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1997 Indianapolis Colts

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3-13-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.3, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -3.8, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (19.6/g), 20th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 401 points (25.1/g), 26th.
 Differential of -88 points (-5.5/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-10.3.

Coach: Lindy Infante (3-13-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Johnson

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/CEO James Irsay
President/General Manager Bill Polian
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 313 4869 1035 4.7 28 11 21 301 317 523 3142 16 17 5.4 171 450 1727 10 3.8 109
Team Defense 401 4854 928 5.2 25 13 22 280 261 453 2820 26 12 5.8 163 438 2034 18 4.6 95
Lg Rank Offense 20 19 16 9 12 18 19 22 20 21 14 17 20 16
Lg Rank Defense 26 10 22 13 8 1 4 26 25 15 11 26 27 29

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore L 0-1 @ Miami Dolphins 10 16 18 298 168 130 3 11 202 105 97 1
2 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-2 New England Patriots 6 31 19 255 214 41 1 15 382 260 122
3 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-3 Seattle Seahawks 3 31 11 118 23 95 27 423 270 153 1
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-4 @ Buffalo Bills 35 37 17 322 198 124 1 25 393 230 163 5
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-5 New York Jets 12 16 20 310 265 45 3 13 206 128 78 1
7 Sun October 12 boxscore L 0-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 22 24 18 270 191 79 2 17 327 142 185 6
8 Mon October 20 boxscore L 0-7 Buffalo Bills 6 9 15 238 144 94 16 246 156 90
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 0-8 @ San Diego Chargers 19 35 14 250 219 31 2 24 424 222 202
10 Sun November 2 boxscore L 0-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 31 23 359 212 147 3 18 234 150 84 1
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 0-10 Cincinnati Bengals 13 28 22 341 191 150 4 17 273 129 144 1
12 Sun November 16 boxscore W 1-10 Green Bay Packers 41 38 26 467 320 147 1 20 441 334 107 3
13 Sun November 23 boxscore L 1-11 @ Detroit Lions 10 32 12 173 120 53 1 21 391 142 249
14 Sun November 30 boxscore L 1-12 @ New England Patriots 17 20 23 403 285 118 1 17 258 187 71
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 2-12 @ New York Jets 22 14 19 366 173 193 12 126 93 33 1
16 Sun December 14 boxscore W 3-12 Miami Dolphins 41 0 23 401 253 148 1 10 183 107 76 2
17 Sun December 21 boxscore L 3-13 @ Minnesota Vikings 28 39 21 298 166 132 5 17 345 165 180 3

Passing

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
4 Jim Harbaugh 34 QB 12 11 2-9-0 189 309 61.2 2060 10 3.2 4 1.3 58 6.7 6.7 10.9 171.7 86.2 41 256 5.15 5.21 11.7
11 Paul Justin 29 qb 8 4 1-3-0 83 140 59.3 1046 5 3.6 5 3.6 44 7.5 6.6 12.6 130.8 79.6 10 86 6.40 5.57 6.7 1 1
13 Kelly Holcomb 24 qb 5 1 0-1-0 45 73 61.6 454 1 1.4 8 11.0 41 6.2 1.6 10.1 90.8 44.3 11 76 4.50 0.45 13.1
21 Lamont Warren 24 13 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 25.9 16 3-13-0 317 523 60.6 3560 16 3.1 17 3.3 58 6.8 6.0 11.2 222.5 77.6 62 418 5.37 4.61 10.6 1 1
Opp Total 16 261 453 57.6 3067 26 5.7 12 2.6 6.8 6.73 11.8 191.7 86.4 37 247 5.8 5.7 7.6

Rushing & Receiving

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
28 Marshall Faulk 24 RB 16 16 264 1054 7 45 4.0 65.9 16.5 47 471 10.0 1 58 2.9 29.4 1525 8 5
32 Zack Crockett 25 FB 16 11 95 300 1 20 3.2 18.8 5.9 15 112 7.5 0 19 0.9 7.0 412 1 3
4 Jim Harbaugh 34 QB 12 11 36 206 0 18 5.7 17.2 3.0 206 0 4
21 Lamont Warren 24 13 0 28 80 2 11 2.9 6.2 2.2 20 192 9.6 0 31 1.5 14.8 272 2 0
33 Clif Groce 25 7 0 10 66 0 29 6.6 9.4 1.4 66 0 0
11 Paul Justin 29 qb 8 4 6 2 0 3 0.3 0.3 0.8 2 0 1
13 Kelly Holcomb 24 qb 5 1 5 5 0 3 1.0 1.0 1.0 5 0 4
80 Aaron Bailey 26 KR 13 4 3 20 0 18 6.7 1.5 0.2 26 329 12.7 3 22 2.0 25.3 349 3 2
88 Marvin Harrison 25 WR 16 15 2 -7 0 0 -3.5 -0.4 0.1 73 866 11.9 6 44 4.6 54.1 859 6 2
35 Roosevelt Potts 26 2 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.5 0.5 1 0 0
87 Sean Dawkins 26 WR 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 804 11.8 2 51 4.9 57.4 804 2 0
85 Ken Dilger 26 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 380 14.1 3 43 1.9 27.1 380 3 0
86 Brian Stablein 27 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 253 10.1 1 30 1.6 15.8 253 1 0
81 Marcus Pollard 25 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 116 11.6 0 28 0.6 7.3 116 0 0
84 Scott Slutzker 25 te 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 22 7.3 0 11 0.3 1.8 22 0 0
15 Chris Doering 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 8 1.0 6.0 12 0 0
78 Tarik Glenn 21 RG 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 3 0 0
Team Total 25.9 16 450 1727 10 45 3.8 107.9 28.1 317 3560 11.2 16 58 19.8 222.5 5287 26 23
Opp Total 16 438 2034 18 4.6 127.1 27.4 261 2820 10.8 26 16.3 176.3 4854 44 23

