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1947 Brooklyn Dodgers

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3-10-1, Finished 3rd in AAFC East Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 181 points (12.9/g), 7th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 340 points (24.3/g), 6th.
 Differential of -159 points (-11.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 2.6-11.4.

Coach: Cliff Battles (3-10-1)

Stadium: Ebbets Field

Team Info

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 181 2996 727 4.1 30 13 7 138 92 232 1060 4 17 4.6 39 495 1936 21 3.9 92
Team Defense 340 4646 779 6.0 36 20 9 178 124 265 2130 21 16 8.0 57 514 2516 16 4.9 112
Lg Rank Offense 7 8 2 1 8 7 8 8 2 8 4 5 4 5
Lg Rank Defense 6 7 6 3 3 3 5 6 7 8 6 6 5 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 23 7 165 91 74 2 12 275 144 131 5
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-2 @ Baltimore Colts 7 16 8 118 19 99 3 9 170 111 59 5
3 Fri September 12 boxscore L 0-3 Cleveland Browns 7 55 11 177 39 138 5 13 417 194 223
4 Fri September 19 boxscore L 0-4 @ Los Angeles Dons 21 48 9 149 117 32 5 8 357 215 142 2
6 Fri October 3 boxscore W 1-4 @ Chicago Rockets 35 31 16 319 63 256 17 414 212 202 3
7 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-5 @ New York Yankees 7 31 4 86 63 23 1 11 339 100 239 3
7 Fri October 17 boxscore T 1-5-1 Buffalo Bills 14 14 12 286 12 274 2 13 283 81 202 1
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-6-1 @ Buffalo Bills 7 35 6 140 28 112 2 22 426 171 255 1
9 Fri October 31 boxscore W 2-6-1 Chicago Rockets 7 3 9 200 88 112 1 11 207 47 160 2
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 2-7-1 @ Cleveland Browns 12 13 10 273 22 251 13 261 95 166 3
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 3-7-1 Baltimore Colts 21 14 11 280 52 228 1 10 330 255 75 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-8-1 Los Angeles Dons 12 16 9 282 201 81 2 13 358 209 149 4
13 Thu November 27 boxscore L 3-9-1 San Francisco 49ers 7 21 14 227 129 98 5 12 415 120 295 1
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 3-10-1 New York Yankees 17 20 11 186 30 156 1 12 358 175 183 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 TB 12 5 64 151 42.4% 783 3 2.0 11 7.3 0 5.2 2.3 12.2 65.3 35.3 0 0
Glenn Dobbs 27 2 0 12 34 35.3% 112 1 2.9 1 2.9 0 3.3 2.6 9.3 56.0 42.8 0 0
Bob Perina 26 db 14 4 11 24 45.8% 91 0 0.0 2 8.3 0 3.8 0.0 8.3 6.5 21.4 0 0
Dub Jones 23 PR 8 2 3 15 20.0% 37 0 0.0 2 13.3 0 2.5 -3.5 12.3 4.6 0.0 0 0
Mickey Colmer 29 FB/P 14 10 1 3 33.3% 20 0 0.0 0 0.0 20 6.7 6.7 20.0 1.4 57.6 0 0
Lee Tevis 27 8 0 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Jim McCarthy 27 LE 14 13 1 2 50.0% 17 0 0.0 1 50.0 17 8.5 -14.0 17.0 1.2 39.6 0 0
Team Total 24.9 14 92 232 39.7% 1060 4 1.7 17 7.3 20 4.6 1.6 11.5 75.7 29.4 0 0
Opp Total 14 124 265 46.8% 2130 21 7.9 16 6.0 8.0 6.91 17.2 152.1 75.8 0 0 8.0 6.9 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Mickey Colmer 29 FB/P 14 10 152 578 9 0 3.8 41.3 10.9 18 190 10.6 1 0 1.3 13.6 768 10 0
Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 TB 12 5 147 702 5 84 4.8 58.5 12.3 702 5 0
Bob Perina 26 db 14 4 67 116 3 0 1.7 8.3 4.8 9 67 7.4 1 0 0.6 4.8 183 4 0
Monk Gafford 27 HB/KR 14 13 46 232 1 0 5.0 16.6 3.3 8 113 14.1 0 0 0.6 8.1 345 1 0
Dub Jones 23 PR 8 2 43 136 1 0 3.2 17.0 5.4 136 1 0
Al Akins 26 hb 13 3 15 79 1 0 5.3 6.1 1.2 6 101 16.8 1 60 0.5 7.8 180 2 0
Glenn Dobbs 27 2 0 14 41 1 0 2.9 20.5 7.0 41 1 0
Lee Tevis 27 8 0 4 44 0 0 11.0 5.5 0.5 44 0 0
Elmore Harris 25 hb 10 2 3 -2 0 0 -0.7 -0.2 0.3 -2 0 0
George Benson 28 1 0 2 5 0 0 2.5 5.0 2.0 5 0 0
Hal Thompson 25 e 12 1 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 15 148 9.9 0 0 1.3 12.3 152 0 0
Walt McDonald 27 BB 12 10 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 3 30 10.0 0 0 0.3 2.5 31 0 0
Saxon Judd 28 RE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 204 11.3 1 0 1.3 14.6 204 1 0
Jim McCarthy 27 LE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 147 14.7 0 0 0.7 10.5 147 0 0
Herb Nelson 26 re 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 17 8.5 0 0 0.1 1.2 17 0 0
Ted Scruggs 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 9 4.5 0 0 0.2 0.8 9 0 0
Bob Hein 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.2 1.4 7 0 0
Team Total 24.9 14 495 1936 21 84 3.9 138.3 35.4 92 1060 11.5 4 60 6.6 75.7 2996 25 0
Opp Total 14 514 2516 16 4.9 179.7 36.7 124 2130 17.2 21 8.9 152.1 4646 37 40

