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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

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 143 3748 923 4.1 31 15 18 236 305 512 2579 10 16 4.5 163 354 1169 3 3.3 55
Team Defense 381 5127 961 5.3 28 13 13 305 240 388 2800 22 15 6.7 152 544 2327 23 4.3 140
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

W# 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. 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 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. 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 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. Player 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 5467
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. 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 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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
54 Jeff Herrod 25 RILB 14 14 2.5 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 3 0 0 160 0
50 Duane Bickett 29 ROLB 16 16 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 125 0
97 Scott Radecic 29 LILB 14 9 1 26 0 26 0 118 0
78 Jon Hand 28 RDE 16 16 5.0 0 0 1 2 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 2.0 0 0 1 5 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 1.0 4 50 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
99 Donnell Thompson 33 LDE 14 14 5.0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Ken Clark 25 TE 16 7 0 4 1 0 0
37 Chris Goode 28 LCB 15 15 2.0 2 27 0 27 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 1.0 1 4 0 4 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 29.0 15 202 0 37 0 2 31 27 16 0 746 0
Opp Total 16 57 21 8 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 29 K 16 0 14 15 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 15 143
Opp Total 16 23 22 1 1 46 17 1 381

Touchdown Log

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