1982 Baltimore Colts season

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1982 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Frank Kush
General manager Ernie Accorsi
Owner Robert Irsay
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 0–8–1
Conference place 14th AFC
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1981 1983 >

The 1982 Baltimore Colts season was the 30th season for the team in the National Football League (NFL), and the Colts' penultimate season in Baltimore. The Colts finished the NFL's 1982 season with a record of 0 wins, 8 losses and 1 tie. They finished fifth in the AFC East division. It was the Colts' only winless season during the team's time in Baltimore. The '82 Colts were also the last winless club in the entire NFL until the 2008 Detroit Lions.

The NFL's 1982 season was disrupted by a strike by the league's players. In the Colts' first game after the end of the strike (on November 21, 1982), they were shut out by the New York Jets 37–0. The following week, they were shut out by the Buffalo Bills 20–0, in a game in which the Colts' offense never crossed the 50 yard line. But the week after that, they lost by only three points to the playoff-bound and defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1982 Baltimore Colts staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Bob Valesente


Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Original week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 1 September 12, 1982 New England Patriots L 13–24 0–1 Memorial Stadium
39,055
2 2 September 19, 1982 at Miami Dolphins L 20–24 0–2 Miami Orange Bowl
51,999
* 3 September 26, 1982 New York Jets Canceled Memorial Stadium
* 4 October 3, 1982 at Detroit Lions Canceled Pontiac Silverdome
* 5 October 10, 1982 Buffalo Bills Canceled Memorial Stadium
* 6 October 17, 1982 at Cleveland Browns Canceled Cleveland Stadium
* 7 October 24, 1982 Miami Dolphins Canceled (played Jan 2, 1983) Memorial Stadium
* 8 October 31, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Canceled Memorial Stadium
* 9 November 7, 1982 at New England Patriots Canceled Schaefer Stadium
* 10 November 14, 1982 Los Angeles Raiders Canceled Memorial Stadium
3 11 November 21, 1982 at New York Jets L 0–37 0–3 Shea Stadium
46,970
4 12 November 28, 1982 at Buffalo Bills L 0–20 0–4 Rich Stadium
33,985
5 13 December 5, 1982 Cincinnati Bengals L 17–20 0–5 Memorial Stadium
23,598
6 14 December 12, 1982 at Minnesota Vikings L 10–13 0–6 Metrodome
53,981
7 15 December 19, 1982 Green Bay Packers T 20–20 0–6–1 Memorial Stadium
25,920
8 16 December 26, 1982 at San Diego Chargers L 26–44 0–7–1 San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium
49,711
9 17 January 2, 1983 Miami Dolphins L 7–34 0–8–1 Memorial Stadium
19,073

A 57-day-long players' strike reduced the 1982 season from a 16-game schedule per team to 9. Because of the shortened season, the NFL adopted a special 16-team playoff tournament. Division standings were ignored. Eight teams from each conference were seeded 1–8 based on their regular season records.

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins(2) 7 2 0 .778 6–1 6–1 198 131 W3
New York Jets(6) 6 3 0 .667 2–2 2–3 245 166 L1
New England Patriots(7) 5 4 0 .556 3–1 5–3 143 157 W1
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 1–3 3–3 150 154 L3
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 0–5–0 0–7–0 113 236 L2
American Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 260 200 W5
Miami Dolphins(2) 7 2 0 .778 198 131 W3
Cincinnati Bengals(3) 7 2 0 .778 232 177 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers(4) 6 3 0 .667 204 146 W2
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 288 221 L1
New York Jets(6) 6 3 0 .667 245 166 L1
New England Patriots(7) 5 4 0 .556 143 157 W1
Cleveland Browns(8) 4 5 0 .444 140 182 L1
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154 L3
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226 L3
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245 L7
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236 L2

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