1969 Baltimore Colts season

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1969 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Don Shula
Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 8–5–1
Division place 2nd Coastal
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1968 1970 >

The 1969 Baltimore Colts season was the 17th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1969 season with a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 1 tie. They finished second in the Western Conference's Coastal division.

Coach Don Shula was let go after the season, a disappointing one many attributed to the hangover of losing to the heavy-underdog Jets in the Super Bowl the year before. It is one of the first instances of a Super Bowl hangover – in which the team that lost a Super Bowl underperforms a year later.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 Los Angeles Rams L 20–27 0–1 Memorial Stadium
56,864
2 September 28, 1969 at Minnesota Vikings L 14–52 0–2 Metropolitan Stadium
47,644
3 October 5, 1969 at Atlanta Falcons W 21–14 1–2 Grant Field
57,806
4 October 13, 1969 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–20 2–2 Memorial Stadium
56,864
5 October 19, 1969 at New Orleans Saints W 30–10 3–2 Tulane Stadium
80,636
6 October 26, 1969 San Francisco 49ers L 21–24 3–3 Memorial Stadium
60,238
7 November 2, 1969 Washington Redskins W 41–17 4–3 Memorial Stadium
60,238
8 November 9, 1969 Green Bay Packers W 14–6 5–3 Memorial Stadium
60,238
9 November 16, 1969 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–20 5–4 Kezar Stadium
38,472
10 November 23, 1969 at Chicago Bears W 24–21 6–4 Wrigley Field
45,455
11 November 30, 1969 Atlanta Falcons W 13–6 7–4 Memorial Stadium
60,238
12 December 7, 1969 Detroit Lions T 17–17 7–4–1 Memorial Stadium
60,238
13 December 13, 1969 at Dallas Cowboys L 10–27 7–5–1 Cotton Bowl
63,191
14 December 21, 1969 at Los Angeles Rams W 13–7 8–5–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
73,326

Standings[edit]

NFL Coastal
Team W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 11 3 0 .786 320 243 L-3
Baltimore Colts 8 5 1 .615 279 268 W-1
Atlanta Falcons 6 8 0 .429 276 268 W-3
San Francisco 49ers 4 8 2 .333 277 319 W-1

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