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1959 NFL Championship
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08/17/59 Colts defeat college all-stars, 29-0
Published: 2016/11/01
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Clips from 45 minute 1959 16mm Baltimore Colts Champion Season
Clips from 45 minute 1959 16mm Baltimore Colts Champion Season
Published: 2013/03/05
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1959 Baltimore Colts season Top  #5 Facts
1959 Baltimore Colts season Top #5 Facts
Published: 2016/01/31
Channel: Trisha Jignesh
1959 Baltimore Colts season Top  #5 Facts
1959 Baltimore Colts season Top #5 Facts
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Trisha Jignesh
1959 nfl championship 1st half
1959 nfl championship 1st half
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
1959 Baltimore Colts season Top  #5 Facts
1959 Baltimore Colts season Top #5 Facts
Published: 2016/01/30
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Tecmo Bowl 1959: Chicago Bears Season Divisional Round 1 vs Baltimore Colts
Tecmo Bowl 1959: Chicago Bears Season Divisional Round 1 vs Baltimore Colts
Published: 2017/10/03
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History of the Baltimore Colts (1953-1983)
History of the Baltimore Colts (1953-1983)
Published: 2017/07/03
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1975-77  Colts
1975-77 Colts
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: fromthefarside
Baltimore Colts Training Camp 1960s
Baltimore Colts Training Camp 1960s
Published: 2010/11/27
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1968 Championship Game
1968 Championship Game
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Newton Minnow
1965 Baltimore Colts vs Green Bay Packers played to NFL music 30 min
1965 Baltimore Colts vs Green Bay Packers played to NFL music 30 min
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: Newton Minnow
1958 NFL Championship Game Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants @ Yankee Stadium (December 28, 1958)
1958 NFL Championship Game Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants @ Yankee Stadium (December 28, 1958)
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: Solrac Ollitsac
1968 Baltimore Colts All The Horses
1968 Baltimore Colts All The Horses
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: John Castro
'The Greatest Game Ever Played' 1958 NFL Championship: Colts vs. Giants
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: NFL
1959 The Baltimore Colts beat the San Francisco 49ers 34 to 14
1959 The Baltimore Colts beat the San Francisco 49ers 34 to 14
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: nutty.archives
1963 Colts vs Giants Tom Brookshire narrates
1963 Colts vs Giants Tom Brookshire narrates
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Newton Minnow
1960 Colts vs. 49ers
1960 Colts vs. 49ers
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: PigskinAcademy
1968 Baltimore Colts All The Horses
1968 Baltimore Colts All The Horses
Published: 2016/03/13
Channel: erbigfan2003
Colts Stampede LP - The Baltimore Colts Rush to the 1968 Championship (1 of 4)
Colts Stampede LP - The Baltimore Colts Rush to the 1968 Championship (1 of 4)
Published: 2013/06/22
Channel: Rusty Brewer
Madden NFL 07 Historic Teams Special 1958 Baltimore Colts vs 1958 New York Giants
Madden NFL 07 Historic Teams Special 1958 Baltimore Colts vs 1958 New York Giants
Published: 2014/08/08
Channel: PS2SPORTSINFOSTATION
Roger Carr Baltimore Colts # 81
Roger Carr Baltimore Colts # 81
Published: 2011/09/05
Channel: bethstillsings
1961 NFL PT2
1961 NFL PT2
Published: 2016/09/03
Channel: Newton Minnow
1958 Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants
1958 Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: ncaa sportsvids
The Baltimore Colts Where Does The Memory Begin
The Baltimore Colts Where Does The Memory Begin
Published: 2009/05/01
Channel: BmoreRavensOnline
The Detroit Lions wins a football match with a score of 20-15 against the Baltimo...HD Stock Footage
The Detroit Lions wins a football match with a score of 20-15 against the Baltimo...HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: CriticalPast
Baltimore Colts Fight Song
Baltimore Colts Fight Song
Published: 2014/10/13
Channel: zz bottom
1959 NFL Championship New York Giants at Baltimore Colts Radio Broadcast
1959 NFL Championship New York Giants at Baltimore Colts Radio Broadcast
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: stpaulimdog
Johnny Unitas (on Baltimore Colts fans)
Johnny Unitas (on Baltimore Colts fans)
Published: 2009/08/23
Channel: 55hibbert
Sports Legends Museum celebrates history of Baltimore Colts
Sports Legends Museum celebrates history of Baltimore Colts
Published: 2013/01/03
Channel: RTV6 The Indy Channel
Baltimore Colts 1981 Dredging For Gold
Baltimore Colts 1981 Dredging For Gold
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: Left Wing Fascists Moaning Lisas
1963 NFL Season review
1963 NFL Season review
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Wade Randy
American Football League, Baltimore V. New York (1959)
American Football League, Baltimore V. New York (1959)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Colts Top Giants for NFL Title (1959)
Colts Top Giants for NFL Title (1959)
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: historycomestolife
1970 Baltimore Colts - Colts Crusade LP (3 of 4)
1970 Baltimore Colts - Colts Crusade LP (3 of 4)
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: Rusty Brewer
Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams play a game of football at Baltimore Memoria...HD Stock Footage
Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams play a game of football at Baltimore Memoria...HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/05/31
Channel: CriticalPast
1970 Baltimore Colts - Colts Crusade LP (4 of 4)
1970 Baltimore Colts - Colts Crusade LP (4 of 4)
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: Rusty Brewer
1970 Baltimore Colts - Colts Crusade LP (1 of 4)
1970 Baltimore Colts - Colts Crusade LP (1 of 4)
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: Rusty Brewer
1963 Oakland Raiders vs. 1968 Baltimore Colts
1963 Oakland Raiders vs. 1968 Baltimore Colts
Published: 2014/05/16
Channel: Chad Smith
1969 Baltimore Colts punter David Lee talks about the differences in this years team than last
1969 Baltimore Colts punter David Lee talks about the differences in this years team than last
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: nutty.archives
1970 BALTIMORE COLTS SUPER BOWL V CHAMPIONSHIP RING FOR SALE
1970 BALTIMORE COLTS SUPER BOWL V CHAMPIONSHIP RING FOR SALE
Published: 2014/11/12
Channel: tjsorama
1957 Baltimore Colts lose to Los Angeles Rams Newsreel PublicDomainFootage.com
1957 Baltimore Colts lose to Los Angeles Rams Newsreel PublicDomainFootage.com
Published: 2012/01/23
Channel: PublicDomainFootage
1970 AFC Championship Broadcast Highlights - Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Colts
1970 AFC Championship Broadcast Highlights - Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Colts
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: Dave Volsky
#1: 1958 NFL Championship Colts vs. Giants | Top 10 Overtime Finishes of All Time | NFL
#1: 1958 NFL Championship Colts vs. Giants | Top 10 Overtime Finishes of All Time | NFL
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: NFL Films
1959 Colts Vs Giants 221625-19 | Footage Farm
1959 Colts Vs Giants 221625-19 | Footage Farm
Published: 2013/03/20
Channel: footagefarm
Baltimore Colts 1960 Colts Ram program from Baltimore Memorial stadium.
Baltimore Colts 1960 Colts Ram program from Baltimore Memorial stadium.
Published: 2012/10/20
Channel: Hircine
2014 Johnny Unitas Mcfarlane NFL Baltimore Colts
2014 Johnny Unitas Mcfarlane NFL Baltimore Colts
Published: 2014/02/17
Channel: Cec Williams
Baltimore Colts vs NY Giants - The Greatest Game Ever Played slideshow - 1958 NFL Championship
Baltimore Colts vs NY Giants - The Greatest Game Ever Played slideshow - 1958 NFL Championship
Published: 2012/11/20
Channel: Rusty Brewer
Los Angeles Rams vs Baltimore Colts 1955
Los Angeles Rams vs Baltimore Colts 1955
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: BringBackTheLARams
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1959 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Weeb Ewbank
Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 9–3
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship (Giants, 31–16)

