 16 0 28 77 0 13 2.8 4.8 1.8 4 46 11.5 0 19 0.3 2.9 123 0 0
31 Zachary Dixon 27 2 0 5 14 0 7 2.8 7.0 2.5 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.5 1.0 16 0 0
8 Mark Reed 24 1 0 2 27 0 18 13.5 27.0 2.0 27 0 0
9 Mark Herrmann 24 qb 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 2
55 Barry Krauss 26 RILB 16 16 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
3 Rohn Stark+ 24 P 16 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.5 0.1 8 0 0
88 Bernard Henry 23 wr 15 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 416 13.9 4 40 2.0 27.7 416 4 0
87 Tracy Porter 24 wr 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 384 13.7 0 38 1.8 24.0 384 0 0
85 Matt Bouza 24 WR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 385 15.4 0 26 2.3 35.0 385 0 1
83 Tim Sherwin 25 TE 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 358 14.3 0 30 1.7 23.9 358 0 0
80 Ray Butler 27 WR 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 207 20.7 3 60 0.9 18.8 207 3 0
84 Victor Oatis 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 93 15.5 0 25 0.7 10.3 93 0 0
81 Pat Beach 24 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 56 11.2 1 16 0.3 3.5 56 1 0
Team Total 24.7 16 601 2695 10 56 4.5 168.4 37.6 188 2663 14.2 12 72 11.8 166.4 5358 22 32
Opp Total 16 516 2118 13 4.1 132.4 32.3 281 3522 12.5 31 17.6 220.1 5640 44 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
30 Larry Anderson 27 PR/SS 9 6 20 138 0 20 6.9 18 309 0 26 17.2 447
20 Ricky Porter 23 14 0 14 104 0 50 7.4 18 340 0 28 18.9 444
44 Kendall Williams 24 KR 16 4 9 43 0 13 4.8 20 490 0 90 24.5 533
31 Zachary Dixon 27 2 0 2 23 0 14 11.5 39
23 Alvin Moore 24 15 0 2 40 0 23 20.0 283
81 Pat Beach 24 te 16 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 56
85 Matt Bouza 24 WR 11 11 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 381
25 Nesby Glasgow 26 FS/ss 16 15 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 24.7 16 44 294 0 50 6.7 62 1198 0 90 19.3 6850
Opp Total 16 55 642 1 11.7 61 1138 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
3 Rohn Stark+ 24 P 16 0 91 4124 68 0 45.3
2 Raul Allegre 24 K 16 0 6 5 12 11 12 10 5 4 35 30 85.7%% 24 22 91.7%%
Team Total 24.7 16 6 5 12 11 12 10 5 4 35 30 85.7%% 24 22 91.7%% 91 4124 68 0 45.3
Opp Total 16 23 14 60.9%% 45 42 93.3%% 80 3328 41.6

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
56 Vernon Maxwell 22 ROLB 16 16 11.0 1 31 0 31 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 Curtis Dickey 27 RB 16 16 0 9 1 0 0
20 Ricky Porter 23 14 0 0 6 4 0 0
98 Johnie Cooks 25 LILB 16 11 5.0 1 15 0 15 0 0 1 2 52 1
32 Randy McMillan 25 FB 16 16 0 5 3 0 0
52 Greg Bracelin 26 LOLB 16 16 5.5 2 19 0 19 0
69 Leo Wisniewski 24 NT 15 14 5.0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Kendall Williams 24 KR 16 4 1.0 1 32 0 18 0 0 2 2 0 0
30 Larry Anderson 27 PR/SS 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 41 1
78 Steve Parker 24 RDE 16 15 1.5 0 0 3 0 0
25 Nesby Glasgow 26 FS/ss 16 15 1.0 3 35 0 18 0
42 Derrick Hatchett 25 RCB 7 6 4 36 0 25 0
18 Mike Pagel 23 QB 15 15 0 4 0 0 0
99 Donnell Thompson 25 LDE 14 13 4.0 1
26 Kim Anderson 26 fs 16 5 0.5 2 81 1 71 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Jim Burroughs 25 LCB 16 16 2 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Jeff Delaney 27 ss 11 5 2 16 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Mark Herrmann 24 qb 2 1 0 2 1 0 0
55 Barry Krauss 26 RILB 16 16 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
97 Quinton Ballard 23 dt 15 4 2.0
71 Henry Waechter 24 11 0 1.5
85 Matt Bouza 24 WR 11 11 0 1 0 0 0
53 Ray Donaldson 25 C 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
68 Jeff Hart 30 RT 14 8 0 0 1 0 0
75 Chris Hinton* 22 LG 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
49 Cliff Odom 25 lilb 15 5 1.0
60 Gary Padjen 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Tate Randle 24 rcb 10 6 1 41 0 41 0
54 Sanders Shiver 29 16 0 1.0
