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1991 Indianapolis Colts

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1-15-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -17.3, Offense: -11.5, Defense: -5.7, SoS: -2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 143 points (8.9/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 381 points (23.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -238 points (-14.9/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 1.4-14.6.

Coach: Ron Meyer (0-5-0) and Rick Venturi (1-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Leon Burtnett and Milt Jackson
 Defensive Coordinator: Rick Venturi
 Other Notable Asst.: Sylvester Croom (Running Backs)

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 143 3748 923 4.1 31 15 236 305 512 2579 10 16 4.5 163 354 1169 3 3.3 55 85 689 18
Opp. Stats 381 5127 961 5.3 28 13 305 240 388 2800 22 15 6.7 152 544 2327 23 4.3 140 88 645 13
Lg Rank Offense 28 28 14 15 28 8 27 27 11 28 27 28 28 27
Lg Rank Defense 26 20 20 18 21 1 4 23 18 26 28 28 27 25

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 1 boxscore L 0-1 New England Patriots 7 16 19 337 271 66 2 14 206 125 81 1
2 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-2 @ Miami Dolphins 6 17 11 150 81 69 20 277 129 148 2
3 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-3 @ Los Angeles Raiders 0 16 16 266 193 73 2 15 268 153 115
4 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-4 Detroit Lions 24 33 20 328 324 4 1 25 402 194 208 3
5 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-5 @ Seattle Seahawks 3 31 9 137 95 42 3 16 251 83 168 3
6 Sun October 6 boxscore L 0-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 21 15 189 147 42 2 17 292 172 120 3
7 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-7 @ Buffalo Bills 6 42 20 240 174 66 3 23 396 120 276 2
8 Sun October 20 boxscore L 0-8 New York Jets 6 17 11 170 79 91 1 19 331 193 138 1
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 3 boxscore L 0-9 Miami Dolphins 6 10 15 278 183 95 2 15 298 231 67
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W 1-9 @ New York Jets 28 27 16 282 239 43 3 24 436 318 118 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore L 1-10 Chicago Bears 17 31 14 251 140 111 25 448 273 175 2
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 1-11 @ Green Bay Packers 10 14 16 189 117 72 2 11 192 28 164 3
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L 1-12 Cleveland Browns 0 31 11 171 28 143 4 19 315 177 138
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L OT 1-13 @ New England Patriots 17 23 13 202 147 55 22 400 277 123 3
16 Sun December 15 boxscore L 1-14 Buffalo Bills 7 35 18 328 195 133 3 22 315 159 156
17 Sun December 22 boxscore L 1-15 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 17 12 230 166 64 3 18 300 168 132 4