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Monk Gafford 27 HB/KR 14 13 11 186 0 0 16.9 21 565 0 0 26.9 1096
Dub Jones 23 PR 8 2 14 157 0 0 11.2 7 121 0 0 17.3 414
Elmore Harris 25 hb 10 2 14 329 0 0 23.5 327
Bob Perina 26 db 14 4 4 27 0 0 6.8 3 67 0 0 22.3 277
Al Akins 26 hb 13 3 1 17 0 17 17.0 5 131 0 0 26.2 328
Mickey Colmer 29 FB/P 14 10 3 77 0 0 25.7 845
Saxon Judd 28 RE 14 10 2 5 0 0 2.5 209
Lou Daukas 26 4 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 TB 12 5 1 19 0 19 19.0 721
Walt McDonald 27 BB 12 10 1 19 0 19 19.0 50
Team Total 24.9 14 32 425 0 19 13.3 56 1296 0 1 23.1 4717
Opp Total 14 50 1995 1 39.9 37 1032 2 27.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Mickey Colmer 29 FB/P 14 10 56 2504 0 0 44.7
Phil Martinovich 32 fb/K 14 5 20 3 15.0%% 25 22 88.0%%
Glenn Dobbs 27 2 0 14 579 0 0 41.4
Bob Perina 26 db 14 4 7 209 0 2 29.9
Lee Tevis 27 8 0 5 246 0 0 49.2
Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 TB 12 5 2 56 0 1 28.0
Team Total 24.9 14 20 3 15.0%% 25 22 88.0%% 84 3594 0 3 42.8
Opp Total 14 18 12 66.7%% 44 40 90.9%% 55 2198 40.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Bob Perina 26 db 14 4 4 40 0 0 0
Monk Gafford 27 HB/KR 14 13 3 16 0 0 0
Dub Jones 23 PR 8 2 2 35 0 0 0
Lee Tevis 27 8 0 2 9 0 0 0
Al Akins 26 hb 13 3 1 31 0 31 0
Lou Daukas 26 4 0 1 1 0 1 0
Joe Gibson 28 c 14 4 1 0 0 0 0
Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 TB 12 5 1 8 0 8 0
Doyle Tackett 24 b 12 2 1 17 0 17 0
Team Total 24.9 14 16 157 0 31 0
Opp Total 14 40 20

