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1987 Indianapolis Colts

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9-6-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.3, Offense: -1.3, Defense: 5.5, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (20.0/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 238 points (15.9/g), 1st.
 Differential of 62 points (4.1/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-5.5.

Coach: Ron Meyer (9-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: John Becker
 Defensive Coordinator: George Hill

Stadium: Hoosier Dome
 Training Camp: Anderson University (Anderson, Indiana)

Team Info

Principal Owner Robert Irsay
Vice President/General Manager James Irsay
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 300 4995 968 5.2 34 18 25 285 255 447 2852 16 16 6.1 138 497 2143 14 4.3 122
Team Defense 238 4550 1003 4.5 45 25 18 276 250 501 2760 19 20 5.1 161 463 1790 6 3.9 97
Lg Rank Offense 18 13 12 18 18 21 19 23 6 10 10 6 11 2
Lg Rank Defense 1 6 4 2 7 21 3 8 12 3 14 15 2 15

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 13 boxscore L 0-1 Cincinnati Bengals 21 23 15 291 206 85 3 25 403 216 187 1
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-2 Miami Dolphins 10 23 20 342 258 84 4 20 375 245 130 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-2 @ Buffalo Bills 47 6 28 463 297 166 2 14 163 82 81 7
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-2 New York Jets 6 0 14 270 96 174 2 16 211 145 66 5
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 21 15 270 195 75 5 23 378 126 252 1
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 3-3 New England Patriots 30 16 17 300 213 87 1 18 304 225 79 3
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-3 @ New York Jets 19 14 21 377 191 186 15 230 129 101 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-4 San Diego Chargers 13 16 18 303 112 191 3 15 296 214 82 4
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-4 @ Miami Dolphins 40 21 32 457 218 239 22 286 209 77 5
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 5-5 @ New England Patriots 0 24 18 324 198 126 5 15 313 174 139
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 6-5 Houston Oilers 51 27 18 359 148 211 1 26 454 318 136 5
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 7-5 @ Cleveland Browns 9 7 18 297 183 114 1 15 247 160 87 1
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 7-6 Buffalo Bills 3 27 9 130 97 33 6 25 385 167 218 4
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 8-6 @ San Diego Chargers 20 7 19 340 194 146 17 273 214 59 3
15 Sun December 27 boxscore W 9-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 6 23 472 246 226 1 10 232 136 96 1
Playoffs
Division Sat January 9 boxscore L 9-7 @ Cleveland Browns 21 38 23 315 252 63 2 25 404 229 175 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
10 Jack Trudeau 25 QB 10 8 5-3-0 128 229 55.9 1587 6 2.6 6 2.6 55 6.9 6.3 12.4 158.7 75.4 13 100 6.14 5.52 5.4
7 Gary Hogeboom 29 qb 6 6 4-2-0 99 168 58.9 1145 9 5.4 5 3.0 72 6.8 6.5 11.6 190.8 85.0 8 63 6.15 5.89 4.5
5 Blair Kiel 26 qb 4 1 0-1-0 17 33 51.5 195 1 3.0 3 9.1 21 5.9 2.4 11.5 48.8 41.9 0 0 5.91 2.42 0.0
8 Sean Salisbury 24 2 0 8 12 66.7 68 0 0.0 2 16.7 11 5.7 -1.8 8.5 34.0 41.7 2 18 3.57 -2.86 14.3
14 Terry Nugent 26 1 0 3 5 60.0 47 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 9.4 9.4 15.7 47.0 91.2 1 9 6.33 6.33 16.7
Team Total 26.0 15 9-6-0 255 447 57.0 3042 16 3.6 16 3.6 72 6.8 5.9 11.9 217.3 75.0 24 190 6.06 5.21 5.1 0 0
Opp Total 15 250 501 49.9 3073 19 3.8 20 4.0 6.1 5.10 12.3 204.9 65.2 39 313 5.1 4.1 7.2