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
11 Jeff George 24 QB 16 16 1-15-0 292 485 60.2 2910 10 2.1 12 2.5 49 6.0 5.3 10.0 181.9 73.8 56 481 4.49 3.86 10.4
9 Mark Herrmann 32 2 0 11 19 57.9 137 0 0.0 3 15.8 26 7.2 0.1 12.5 68.5 40.8 0 0 7.21 0.11 0.0
10 Jack Trudeau 29 2 0 2 7 28.6 19 0 0.0 1 14.3 11 2.7 -3.7 9.5 9.5 0.0 1 6 1.63 -4.00 12.5
12 Rusty Hilger 29 1 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 26.9 16 1-15-0 305 512 59.6 3066 10 2.0 16 3.1 49 6.0 5.0 10.1 191.6 70.2 57 487 4.53 3.62 10.0 0 0
Opp Total 16 240 388 61.9 3002 22 5.7 15 3.9 7.7 7.13 12.5 187.6 88.7 29 202 6.7 6.2 7.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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 31 RB 10 9 167 536 2 28 3.2 53.6 16.7 41 269 6.6 1 26 4.1 26.9 805 3 6
32 Ken Clark 25 TE 16 7 114 366 0 25 3.2 22.9 7.1 33 245 7.4 0 23 2.1 15.3 611 0 4
44 Tim Manoa 27 rb 9 5 27 144 1 44 5.3 16.0 3.0 2 5 2.5 0 5 0.2 0.6 149 1 1
23 Anthony Johnson 24 fb 9 6 22 94 0 15 4.3 10.4 2.4 42 344 8.2 0 24 4.7 38.2 438 0 2
11 Jeff George 24 QB 16 16 16 36 0 13 2.3 2.3 1.0 36 0 8
34 Bruce Perkins 24 rb 14 1 4 11 0 4 2.8 0.8 0.3 3 -2 -0.7 0 3 0.2 -0.1 9 0 0
83 Clarence Verdin 28 KR/PR 16 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 21 214 10.2 0 28 1.3 13.4 218 0 2
85 Darvell Huffman 24 3 0 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -2.7 0.3 3 14 4.7 0 7 1.0 4.7 6 0 0
9 Mark Herrmann 32 2 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0.5 -1 0 0
3 Rohn Stark 32 P 16 0 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -0.8 0.1 -13 0 1
80 Bill Brooks 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 72 888 12.3 4 46 4.5 55.5 888 4 0
84 Jessie Hester 28 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 753 12.6 5 49 3.8 47.1 753 5 3
88 Bob Mrosko 26 te 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 90 11.3 0 20 0.7 8.2 90 0 0
20 Albert Bentley 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 42 6.0 0 11 7.0 42.0 42 0 0
81 Pat Beach 32 TE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 56 11.2 0 26 0.4 4.7 56 0 0
86 Sammy Martin 26 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 79 15.8 0 25 0.6 9.9 79 0 1
88 Kerry Cash 22 te 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.3 4.5 18 0 0
87 James Coley 24 te 7 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.9 13 0 0
86 Reggie Thornton 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 38 38.0 0 38 0.2 7.6 38 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 354 1169 3 44 3.3 73.1 22.1 305 3066 10.1 10 49 19.1 191.6 4235 13 31
Opp Total 16 544 2327 23 4.3 145.4 34.0 240 2800 11.7 22 15.0 175.0 5127 45 21

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
83 Clarence Verdin 28 KR/PR 16 0 25 165 0 22 6.6 36 689 1 88 19.1 1072
86 Sammy Martin 26 8 0 12 305 0 38 25.4 384
26 Alan Grant 25 db 16 1 2 6 0 6 3.0 3 20 0 10 6.7 26
42 Dave McCloughan 25 15 0 2 35 0 19 17.5 35
