1975 Baltimore Colts season

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1975 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Ted Marchibroda
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Division place T-1st AFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 28–10
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< 1974 1976 >

The 1975 Baltimore Colts season was the 23rd season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1975 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, and finished tied for first in the AFC East division with the Miami Dolphins. However, the Colts won the division tiebreaker with Miami based on a head-to-head sweep (2–0). The Colts started the season losing four of their first five games, before sweeping their final nine games and narrowly beating out Miami for the division title.

The 1975 Colts coaching staff included 23-year-old assistant Bill Belichick, his first association with an NFL team and first coaching position. Belichick would go on to win two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator with the New York Giants in 1986 and 1990, and four more as head coach of the New England Patriots in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2014.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 at Chicago Bears W 35–7 1–0 Soldier Field
54,152
2 September 28, 1975 Oakland Raiders L 20–31 1–1 Memorial Stadium
40,657
3 October 5, 1975 at Los Angeles Rams L 13–24 1–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
62,491
4 October 12, 1975 Buffalo Bills L 31–38 1–3 Memorial Stadium
43,907
5 October 19, 1975 at New England Patriots L 10–21 1–4 Schaeffer Stadium
51,417
6 October 26, 1975 at New York Jets W 45–28 2–4 Shea Stadium
55,137
7 November 2, 1975 Cleveland Browns W 21–7 3–4 Memorial Stadium
35,235
8 November 9, 1975 at Buffalo Bills W 42–35 4–4 Rich Stadium
77,320
9 November 16, 1975 New York Jets W 52–19 5–4 Memorial Stadium
52,097
10 November 23, 1975 at Miami Dolphins W 33–17 6–4 Miami Orange Bowl
61,986
11 November 30, 1975 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–14 7–4 Memorial Stadium
42,122
12 December 7, 1975 at New York Giants W 21–0 8–4 Shea Stadium
49,863
13 December 14, 1975 Miami Dolphins W 10–7 9–4 Memorial Stadium
59,398
14 December 21, 1975 New England Patriots W 34–21 10–4 Memorial Stadium
48,678

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts(3) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 395 269 W9
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 7–4 357 222 W1
Buffalo Bills 8 6 0 .571 5–3 7–4 420 355 L1
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 2–6 3–8 258 433 L2
New England Patriots 3 11 0 .214 1–7 2–9 258 358 L6

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Playoffs[edit]

The team made it to the playoffs as a No. 3 seed and traveled to Pittsburgh to play Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round. After being tied at 7 at the half the Steelers outscored the Colts 21–3 in the second half. The Steelers defense forced 4 turnovers and held the Colts to 154 total yards of offense in their 28–10 win.

Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game Site Attendance
Divisional December 27, 1975 at Pittsburgh Steelers (1) L 10–28 0–1 Three Rivers Stadium
49,053

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296