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
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 27 RB 9 8 223 1011 5 53 4.5 112.3 24.8 13 133 10.2 0 28 1.4 14.8 1144 5 5
20 Albert Bentley 27 KR 12 4 142 631 7 17 4.4 52.6 11.8 34 447 13.1 2 72 2.8 37.3 1078 9 3
37 Chuck Banks 23 rb 3 1 50 245 0 35 4.9 81.7 16.7 9 50 5.6 0 18 3.0 16.7 295 0 1
42 Gordon Brown 24 3 0 19 85 1 18 4.5 28.3 6.3 85 1 1
34 George Wonsley 27 11 0 18 71 1 12 3.9 6.5 1.6 5 48 9.6 0 16 0.5 4.4 119 1 1
36 Chris McLemore 24 rb 2 2 17 58 0 9 3.4 29.0 8.5 2 9 4.5 0 5 1.0 4.5 67 0 1
10 Jack Trudeau 25 QB 10 8 15 7 0 9 0.5 0.7 1.5 7 0 10
5 Blair Kiel 26 qb 4 1 4 30 0 16 7.5 7.5 1.0 30 0 0
7 Gary Hogeboom 29 qb 6 6 3 3 0 2 1.0 0.5 0.5 3 0 1
80 Bill Brooks 23 PR/WR 12 12 2 -2 0 1 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 51 722 14.2 3 52 4.3 60.2 720 3 3
30 Mel Carver 28 1 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 3.0 2.0 3 0 0
14 Terry Nugent 26 1 0 2 1 0 3 0.5 1.0 2.0 1 0 0
85 Matt Bouza 28 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 569 13.5 4 44 3.5 47.4 569 4 2
81 Pat Beach 28 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 239 8.5 0 16 2.3 19.9 239 0 0
86 Walter Murray 25 wr 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 339 17.0 3 43 1.4 24.2 339 3 0
84 Mark Boyer 25 TE 7 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 73 7.3 0 15 1.4 10.4 73 0 0
87 James Noble 24 wr 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 78 7.8 2 18 3.3 26.0 78 2 2
83 Tim Sherwin 29 te 8 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 86 9.6 1 32 1.1 10.8 86 1 0
87 Mark Bellini 23 wr 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 69 13.8 0 19 0.5 6.9 69 0 0
88 John Brandes 23 te 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 35 7.0 0 13 0.4 2.9 35 0 0
83 Greg Hawthorne 31 rb 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 41 13.7 0 21 1.0 13.7 41 0 0
81 Joe Jones 25 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 25 8.3 1 13 1.0 8.3 25 1 0
85 Tim Kearse 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 56 18.7 0 21 1.0 18.7 56 0 0
80 Steve Bryant 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 1.0 12.0 12 0 0
84 Kelley Johnson 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.3 5.0 15 0 1
64 Ben Utt 28 LG 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 -4 0 0
Team Total 26.0 15 497 2143 14 53 4.3 153.1 35.5 255 3042 11.9 16 72 18.2 217.3 5185 30 36
Opp Total 15 463 1790 6 3.9 119.3 30.9 250 2760 11.0 19 16.7 184.0 4550 25 43

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
20 Albert Bentley 27 KR 12 4 22 500 0 45 22.7 1578
80 Bill Brooks 23 PR/WR 12 12 22 136 0 17 6.2 856
84 Kelley Johnson 25 3 0 9 42 0 12 4.7 6 98 0 28 16.3 155
23 Kenny Daniel 27 2 0 10 225 0 29 22.5 225
27 Terry Wright 23 db 13 2 10 187 0 27 18.7 187
42 Willie Tullis 29 LCB 12 12 4 27 0 10 6.8 27
39 Mike Prior 24 fs 13 7 3 47 0 22 15.7 47
87 James Noble 24 wr 3 2 2 35 0 18 17.5 113
41 John Simmons 29 2 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 5
57 Dave Ahrens 29 lb 12 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
43 Jim Perryman 27 db 14 3 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
34 George Wonsley 27 11 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 138
Team Total 26.0 15 38 210 0 17 5.5 55 1115 0 45 20.3 6510
Opp Total 15 39 376 0 9.6 60 1068 0 17.8