96 Quintus McDonald 25 lilb/lolb 16 9 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
88 Bob Mrosko 26 te 11 4 1 9 0 9 9.0 99
Team Total 26.9 16 27 171 0 22 6.3 55 1061 1 88 19.3 5483
Opp Total 16 47 516 1 11.0 33 573 0 17.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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 32 P 16 0 82 3492 65 0 42.6
4 Dean Biasucci 29 K 16 0 1 1 5 5 4 3 13 5 3 1 26 15 57.7% 14 14 100.0%
Team Total 26.9 16 1 1 5 5 4 3 13 5 3 1 26 15 57.7% 14 14 100.0% 82 3492 65 0 42.6
Opp Total 16 23 17 73.9% 46 46 100.0% 59 2443 41.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
54 Jeff Herrod 25 RILB 14 14 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 3 0 0 2.5 160 0
50 Duane Bickett 29 ROLB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 125 0
97 Scott Radecic 29 LILB 14 9 1 26 0 26 0 118 0
78 Jon Hand 28 RDE 16 16 0 0 1 2 0 5.0 60 0
38 Eugene Daniel 30 RCB 16 16 3 22 0 12 0 58 0
27 Keith Taylor 27 FS 16 10 0 0 1 13 0 56 0
98 Tony Siragusa 24 nt 13 6 0 0 1 5 0 2.0 46 0
39 Mike Prior 28 fs 9 7 3 50 0 37 0 0 0 1 0 0 45 0
90 Mel Agee 23 de 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 29 0
26 Alan Grant 25 db 16 1 21 0
58 Matt Vanderbeek 24 lb 5 1 11 0
42 Dave McCloughan 25 15 0 10 0
56 Brian Jones 23 lb 11 1 7 0
11 Jeff George 24 QB 16 16 0 8 2 -4 0
29 Eric Dickerson 31 RB 10 9 0 6 1 0 0
36 John Baylor 26 db 16 3 4 50 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.0
99 Donnell Thompson 33 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 5.0
32 Ken Clark 25 TE 16 7 0 4 1 0 0
37 Chris Goode 28 LCB 15 15 2 27 0 27 0 2.0
84 Jessie Hester 28 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
83 Clarence Verdin 28 KR/PR 16 0 0 2 2 0 0
62 Brian Baldinger 31 C 16 14 0 3 0 0 0
44 Tim Manoa 27 rb 9 5 0 1 2 0 0
3 Rohn Stark 32 P 16 0 0 1 2 0 0
76 Sam Clancy 33 de 16 1 2.5
25 Cornell Holloway 25 10 0 1 4 0 4 0 1.0
23 Anthony Johnson 24 fb 9 6 0 2 0 0 0
74 William Schultz 24 RG 10 9 0 0 2 0 0
31 Michael Ball 27 SS 15 14 1.0
51 Chip Banks 32 LOLB 11 9 1.0
80 Bill Brooks 27 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
91 Shane Curry 23 9 0 1.0
69 Randy Dixon 26 LG 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
53 Ray Donaldson 33 c 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
21 Brian Lattimore 25 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Sammy Martin 26 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
92 Tony Walker 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 15 202 0 37 0 2 31 27 16 0 29.0 746 0
Opp Total 16 21 8 57 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
4 Dean Biasucci 29 K 16 0 14 14 15 26 59
84 Jessie Hester 28 WR 16 16 5 5 30
80 Bill Brooks 27 WR 16 16 4 4 24
29 Eric Dickerson 31 RB 10 9 2 1 3 18
44 Tim Manoa 27 rb 9 5 1 1 6
83 Clarence Verdin 28 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 16 3 10 1 14 14 14 15 26 143
Opp Total 16 23 22 1 1 46 46 17 23 1 381

