1979 Baltimore Colts season
|1979 Baltimore Colts season|
|Head coach||Ted Marchibroda|
|General manager||Dick Szymanski|
|Home field||Memorial Stadium|
|Division place||5th AFC East|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||RB Joe Washington|
The 1979 Baltimore Colts season was the 27th season for the team in the National Football League (NFL). Under fifth-year head coach Ted Marchibroda, the Colts again finished with 5 wins and 11 losses, fifth in the AFC East division.
With persistent shoulder problems, quarterback Bert Jones was sidelined; replaced by veteran Greg Landry, the Colts continued to struggle. Marchibroda was fired after the season in late December, and succeeded by Mike McCormack.
|1979 Baltimore Colts draft|
|3||69||Kim Anderson||Safety||Arizona State|
|Made roster * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
Special teams coaches
|1||September 2||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 0–14||0–1||Arrowhead Stadium|
|2||September 9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 26–29||0–2||Memorial Stadium|
|3||September 16||at Cleveland Browns||L 10–13||0–3||Cleveland Stadium|
|4||September 23||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 13–17||0–4||Three Rivers Stadium|
|5||September 30||Buffalo Bills||L 13–31||0–5||Memorial Stadium|
|6||October 7||New York Jets||W 10–8||1–5||Memorial Stadium|
|7||October 14||Houston Oilers||L 16–28||1–6||Memorial Stadium|
|8||October 21||at Buffalo Bills||W 14–13||2–6||Rich Stadium|
|9||October 28||New England Patriots||W 31–26||3–6||Memorial Stadium|
|10||November 4||Cincinnati Bengals||W 38–28||4–6||Memorial Stadium|
|11||November 11||at Miami Dolphins||L 0–19||4–7||Orange Bowl|
|12||November 18||at New England Patriots||L 21–50||4–8||Schaefer Stadium|
|13||November 25||Miami Dolphins||L 24–28||4–9||Memorial Stadium|
|14||December 2||at New York Jets||L 17–30||4–10||Shea Stadium|
|15||December 9||Kansas City Chiefs||L 7–10||4–11||Memorial Stadium|
|16||December 16||at New York Giants||W 31–7||5–11||Giants Stadium|
|New England Patriots||9||7||0||.563||4–4||6–6||411||326||W1|
|New York Jets||8||8||0||.500||4–4||5–7||337||383||W3|
- "Marchibroda fired by Colts after two 5-11 seasons". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire service reports. December 27, 1979. p. 2C.
- "Colts fire Marchibroda". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 28, 1979. p. 1B.
- "McCormack named Colts head coach". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. January 17, 1980. p. 1C.
- "1979 Baltimore Colts starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.