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
3 Rohn Stark 28 P 12 0 61 2440 63 2 40.0
4 Dean Biasucci* 25 K 12 0 6 5 12 12 7 6 2 1 27 24 88.9% 24 24 100.0%
6 Steve Jordan 24 k 3 0 1 1 2 2 2 5 3 60.0% 7 7 100.0%
5 Blair Kiel 26 qb 4 1 12 440 50 0 36.7
5 Craig Colquitt 33 p 1 0 2 61 33 1 30.5
Team Total 26.0 15 7 6 14 14 9 6 2 1 32 27 84.4% 31 31 100.0% 75 2941 63 3 39.2
Opp Total 15 26 15 57.7% 28 25 89.3% 82 3050 37.2

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
50 Duane Bickett* 25 ROLB 12 12 8.0 2 1 2 32 0 113 0
39 Mike Prior 24 fs 13 7 1.0 6 57 0 38 0 1 0 3 0 0 68 0
78 Jon Hand 24 RDE 12 11 1.0 67 0
38 Eugene Daniel 26 RCB 12 11 2 34 0 34 0 39 0
10 Jack Trudeau 25 QB 10 8 0 10 2 -28 0
98 Johnie Cooks 29 LOLB 10 10 5.0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 27 RB 9 8 0 5 3 0 0
99 Donnell Thompson 29 LDE 12 12 5.5 0 0 1 28 1
20 Albert Bentley 27 KR 12 4 0 3 3 0 0
55 Barry Krauss 30 RILB 12 11 2.0 0 0 2 0 0
80 Bill Brooks 23 PR/WR 12 12 0 3 0 0 0
72 Byron Darby 27 de 12 4 3.0
93 Cliff Odom 29 LILB 12 12 0 0 3 8 0
43 Jim Perryman 27 db 14 3 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
47 Freddie Robinson 23 FS 9 9 2 86 0 68 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Don Thorp 25 nt 5 3 3.0
42 Willie Tullis 29 LCB 12 12 3 0 0 0 0
25 Nesby Glasgow 30 SS 11 11 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Dave Ahrens 29 lb 12 2 0 0 2 0 0
79 Harvey Armstrong 28 nt 11 1 0 0 2 0 0
54 Bill Benjamin 29 lb 2 2 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Matt Bouza 28 WR 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
23 Kenny Daniel 27 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
28 Lee Davis 25 3 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
96 Bill Elko 28 nt 3 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Ed Grimsley 24 lb 5 3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Gary Hogeboom 29 qb 6 6 0 1 1 -1 0
33 Bryant Jones 24 db 3 3 2 26 0 23 0
87 James Noble 24 wr 3 2 0 2 0 0 0
64 Ben Utt 28 LG 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
27 Terry Wright 23 db 13 2 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Chuck Banks 23 rb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
42 Gordon Brown 24 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 Brian Bulluck 22 lb 2 1 1.0
52 Ricky Chatman 25 3 0 1.0
45 Craig Curry 26 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
75 Chris Hinton* 26 LT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
84 Kelley Johnson 25 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
92 Jeff Leiding 26 lb 9 3 1.0 1
59 Orlando Lowry 26 lb 8 1 0 0 1 0 0
97 Frank Mattiace 26 3 0 1.0
36 Chris McLemore 24 rb 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
65 Jim Merritts 26 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Sean Salisbury 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Jerome Sally 28 NT 12 8 1.0
34 George Wonsley 27 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.0 15 39.0 20 212 0 68 0 3 36 38 44 1 287 0 1
Opp Total 15 24 43 18

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
4 Dean Biasucci* 25 K 12 0 24 24 96
20 Albert Bentley 27 KR 12 4 7 2 9 54
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 27 RB 9 8 5 5 30
85 Matt Bouza 28 WR 12 12 4 4 24
80 Bill Brooks 23 PR/WR 12 12 3 3 18
86 Walter Murray 25 wr 14 3 3 3 18
6 Steve Jordan 24 k 3 0 7 3 16
87 James Noble 24 wr 3 2 2 2 12
42 Gordon Brown 24 3 0 1 1 6
81 Joe Jones 25 te 3 2 1 1 6
83 Tim Sherwin 29 te 8 5 1 1 6
99 Donnell Thompson 29 LDE 12 12 1 1 6
34 George Wonsley 27 11 0 1 1 6
92 Jeff Leiding 26 lb 9 3 1 2
Team Total 26.0 15 14 16 1 31 31 27 1 300
Opp Total 15 6 19 1 1 25 15 238