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1972 Baltimore Clots vs New York Jets GOTW Week 2
Published: 2017/03/21
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1972 Baltimore Colts season Top  #5 Facts
1972 Baltimore Colts season Top #5 Facts
Published: 2016/01/30
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1972 Baltimore Colts season Top  #5 Facts
1972 Baltimore Colts season Top #5 Facts
Published: 2016/01/28
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1972 Colts vs Dolphins part 1 radio video merg
1972 Colts vs Dolphins part 1 radio video merg
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Newton Minnow
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America's Game 1970 Baltimore Colts
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Desmond Amy
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
1971 Colts at Browns Playoff Game
1971 Colts at Browns Playoff Game
Published: 2016/12/26
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1982 12 19 Green Bay Packers vs Baltimore Colts
1982 12 19 Green Bay Packers vs Baltimore Colts
Published: 2017/05/16
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1971 Week 6 MNF Baltimore Colts @ Minnesota Vikings
1971 Week 6 MNF Baltimore Colts @ Minnesota Vikings
Published: 2017/07/31
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1972 NFC/AFC Championship Game Broadcast Highlights
1972 NFC/AFC Championship Game Broadcast Highlights
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: Dave Volsky
1982 Wk 17 Miami Beats Baltimore 34-7; Highlights With Radio Call
1982 Wk 17 Miami Beats Baltimore 34-7; Highlights With Radio Call
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Woodstrock15
1975-77  Colts
1975-77 Colts
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: fromthefarside
1967 GOTW Packers vs Colts
1967 GOTW Packers vs Colts
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: Newton Minnow
KC vs Balt 1970. 2nd game of the season.
KC vs Balt 1970. 2nd game of the season.
Published: 2017/07/20
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1975 Browns at Colts Game 7
1975 Browns at Colts Game 7
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: Comrade Dobler
1971 L A  vs Baltimore part 1
1971 L A vs Baltimore part 1
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: Newton Minnow
America
America's Game 1972 Dolphins
Published: 2017/02/14
Channel: Desmond Amy
1968 Baltimore Colts All The Horses
1968 Baltimore Colts All The Horses
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: John Castro
1973 Colts at Browns Game 1
1973 Colts at Browns Game 1
Published: 2016/12/29
Channel: Comrade Dobler
Super Bowl III: Jets vs. Colts highlights
Super Bowl III: Jets vs. Colts highlights
Published: 2015/03/25
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1972 Colts vs Dolphins Radio video merg part 2
1972 Colts vs Dolphins Radio video merg part 2
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Newton Minnow
1978-11-08 Washington Redskins vs Baltimore Colts
1978-11-08 Washington Redskins vs Baltimore Colts
Published: 2017/03/27
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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
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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
1960 Colts vs. 49ers
1960 Colts vs. 49ers
Published: 2014/09/17
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GOTW 1972 Week 10 NYJ at Dolphins Low Sound
GOTW 1972 Week 10 NYJ at Dolphins Low Sound
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: Kevin Reidy
1972 Packers at Browns Game 1
1972 Packers at Browns Game 1
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: Comrade Dobler
1958 Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants
1958 Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants
Published: 2016/04/18
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1963 Oakland Raiders vs. 1968 Baltimore Colts
1963 Oakland Raiders vs. 1968 Baltimore Colts
Published: 2014/05/16
Channel: Chad Smith
History of the Baltimore Colts (1953-1983)
History of the Baltimore Colts (1953-1983)
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Sports Fanatics
MaddenNFL 07 Historic Teams Special 1973 Minnesota Vikings vs 1970 Baltimore Colts
MaddenNFL 07 Historic Teams Special 1973 Minnesota Vikings vs 1970 Baltimore Colts
Published: 2014/09/01
Channel: PS2SPORTSINFOSTATION
America
America's Game 1970 Baltimore Colts
Published: 2017/10/01
Channel: Kristina Taylor
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
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1970  KANSAS CITY VS BALTIMORE  PART 1
1970 KANSAS CITY VS BALTIMORE PART 1
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: Newton Minnow
1978 Houston Oilers vs. 1971 Baltimore Colts
1978 Houston Oilers vs. 1971 Baltimore Colts
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Chad Smith
America
America's Game 2006 Indianapolis Colts
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: Desmond Amy
NFL - Special - Super Bowls Super Memories - Baltimore Colts VS Dallas Cowboys imasportsphile.com
NFL - Special - Super Bowls Super Memories - Baltimore Colts VS Dallas Cowboys imasportsphile.com
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: rocio Suastegui
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
1972 Colts vs Dolphins Radio video merg part 2
1972 Colts vs Dolphins Radio video merg part 2
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: John Castro
1969 NFL DETROIT LIONS vs ST  LOUIS CARDINALS  Part game
1969 NFL DETROIT LIONS vs ST LOUIS CARDINALS Part game
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Newton Minnow
1983 Wk 08 Dolphins Swamp Colts 21-7 in Mud Bowl; Highlights With Radio Call
1983 Wk 08 Dolphins Swamp Colts 21-7 in Mud Bowl; Highlights With Radio Call
Published: 2017/05/09
Channel: Woodstrock15
NFL 1972 PO DIV OAK at PIT RADIO BROADCAST
NFL 1972 PO DIV OAK at PIT RADIO BROADCAST
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: Kevin Reidy
1981 Colts at Browns Game 8
1981 Colts at Browns Game 8
Published: 2017/01/02
Channel: Comrade Dobler
1979 New England Patriots vs  Green Bay Packers
1979 New England Patriots vs Green Bay Packers
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Newton Minnow
Steelers vs Colts 1975, playoffs highlights
Steelers vs Colts 1975, playoffs highlights
Published: 2015/08/19
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1973 Steelers vs Dolphins part 1
1973 Steelers vs Dolphins part 1
Published: 2016/12/02
Channel: Newton Minnow
Don Shula Prelude to
Don Shula Prelude to '64 Championship
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Woodstrock15
69 REDSKINS vs LIONS  pre season part 1 of 2
69 REDSKINS vs LIONS pre season part 1 of 2
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Newton Minnow
Jets at Raiders 1972
Jets at Raiders 1972
Published: 2014/09/01
Channel: John Mongani
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1972 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Don McCafferty
John Sandusky
Owner Robert Irsay
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1972 Baltimore Colts season was the 20th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1972 season with a record of 5 wins and 9 losses, and finished third in the AFC East. Carroll Rosenbloom and Robert Irsay, who had recently taken over the Los Angeles Rams, traded ownership of the two franchises, with players and coaching staffs remaining intact. However, the Colts were getting older and started 1-4 before Coach Don McCafferty was fired. The Colts would go 4-5 in their final nine games under John Sandusky to finish with a 5-9 record, their first losing mark in 16 years.

