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1937 Brooklyn Dodgers

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3-7-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1937 NFL Season Summary

Scored 82 points (7.5/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 174 points (15.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of -92 points (-8.4/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 1.6-9.4.

Coach: Potsy Clark (3-7-1)

Stadium: Ebbets Field
 Training Camp: Farmingdale State (New York State School of Agriculture) (Farmingdale, New York)

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 82 1977 536 3.7 25 0 88 64 179 995 4 25 5.6 357 982 5 2.8 88
Team Defense 174 2754 639 4.3 37 16 74 165 990 10 21 6.0 474 1764 10 3.7
Lg Rank Offense 9 8 8 1 8 6 6 8 8 6 9 8 6 9
Lg Rank Defense 8 9 7 7 1 2 6 7 5 8 8 8 10 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Fri September 10 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 7
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 1-1 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 21 4 92 12 80 5 15 302 163 139 2
3 Sun September 26 boxscore W 2-1 Cleveland Rams 9 7 11 199 55 144 4 10 128 51 77 2
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 2-2 @ Washington Redskins 7 11 4 132 38 94 2 12 279 141 138 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-3 @ Detroit Lions 0 30 8 131 81 50 6 7 279 9 270 1
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-4 @ New York Giants 0 21 11 164 95 69 4 11 365 166 199 2
7 Sun October 31 boxscore L 2-5 Washington Redskins 0 21 3 75 12 63 5 11 214 85 129 5
8 Sun November 7 boxscore L 2-6 Philadelphia Eagles 10 14 11 265 122 143 4 13 244 105 139 1
8 Sun November 14 boxscore L 2-7 @ Chicago Bears 7 29
11 Sun November 21 boxscore W 3-7 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 23 0
11 Thu November 25 boxscore T 3-7-1 New York Giants 13 13 11 269 228 41 2 15 304 183 121 4

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
Ace Parker 25 TB 4 4 28 61 45.9% 514 1 1.6 7 11.5 0 8.4 3.6 18.4 128.5 41.3 0 0
Ed Goddard 23 b 4 3 4 23 17.4% 46 1 4.3 5 21.7 0 2.0 -6.9 11.5 11.5 14.5 0 0
Reino Nori 24 qb 6 1 11 23 47.8% 168 1 4.3 3 13.0 60 7.3 2.3 15.3 28.0 47.3 0 0
Ralph Kercheval 26 WB 9 3 11 19 57.9% 154 1 5.3 1 5.3 0 8.1 6.8 14.0 17.1 79.7 0 0
Carl Brumbaugh 31 b 5 1 4 16 25.0% 67 0 0.0 3 18.8 0 4.2 -4.3 16.8 13.4 4.9 0 0
Shipwreck Kelly 27 b 2 1 2 12 16.7% 21 0 0.0 3 25.0 0 1.8 -9.5 10.5 10.5 0.0 0 0
Bert Johnson 25 fb 10 5 0 11 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 9.1 0 0.0 -4.1 0.0 1.7 0 0
Dick Crayne 24 fb 10 4 2 4 50.0% 20 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5.0 5.0 10.0 2.0 64.6 0 0
Red Franklin 26 1 0 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Joe Maniaci 23 FB 11 8 1 4 25.0% 0 0 0.0 2 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Vannie Albanese 25 fb/K/KR/P/PR 10 5 1 2 50.0% 5 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 2.5 2.5 5.0 0.5 56.2 0 0
Team Total 24.9 11 64 179 35.8% 995 4 2.2 25 14.0 60 5.6 -0.3 15.5 90.5 22.9 0 0
Opp Total 11 74 165 44.8% 990 10 6.1 21 12.7 6.0 1.48 13.4 90.0 45.1 0 0 6.0 1.5 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
Joe Maniaci 23 FB 11 8 92 433 2 0 4.7 39.4 8.4 3 11 3.7 0 0 0.3 1.0 444 2 0
Ralph Kercheval 26 WB 9 3 48 84 1 0 1.8 9.3 5.3 5 57 11.4 0 0 0.6 6.3 141 1 0
Dick Crayne 24 fb 10 4 47 135 0 0 2.9 13.5 4.7 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 139 0 0
Bert Johnson 25 fb 10 5 41 59 0 0 1.4 5.9 4.1 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 62 0 0
Ace Parker 25 TB 4 4 34 26 1 0 0.8 6.5 8.5 26 1 0
Reino Nori 24 qb 6 1 26 81 0 0 3.1 13.5 4.3 81 0 0
Vannie Albanese 25 fb/K/KR/P/PR 10 5 21 53 0 0 2.5 5.3 2.1 53 0 0
Ed Goddard 23 b 4 3 19 65 1 0 3.4 16.3 4.8 3 18 6.0 0 0 0.8 4.5 83 1 0
Shipwreck Kelly 27 b 2 1 16 29 0 0 1.8 14.5 8.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.5 3.5 36 0 0
Carl Brumbaugh 31 b 5 1 5 -11 0 0 -2.2 -2.2 1.0 -11 0 0
Red Franklin 26 1 0 4 12 0 0 3.0 12.0 4.0 12 0 0
Buster Mitchell 31 le 11 6 2 4 0 0 2.0 0.4 0.2 8 115 14.4 1 15 0.7 10.5 119 1 0
Jeff Barrett 24 RE 11 9 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.7 0.1 20 461 23.1 3 0 1.8 41.9 469 3 0
Tony Kaska 26 BB 10 6 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 4 84 21.0 0 0 0.4 8.4 88 0 0
Jim Austin 24 LE 7 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 185 14.2 0 0 1.9 26.4 185 0 0
Frank Cumiskey 26 e 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 50 10.0 0 0 0.6 5.6 50 0 0
Team Total 24.9 11 357 982 5 8 2.8 89.3 32.5 64 995 15.5 4 15 5.8 90.5 1977 9 0
Opp Total 11 474 1764 10 3.7 160.4 43.1 74 990 13.4 10 6.7 90.0 2754 20 0

