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1986 Indianapolis Colts season
Head Coach Rod Dowhower
Ron Meyer
Home Field Hoosier Dome
Results
Record 3–13
Place 5th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1986 Indianapolis Colts season was the 34th season for the team in the National Football League and 3rd in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 1986 season with a record of 3 wins and 13 losses, and finished fifth in the AFC East division.

The 1986 Colts were the last team until the 2007 Miami Dolphins to lose their first thirteen games in a season. Fear of an anti-perfect season for the first time since the 1976 Buccaneers was dissipated when the Atlanta Falcons were defeated 28 to 13, and the Colts won their last two games to finish with three wins.

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 7, 1986 at New England Patriots L 3–33 0–1 Sullivan Stadium
55,208
2 September 14, 1986 at Miami Dolphins L 10–30 0–2 Miami Orange Bowl
51,848
3 September 21, 1986 Los Angeles Rams L 7–24 0–3 Hoosier Dome
59,012
4 September 28, 1986 New York Jets L 7–26 0–4 Hoosier Dome
56,075
5 October 5, 1986 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–35 0–5 Candlestick Park
57,252
6 October 12, 1986 New Orleans Saints L 14–17 0–6 Hoosier Dome
53,512
7 October 19, 1986 at Buffalo Bills L 13–24 0–7 Rich Stadium
50,050
8 October 26, 1986 Miami Dolphins L 13–17 0–8 Hoosier Dome
58,350
9 November 2, 1986 Cleveland Browns L 9–24 0–9 Hoosier Dome
57,962
10 November 9, 1986 New England Patriots L 21–30 0–10 Hoosier Dome
56,890
11 November 16, 1986 at New York Jets L 16–31 0–11 The Meadowlands
65,149
12 November 23, 1986 at Houston Oilers L 17–31 0–12 Astrodome
31,792
13 November 30, 1986 San Diego Chargers L 3–17 0–13 Hoosier Dome
47,950
14 December 7, 1986 at Atlanta Falcons W 28–13 1–13 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
30,397
15 December 14, 1986 Buffalo Bills W 24–14 2–13 Hoosier Dome
52,783
16 December 21, 1986 at Los Angeles Raiders W 30–14 3–13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
41,349

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 412 307 W-1
New York Jets 10 6 0 .625 364 386 L-5
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 430 405 L-1
Buffalo Bills 4 12 0 .250 287 348 L-3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 229 400 W-3

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1986 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXI

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