Don Shula-1963 First Year in Baltimore

Carrol Rosenbloom, owner of the Baltimore Colts, fired Weeb Ewbank as head coach-subject year minus one.  Since winning back to back titles in 1958-59, Baltimore was only a slightly above average team and saw no post season action.  Don Shula, in his first year at Baltimore, had an 8-6 record and it was a prelude to greatness.  Keep in mind the yearly records of the teams that victimized the Colts:

New York Giants  11-3  This was an interconference game at Baltimore.  The Giants were first in the East.

Chicago Bears 11-1-2  NFL Champion defeating New York 14 to 10.

Green Bay Packers 11-2-2. As stated Green Bay lost both of the games with Chicago.

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Game 1 at Baltimore.  The Colts lost to the New York Giants 37 to 28

Game 3 at Green Bay.  The Colts lost to the Green Bay Packers 31 to 20.

Game 4 at Chicago.  The Colts lost to the Chicago Bears 10 to 3.

Game 7 at Baltimore. The Colts lost to the Green Bay Packers 34 to 20.

Game 8 at Baltimore.  The Colts lost to the Chicago Bears 17 to 7.

The Colts had a dynasty from 1964 to 1968.

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