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
Joe Maniaci 23 FB 11 8 2 2 5 2 23
Jeff Barrett 24 RE 11 9 3 3 18
Ralph Kercheval 26 WB 9 3 1 1 1 2 13
Ace Parker 25 TB 4 4 1 1 2 1 13
Ed Goddard 23 b 4 3 1 1 6
Buster Mitchell 31 le 11 6 1 1 6
Dick Crayne 24 fb 10 4 1 3
Team Total 24.9 11 5 4 1 10 7 5 82
Opp Total 11 10 10 19 5 1 174

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1937-09-10 @ PHI W, 13-7 2 6 rush Ralph Kercheval 6 yard rush
2 1937-09-10 @ PHI W, 13-7 4 60 pass Jeff Barrett 60 yard pass from Reino Nori (Joe Maniaci kick)
3 1937-09-26 RAM W, 9-7 1 3 rush Ed Goddard 3 yard rush
4 1937-10-03 @ WAS L, 7-11 4 9 pass Jeff Barrett 9 yard pass from Ed Goddard (Ralph Kercheval kick)
5 1937-11-07 PHI L, 10-14 3 71 rush Joe Maniaci 71 yard rush (Joe Maniaci kick)
6 1937-11-14 @ CHI L, 7-29 3 54 pass Jeff Barrett 54 yard pass from Ralph Kercheval (Joe Maniaci kick)
7 1937-11-21 @ PIT W, 23-0 3 2 rush Ace Parker 2 yard rush (Ace Parker kick)
8 1937-11-21 @ PIT W, 23-0 3 44 punt Ace Parker 44 yard punt return
9 1937-11-21 @ PIT W, 23-0 4 15 pass Buster Mitchell 15 yard pass from Ace Parker (Joe Maniaci kick)
10 1937-11-25 NYG T, 13-13 1 3 rush Joe Maniaci 3 yard rush (Joe Maniaci kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1937-09-10 @ PHI L, 7-13 2 16 pass Bill Hewitt 16 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
2 1937-09-19 PIT W, 21-0 2 3 rush Bull Karcis 3 yard rush (George Kakasic kick)
3 1937-09-19 PIT W, 21-0 3 1 rush Johnny Gildea 1 yard rush (George Kakasic kick)
4 1937-09-19 PIT W, 21-0 4 6 pass Johnny Blood 6 yard pass from Max Fiske (Armand Niccolai kick)
5 1937-09-26 RAM L, 7-9 1 3 rush Harry Mattos 3 yard rush (Harry Mattos kick)
6 1937-10-03 @ WAS W, 11-7 2 25 pass Wayne Millner 25 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
7 1937-10-17 @ DET W, 30-0 1 47 rush Ernie Caddel 47 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
8 1937-10-17 @ DET W, 30-0 2 4 rush Bill Shepherd 4 yard rush (Bill Shepherd kick)
9 1937-10-17 @ DET W, 30-0 2 50 rush Chuck Hanneman 50 yard rush
10 1937-10-17 @ DET W, 30-0 3 100 interception Vern Huffman 100 yard interception return (Bill Shepherd kick)
11 1937-10-24 @ NYG W, 21-0 1 45 lateral Ward Cuff 45 yard lateral return (Tillie Manton kick)
12 1937-10-24 @ NYG W, 21-0 2 23 pass Red Corzine 23 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Tillie Manton kick)
13 1937-10-24 @ NYG W, 21-0 3 23 pass Ward Cuff 23 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Tillie Manton kick)
14 1937-10-31 WAS W, 21-0 1 1 rush Sammy Baugh 1 yard rush (Riley Smith kick)
15 1937-10-31 WAS W, 21-0 3 1 rush Don Irwin 1 yard rush (Riley Smith kick)
16 1937-10-31 WAS W, 21-0 3 10 fumble Eddie Kahn 10 yard fumble return (Riley Smith kick)
17 1937-11-07 PHI W, 14-10 2 9 pass Bill Hewitt 9 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
18 1937-11-07 PHI W, 14-10 4 1 rush Dave Smukler 1 yard rush (Dave Smukler kick)
19 1937-11-14 @ CHI W, 29-7 2 11 pass Jack Manders 11 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
20 1937-11-14 @ CHI W, 29-7 2 13 pass Jack Manders 13 yard pass from Bernie Masterson
21 1937-11-14 @ CHI W, 29-7 3 blocked punt George Wilson unknown yard blocked punt return (Keith Molesworth kick)
22 1937-11-14 @ CHI W, 29-7 4 pass Dick Plasman unknown yard pass from Ray Buivid
23 1937-11-25 NYG T, 13-13 1 38 pass Jim Poole 38 yard pass from Hank Soar (Tillie Manton kick)