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1989 Indianapolis Colts

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.5, Offense: -2.7, Defense: 2.2, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (18.6/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 301 points (18.8/g), 11th.
 Differential of -3 points (-0.2/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-8.1.

Coach: Ron Meyer (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Larry Kennan
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Muir

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
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 298 4813 979 4.9 27 10 15 273 253 493 2960 18 17 5.7 140 458 1853 11 4.0 118
Team Defense 301 5611 1109 5.1 36 15 18 336 322 556 3534 15 21 5.9 192 507 2077 10 4.1 126
Lg Rank Offense 20 23 3 2 22 18 24 17 9 19 16 17 20 9
Lg Rank Defense 11 22 15 13 26 24 15 3 9 9 23 22 7 20

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-1 San Francisco 49ers 24 30 22 344 190 154 1 24 404 204 200
2 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 31 20 386 266 120 2 26 449 352 97 1
3 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-2 Atlanta Falcons 13 9 15 214 84 130 1 11 208 103 105 3
4 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-2 @ New York Jets 17 10 17 316 242 74 2 18 245 182 63 2
5 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-2 Buffalo Bills 37 14 20 330 177 153 1 25 424 353 71 6
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 3-3 @ Denver Broncos 3 14 7 128 84 44 1 20 319 150 169 2
7 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 23 12 18 336 168 168 3 15 218 123 95 3
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L OT 4-4 New England Patriots 20 23 19 357 227 130 2 30 448 328 120 2
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 4-5 @ Miami Dolphins 13 19 17 299 214 85 2 19 308 149 159 3
10 Sun November 12 boxscore L 4-6 @ Buffalo Bills 7 30 13 189 103 86 3 26 393 161 232
11 Sun November 19 boxscore W 5-6 New York Jets 27 10 23 424 239 185 22 354 244 110 3
12 Sun November 26 boxscore W 6-6 San Diego Chargers 10 6 11 264 205 59 2 14 314 137 177 1
13 Sun December 3 boxscore L 6-7 @ New England Patriots 16 22 14 295 207 88 3 23 426 239 187 2
14 Sun December 10 boxscore W OT 7-7 Cleveland Browns 23 17 19 396 251 145 1 24 470 347 123 4
15 Sun December 17 boxscore W 8-7 Miami Dolphins 42 13 25 305 184 121 1 16 242 201 41 3
16 Sun December 24 boxscore L 8-8 @ New Orleans Saints 6 41 13 230 119 111 2 23 389 261 128 1

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
10 Jack Trudeau 27 QB 13 12 7-5-0 190 362 52.5% 2317 15 4.1 13 3.6 71 6.4 5.6 12.2 178.2 71.3 20 125 5.74 4.99 5.2 4 3
17 Chris Chandler 24 qb 3 3 1-2-0 39 80 48.8% 537 2 2.5 3 3.8 82 6.7 5.5 13.8 179.0 63.4 3 17 6.27 5.12 3.6
14 Tom Ramsey 28 qb 7 1 0-1-0 24 50 48.0% 280 1 2.0 1 2.0 47 5.6 5.1 11.7 40.0 63.7 4 26 4.70 4.24 7.4 1 0
20 Albert Bentley 29 FB 16 8 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
29 Eric Dickerson* 29 RB 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 -6.00 -6.00 100.0
Team Total 26.4 16 8-8-0 253 493 51.3% 3134 18 3.7 17 3.4 82 6.4 5.5 12.4 195.9 69.1 28 174 5.68 4.90 5.4 5 3
Opp Total 16 322 556 57.9% 3918 15 2.7 21 3.8 7.0 5.89 12.2 244.9 73.0 46 384 5.9 4.8 7.6

