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1966 Baltimore Colts season

1966 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Don Shula
Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 9–5
Division place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish Won Playoff Bowl
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1965 1967 >

The 1966 Baltimore Colts season was the 14th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1966 season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses and finished second in the Western Conference.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 10, 1966 at Green Bay Packers L 3–24 0–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,650
2 September 18, 1966 at Minnesota Vikings W 38–23 1–1 Metropolitan Stadium
47,426
3 September 25, 1966 San Francisco 49ers W 36–14 2–1 Memorial Stadium
56,715
4 Bye
5 October 9, 1966 at Chicago Bears L 17–27 2–2 Wrigley Field
47,452
6 October 16, 1966 Detroit Lions W 45–14 3–2 Memorial Stadium
60,238
7 October 23, 1966 Minnesota Vikings W 20–17 4–2 Memorial Stadium
60,238
8 October 30, 1966 at Los Angeles Rams W 17–3 5–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
57,898
9 November 6, 1966 Washington Redskins W 37–10 6–2 Memorial Stadium
60,238
10 November 13, 1966 at Atlanta Falcons W 19–7 7–2 Atlanta Stadium
58,850
11 November 20, 1966 at Detroit Lions L 14–20 7–3 Tiger Stadium
52,383
12 November 27, 1966 Los Angeles Rams L 7–23 7–4 Memorial Stadium
60,238
13 December 4, 1966 Chicago Bears W 21–16 8–4 Memorial Stadium
60,238
14 December 10, 1966 Green Bay Packers L 10–14 8–5 Memorial Stadium
60,238
15 December 18, 1966 at San Francisco 49ers W 30–14 9–5 Kezar Stadium
40,005

Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 12 2 0 .857 10–2 335 163 W5
Baltimore Colts 9 5 0 .643 7–5 314 226 W1
Los Angeles Rams 8 6 0 .571 6–6 289 212 L1
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 2 .500 5–5–2 320 325 L1
Chicago Bears 5 7 2 .417 4–6–2 234 272 W1
Detroit Lions 4 9 1 .308 3–8–1 206 317 L3
Minnesota Vikings 4 9 1 .308 4–7–1 206 304 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Game summaries

Week 4: at Chicago Bears

1 2 34Total
Colts 0 3 7717
Bears 10 0 10727

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

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First Quarter
  • CHI – Roger LeClerc 42-yard field goal – Bears 3–0
  • CHI – Joe Fortunato 24-yard fumble return (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 10–0
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
  • CHI – Gale Sayers 30-yard run (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 17–3
  • CHI – Roger LeClerc 27-yard field goal – Bears 20–3
  • BAL – Bobby Boyd 37-yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick) – Bears 20–10
Fourth Quarter
  • CHI – Gale Sayers 7-yard run (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 27–10
  • BAL – John Mackey 79-yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick) – Bears 27–17
Colts
  • Johnny Unitas
    18/38, 274 Yds, TD, 2 INT
  • Tom Matte
    4 Rush, 57 Yds
  • John Mackey
    2 Rec, 89 Yds, TD
Bears

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Playoff Bowl

Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
January 8, 1967 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–14 Miami Orange Bowl
58,088
[1]

See also

References

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369