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2001 Indianapolis Colts season
Head Coach Jim Mora
General Manager Bill Polian
Home Field RCA Dome
Results
Record 6–10
Place 4th AFC East
Playoff Finish out of playoffs
Pro Bowlers WR Marvin Harrison
TE Ken Dilger
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2000 2002

The 2001 Indianapolis Colts season was the 49th season for the team in the National Football League and 18th in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 2001 season with a record of 6 wins and 10 losses, and finished fourth in the AFC East division. This was the last time until 10 years later they missed the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2001 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front Office
  • Owner and Chief Executive Officer – Jim Irsay
  • President – Bill Polian
  • Director of Football Operations – Dom Anile
  • Director of Pro Player Personnel – Clyde Powers
  • Assistant Director of Football Operations – Chris Polian
  • Director of Player Development – Steve Champlin
  • Coordinator of Player Personnel – John Becker
  • Director of College Scouting – Mike Butler

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Vic Fangio
  • Defensive Line – Todd Grantham
  • Linebackers – Mike Murphy
  • Defensive Assistant – John Pagano

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jon Torine
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Richard Howell

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site TV Time Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 at New York Jets W 45–24 1–0 The Meadowlands CBS 1:00 pm
78,606
2 September 23, 2001 Buffalo Bills W 42–26 2–0 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm
56,135
3 September 30, 2001 at New England Patriots L 13–44 2–1 Foxboro Stadium CBS 1:00 pm
60,292
4 Bye
5 October 14, 2001 Oakland Raiders L 18–23 2–2 RCA Dome ESPN 8:30 pm
56,972
6 October 21, 2001 New England Patriots L 17–38 2–3 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm
56,022
7 October 25, 2001 at Kansas City Chiefs W 35–28 3–3 Arrowhead Stadium ESPN 8:30 pm
74,212
8 November 4, 2001 at Buffalo Bills W 30–14 4–3 Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS 1:00 pm
63,786
9 November 11, 2001 Miami Dolphins L 24–27 4–4 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm
57,127
10 November 18, 2001 at New Orleans Saints L 20–34 4–5 Louisiana Superdome CBS 1:00 pm
70,020
11 November 25, 2001 San Francisco 49ers L 21–40 4–6 RCA Dome FOX 1:00 pm
56,393
12 December 2, 2001 at Baltimore Ravens L 27–39 4–7 PSINet Stadium CBS 1:00 pm
69,382
13 December 10, 2001 at Miami Dolphins L 6–41 4–8 Pro Player Stadium ABC 9:00 pm
73,858
14 December 16, 2001 Atlanta Falcons W 41–27 5–8 RCA Dome FOX 1:00 pm
55,603
15 December 23, 2001 New York Jets L 28–29 5–9 RCA Dome ESPN 8:30 pm
56,302
16 December 30, 2001 at St. Louis Rams L 17–42 5–10 Trans World Dome CBS 1:00 pm
66,084
17 January 6, 2002 Denver Broncos W 29–10 6–10 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm
56,192

StandingsEdit

AFC East
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 371 272 W6
Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 344 290 W2
New York Jets 10 6 0 .625 308 295 W1
Indianapolis Colts 6 10 0 .375 413 486 W1
Buffalo Bills 3 13 0 .188 265 420 L1
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Season summaryEdit

The Colts suffered only the second losing season of Peyton Manning's career. After opening with dominant wins over the Jets and Buffalo, the Colts were crushed twice in three games by the Patriots to go with a loss to Oakland. Two more wins followed but the season fell apart with losses in seven of the season's final nine games; a 40–21 rout by the San Francisco 49ers on national television set off an infamous postgame press conference rant by coach Jim Mora in which he harped on four Manning interceptions, repeatedly noting one was returned (by the Niners' Zack Bronson) for a touchdown and the others set up San Francisco scores, and a fumble; he angrily scoffed at a reporter's question about the Colts' playoff chances when he barked, "Ah, p-p-p-Playoffs?!? Don't talk about...playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game!" Mora was fired after the season.

Manning threw 23 interceptions during the season, the highest number of his career following his rookie season. He was sacked a career-high 29 times.

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Denver Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Cleveland Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Jacksonville San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
Tennessee
2001 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXXVI

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