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
29 Eric Dickerson* 29 RB 15 14 314 1311 7 21 4.2 87.4 20.9 30 211 7.0 1 22 2.0 14.1 1522 8 10
20 Albert Bentley 29 FB 16 8 75 299 1 22 4.0 18.7 4.7 52 525 10.1 3 61 3.3 32.8 824 4 3
10 Jack Trudeau 27 QB 13 12 35 91 2 17 2.6 7.0 2.7 91 2 10
45 Ivy Joe Hunter 23 rb 16 1 13 47 0 11 3.6 2.9 0.8 47 0 0
17 Chris Chandler 24 qb 3 3 7 57 1 23 8.1 19.0 2.3 57 1 0
83 Clarence Verdin 26 KR/PR/wr 16 7 4 39 0 26 9.8 2.4 0.3 20 381 19.1 1 82 1.3 23.8 420 1 1
14 Tom Ramsey 28 qb 7 1 4 5 0 3 1.3 0.7 0.6 5 0 1
85 Andre Rison 22 WR 16 13 3 18 0 18 6.0 1.1 0.2 52 820 15.8 4 61 3.3 51.3 838 4 1
80 Bill Brooks 25 WR 16 16 2 -3 0 0 -1.5 -0.2 0.1 63 919 14.6 4 55 3.9 57.4 916 4 1
3 Rohn Stark 30 P 16 0 1 -11 0 -11 -11.0 -0.7 0.1 -11 0 0
81 Pat Beach 30 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 87 6.2 2 17 0.9 5.4 87 2 1
84 Mark Boyer 27 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 58 5.3 2 15 0.7 3.6 58 2 1
85 Clarence Weathers 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 62 10.3 0 19 1.5 15.5 62 0 1
86 James Pruitt 25 wr 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 71 14.2 1 40 0.3 4.4 71 1 2
Team Total 26.4 16 458 1853 11 26 4.0 115.8 28.6 253 3134 12.4 18 82 15.8 195.9 4987 29 33
Opp Total 16 507 2077 10 4.1 129.8 31.7 322 3534 11.0 15 20.1 220.9 5611 25 34

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
83 Clarence Verdin 26 KR/PR/wr 16 7 23 296 1 49 12.9 19 371 0 29 19.5 1087
20 Albert Bentley 29 FB 16 8 17 328 0 29 19.3 1152
86 James Pruitt 25 wr 16 3 12 257 0 49 21.4 328
85 Andre Rison 22 WR 16 13 2 20 0 12 10.0 8 150 0 30 18.8 1008
45 Ivy Joe Hunter 23 rb 16 1 4 58 0 19 14.5 105
46 Charles Washington 23 16 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 26.4 16 26 322 1 49 12.4 60 1164 0 49 19.4 6473
Opp Total 16 51 504 1 9.9 63 1208 0 19.2

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 30 P 16 0 79 3392 64 1 42.9
4 Dean Biasucci 27 K 16 0 2 2 6 6 10 9 5 3 4 1 27 21 77.8%% 32 31 96.9%%
Team Total 26.4 16 2 2 6 6 10 9 5 3 4 1 27 21 77.8%% 32 31 96.9%% 79 3392 64 1 42.9
Opp Total 16 43 32 74.4%% 29 29 100.0%% 65 2704 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
54 Jeff Herrod 23 LILB 15 14 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 154 0
50 Duane Bickett 27 ROLB 16 16 8.0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 3 2 0 100 0
39 Mike Prior 26 FS 16 16 6 88 1 58 0 1 0 1 10 0 98 0
78 Jon Hand 26 RDE 16 15 10.0 0 0 2 7 0 85 0
38 Eugene Daniel 28 RCB 15 14 1 34 0 34 0 0 0 1 5 0 51 0
27 Keith Taylor 25 16 0 7 225 1 80 0 36 0
10 Jack Trudeau 27 QB 13 12 0 10 7 -5 0
29 Eric Dickerson* 29 RB 15 14 0 10 0 0 0
90 Ezra Johnson 34 de 16 1 8.5 0 0 1 0 0
99 Donnell Thompson 31 LDE 16 16 7.0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Albert Bentley 29 FB 16 8 0 3 3 7 0
51 Chip Banks 30 LOLB 10 10 1.0 2 13 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Fredd Young 28 RILB 15 15 2.0 2 2 0 6 0
76 Sam Clancy 31 16 0 0.5 0 0 3 0 0
23 Bruce Plummer 25 db 16 2 1.0 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Clarence Verdin 26 KR/PR/wr 16 7 0 1 2 -5 0
84 Mark Boyer 27 te 16 5 0 1 1 0 0
53 Ray Donaldson* 31 C 16 16 0 1 1 -22 0
75 Chris Hinton* 28 LT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
96 Quintus McDonald 23 lb 15 2 2.0
43 Anthony Parker 23 1 0 1 0
86 James Pruitt 25 wr 16 3 0 2 0 0 0
14 Tom Ramsey 28 qb 7 1 0 1 1 0 0
85 Clarence Weathers 27 4 0 0 1 1 2 0
97 O'Brien Alston 24 lb 4 4 1.0
79 Harvey Armstrong 30 NT 16 16 1.0
62 Brian Baldinger 29 g 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
31 Michael Ball 25 SS 16 16 1 5 0 5 0
81 Pat Beach 30 TE 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
80 Bill Brooks 25 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
71 Kevin Call 28 RT 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
69 Randy Dixon 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 1
59 Kurt Larson 23 13 0 1.0
85 Andre Rison 22 WR 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 45.0 21 391 2 80 0 3 33 36 1 1 525 0
Opp Total 16 28 34 19 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
4 Dean Biasucci 27 K 16 0 31 21 94
29 Eric Dickerson* 29 RB 15 14 7 1 8 48
20 Albert Bentley 29 FB 16 8 1 3 1 5 30
80 Bill Brooks 25 WR 16 16 4 4 24
85 Andre Rison 22 WR 16 13 4 4 24
81 Pat Beach 30 TE 16 13 2 2 12
84 Mark Boyer 27 te 16 5 2 2 12
10 Jack Trudeau 27 QB 13 12 2 2 12
83 Clarence Verdin 26 KR/PR/wr 16 7 1 1 2 12
17 Chris Chandler 24 qb 3 3 1 1 6
69 Randy Dixon 24 LG 16 16 1 1 6
39 Mike Prior 26 FS 16 16 1 1 6
86 James Pruitt 25 wr 16 3 1 1 6
27 Keith Taylor 25 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 16 11 18 1 1 2 1 34 31 21 298
Opp Total 16 10 15 1 1 2 29 32 1 301