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1991-09-01 NWE L, 7-16 1 24 pass Bill Brooks 24 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
2 1991-09-22 DET L, 24-33 1 2 rush Eric Dickerson 2 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
3 1991-09-22 DET L, 24-33 4 2 pass Eric Dickerson 2 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
4 1991-09-22 DET L, 24-33 4 12 pass Jessie Hester 12 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
5 1991-11-10 @ NYJ W, 28-27 2 49 pass Jessie Hester 49 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
6 1991-11-10 @ NYJ W, 28-27 3 88 kickoff Clarence Verdin 88 yard kickoff return (Dean Biasucci kick)
7 1991-11-10 @ NYJ W, 28-27 3 7 pass Jessie Hester 7 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
8 1991-11-10 @ NYJ W, 28-27 3 7 pass Bill Brooks 7 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
9 1991-11-17 CHI L, 17-31 1 4 pass Jessie Hester 4 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
10 1991-11-17 CHI L, 17-31 4 9 pass Bill Brooks 9 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
11 1991-11-24 @ GNB L, 10-14 4 6 pass Bill Brooks 6 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
12 1991-12-08 @ NWE L, 17-23 2 13 pass Jessie Hester 13 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
13 1991-12-08 @ NWE L, 17-23 2 1 rush Eric Dickerson 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
14 1991-12-15 BUF L, 7-35 4 1 rush Tim Manoa 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1991-09-01 NWE L, 7-16 1 23 pass Marv Cook 23 yard pass from Tom Hodson (Jason Staurovsky kick)
2 1991-09-08 @ MIA L, 6-17 3 7 rush Aaron Craver 7 yard rush (Charlie Baumann kick)
3 1991-09-08 @ MIA L, 6-17 4 9 pass Jim Jensen 9 yard pass from Dan Marino (Charlie Baumann kick)
4 1991-09-15 @ RAI L, 0-16 2 16 pass Mervyn Fernandez 16 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Jeff Jaeger kick)
5 1991-09-22 DET L, 24-33 2 7 rush Rodney Peete 7 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
6 1991-09-22 DET L, 24-33 3 2 rush Barry Sanders 2 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
7 1991-09-22 DET L, 24-33 3 11 pass Willie Green 11 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Eddie Murray kick)
8 1991-09-22 DET L, 24-33 4 23 rush Barry Sanders 23 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
9 1991-09-29 @ SEA L, 3-31 1 6 rush John Williams 6 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
10 1991-09-29 @ SEA L, 3-31 2 59 punt Chris Warren 59 yard punt return (John Kasay kick)
11 1991-09-29 @ SEA L, 3-31 3 7 pass Tommy Kane 7 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (John Kasay kick)
12 1991-09-29 @ SEA L, 3-31 4 10 rush Derrick Fenner 10 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
13 1991-10-06 PIT L, 3-21 3 21 pass Eric Green 21 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
14 1991-10-06 PIT L, 3-21 4 24 pass Barry Foster 24 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
15 1991-10-06 PIT L, 3-21 4 1 rush Merril Hoge 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
16 1991-10-13 @ BUF L, 6-42 1 14 rush Thurman Thomas 14 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
17 1991-10-13 @ BUF L, 6-42 1 3 rush Carwell Gardner 3 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
18 1991-10-13 @ BUF L, 6-42 2 7 rush Thurman Thomas 7 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
19 1991-10-13 @ BUF L, 6-42 2 5 pass Keith McKeller 5 yard pass from Frank Reich (Scott Norwood kick)
20 1991-10-13 @ BUF L, 6-42 3 11 pass James Lofton 11 yard pass from Frank Reich (Scott Norwood kick)
21 1991-10-13 @ BUF L, 6-42 4 78 rush Kenneth Davis 78 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
22 1991-10-20 NYJ L, 6-17 1 47 pass Rob Moore 47 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
23 1991-10-20 NYJ L, 6-17 2 1 rush Brad Baxter 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
24 1991-11-03 MIA L, 6-10 1 12 pass Mark Duper 12 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
25 1991-11-10 @ NYJ W, 28-27 1 4 rush Brad Baxter 4 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
26 1991-11-10 @ NYJ W, 28-27 2 15 pass Chris Burkett 15 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
27 1991-11-10 @ NYJ W, 28-27 3 1 rush Brad Baxter 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
28 1991-11-17 CHI L, 17-31 1 6 rush Jim Harbaugh 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
29 1991-11-17 CHI L, 17-31 3 13 pass Brad Muster 13 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
30 1991-11-17 CHI L, 17-31 3 84 pass Anthony Morgan 84 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
31 1991-11-17 CHI L, 17-31 4 9 rush Brad Muster 9 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
32 1991-11-24 @ GNB L, 10-14 1 1 rush Vince Workman 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
33 1991-11-24 @ GNB L, 10-14 3 2 rush Mike Tomczak 2 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
34 1991-12-01 CLE L, 0-31 2 3 pass Kevin Mack 3 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
35 1991-12-01 CLE L, 0-31 2 51 rush Kevin Mack 51 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
36 1991-12-01 CLE L, 0-31 2 2 rush Leroy Hoard 2 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
37 1991-12-01 CLE L, 0-31 2 20 interception James Jones 20 yard interception return (Matt Stover kick)
38 1991-12-08 @ NWE L, 17-23 4 1 rush John Stephens 1 yard rush (Charlie Baumann kick)
39 1991-12-08 @ NWE L, 17-23 4 2 pass Ben Coates 2 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Charlie Baumann kick)
40 1991-12-08 @ NWE L, 17-23 5 45 pass Michael Timpson 45 yard pass from Hugh Millen
41 1991-12-15 BUF L, 7-35 1 1 rush Kenneth Davis 1 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
42 1991-12-15 BUF L, 7-35 1 11 pass James Lofton 11 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
43 1991-12-15 BUF L, 7-35 1 14 pass Kenneth Davis 14 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
44 1991-12-15 BUF L, 7-35 2 23 pass Andre Reed 23 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
45 1991-12-15 BUF L, 7-35 4 4 pass Pete Metzelaars 4 yard pass from Frank Reich (Scott Norwood kick)
46 1991-12-22 @ TAM L, 3-17 2 29 pass Mark Carrier 29 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Steve Christie kick)
47 1991-12-22 @ TAM L, 3-17 3 9 rush Lawrence Dawsey 9 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)