1953 Baltimore Colts season

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1953 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Keith Molesworth
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 3–9
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1953 Baltimore Colts season was the first season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1953 season with a record of 3 wins and 9 losses and finished fifth in the Western Conference. In 1953, a Baltimore-based group led by Carroll Rosenbloom won the rights to a new Baltimore franchise. Rosenbloom was granted an NFL team, and was awarded the holdings of the defunct Dallas Texans organization. The new team was named the Colts after the previous team that folded after the 1950 NFL season.

The 1953 Colts have the unusual distinction of having a losing record, despite having a league-leading 56 defensive takeaways.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 27, 1953 Chicago Bears W 13–9 1–0 Memorial Stadium
23,715
2 October 3, 1953 Detroit Lions L 17–27 1–1 Memorial Stadium
25,159
3 October 11, 1953 at Chicago Bears W 16–14 2–1 Wrigley Field
35,316
4 October 18, 1953 at Green Bay Packers L 14–37 2–2 City Stadium
18,713
5 October 25, 1953 Washington Redskins W 27–17 3–2 Memorial Stadium
34,031
6 October 31, 1953 Green Bay Packers L 24–35 3–3 Memorial Stadium
33,797
7 November 7, 1953 at Detroit Lions L 7–17 3–4 Tiger Stadium
46,508
8 November 15, 1953 at Philadelphia Eagles L 14–45 3–5 Shibe Park
27,813
9 November 22, 1953 Los Angeles Rams L 13–21 3–6 Memorial Stadium
27,268
10 November 29, 1953 San Francisco 49ers L 21–38 3–7 Memorial Stadium
26,005
11 December 5, 1953 at Los Angeles Rams L 2–45 3–8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
26,696
12 December 13, 1953 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–45 3–9 Kezar Stadium
23,432

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 10 2 0 .833 271 205 W-6
San Francisco 49ers 9 3 0 .750 372 237 W-4
Los Angeles Rams 8 3 1 .727 366 236 W-2
Chicago Bears 3 8 1 .273 218 262 L-2
Baltimore Colts 3 9 0 .250 182 350 L-7
Green Bay Packers 2 9 1 .182 200 338 L-5

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