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1992 Indianapolis Colts season

1992 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coach Ted Marchibroda
Home field Hoosier Dome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1991      1993 >

The 1992 Indianapolis Colts season was the 40th season for the team in the National Football League and ninth in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 1992 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, and finished third in the AFC East division.

Football Outsiders calls the 1992 Colts "possibly the luckiest team in NFL history," due to ranking the Colts as the second worst team in 1992, statistically. "The Colts finished 9–7 even though opponents outscored them 302–216," Football Outsiders continued. "They were 4–7 after losing 30–14 to Pittsburgh on November 22. Then they finished the year with a five-game winning streak – but they won those games by an average of four points. ... It didn't hurt that the Colts recovered 59 percent of fumbles that season and had a below-average schedule."[1]

The Colts' 1,102 rushing yards is the lowest for any team in a single season in the 1990s.[2]

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1992 NFL Draft
Round # (Overall) NFL Team Player Position College
1(1) Indianapolis Colts Steve Emtman Defensive Tackle Washington
1(2) Indianapolis Colts Quentin Coryatt Linebacker Texas A&M
2(29) Indianapolis Colts Ashley Ambrose Defensive Back Mississippi Valley St.
4(85) Indianapolis Colts Rodney Culver Running Back Notre Dame
4(105) Indianapolis Colts Tony McCoy Defensive Tackle Florida

Personnel

Staff

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 Cleveland Browns W 14–3 1–0 Hoosier Dome
50,766
2 September 13, 1992 Houston Oilers L 10–20 1–1 Hoosier Dome
44,851
3 September 20, 1992 at Buffalo Bills L 0–38 1–2 Rich Stadium
77,781
4 Bye
5 October 4, 1992 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 24–14 2–2 Tampa Stadium
56,585
6 October 11, 1992 New York Jets W 6–3 3–2 Hoosier Dome
48,393
7 October 18, 1992 San Diego Chargers L 14–34 3–3 Hoosier Dome
48,552
8 October 25, 1992 at Miami Dolphins W 31–20 4–3 Joe Robbie Stadium
61,117
9 November 1, 1992 at San Diego Chargers L 0–26 4–4 Jack Murphy Stadium
40,324
10 November 8, 1992 Miami Dolphins L 0–28 4–5 Hoosier Dome
59,892
11 November 15, 1992 New England Patriots L 34–37 4–6 Hoosier Dome
42,631
12 November 22, 1992 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–30 4–7 Three Rivers Stadium
51,101
13 November 29, 1992 Buffalo Bills W 16–13 5–7 Hoosier Dome
50,221
14 December 6, 1992 at New England Patriots W 6–0 6–7 Foxboro Stadium
19,429
15 December 13, 1992 at New York Jets W 10–6 7–7 The Meadowlands
33,684
16 December 20, 1992 Phoenix Cardinals W 16–13 8–7 Hoosier Dome
46,763
17 December 27, 1992 at Cincinnati Bengals W 21–17 9–7 Riverfront Stadium
47,837

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 340 281
Buffalo Bills 11 5 0 .688 381 283
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 216 302
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 220 315
New England Patriots 2 14 0 .125 205 363

See also

References

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