1964 Baltimore Colts season

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1964 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Don Shula
Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 12–2
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship (Browns) 27–0
Timeline
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< 1963 1965 >

The 1964 Baltimore Colts season was the 12th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1964 season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses and finished first in the Western Conference.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 13, 1964 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–34 0–1 Metropolitan Stadium
35,563
2 September 20, 1964 at Green Bay Packers W 21–20 1–1 Lambeau Field
42,327
3 September 27, 1964 Chicago Bears W 52–0 2–1 Memorial Stadium
56,537
4 October 4, 1964 Los Angeles Rams W 35–20 3–1 Memorial Stadium
56,537
5 October 12, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals W 47–27 4–1 Memorial Stadium
60,213
6 October 18, 1964 Green Bay Packers W 24–21 5–1 Memorial Stadium
60,213
7 October 25, 1964 at Detroit Lions W 34–0 6–1 Tiger Stadium
57,814
8 November 1, 1964 San Francisco 49ers W 37–7 7–1 Memorial Stadium
60,213
9 November 8, 1964 at Chicago Bears W 40–24 8–1 Wrigley Field
47,891
10 November 15, 1964 Minnesota Vikings W 17–14 9–1 Memorial Stadium
60,213
11 November 22, 1964 at Los Angeles Rams W 24–7 10–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
72,137
12 November 29, 1964 at San Francisco 49ers W 14–3 11–1 Kezar Stadium
33,642
13 December 6, 1964 Detroit Lions L 14–31 11–2 Memorial Stadium
60,213
14 December 13, 1964 Washington Redskins W 45–17 12–2 Memorial Stadium
60,213

The game with the Cardinals was originally scheduled to be played at St. Louis, but the game was shifted to Baltimore when the baseball Cardinals reached the World Series, preempting football use of Busch Stadium during the Series.

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 12 2 0 .857 428 225 W-1
Green Bay Packers 8 5 1 .615 342 245 T-1
Minnesota Vikings 8 5 1 .615 355 296 W-3
Detroit Lions 7 5 2 .583 280 260 W-2
Los Angeles Rams 5 7 2 .417 283 339 T-1
Chicago Bears 5 9 0 .357 260 379 L-2
San Francisco 49ers 4 10 0 .286 236 330 L-1

Postseason[edit]

After the Colts' 12–2 season they traveled to Cleveland to take on the Browns. This was the third championship game appearance since joining the NFL in 1953. In an uneventful first half the teams were tied with 0 at halftime. The Browns would then score 27 second half points in their 27–0 rout of the Colts.

Playoff Round Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
NFL Championship December 27, 1964 at Cleveland Browns L 0–27 0–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
79,544

1964 NFL Championship Game: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

1964 NFL Championship Game: Cleveland Browns 27, Baltimore Colts 0
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 0 0 0
Browns 0 0 17 10 27

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Colts
Browns

Awards and honors[edit]

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