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1943 Brooklyn Dodgers

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2-8-0, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1943 NFL Season Summary

Scored 65 points (6.5/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 234 points (23.4/g), 7th.
 Differential of -169 points (-16.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 0.5-9.5.

Coach: Pete Cawthon (2-8-0)

Stadium: Ebbets Field
 Training Camp: Bear Mountain Inn (Bear Mountain, New York)

Team Info

General Manager Dennis Shea

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 65 1579 538 2.9 30 9 6 80 90 205 969 5 21 4.7 35 333 610 4 1.8 39
Team Defense 234 3114 623 5.0 24 9 9 128 86 219 1552 15 15 7.1 44 404 1562 14 3.9 75
Lg Rank Offense 8 8 3 5 8 6 7 8 6 8 6 8 8 8
Lg Rank Defense 7 8 8 4 6 4 5 3 8 6 7 8 7 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 0 27 8 82 84 -2 5 12 226 132 94 3
1 Sat October 2 boxscore L 0-2 @ Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 0 17 8 93 126 -33 4 10 300 98 202 1
1 Sun October 10 boxscore L 0-3 @ Washington Redskins 0 27 7 164 116 48 2 16 431 245 186 2
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 0-4 New York Giants 0 20 6 48 72 -24 3 12 256 41 215 2
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 0-5 @ Chicago Bears 21 33 6 180 116 64 2 21 446 243 203 3
6 Sun October 31 boxscore L 0-6 Washington Redskins 10 48 8 234 111 123 2 9 462 376 86 4
7 Sun November 7 boxscore W 1-6 Chicago Cardinals 7 0 12 200 96 104 4 8 138 56 82 5
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 2-6 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 13 7 5 176 74 102 18 249 52 197 2
9 Sun November 21 boxscore L 2-7 Green Bay Packers 7 31 10 204 97 107 6 13 398 270 128 2
8 Sun November 28 boxscore L 2-8 @ New York Giants 7 24 10 198 77 121 2 9 208 39 169 1

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
Dean McAdams 26 P/tb 8 1 37 75 49.3% 315 0 0.0 7 9.3 49 4.2 0.0 8.5 39.4 21.8 0 0
Ken Heineman 25 KR/PR/TB 8 6 18 57 31.6% 285 3 5.3 8 14.0 65 5.0 -0.3 15.8 35.6 27.2 0 0
George Cafego 28 fb 5 3 17 36 47.2% 209 0 0.0 3 8.3 36 5.8 2.1 12.3 41.8 30.9 0 0
Frank Sachse 26 6 0 5 9 55.6% 72 1 11.1 1 11.1 57 8.0 5.2 14.4 12.0 79.2 0 0
Cecil Johnson 22 tb 9 2 4 8 50.0% 16 0 0.0 1 12.5 10 2.0 -3.6 4.0 1.8 16.7 0 0
Merl Condit 26 HB 8 7 0 6 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 16.7 0 0.0 -7.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
Pug Manders 30 FB 10 9 4 5 80.0% 31 1 20.0 0 0.0 11 6.2 10.2 7.8 3.1 132.1 0 0
Tillie Manton 33 b 10 3 2 4 50.0% 26 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 6.5 6.5 13.0 2.6 70.8 0 0
Frank Martin 24 hb 10 1 2 4 50.0% 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 3.8 3.8 7.5 1.5 59.4 0 0
Joe Setcavage 25 BB 10 6 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.9 10 89 205 43.4% 969 5 2.4 21 10.2 65 4.7 0.6 10.9 96.9 26.5 0 0
Opp Total 10 86 219 39.3% 1552 15 6.8 15 6.8 7.1 5.37 18.0 155.2 58.6 0 0 7.1 5.4 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
Pug Manders 30 FB 10 9 89 266 3 43 3.0 26.6 8.9 5 68 13.6 1 48 0.5 6.8 334 4 0
Merl Condit 26 HB 8 7 67 190 1 25 2.8 23.8 8.4 7 101 14.4 1 65 0.9 12.6 291 2 0
Ken Heineman 25 KR/PR/TB 8 6 49 126 0 43 2.6 15.8 6.1 126 0 0
Dean McAdams 26 P/tb 8 1 40 -38 0 14 -1.0 -4.8 5.0 2 6 3.0 0 8 0.3 0.8 -32 0 0
Cecil Johnson 22 tb 9 2 26 38 0 19 1.5 4.2 2.9 9 136 15.1 2 57 1.0 15.1 174 2 0
Frank Martin 24 hb 10 1 25 50 0 22 2.0 5.0 2.5 13 152 11.7 0 34 1.3 15.2 202 0 0
George Cafego 28 fb 5 3 19 -46 0 0 -2.4 -9.2 3.8 -46 0 0
Frank Sachse 26 6 0 8 14 0 7 1.8 2.3 1.3 3 26 8.7 0 14 0.5 4.3 40 0 0
Jodie Marek 27 fb 8 1 6 9 0 7 1.5 1.1 0.8 9 0 0
Tillie Manton 33 b 10 3 2 -7 0 2 -3.5 -0.7 0.2 6 26 4.3 0 8 0.6 2.6 19 0 0
Joe Setcavage 25 BB 10 6 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 5 26 5.2 0 17 0.5 2.6 29 0 0
Marshall Edwards 27 1 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5.0 1.0 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 1.0 -4.0 1 0 0
Andy Kowalski 23 RE 8 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 145 13.2 0 35 1.4 18.1 145 0 0
Keith Ranspot 30 e 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 80 11.4 0 28 0.8 8.9 80 0 0
George Webb 27 e 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 60 8.6 0 15 0.8 6.7 60 0 0
Bruiser Kinard+ 29 K/LT 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 62 12.4 1 36 0.5 6.2 62 1 0
Bill Brown 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 42 10.5 0 19 0.8 8.4 42 0 0
Ray Wehba 27 LE 10 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 43 10.8 0 19 0.4 4.3 43 0 0
Team Total 25.9 10 333 610 4 43 1.8 61.0 33.3 89 969 10.9 5 65 8.9 96.9 1579 9 0
Opp Total 10 404 1562 14 3.9 156.2 40.4 86 1552 18.0 15 8.6 155.2 3114 29 26

