1973 Baltimore Colts season
Baltimore Colts helmet
Head Coach: Howard Schnellenberger
Home Field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 4–10
Place T-4th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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The 1973 Baltimore Colts season was the 21st season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1973 season with a record of 4 wins and 10 losses, and finished tied for fourth in the AFC East with the New York Jets. The Colts lost the tiebreaker to the New York based on head-to-head series (0–2).

The 1973 season was the first year since 1955 in which long-time quarterback Johnny Unitas was not on the roster.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Before the 1973 season, the Colts traded their long-time quarterback, Johnny Unitas, to the San Diego Chargers. Unitas had been splitting quarterback duties with Earl Morrall and Marty Domres over the past few seasons. Unitas played one season for San Diego before retiring.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 16 at Cleveland Browns L 14–24 0–1 Cleveland Stadium
74,303
2 September 23 New York Jets L 10–34 0–2 Memorial Stadium
55,942
3 September 30 New Orleans Saints W 14–10 1–2 Memorial Stadium
52,293
4 October 7 at New England Patriots L 16–24 1–3 Schaeffer Stadium
57,044
5 October 14 at Buffalo Bills L 13–31 1–4 Rich Stadium
78,875
6 October 21 at Detroit Lions W 29–27 2–4 Tiger Stadium
48,058
7 October 28 Oakland Raiders L 21–34 2–5 Memorial Stadium
59,008
8 November 4 Houston Oilers L 27–31 2–6 Memorial Stadium
52,707
9 November 11 at Miami Dolphins L 0–44 2–7 Miami Orange Bowl
60,332
10 November 18 at Washington Redskins L 14–22 2–8 RFK Stadium
52,675
11 November 25 Buffalo Bills L 17–24 2–9 Memorial Stadium
52,250
12 December 2 at New York Jets L 17–20 2–10 Shea Stadium
51,167
13 December 9 Miami Dolphins W 16–3 3–10 Memorial Stadium
58,446
14 December 16 New England Patriots W 18–13 4–10 Memorial Stadium
52,065

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 12 2 0 .857 343 150
Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 .643 259 230
New England Patriots 5 9 0 .357 258 300
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 240 306
Baltimore Colts 4 10 0 .286 226 341

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Staff/Coaches[edit | edit source]

1973 Baltimore Colts staff
Front Office


Coaching Staff


Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches


Final roster[edit | edit source]

1973 Baltimore Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve lists

  • none - vacant


Taxi/Practice Squad

  • none - vacant
  • Note: - Rookies in italics

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296

external links[edit | edit source]

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