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Mickey Colmer 29 FB/P 14 10 9 1 10 60
Phil Martinovich 32 fb/K 14 5 22 3 31
Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 TB 12 5 5 5 30
Bob Perina 26 db 14 4 3 1 4 24
Al Akins 26 hb 13 3 1 1 2 12
Glenn Dobbs 27 2 0 1 1 2 12
Monk Gafford 27 HB/KR 14 13 1 1 6
Dub Jones 23 PR 8 2 1 1 6
Saxon Judd 28 RE 14 10 1 1 6
Team Total 24.9 14 21 4 1 26 22 3 187
Opp Total 14 16 21 1 2 1 3 40 12 340

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-08-31 @ SFO L, 7-23 1 9 pass Mickey Colmer 9 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Phil Martinovich kick)
2 1947-09-07 @ BCL L, 7-16 1 5 rush Glenn Dobbs 5 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
3 1947-09-12 CLE L, 7-55 2 6 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 6 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
4 1947-09-19 @ LAD L, 21-48 2 17 pass Bob Perina 17 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Phil Martinovich kick)
5 1947-09-19 @ LAD L, 21-48 3 47 lateral Saxon Judd 47 yard lateral return (Phil Martinovich kick)
6 1947-09-19 @ LAD L, 21-48 3 4 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 4 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
7 1947-10-03 @ CHR W, 35-31 2 1 rush Bob Perina 1 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
8 1947-10-03 @ CHR W, 35-31 3 rush Mickey Colmer yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
9 1947-10-03 @ CHR W, 35-31 4 rush Mickey Colmer yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
10 1947-10-03 @ CHR W, 35-31 4 17 rush Mickey Colmer 17 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
11 1947-10-03 @ CHR W, 35-31 4 1 rush Bob Perina 1 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
12 1947-10-12 @ NYY L, 7-31 2 1 rush Mickey Colmer 1 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
13 1947-10-17 BUF T, 14-14 1 18 rush Al Akins 18 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
14 1947-10-17 BUF T, 14-14 4 84 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 84 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
15 1947-10-26 @ BUF L, 7-35 1 41 rush Mickey Colmer 41 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
16 1947-10-31 CHR W, 7-3 3 2 rush Bob Perina 2 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
17 1947-11-09 @ CLE L, 12-13 1 4 rush Mickey Colmer 4 yard rush
18 1947-11-09 @ CLE L, 12-13 4 79 rush Monk Gafford 79 yard rush
19 1947-11-16 BCL W, 21-14 2 4 rush Mickey Colmer 4 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
20 1947-11-16 BCL W, 21-14 3 28 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 28 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
21 1947-11-16 BCL W, 21-14 4 3 rush Mickey Colmer 3 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
22 1947-11-23 LAD L, 12-16 2 50 pass Al Akins 50 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer
23 1947-11-27 SFO L, 7-21 4 5 rush Mickey Colmer 5 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
24 1947-12-07 NYY L, 17-20 2 3 rush Dub Jones 3 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
25 1947-12-07 NYY L, 17-20 3 5 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 5 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-08-31 @ SFO W, 23-7 1 12 pass Alyn Beals 12 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
2 1947-08-31 @ SFO W, 23-7 2 17 pass Johnny Strzykalski 17 yard pass from Frankie Albert
3 1947-08-31 @ SFO W, 23-7 4 23 pass Alyn Beals 23 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Joe Vetrano kick)
4 1947-09-07 @ BCL W, 16-7 1 fumble Jim Castiglia yard fumble return
5 1947-09-07 @ BCL W, 16-7 3 96 kickoff Billy Hillenbrand 96 yard kickoff return (Steve Nemeth kick)
6 1947-09-12 CLE W, 55-7 1 13 rush Marion Motley 13 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1947-09-12 CLE W, 55-7 1 82 punt Tom Colella 82 yard punt return
