1987 Indianapolis Colts Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 9-6
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Ron Meyer (9-6)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
1987 Indianapolis Colts Roster
The Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 9 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.
The defense proved to be a force, as the Colts paced the circuit with just 238 points allowed. Indianapolis scored 300 points. Eric Dickerson carried the ball for a team-leading 1,011 yards.
Jack Trudeau threw for 1,587 yards, and Gary Hogeboom played quarterback, too. Bill Brooks topped the receiving corps, grabbing 51 passes for 722 yards. Matt Bouza was targeted regularly also.
The opportunistic defense pounced on 45 turnovers. Mike Prior picked off 6 opponent throws. Duane Bickett dropped opposing passers 8 times.
Ron Meyer coached the team. The 1987 Indianapolis Colts lost in the Division Playoff.
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Regular Season Points For: 300
Regular Season Points Against: 238
|September 13, 1987||Cincinnati Bengals 23 at Indianapolis Colts 21||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|September 20, 1987||Miami Dolphins 23 at Indianapolis Colts 10||L||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-2-0|
|October 4, 1987||Indianapolis Colts 47 at Buffalo Bills 6||W||0-2-0||1-0-0||1-2-0|
|October 11, 1987||New York Jets 0 at Indianapolis Colts 6||W||1-2-0||1-0-0||2-2-0|
|October 18, 1987||Indianapolis Colts 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 21||L||1-2-0||1-1-0||2-3-0|
|October 25, 1987||New England Patriots 16 at Indianapolis Colts 30||W||2-2-0||1-1-0||3-3-0|
|November 1, 1987||Indianapolis Colts 19 at New York Jets 14||W||2-2-0||2-1-0||4-3-0|
|November 8, 1987||San Diego Chargers 16 at Indianapolis Colts 13||L||2-3-0||2-1-0||4-4-0|
|November 15, 1987||Indianapolis Colts 40 at Miami Dolphins 21||W||2-3-0||3-1-0||5-4-0|
|November 22, 1987||Indianapolis Colts 0 at New England Patriots 24||L||2-3-0||3-2-0||5-5-0|
|November 29, 1987||Houston Oilers 27 at Indianapolis Colts 51||W||3-3-0||3-2-0||6-5-0|
|December 6, 1987||Indianapolis Colts 9 at Cleveland Browns 7||W||3-3-0||4-2-0||7-5-0|
|December 13, 1987||Buffalo Bills 27 at Indianapolis Colts 3||L||3-4-0||4-2-0||7-6-0|
|December 20, 1987||Indianapolis Colts 20 at San Diego Chargers 7||W||3-4-0||5-2-0||8-6-0|
|December 27, 1987||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 at Indianapolis Colts 24||W||4-4-0||5-2-0||9-6-0|
|January 9, 1988||Indianapolis Colts 21 at Cleveland Browns 38||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||AFC Divisional Playoff|