The 1959 Baltimore Colts season was the seventh season for the team in the National Football League. The defending champion Baltimore Colts finished the NFL's 40th season with a record of 9 wins and 3 losses and finished first in the Western Conference, and defeated the New York Giants, 31–16 in the NFL championship game, which was the rematch of the previous season's classic title game, for their second consecutive NFL title.

Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas had one of the great seasons by a passer in NFL history. Says Cold Hard Football Facts, "[Unitas's] 32 scoring strikes was an NFL record –- he was the first and only to top 30 [touchdowns] in the NFL's first 40 years –- and remains the standard for a 12-game season. He was in the midst of his record 47-game streak with a touchdown pass, and connected on at least one in every game of 1959."[1]

Cold Hard Football Facts also notes that the 1959 Colts were the only team in NFL history to lead the league in both offensive and defensive (i.e. opponents') passer rating for two consecutive seasons (1958–1959).[2] Every other team to had ever led the league in both has won an NFL championship.

The Colts defeated the Green Bay Packers twice this season in Vince Lombardi's first year as head coach. Baltimore did not win the Western title again until 1964 and their next NFL title came in 1968.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 27 Detroit Lions W 21–9 1–0 Memorial Stadium
55,588
2 October 3 Chicago Bears L 21–26 1–1 Memorial Stadium
57,557
3 October 11 at Detroit Lions W 31–24 2–1 Tiger Stadium
54,197
4 October 18 at Chicago Bears W 21–7 3–1 Wrigley Field
48,430
5 October 25 Green Bay Packers W 38–21 4–1 Memorial Stadium
57,557
6 November 1 Cleveland Browns L 31–38 4–2 Memorial Stadium
57,557
7 November 8 at Washington Redskins L 24–27 4–3 Griffith Stadium
32,773
8 November 15 at Green Bay Packers W 28–24 5–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
25,521
9 November 22 San Francisco 49ers W 45–14 6–3 Memorial Stadium
57,557
10 November 29 Los Angeles Rams W 35–21 7–3 Memorial Stadium
57,557
11 December 5 at San Francisco 49ers W 34–14 8–3 Kezar Stadium
59,075
12 December 12 at Los Angeles Rams W 45–26 9–3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
65,528

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 9–1 374 251 W5
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 6–4 252 196 W7
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 5–5 255 237 L2
Green Bay Packers 7 5 0 .583 6–4 248 246 W4
Detroit Lions 3 8 1 .273 2–8 203 275 L1
Los Angeles Rams 2 10 0 .167 2–8 242 315 L8

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

Postseason[edit]

The 1959 NFL championship game was played on December 27 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The game was a rematch of the previous year's title game that went into overtime. The 1959 game was the 27th annual NFL championship game. The Colts beat the Giants 31–16, earning their second consecutive NFL championship over the Giants.

Playoff Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Championship December 27, 1959 New York Giants W 31–16 Memorial Stadium
57,545

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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