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1974 Baltimore Colts season
1957-1977 Indianapolis Colts rightface
Team Owner: Robert Irsay
Team President: Robert Irsay
Head Coach: Howard Schnellenberger (0-3)
Joe Thomas (2-9)
Home Field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 2–12
Place 5th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
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 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 0–30 0–1 Three Rivers Stadium
48,890
2 September 22 Green Bay Packers L 13–20 0–2 Memorial Stadium
41,252
3 September 29 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10–30 0–3 Veterans Stadium
64,205
4 October 6 at New England Patriots L 3–42 0–4 Schaeffer Stadium
59,502
5 October 13 Buffalo Bills L 14–27 0–5 Memorial Stadium
40,626
6 October 20 at New York Jets W 35–20 1–5 Shea Stadium
51,745
7 October 27 at Miami Dolphins L 7–17 1–6 Miami Orange Bowl
65,868
8 November 3 Cincinnati Bengals L 14–24 1–7 Memorial Stadium
36,110
9 November 10 Denver Broncos L 6–17 1–8 Memorial Stadium
33,244
10 November 17 at Atlanta Falcons W 17–7 2–8 Atlanta Stadium
41,278
11 November 24 New England Patriots L 17–27 2–9 Memorial Stadium
34,782
12 December 1 at Buffalo Bills L 0–6 2–10 Rich Stadium
75,325
13 December 8 Miami Dolphins L 16–17 2–11 Memorial Stadium
34,420
14 December 15 New York Jets L 38–45 2–12 Memorial Stadium
31,651

Standings Edit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Miami Dolphins 1130.786327216
Buffalo Bills 950.643264244
New England Patriots 770.500348289
New York Jets 770.500279300
Baltimore Colts 2120.143190329

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Staff/CoachesEdit

1974 Baltimore Colts staff
Front Office

Coaching Staff

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Final rosterEdit

RosterEdit

1974 Baltimore Colts staff
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

  • None - vacant


Practice Squad

  • None - vacant



  • Note: Rookies in italics

ReferencesEdit

  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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