Team Total 24.7 16 41.0 20 314 1 71 0 0 32 31 93 2 1
Opp Total 16 47 29 13

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
2 Raul Allegre 24 K 16 0 22 30 112
33 Curtis Dickey 27 RB 16 16 4 3 7 42
32 Randy McMillan 25 FB 16 16 5 1 6 36
88 Bernard Henry 23 wr 15 7 4 4 24
80 Ray Butler 27 WR 11 7 3 3 18
26 Kim Anderson 26 fs 16 5 1 1 6
30 Larry Anderson 27 PR/SS 9 6 1 1 6
81 Pat Beach 24 te 16 2 1 1 6
98 Johnie Cooks 25 LILB 16 11 1 1 6
23 Alvin Moore 24 15 0 1 1 6
99 Donnell Thompson 25 LDE 14 13 1 2
Team Total 24.7 16 10 12 2 1 25 22 30 1 264
Opp Total 16 13 31 1 42 14 354

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1983-09-04 @ NWE W, 29-23 2 16 pass Bernard Henry 16 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
2 1983-09-04 @ NWE W, 29-23 3 5 pass Bernard Henry 5 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
3 1983-09-04 @ NWE W, 29-23 5 52 fumble Johnie Cooks 52 yard fumble return
4 1983-09-11 DEN L, 10-17 4 41 fumble Larry Anderson 41 yard fumble return (Raul Allegre kick)
5 1983-09-18 @ BUF L, 23-28 3 72 pass Curtis Dickey 72 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
6 1983-09-18 @ BUF L, 23-28 4 33 rush Curtis Dickey 33 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
7 1983-09-25 CHI W, 22-19 2 1 rush Randy McMillan 1 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
8 1983-09-25 CHI W, 22-19 2 19 pass Bernard Henry 19 yard pass from Mike Pagel
9 1983-10-02 @ CIN W, 34-31 1 9 rush Alvin Moore 9 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
10 1983-10-02 @ CIN W, 34-31 2 1 rush Randy McMillan 1 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
11 1983-10-02 @ CIN W, 34-31 3 8 rush Randy McMillan 8 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
12 1983-10-02 @ CIN W, 34-31 4 3 rush Curtis Dickey 3 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
13 1983-10-09 NWE W, 12-7 3 68 pass Curtis Dickey 68 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
14 1983-10-16 BUF L, 7-30 1 52 pass Ray Butler 52 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
15 1983-10-23 MIA L, 7-21 4 20 pass Ray Butler 20 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
16 1983-10-30 @ PHI W, 22-21 2 39 rush Randy McMillan 39 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
17 1983-11-06 @ NYJ W, 17-14 3 1 rush Curtis Dickey 1 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
18 1983-11-06 @ NYJ W, 17-14 4 25 pass Curtis Dickey 25 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
19 1983-11-13 PIT L, 13-24 3 5 rush Curtis Dickey 5 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
20 1983-11-27 @ CLE L, 23-41 2 4 pass Randy McMillan 4 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
21 1983-11-27 @ CLE L, 23-41 2 2 rush Randy McMillan 2 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
22 1983-11-27 @ CLE L, 23-41 4 7 pass Ray Butler 7 yard pass from Mike Pagel
23 1983-12-11 @ DEN L, 19-21 2 40 pass Bernard Henry 40 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
24 1983-12-18 HOU W, 20-10 2 71 interception Kim Anderson 71 yard interception return (Raul Allegre kick)
25 1983-12-18 HOU W, 20-10 4 12 pass Pat Beach 12 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1983-09-04 @ NWE L, 23-29 2 73 pass Stephen Starring 73 yard pass from Steve Grogan
2 1983-09-04 @ NWE L, 23-29 2 50 pass Stanley Morgan 50 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
3 1983-09-04 @ NWE L, 23-29 4 9 rush Robert Weathers 9 yard rush (John Smith kick)
4 1983-09-11 DEN W, 17-10 4 24 pass Steve Watson 24 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Rich Karlis kick)
5 1983-09-11 DEN W, 17-10 4 2 rush Steve DeBerg 2 yard rush (Rich Karlis kick)
6 1983-09-18 @ BUF W, 28-23 2 3 pass Joe Cribbs 3 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Joe Danelo kick)
7 1983-09-18 @ BUF W, 28-23 3 1 rush Joe Cribbs 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
8 1983-09-18 @ BUF W, 28-23 4 27 pass Frank Lewis 27 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Joe Danelo kick)
