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1976 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Ted Marchibroda
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 11-3
Place T-1st AFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 40-14
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1975 1977

The 1976 Baltimore Colts season was the 24th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1976 season with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses, and finished tied for first in the AFC East division with the New England Patriots. However, the Colts finished ahead of New England in the AFC East based on a better division record (7-1 to Patriots' 6-2).

Contents

Regular season

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site
1 September 12, 1976 at New England Patriots W 27-13 1-0 Schaeffer Stadium
2 September 19, 1976 Cincinnati Bengals W 28-27 2-0 Memorial Stadium
3 September 26, 1976 at Dallas Cowboys L 27-30 2-1 Texas Stadium
4 October 3, 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 42-17 3-1 Memorial Stadium
5 October 10, 1976 Miami Dolphins W 28-14 4-1 Memorial Stadium
6 October 17, 1976 at Buffalo Bills W 31-13 5-1 Ralph Wilson Stadium
7 October 24, 1976 at New York Jets W 20-0 6-1 Shea Stadium
8 November 1, 1976 Houston Oilers W 38-14 7-1 Memorial Stadium
9 November 7, 1976 at San Diego Chargers W 37-21 8-1 San Diego Stadium
10 November 14, 1976 New England Patriots L 14-21 8-2 Memorial Stadium
11 November 22, 1976 at Miami Dolphins W 17-16 9-2 Miami Orange Bowl
12 November 28, 1976 New York Jets W 33-16 10-2 Memorial Stadium
13 December 4, 1976 at St. Louis Cardinals L 17-24 10-3 Busch Memorial Stadium
14 December 12, 1976 Buffalo Bills W 58-20 11-3 Memorial Stadium

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 11 3 0 .786 376 236 W-6
Baltimore Colts 11 3 0 .786 417 246 W-1
Miami Dolphins 6 8 0 .429 263 264 L-1
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 169 383 L-4
Buffalo Bills 2 12 0 .143 245 363 L-10

Postseason

The team made it to the playoffs as a #2 seed and played host to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round. The Colts feel behind 26-7 at the half and would never recover, losing in the end 40-14.

Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game Site
Divisional December 19, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers (3) L 14-40 0-1 Memorial Stadium

See also

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 Tampa Bay Washington Seattle
1976 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XI

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