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1989-09-10 SFO L, 24-30 2 22 pass Bill Brooks 22 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Dean Biasucci kick)
2 1989-09-10 SFO L, 24-30 4 1 rush Chris Chandler 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
3 1989-09-10 SFO L, 24-30 4 0 fumble Albert Bentley 0 yard fumble return (Dean Biasucci kick)
4 1989-09-17 @ RAM L, 17-31 2 82 pass Clarence Verdin 82 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Dean Biasucci kick)
5 1989-09-17 @ RAM L, 17-31 2 2 rush Eric Dickerson 2 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
6 1989-09-24 ATL W, 13-9 4 1 rush Jack Trudeau 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
7 1989-10-01 @ NYJ W, 17-10 3 55 pass Bill Brooks 55 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
8 1989-10-01 @ NYJ W, 17-10 4 49 punt Clarence Verdin 49 yard punt return (Dean Biasucci kick)
9 1989-10-08 BUF W, 37-14 1 1 rush Eric Dickerson 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
10 1989-10-08 BUF W, 37-14 1 1 rush Jack Trudeau 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
11 1989-10-08 BUF W, 37-14 4 4 rush Eric Dickerson 4 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
12 1989-10-08 BUF W, 37-14 4 80 interception Keith Taylor 80 yard interception return (Dean Biasucci kick)
13 1989-10-22 @ CIN W, 23-12 3 2 pass Bill Brooks 2 yard pass from Jack Trudeau
14 1989-10-22 @ CIN W, 23-12 4 3 pass Albert Bentley 3 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
15 1989-10-22 @ CIN W, 23-12 4 21 rush Eric Dickerson 21 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
16 1989-10-29 NWE L, 20-23 1 22 pass Andre Rison 22 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
17 1989-10-29 NWE L, 20-23 4 7 pass Mark Boyer 7 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
18 1989-11-05 @ MIA L, 13-19 4 7 pass Andre Rison 7 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
19 1989-11-12 @ BUF L, 7-30 4 0 fumble Randy Dixon 0 yard fumble return (Dean Biasucci kick)
20 1989-11-19 NYJ W, 27-10 2 1 rush Albert Bentley 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
21 1989-11-19 NYJ W, 27-10 2 1 pass Pat Beach 1 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
22 1989-11-19 NYJ W, 27-10 3 1 rush Eric Dickerson 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
23 1989-11-26 SDG W, 10-6 4 25 pass Bill Brooks 25 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
24 1989-12-03 @ NWE L, 16-22 3 9 pass Albert Bentley 9 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
25 1989-12-03 @ NWE L, 16-22 4 8 pass Eric Dickerson 8 yard pass from Jack Trudeau
26 1989-12-10 CLE W, 23-17 1 51 pass Andre Rison 51 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
27 1989-12-10 CLE W, 23-17 4 1 pass Pat Beach 1 yard pass from Tom Ramsey (Dean Biasucci kick)
28 1989-12-10 CLE W, 23-17 5 58 interception Mike Prior 58 yard interception return
29 1989-12-17 MIA W, 42-13 1 6 pass Andre Rison 6 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
30 1989-12-17 MIA W, 42-13 2 1 pass Mark Boyer 1 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
31 1989-12-17 MIA W, 42-13 3 1 rush Eric Dickerson 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
32 1989-12-17 MIA W, 42-13 3 5 pass James Pruitt 5 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