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
80 Aaron Bailey 26 KR 13 4 1 19 0 19 19.0 55 1206 0 61 21.9 1574
18 Nate Jacquet 22 5 0 13 96 0 17 7.4 8 156 0 27 19.5 252
86 Brian Stablein 27 PR 16 0 17 133 0 20 7.8 386
44 Chris Hetherington 25 16 0 2 23 0 23 11.5 23
33 Clif Groce 25 7 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 81
20 Leon Neal 25 1 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 23
21 Lamont Warren 24 13 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 291
Team Total 25.9 16 31 248 0 20 8.0 68 1442 0 61 21.2 6977
Opp Total 16 43 491 0 11.4 64 1544 1 24.1

Kicking & Punting

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
17 Chris Gardocki 27 P 16 0 67 3034 72 0 45.3
14 Cary Blanchard 29 K 16 0 9 9 14 12 15 10 3 1 41 32 78.0% 21 21 100.0%
Team Total 25.9 16 9 9 14 12 15 10 3 1 41 32 78.0% 21 21 100.0% 67 3034 72 0 45.3
Opp Total 16 31 27 87.1% 44 42 95.5% 64 2950 46.1

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
29 Jason Belser 27 FS 16 16 1.0 2 121 1 50 0 1 0 0 0 0 67 27
55 Quentin Coryatt 27 RLB 15 15 2.0 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 59 21
50 Elijah Alexander 27 LLB 13 11 1.0 1 43 1 43 0 1 0 0 0 0 52 14
25 Robert Blackmon 30 SS 14 14 3.0 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 18 1 48 17
62 Ellis Johnson 24 RDT 15 15 4.5 1 18 0 18 0 1 0 2 0 0 38 18
98 Dan Footman 28 RDE 16 10 10.5 1 0 2 14 0 36 8
61 Tony McCoy 28 LDT 16 11 2.5 35 18
95 Bernard Whittington 26 ldt 15 6 35 10
99 Albert Fontenot 27 LDE 16 16 4.5 2 0 3 35 1 22 24
59 Steve Grant 28 MLB 9 9 0 0 1 0 0 29 15
52 Steve Morrison 26 llb 16 9 1.0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 27 0 22 17
23 Dedric Mathis 24 db 13 5 1 31 0 31 0 27 7
40 Ray McElroy 25 db 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 24 9
53 Sammie Burroughs 24 lb 16 1 1.0 20 9
26 Carlton Gray 26 LCB 15 13 2 0 0 0 0 20 4
34 Monty Montgomery 24 db 16 3 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 19 4
36 Damon Watts 25 RCB 8 5 17 7
56 Tony Bennett 30 rde 6 6 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 14 3
51 Scott Von der Ahe 22 lb 9 2 14 2
90 Steve Martin 23 12 0 9 7
27 Rico Clark 23 db 4 2 1 14 0 14 0 7 1
49 David Tate 33 db 8 2 6 3
30 Derwin Gray 26 11 0 4 5
97 Kendel Shello 24 6 0 1.0 3 1
28 Marshall Faulk 24 RB 16 16 0 5 1 0 0
92 Carl Powell 23 11 0 3 0
4 Jim Harbaugh 34 QB 12 11 0 4 1 0 0
13 Kelly Holcomb 24 qb 5 1 0 4 1 -8 0
80 Aaron Bailey 26 KR 13 4 0 2 1 0 0
32 Zack Crockett 25 FB 16 11 0 3 0 0 0
88 Marvin Harrison 25 WR 16 15 0 2 1 5 0
18 Nate Jacquet 22 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Scott Slutzker 25 te 12 2 0 0 2 0 0
78 Tarik Glenn 21 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
11 Paul Justin 29 qb 8 4 0 1 0 0 0
58 Jay Leeuwenburg 28 C 16 16 0 1 0 -20 0
79 Tony Mandarich 31 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
21 Lamont Warren 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 16 36.0 12 234 2 50 0 14 23 22 71 2 630 251
Opp Total 16 62 23 10 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
14 Cary Blanchard 29 K 16 0 21 32 117
28 Marshall Faulk 24 RB 16 16 7 1 8 48
88 Marvin Harrison 25 WR 16 15 6 6 2 40
80 Aaron Bailey 26 KR 13 4 3 3 18
85 Ken Dilger 26 TE 14 14 3 3 18
87 Sean Dawkins 26 WR 14 12 2 2 12
21 Lamont Warren 24 13 0 2 2 12
86 Brian Stablein 27 PR 16 0 1 1 1 8
50 Elijah Alexander 27 LLB 13 11 1 1 6
29 Jason Belser 27 FS 16 16 1 1 6
25 Robert Blackmon 30 SS 14 14 1 1 6
32 Zack Crockett 25 FB 16 11 1 1 6
99 Albert Fontenot 27 LDE 16 16 1 1 6
40 Ray McElroy 25 db 16 4 1 1 6
81 Marcus Pollard 25 te 16 6 1 2
Team Total 25.9 16 10 16 2 2 1 31 4 21 32 1 311
Opp Total 16 18 26 1 1 42 27 1 401