1958 Baltimore Colts season

The 1958 Baltimore Colts season was the sixth season for the team in the National Football League. The Colts finished the 1958 season with a record of 9 wins and 3 losses to win their first Western Conference title. They won their first league title in the NFL championship game, which ended in overtime.

1958 Baltimore Colts season
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
OwnerCarroll Rosenbloom
Home fieldMemorial Stadium
Results
Record9–3
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship (Giants) 23–17
Baltimore Memorial Stadium 1958.jpeg
Baltimore Memorial Stadium 1958

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 28, 1958 Detroit Lions W 28–15 1–0 Memorial Stadium
48,377
2 October 4, 1958 Chicago Bears W 51–38 2–0 Memorial Stadium
52,622
3 October 12, 1958 at Green Bay Packers W 24–17 3–0 Milwaukee County Stadium
24,533
4 October 19, 1958 at Detroit Lions W 40–14 4–0 Briggs Stadium
55,190
5 October 26, 1958 Washington Redskins W 35–10 5–0 Memorial Stadium
54,403
6 November 2, 1958 Green Bay Packers W 56–0 6–0 Memorial Stadium
51,333
7 November 9, 1958 at New York Giants L 21–24 6–1 Yankee Stadium
71,164
8 November 16, 1958 at Chicago Bears W 17–0 7–1 Wrigley Field
48,664
9 November 23, 1958 Los Angeles Rams W 34–7 8–1 Memorial Stadium
57,557
10 November 30, 1958 San Francisco 49ers W 35–27 9–1 Memorial Stadium
57,557
11 December 6, 1958 at Los Angeles Rams L 28–30 9–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
100,202
12 December 14, 1958 at San Francisco 49ers L 12–21 9–3 Kezar Stadium
53,334
  • The Western Conference title was clinched on November 30.

Season summary

Week 1

1 234Total
Lions 0 960 15
• Colts 7 7014 28

[1]

Week 2

1 234Total
Bears 3 7217 38
• Colts 27 7710 51

[2]

Week 3

1 234Total
Colts 0 7710 24
Packers 14 300 17

[3]

Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 8–2 381 203 L2
Los Angeles Rams 8 4 0 .667 7–3 344 278 W3
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 7–3 298 230 W2
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 0 .500 4–6 257 324 W2
Detroit Lions 4 7 1 .364 3–6–1 261 276 L2
Green Bay Packers 1 10 1 .091 0–9–1 193 382 L7

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Postseason

The 1958 NFL Championship Game was 26th annual NFL championship game, played on December 28 at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York City. The Colts beat the Giants 23–17 in overtime, earning their first ever championship, and the game became known as The Greatest Game Ever Played.

Playoff round Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
NFL Championship December 28, 1958 at New York Giants W 23–17 (OT) Yankee Stadium
64,185

Roster

1958 Baltimore Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

  • None - Vacant

Practice Squad

  • None - Vacant
  • Note:' rookies in italics

See also

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ [1]
Scoring summary
1BALLenny Moore 8 yard run (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 7–0
2DETJim Martin 31 yard field goalColts 7–3
2DETHoward Cassady 11 yard pass from Bobby Layne (kick failed)Lions 9–7
2BALRaymond Berry 26 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 14–9
3DETHoward Cassady 30 yard pass from Tobin Rote (kick failed)Lions 15–14
4BALRaymond Berry 14 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 21–15
4BALL.G. Dupre 13 yard run (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 28–15
Scoring summary
1BALLenny Moore 28 yard run (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 7–0
1BALRaymond Berry 12 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 14–0
1BALLenny Moore 9 yard run (kick failed)Colts 20–0
1CHIGeorge Blanda 40 yard field goalColts 20–3
1BALLenny Moore 77 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 27–3
2CHIBill McColl 11 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)Colts 27–10
2BALLenny Lyles 103 yard kickoff return (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 34–10
3CHIJohnny Morris 5 yard run (George Blanda kick)Colts 34–17
3CHIEd Brown 1 yard run (George Blanda kick)Colts 34–24
3BALJim Mutscheller 2 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 41–24
3CHIWillie Galimore 99 yard kickoff return (George Blanda kick)Colts 41–31
4BALLenny Moore 33 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 48–31
4BALSteve Myhra 28 yard field goalColts 51–31
4CHIBill McColl 20 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (George Blanda kick)Colts 51–38
Scoring summary
1PackersDon McIlhenny 55-yard pass from Bart Star (Paul Hornung kick)Packers 7–0
1PackersBart Starr 1-yard run (Paul Hornung kick)Packers 14–0
28:33PackersPaul Hornung 19-yard field goalPackers 17–0
2ColtsJohnny Unitas 1-yard run (Steve Myhra kick)Packers 17–7
3ColtsJim Mutscheller 54-yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)Packers 17–14
4ColtsSteve Myhra 14-yard field goalTie 17–17
42:12ColtsAndy Nelson 52-yard interception return (Steve Myhra kick)Colts 24–17
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