1977 Baltimore Colts season
Baltimore Colts helmet
Team Owner: Robert Irsay
Head Coach: Ted Marchibroda
Home Field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Place T-1st AFC East
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Divisional (Raiders) 37–31 (2OT)
Uniform
Timeline
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1976 1978

The 1977 Baltimore Colts season was the 25th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1977 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, and finished tied for first in the AFC East division with the Miami Dolphins. However, the Colts finished ahead of Miami based on better conference record (9–3 to Dolphins' 8–4). This season would mark the final season in which the Colts would make the playoffs as a Baltimore-based franchise.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

The Colts fired general manager Joe Thomas before the 1977 season, due to a power struggle he was having with head coach Ted Marchibroda.

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 18 at Seattle Seahawks W 29–14 1–0 Kingdome
58,991
2 September 25 at New York Jets W 20–12 2–0 Shea Stadium
43,439
3 October 2 Buffalo Bills W 17–14 3–0 Memorial Stadium
49,247
4 October 9 Miami Dolphins W 45–28 4–0 Memorial Stadium
57,829
5 October 16 at Kansas City Chiefs W 17–6 5–0 Arrowhead Stadium
63,076
6 October 23 at New England Patriots L 3–17 5–1 Schaeffer Stadium
60,958
7 October 30 Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–21 6–1 Memorial Stadium
60,225
8 November 7 Washington Redskins W 10–3 7–1 Memorial Stadium
57,740
9 November 13 at Buffalo Bills W 31–13 8–1 Rich Stadium
39,444
10 November 20 New York Jets W 33–12 9–1 Memorial Stadium
50,957
11 November 27 at Denver Broncos L 13–27 9–2 Mile High Stadium
74,939
12 December 5 at Miami Dolphins L 6–17 9–3 Miami Orange Bowl
68,977
13 December 11 Detroit Lions L 10–13 9–4 Memorial Stadium
45,124
14 December 18 New England Patriots W 30–24 10–4 Memorial Stadium
42,250

This was the last NFL regular season with 14 games, the regular season was expanded to 16 games in 1978.

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 10 4 0 .714 295 221 W-1
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 313 197 W-1
New England Patriots 9 5 0 .643 278 217 L-1
Buffalo Bills 3 11 0 .214 160 313 L-1
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 191 300 L-2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The team made it to the playoffs as a No. 2 seed and played host to the Oakland Raiders in the divisional round. The Colts held a 31–28 lead with time running out, when the famous "Ghost to the Post" play to Casper advanced the Raiders to the Baltimore 14-yard line, where Errol Mann kicked the tying field goal to send the contest into overtime. After the first overtime went scoreless, Casper caught a 10-yard touchdown pass 43 seconds into the period to win the game for the Raiders.

Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Game Site Attendance
Divisional December 24 Oakland Raiders (4) L 31–37 (2 OT) Memorial Stadium
60,763

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff/Coaches[edit | edit source]

1977 Baltimore Colts staff
Front Office


Coachig Staff


Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches


Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – George Boutselis


Strength and Conditioning

Roster[edit | edit source]

1977 Baltimore Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve lists

  • None
  • Note: Rookies in italics

[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1977 Baltimore Colts starters and roster. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved on November 20, 2014.

External links[edit | edit source]

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