1990 Indianapolis Colts season

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1990 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coach Ron Meyer
Home field Hoosier Dome
Results
Record 7-9
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1990 Indianapolis Colts season was the 38th season for the team in the National Football League and seventh in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 1990 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, and finished third in the AFC East division. Running back Eric Dickerson held out of training camp, during a contract dispute. The Colts would end up suspending Dickerson four games for conduct detrimental to the team. He would return late in the season and rush for 677 yards.

The Colts were embarrassed at home in week two by the putrid Patriots, losing 16–14 for New England's lone win of 1990.

On December 22, 1990, Monday Night Football was played 2 days early on Saturday Night. The 6-8 Colts played at home as underdogs against the Washington Redskins. Trailing 14-25 in the 4th quarter, Jeff George would lead an improbable and spectacular comeback which included 2 4th quarter touchdowns to tie the game with little time left. The Colts intercepted Mark Rypien and it was returned for the go ahead touchdownwn. The Colts pulled off the upset in dramatic fashion. This was one of Jeff George's most memorable games of his career as it was a thriller. He threw 3 touchdowns and did not throw any interceptions.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 1 Jeff George Quarterback Illinois
2 36 Anthony Johnson Running Back Notre Dame
4 83 Stacey Simmons Wide Receiver Florida
4 94 William Schultz Guard USC
4 103 Alan Grant Defensive Back Stanford
4 106 Rick Cunningham Offensive Tackle Texas A&M
6 148 Tony Walker Linebacker SE Missouri State
7 179 James Singletary Linebacker East Carolina
8 206 Ken Clark Tight End Nebraska
8 213 Harvey Wilson Defensive Back Southern
9 232 Darvell Huffman Wide Receiver Boston University
11 290 Carnel Smith Defensive End Pittsburgh
12 311 Gene Benhart Quarterback Western Illinois
12 316 Dean Brown Guard Notre Dame

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1990 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office
  • President/Treasurer – Robert Irsay
  • Vice President/General Manager – Jim Irsay
  • Assistant General Manager – Bob Terpening
  • Director of Player Personnel – Jack Bushofsky

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Brad Seely

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tom Zupancic

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 9, 1990 at Buffalo Bills L 10–26 0–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium
78,899
2 September 16, 1990 New England Patriots L 14-16 0–2 Hoosier Dome
49,256
3 September 23, 1990 at Houston Oilers L 10–13 0–3 Astrodome
50,093
4 September 30, 1990 at Philadelphia Eagles W 24–7 1–3 Veterans Stadium
62,067
5 October 7, 1990 Kansas City Chiefs W 23–7 2–3 Hoosier Dome
54,950
6 Bye
7 October 21, 1990 Denver Broncos L 17–24 2–4 Hoosier Dome
59,850
8 October 28, 1990 Miami Dolphins L 7–21 2–5 Hoosier Dome
59,213
9 November 5, 1990 New York Giants L 7–24 2–6 Hoosier Dome
58,688
10 November 11, 1990 at New England Patriots W 13–10 3–6 Foxboro Stadium
28,924
11 November 18, 1990 New York Jets W 37–0 4–6 Hoosier Dome
47,283
12 November 25, 1990 at Cincinnati Bengals W 34–3 5–6 Riverfront Stadium
60,051
13 December 2, 1990 at Phoenix Cardinals L 17–31 5–7 Sun Devil Stadium
38,043
14 December 9, 1990 Buffalo Bills L 7–31 5–8 Hoosier Dome
53,268
15 December 16, 1990 at New York Jets W 29–6 6–8 Giants Stadium
41,423
16 December 22, 1990 Washington Redskins W 35-28 7-8 Hoosier Dome
58,173
17 December 30, 1990 at Miami Dolphins L 27-0 7-9 Joe Robbie Stadium
59,547

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Buffalo Bills 13 3 0 .813 7–1 10–2 428 263 L1
(4) Miami Dolphins 12 4 0 .750 7–1 10–2 336 242 W1
Indianapolis Colts 7 9 0 .438 3–5 5–7 281 353 L1
New York Jets 6 10 0 .375 2–6 4–10 295 345 W2
New England Patriots 1 15 0 .063 1–7 1–11 181 446 L14

See also[edit]