9 1983-09-18 @ BUF W, 28-23 4 2 pass Joe Cribbs 2 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Joe Danelo kick)
10 1983-09-25 CHI L, 19-22 4 57 pass Willie Gault 57 yard pass from Vince Evans
11 1983-09-25 CHI L, 19-22 4 8 rush Vince Evans 8 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
12 1983-10-02 @ CIN L, 31-34 1 3 pass M.L. Harris 3 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
13 1983-10-02 @ CIN L, 31-34 2 20 pass Isaac Curtis 20 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
14 1983-10-02 @ CIN L, 31-34 2 3 rush Ken Anderson 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
15 1983-10-02 @ CIN L, 31-34 3 20 pass Cris Collinsworth 20 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
16 1983-10-09 NWE L, 7-12 1 9 pass Cedric Jones 9 yard pass from Steve Grogan (Fred Steinfort kick)
17 1983-10-16 BUF W, 30-7 1 14 pass Joe Cribbs 14 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Joe Danelo kick)
18 1983-10-16 BUF W, 30-7 2 4 pass Mark Brammer 4 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Joe Danelo kick)
19 1983-10-16 BUF W, 30-7 2 20 pass Frank Lewis 20 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Joe Danelo kick)
20 1983-10-23 MIA W, 21-7 1 8 pass Nat Moore 8 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
21 1983-10-23 MIA W, 21-7 2 1 rush Andra Franklin 1 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
22 1983-10-23 MIA W, 21-7 2 28 pass Mark Duper 28 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
23 1983-10-30 @ PHI L, 21-22 1 45 pass Mike Quick 45 yard pass from Harold Carmichael (Tony Franklin kick)
24 1983-10-30 @ PHI L, 21-22 2 1 rush Perry Harrington 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
25 1983-10-30 @ PHI L, 21-22 3 6 pass Harold Carmichael 6 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
26 1983-11-06 @ NYJ L, 14-17 3 50 pass Lam Jones 50 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
27 1983-11-06 @ NYJ L, 14-17 4 10 pass Lam Jones 10 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
28 1983-11-13 PIT W, 24-13 1 11 rush Walter Abercrombie 11 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
29 1983-11-13 PIT W, 24-13 2 7 pass Calvin Sweeney 7 yard pass from Cliff Stoudt (Gary Anderson kick)
30 1983-11-13 PIT W, 24-13 4 2 pass Bennie Cunningham 2 yard pass from Cliff Stoudt (Gary Anderson kick)
31 1983-11-20 @ MIA W, 37-0 2 8 rush Andra Franklin 8 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
32 1983-11-20 @ MIA W, 37-0 2 85 pass Mark Duper 85 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
33 1983-11-20 @ MIA W, 37-0 2 60 punt Mark Clayton 60 yard punt return (Uwe von Schamann kick)
34 1983-11-20 @ MIA W, 37-0 3 1 rush Dan Marino 1 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
35 1983-11-20 @ MIA W, 37-0 4 1 rush Woody Bennett 1 yard rush
36 1983-11-27 @ CLE W, 41-23 1 4 rush Mike Pruitt 4 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
37 1983-11-27 @ CLE W, 41-23 1 15 pass Willis Adams 15 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Matt Bahr kick)
38 1983-11-27 @ CLE W, 41-23 2 66 pass Ozzie Newsome 66 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Matt Bahr kick)
39 1983-11-27 @ CLE W, 41-23 2 9 pass Dave Logan 9 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Matt Bahr kick)
40 1983-11-27 @ CLE W, 41-23 3 2 rush Mike Pruitt 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
41 1983-12-04 NYJ W, 10-6 2 8 pass Freeman McNeil 8 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
42 1983-12-11 @ DEN W, 21-19 4 21 pass Clint Sampson 21 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
43 1983-12-11 @ DEN W, 21-19 4 26 pass Jesse Myles 26 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
44 1983-12-11 @ DEN W, 21-19 4 26 pass Gerald Willhite 26 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
45 1983-12-18 HOU L, 10-20 4 7 pass Chris Dressel 7 yard pass from Oliver Luck (Florian Kempf kick)