1958 Baltimore Colts season

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1958 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Weeb Ewbank
Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 9–3
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship (Giants) 23–17

The 1958 Baltimore Colts season was the sixth season for the team in the National Football League. The Colts finished the 1958 season with a record of 9 wins and 3 losses to win their first Western Conference title. They won their first league title in the NFL championship game, which ended in overtime.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 28, 1958 Detroit Lions W 28–15 1–0 Memorial Stadium
48,377
2 October 4, 1958 Chicago Bears W 51–38 2–0 Memorial Stadium
52,622
3 October 12, 1958 at Green Bay Packers W 24–17 3–0 Milwaukee County Stadium
24,533
4 October 19, 1958 at Detroit Lions W 40–14 4–0 Briggs Stadium
55,190
5 October 26, 1958 Washington Redskins W 35–10 5–0 Memorial Stadium
54,403
6 November 2, 1958 Green Bay Packers W 56–0 6–0 Memorial Stadium
51,333
7 November 9, 1958 at New York Giants L 21–24 6–1 Yankee Stadium
71,164
8 November 16, 1958 at Chicago Bears W 17–0 7–1 Wrigley Field
48,664
9 November 23, 1958 Los Angeles Rams W 34–7 8–1 Memorial Stadium
57,557
10 November 30, 1958 San Francisco 49ers W 35–27 9–1 Memorial Stadium
57,557
11 December 6, 1958 at Los Angeles Rams L 28–30 9–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
100,202
12 December 14, 1958 at San Francisco 49ers L 12–21 9–3 Kezar Stadium
53,334
  • The Western Conference title was clinched on November 30.

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 9 6 0 15
• Colts 7 7 0 14 28

[1]


Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 7 21 7 38
• Colts 27 7 7 10 51

[2]


Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 7 10 24
Packers 14 3 0 0 17

[3]

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 8–2 381 203 L2
Los Angeles Rams 8 4 0 .667 7–3 334 278 W3
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 7–3 298 230 W2
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 0 .500 4–6 257 324 W2
Detroit Lions 4 7 1 .364 3–6–1 261 276 L2
Green Bay Packers 1 10 1 .091 0–9–1 193 382 L7

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Postseason[edit]

The 1958 NFL Championship Game was 26th annual NFL championship game, played on December 28 at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York City, New York. The Colts beat the Giants 23–17 in overtime, earning their first ever championship, and the game became known as The Greatest Game Ever Played.

Playoff Round Date Opponent Result Game Site Attendance
NFL Championship December 28, 1958 at New York Giants W 23–17 (OT) Yankee Stadium
64,185

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ [1]