Offseason[edit]

On July 13, 1972, Robert Irsay bought the Los Angeles Rams and transferred ownership to Carroll Rosenbloom, in exchange for ownership of the Baltimore Colts.[1]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster[edit]

1972 Baltimore Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

The season began ominously for the Colts when they were defeated at home on opening day by the St. Louis Cardinals and their journeyman quarterback, Tim Van Galder. In week two, Johnny Unitas threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns, but it was far from enough as Joe Namath threw for 496 yards and six touchdowns to power the New York Jets to a 44–34 victory at Memorial Stadium, the Jets' first victory over the Colts since Super Bowl III.

In October, the Colts' season reached its nadir when it was shut out twice at home in a three-week stretch by the Dallas Cowboys, who undoubtedly wanted revenge for their loss to Baltimore in Super Bowl V, and the Miami Dolphins, who were on their way to a 17–0 season and their first Super Bowl championship under former Colts coach Don Shula.

Unitas made his final start in a Colts uniform in a week 12 victory over Buffalo.

For the third consecutive campaign, the Colts played their season finale in Miami's Orange Bowl. Only this time, it was a humbling 16-0 shutout to the Dolphins in Week 14 in a game which was nowhere near as close as the final score. Baltimore ended its 1970 season by defeating the Cowboys in Super Bowl V, and its 1971 season by losing to the Dolphins for the AFC Championship.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals L 3–10 0–1 Memorial Stadium
53,562
2 September 24, 1972 New York Jets L 34–44 0–2 Memorial Stadium
56,626
3 October 1, 1972 at Buffalo Bills W 17–0 1–2 War Memorial Stadium
46,206
4 October 8, 1972 San Diego Chargers L 20–23 1–3 Memorial Stadium
55,459
5 October 15, 1972 Dallas Cowboys L 0–21 1–4 Memorial Stadium
58,992
6 October 22, 1972 at New York Jets L 20–24 1–5 Shea Stadium
62,948
7 October 29, 1972 Miami Dolphins L 0–23 1–6 Memorial Stadium
60,000
8 November 6, 1972 at New England Patriots W 24–17 2–6 Schaefer Stadium
60,999
9 November 12, 1972 at San Francisco 49ers L 21–24 2–7 Candlestick Park
61,214
10 November 19, 1972 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–19 3–7 Riverfront Stadium
49,512
11 November 26, 1972 New England Patriots W 31–0 4–7 Memorial Stadium
54,907
12 December 3, 1972 Buffalo Bills W 35–7 5–7 Memorial Stadium
55,390
13 December 10, 1972 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–24 5–8 Arrowhead Stadium
44,175
14 December 16, 1972 at Miami Dolphins L 0–16 5–9 Miami Orange Bowl
80,010

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins 14 0 0 1.000 8–0 11–0 385 171 W14
New York Jets 7 7 0 .500 6–2 6–5 367 324 L2
Baltimore Colts 5 9 0 .357 4–4 5–6 235 252 L2
Buffalo Bills 4 9 1 .321 2–6 2–9 257 377 W1
New England Patriots 3 11 0 .214 0–8 0–11 192 446 L1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.283

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