8 1947-09-12 CLE W, 55-7 1 53 pass Dante Lavelli 53 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
9 1947-09-12 CLE W, 55-7 3 51 rush Marion Motley 51 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1947-09-12 CLE W, 55-7 3 19 pass Mac Speedie 19 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
11 1947-09-12 CLE W, 55-7 3 28 interception Bill Lund 28 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
12 1947-09-12 CLE W, 55-7 4 2 rush Bill Boedeker 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
13 1947-09-12 CLE W, 55-7 4 8 rush Bill Boedeker 8 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1947-09-19 @ LAD W, 48-21 2 9 rush Chuck Fenenbock 9 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
15 1947-09-19 @ LAD W, 48-21 2 32 interception Robert Nelson 32 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
16 1947-09-19 @ LAD W, 48-21 2 70 pass Chuck Fenenbock 70 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
17 1947-09-19 @ LAD W, 48-21 3 40 pass Joe Aguirre 40 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1947-09-19 @ LAD W, 48-21 4 54 pass Dale Gentry 54 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1947-09-19 @ LAD W, 48-21 4 6 rush John Kimbrough 6 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1947-10-03 @ CHR L, 31-35 1 21 pass Ted Scalissi 21 yard pass from Sam Vacanti (John Rokisky kick)
21 1947-10-03 @ CHR L, 31-35 2 15 rush Bill Daley 15 yard rush (John Rokisky kick)
22 1947-10-03 @ CHR L, 31-35 4 39 pass Ted Scalissi 39 yard pass from Sam Vacanti (John Rokisky kick)
23 1947-10-03 @ CHR L, 31-35 4 62 pass Ray Ramsey 62 yard pass from Sam Vacanti (John Rokisky kick)
24 1947-10-12 @ NYY W, 31-7 1 30 pass Jack Russell 30 yard pass from Eddie Prokop (Harvey Johnson kick)
25 1947-10-12 @ NYY W, 31-7 1 3 rush Eddie Prokop 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
26 1947-10-12 @ NYY W, 31-7 3 52 rush Spec Sanders 52 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
27 1947-10-12 @ NYY W, 31-7 3 8 rush Buddy Young 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
28 1947-10-17 BUF T, 14-14 1 91 kickoff Alex Wizbicki 91 yard kickoff return (Graham Armstrong kick)
29 1947-10-17 BUF T, 14-14 2 14 rush Chet Mutryn 14 yard rush (Graham Armstrong kick)
30 1947-10-26 @ BUF W, 35-7 2 5 rush Julie Rykovich 5 yard rush (Graham Armstrong kick)
31 1947-10-26 @ BUF W, 35-7 2 38 pass Vic Kulbitski 38 yard pass from George Ratterman (Graham Armstrong kick)
32 1947-10-26 @ BUF W, 35-7 3 2 rush Lou Tomasetti 2 yard rush (Graham Armstrong kick)
33 1947-10-26 @ BUF W, 35-7 3 20 pass Vic Kulbitski 20 yard pass from George Ratterman (Graham Armstrong kick)
34 1947-10-26 @ BUF W, 35-7 3 44 interception Lou Tomasetti 44 yard interception return (Graham Armstrong kick)
35 1947-11-09 @ CLE W, 13-12 1 72 pass Dante Lavelli 72 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
36 1947-11-09 @ CLE W, 13-12 2 15 pass Lew Mayne 15 yard pass from Otto Graham
37 1947-11-16 BCL L, 14-21 2 70 pass Andy Dudish 70 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
38 1947-11-16 BCL L, 14-21 4 12 pass Hub Bechtol 12 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
39 1947-11-23 LAD W, 16-12 4 3 rush John Kimbrough 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
40 1947-11-27 SFO W, 21-7 1 9 rush Norm Standlee 9 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
41 1947-11-27 SFO W, 21-7 2 60 pass Len Eshmont 60 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
42 1947-11-27 SFO W, 21-7 2 1 rush Johnny Strzykalski 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
43 1947-12-07 NYY W, 20-17 1 19 pass Bruce Alford 19 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
44 1947-12-07 NYY W, 20-17 2 70 pass Lloyd Cheatham 70 yard pass from Eddie Prokop (Harvey Johnson kick)