Miracle on 33rd Street: Remembering the 1975 Baltimore Colts

Pro Football in the 1970s

Dec 22 2021 • 9 mins

Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear.

EPISODE SUMMARY

The 1974 Baltimore Colts were a typical losing team. They suffered from poor coaching, an inordinate number of mistakes, and an incredibly high amount of just plain bad luck. They finished the 1974 season with a dismal record of 2 wins and 12 losses.

Fast forward to the end of the 1975 season, and the same team records a 10-4 mark and the championship of the AFC Eastern Division. How did they do it? What was the secret to their success?

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PRO FOOTBALL IN THE 1970S BACKGROUND

Pro Football in the 1970s is a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the history of the NFL during the 1970s, a time when the host (Joe Zagorski) grew up as a rabid fan of the game. Joe is also an author of multiple NFL books. See Joe's books below.

The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade

The Year the Packers Came Back: The 1972 Resurgence

America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier

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