1987 Indianapolis Colts season

The 1987 Indianapolis Colts season was the 35th season for the team in the National Football League (NFL) and fourth in Indianapolis. It was also their first full season under head coach Ron Meyer, who had taken over an 0-13 Colts team the previous season after Rod Dowhower was fired.

1987 Indianapolis Colts season
OwnerRobert Irsay
General managerJim Irsay
Head coachRon Meyer
Home fieldHoosier Dome
Local radioWIBC–AM 1070
Results
Record9–6
Division place1st AFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (at Browns) 21–38
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Dickerson rushing the ball during an away game against the Cleveland Browns in 1987.

The team finished the strike-shortened season with a record of 9-6 and won the AFC East division.

This season marked the first winning season, division championship, and the first trip to the playoffs for the Colts in Indianapolis. It was the franchise's first playoff appearance in ten seasons.

NFL Films produced a documentary about the team's season entitled Off and Running; it was narrated by Jeff Kaye.


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