1947 Baltimore Colts season

The 1947 Baltimore Colts season was their inaugural season in the AAFC. In their first season as a franchise, they finished last in their division, winning only two games.[1]

1947 Baltimore Colts season
Head coachCecil Isbell
Home fieldMunicipal Stadium
Results
Record2–11–1
Division place4th AAFC
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The team's statistical leaders included Bud Schwenk with 2,236 passing yards, Bus Mertes with 321 rushing yards, and Billy Hillenbrand with 702 receiving yards and 60 points scored.[2]

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 Bye
2 September 7 Brooklyn Dodgers W 16–7 1–0 Municipal Stadium Recap
3 September 14 at San Francisco 49ers L 7–14 1–1 Kezar Stadium Recap
4 September 21 at Cleveland Browns L 0–28 1–2 Cleveland Municipal Stadium Recap
5 September 28 New York Yankees L 7–21 1–3 Municipal Stadium Recap
6 October 5 San Francisco 49ers T 28–28 1–3–1 Municipal Stadium Recap
7 October 12 at Buffalo Bills L 15–20 1–4–1 Civic Stadium Recap
8 October 19 Los Angeles Dons L 10–38 1–5–1 Municipal Stadium Recap
9 October 26 at Los Angeles Dons L 0–56 1–6–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
10 November 2 at New York Yankees L 21–35 1–7–1 Yankee Stadium Recap
11 November 7 at Chicago Rockets L 21–27 1–8–1 Soldier Field Recap
12 November 16 at Brooklyn Dodgers L 14–21 1–9–1 Ebbets Field Recap
13 November 23 Buffalo Bills L 14–33 1–10–1 Municipal Stadium Recap
14 November 30 Chicago Rockets W 14–7 2–10–1 Municipal Stadium Recap
15 December 7 Cleveland Browns L 0–42 2–11–1 Municipal Stadium Recap

Note:' Intra-division opponents are in bold' text.

Division standingsEdit

AAFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Yankees 11 2 1 .846 378 239 W-2
Buffalo Bills 8 4 2 .667 320 288 T-1
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 10 1 .231 181 340 L-3
Baltimore Colts 2 11 1 .154 167 377 L-1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1947 Baltimore Colts
  2. ^ "1947 Baltimore Colts Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2020.