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1977 Baltimore Colts season
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)
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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.

Regular season Edit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 at Seattle Seahawks W 29–14 1–0 Kingdome
58,991
2 September 25, 1977 at New York Jets W 20–12 2–0 Shea Stadium
43,439
3 October 2, 1977 Buffalo Bills W 17–14 3–0 Memorial Stadium
49,247
4 October 9, 1977 Miami Dolphins W 45–28 4–0 Memorial Stadium
57,829
5 October 16, 1977 at Kansas City Chiefs W 17–6 5–0 Arrowhead Stadium
63,076
6 October 23, 1977 at New England Patriots L 3–17 5–1 Schaeffer Stadium
60,958
7 October 30, 1977 Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–21 6–1 Memorial Stadium
60,225
8 November 7, 1977 Washington Redskins W 10–3 7–1 Memorial Stadium
57,740
9 November 13, 1977 at Buffalo Bills W 31–13 8–1 Rich Stadium
39,444
10 November 20, 1977 New York Jets W 33–12 9–1 Memorial Stadium
50,957
11 November 27, 1977 at Denver Broncos L 13–27 9–2 Mile High Stadium
74,939
12 December 5, 1977 at Miami Dolphins L 6–17 9–3 Miami Orange Bowl
68,977
13 December 11, 1977 Detroit Lions L 10–13 9–4 Memorial Stadium
45,124
14 December 18, 1977 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.

StandingsEdit

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

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 Record Game Site Attendance
Divisional December 24, 1977 Oakland Raiders (4) L 31–37 0–1 Memorial Stadium
60,763

See also Edit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1977 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XII

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