1969 Baltimore Colts season

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1969 Baltimore Colts season
OwnerCarroll Rosenbloom
Head coachDon Shula
Home fieldMemorial Stadium
Results
Record8–5–1
Division place2nd Coastal
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1969 Baltimore Colts season was the 17th season for the team in the National Football League. The Colts finished the National Football League's 1969 season with a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 1 tie. Led by seventh-year head coach Don Shula, Baltimore finished second in the Western Conference's Coastal division, well behind the Los Angeles Rams (11–3).

Many attributed the disappointing season to the hangover of losing to the heavy-underdog New York Jets in Super Bowl III in January 1969. It is one of the first instances of a Super Bowl hangover – in which the team that played in a Super Bowl the previous season, underperforms the next season.

Two months after the season, Shula departed in February 1970 for the Miami Dolphins,[1][2]

NFL/AFL Draft[edit]

= Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 25 Eddie Hinton Flanker Oklahoma
2 33 Ted Hendricks Linebacker Miami (FL)
3 77 Dennis Nelson Tackle Illinois Normal
4 9 Jacky Stewart Running back Texas Tech
5 25 King Dunlap Defensive tackle Tennessee State
6 24 Bill Fortier Tackle LSU
7 7 Gary Fleming Defensive end Samford (Ala)
7 25 Roland Moss Running back Toledo
8 25 Sam Havrilak Quarterback Bucknell
9 2 George Wright Defensive tackle Sam Houston State
9 24 Larry Good Quarterback Georgia Tech
10 25 Marion Griffin Tight end Purdue
11 25 Ken Delaney Tackle Akron
12 24 Butch Riley Linebacker Texas A&I
13 26 Carl Mauck Linebacker Southern Illinois
14 25 Dave Bartelt Linebacker Colorado
15 25 George Thompson Defensive back Marquette
16 25 James McMillan Running back The Citadel
17 25 Joe Cowan Wide receiver Johns Hopkins

Personnel[edit]

Staff/Coaches[edit]

1969 Baltimore Colts staff
Front Office

Coaching Staff

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Roster[edit]

1969 Baltimore Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Season summary[edit]

Week 1 vs Rams[edit]

Week One: Los Angeles Rams (0–0) at Baltimore Colts (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Rams 3 7 10727
Colts 0 10 7320

at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: September 21
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C)
  • Game attendance: 56,864
  • Box Score

Standings[edit]

NFL Coastal
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 11 3 0 .786 5–1 7–3 320 243 L3
Baltimore Colts 8 5 1 .615 3–3 5–4–1 279 268 W1
Atlanta Falcons 6 8 0 .429 2–4 4–6 276 268 W3
San Francisco 49ers 4 8 2 .333 2–4 3–7 277 319 W1

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shula replaces Miami's Wilson". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. February 19, 1970. p. 1, part 2.
  2. ^ "Dollar signs convince Shula to jump to Miami Dolphins". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. February 19, 1970. p. 4D.