1987 Indianapolis Colts schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
9-6-0 0-1 5310 3104 2206 36 308 4954 2989 1965 46 301
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The Indianapolis Colts' thirty-fifth season was in 1987, playing their home games at Hoosier Dome. During the offseason they hired Ron Meyer to lead the team. Meyer brought three years of experience as a head coach. They finished the year 9-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, but they lost their first playoff game to the Cleveland Browns 38-21.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Cincinnati Bengals 21-23
Week 2 Miami Dolphins 10-23
Week 4 @ Buffalo Bills 47-6
Week 5 New York Jets 6-0
Week 6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7-21
Week 7 New England Patriots 30-16
Week 8 @ New York Jets 19-14
Week 9 San Diego Chargers 13-16
Week 10 @ Miami Dolphins 40-21
Week 11 @ New England Patriots 0-24
Week 12 Houston Oilers 51-27
Week 13 @ Cleveland Browns 9-7
Week 14 Buffalo Bills 3-27
Week 15 @ San Diego Chargers 20-7
Week 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-6


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Cleveland Browns 21-38

1987 Indianapolis Colts Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ron Meyer Offensive Coordinator: John Becker Defensive Coordinator: George Hill Wide Receivers Coach: Phillip "Chip" Myers Offensive Line Coach: Tom Lovat, Keith Rowen Running Backs Coach: Leon Burtnett Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Keith Rowen Defensive Line Coach: John Marshall Linebackers Coach: Rick Venturi Defensive Backs Coach: George Catavolos Special Teams Coach: Keith Rowen Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tom Zupancic