1974 Baltimore Colts season

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1974 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger/Joe Thomas
Owner Robert Irsay
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 2–12
Division place 5th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1973 1975 >

The 1974 Baltimore Colts season was the 22nd season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1974 season with a record of 2 wins and 12 losses, and finished fifth in the AFC East.

Head coach Howard Schnellenberger was fired after three games, after an argument with owner Robert Irsay over whether Marty Domres or Bert Jones should start at quarterback for the Colts.[1] General manager Joe Thomas took over the head coaching duties for the remainders of the season, but could direct the team to only two wins.

Regular season[edit]

All-Pro linebacker Ted Hendricks signed a future contract with the World Football League, and was then traded by the Colts to the Green Bay Packers by general manager Joe Thomas. (Hendricks never ended up playing for the bankrupt WFL, and made four more Pro Bowls in his career.)

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 15, 1974 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 0–30 0–1 Three Rivers Stadium
48,890
2 September 22, 1974 Green Bay Packers L 13–20 0–2 Memorial Stadium
41,252
3 September 29, 1974 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10–30 0–3 Veterans Stadium
64,205
4 October 6, 1974 at New England Patriots L 3–42 0–4 Schaeffer Stadium
59,502
5 October 13, 1974 Buffalo Bills L 14–27 0–5 Memorial Stadium
40,626
6 October 20, 1974 at New York Jets W 35–20 1–5 Shea Stadium
51,745
7 October 27, 1974 at Miami Dolphins L 7–17 1–6 Miami Orange Bowl
65,868
8 November 3, 1974 Cincinnati Bengals L 14–24 1–7 Memorial Stadium
36,110
9 November 10, 1974 Denver Broncos L 6–17 1–8 Memorial Stadium
33,244
10 November 17, 1974 at Atlanta Falcons W 17–7 2–8 Atlanta Stadium
41,278
11 November 24, 1974 New England Patriots L 17–27 2–9 Memorial Stadium
34,782
12 December 1, 1974 at Buffalo Bills L 0–6 2–10 Rich Stadium
75,325
13 December 8, 1974 Miami Dolphins L 16–17 2–11 Memorial Stadium
34,420
14 December 15, 1974 New York Jets L 38–45 2–12 Memorial Stadium
31,651

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins 11 3 0 .786 6–2 9–2 327 216 W3
Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 .643 5–3 7–4 264 244 L2
New England Patriots 7 7 0 .500 4–4 4–7 348 289 L3
New York Jets 7 7 0 .500 4–4 5–6 279 300 W6
Baltimore Colts 2 12 0 .143 1–7 1–10 190 329 L4

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neft, David S.; Cohen, Richard M.; and Korch, Rich The Sports Encyclopedia: Pro Football, 12th Edition, p. 270, Martin's Press, August 1994, ISBN 0-312-11073-1
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296

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