1987 Indianapolis Colts Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
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 Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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


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