33 1989-12-17 MIA W, 42-13 4 6 pass Albert Bentley 6 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
34 1989-12-17 MIA W, 42-13 4 2 rush Eric Dickerson 2 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1989-09-10 SFO W, 30-24 2 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
2 1989-09-10 SFO W, 30-24 3 4 rush Roger Craig 4 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
3 1989-09-10 SFO W, 30-24 4 58 pass Jerry Rice 58 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
4 1989-09-17 @ RAM W, 31-17 1 29 pass Henry Ellard 29 yard pass from Jim Everett (Mike Lansford kick)
5 1989-09-17 @ RAM W, 31-17 2 17 pass Henry Ellard 17 yard pass from Jim Everett (Mike Lansford kick)
6 1989-09-17 @ RAM W, 31-17 3 6 pass Henry Ellard 6 yard pass from Jim Everett (Mike Lansford kick)
7 1989-09-17 @ RAM W, 31-17 4 2 rush Greg Bell 2 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
8 1989-10-01 @ NYJ L, 10-17 1 92 interception Erik McMillan 92 yard interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
9 1989-10-08 BUF L, 14-37 3 16 pass Andre Reed 16 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
10 1989-10-08 BUF L, 14-37 4 17 pass Kenneth Davis 17 yard pass from Frank Reich (Scott Norwood kick)
11 1989-10-15 @ DEN W, 14-3 2 2 rush Bobby Humphrey 2 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
12 1989-10-15 @ DEN W, 14-3 4 1 rush Sammy Winder 1 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
13 1989-10-29 NWE W, 23-20 3 8 pass Cedric Jones 8 yard pass from Steve Grogan (Greg Davis kick)
14 1989-10-29 NWE W, 23-20 4 1 rush John Stephens 1 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
15 1989-11-05 @ MIA W, 19-13 2 13 pass Mark Clayton 13 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
16 1989-11-05 @ MIA W, 19-13 3 10 pass Andre Brown 10 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
17 1989-11-12 @ BUF W, 30-7 1 8 pass Thurman Thomas 8 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
18 1989-11-12 @ BUF W, 30-7 2 32 pass Andre Reed 32 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
19 1989-11-12 @ BUF W, 30-7 2 3 pass Andre Reed 3 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
20 1989-11-19 NYJ L, 10-27 4 23 pass Jo-Jo Townsell 23 yard pass from Pat Ryan (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1989-12-03 @ NWE W, 22-16 4 10 rush John Stephens 10 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
22 1989-12-10 CLE L, 17-23 2 12 rush Eric Metcalf 12 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
23 1989-12-10 CLE L, 17-23 3 0 fumble Lawyer Tillman 0 yard fumble return (Matt Bahr kick)
24 1989-12-17 MIA L, 13-42 1 70 punt Scott Schwedes 70 yard punt return (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
25 1989-12-24 @ NOR W, 41-6 2 3 pass Eric Martin 3 yard pass from John Fourcade (Morten Andersen kick)
26 1989-12-24 @ NOR W, 41-6 3 7 rush Dalton Hilliard 7 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
27 1989-12-24 @ NOR W, 41-6 4 30 pass Hoby Brenner 30 yard pass from John Fourcade (Morten Andersen kick)
28 1989-12-24 @ NOR W, 41-6 4 2 rush John Fourcade 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
29 1989-12-24 @ NOR W, 41-6 4 63 interception Toi Cook 63 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)