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
Ken Heineman 25 KR/PR/TB 8 6 10 78 0 19 7.8 16 444 0 69 27.8 648
Merl Condit 26 HB 8 7 6 47 0 12 7.8 6 178 0 45 29.7 516
Dean McAdams 26 P/tb 8 1 4 54 0 24 13.5 5 102 0 30 20.4 124
George Cafego 28 fb 5 3 2 12 0 0 6.0 6 134 0 35 22.3 100
Frank Martin 24 hb 10 1 5 38 0 10 7.6 240
Cecil Johnson 22 tb 9 2 3 68 0 30 22.7 242
Frank Sachse 26 6 0 2 37 0 26 18.5 77
Joe Setcavage 25 BB 10 6 1 2 0 2 2.0 1 5 0 5 5.0 36
Lew Jones 31 RG 10 7 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Pug Manders 30 FB 10 9 1 19 0 19 19.0 353
Ray Wehba 27 LE 10 9 1 15 0 15 15.0 58
Team Total 25.9 10 30 268 0 26 8.9 40 970 0 69 24.3 2817
Opp Total 10 34 848 1 24.9 10 225 0 22.5

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
Dean McAdams 26 P/tb 8 1 36 1354 60 1 37.6
Merl Condit 26 HB 8 7 3 0.0%% 19 725 58 0 38.2
Ken Heineman 25 KR/PR/TB 8 6 14 485 54 0 34.6
George Cafego 28 fb 5 3 10 307 61 1 30.7
Cecil Johnson 22 tb 9 2 10 349 46 0 34.9
Bruiser Kinard+ 29 K/LT 10 10 1 1 100.0%% 9 8 88.9%%
Tillie Manton 33 b 10 3 1 0.0%%
Jodie Marek 27 fb 8 1 1 0.0%%
Team Total 25.9 10 6 1 16.7%% 9 8 88.9%% 89 3220 61 2 36.2
Opp Total 10 14 7 50.0%% 31 27 87.1%% 60 2222 37.0

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
Dean McAdams 26 P/tb 8 1 3 34 0 14 0
Ken Heineman 25 KR/PR/TB 8 6 2 3 0 3 0
Frank Martin 24 hb 10 1 2 22 0 14 0
Merl Condit 26 HB 8 7 1 0 0 0 0
Bill Conkright 29 c 7 4 1 12 0 12 0
Cecil Johnson 22 tb 9 2 1 14 0 14 0
Lew Jones 31 RG 10 7 1 4 0 4 0
Andy Kowalski 23 RE 8 6 1 9 0 9 0
John Matisi 23 t 4 1 1 13 0 13 0
Joe Setcavage 25 BB 10 6 1 10 0 10 0
Bud Svendsen 28 C 10 6 1 20 0 20 0
Team Total 25.9 10 15 141 0 20 0
Opp Total 10 26 17

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
Pug Manders 30 FB 10 9 3 1 4 24
Bruiser Kinard+ 29 K/LT 10 10 1 1 8 1 17
Merl Condit 26 HB 8 7 1 1 2 12
Cecil Johnson 22 tb 9 2 2 2 12
Team Total 25.9 10 4 5 9 8 1 65
Opp Total 10 14 15 1 1 1 27 7 234

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1943-10-24 @ CHI L, 21-33 3 25 pass Cecil Johnson 25 yard pass from Ken Heineman (Bruiser Kinard kick)
2 1943-10-24 @ CHI L, 21-33 4 1 rush Pug Manders 1 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
3 1943-10-24 @ CHI L, 21-33 4 57 pass Cecil Johnson 57 yard pass from Frank Sachse (Bruiser Kinard kick)
4 1943-10-31 WAS L, 10-48 1 53 pass Pug Manders 53 yard pass from Ken Heineman (Bruiser Kinard kick)
5 1943-11-07 CRD W, 7-0 3 3 rush Merl Condit 3 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
6 1943-11-14 PHI W, 13-7 2 2 rush Pug Manders 2 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
7 1943-11-14 PHI W, 13-7 3 65 pass Merl Condit 65 yard pass from Ken Heineman
8 1943-11-21 GNB L, 7-31 4 43 rush Pug Manders 43 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
9 1943-11-28 @ NYG L, 7-24 3 4 pass Bruiser Kinard 4 yard pass from Pug Manders (Bruiser Kinard kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1943-09-26 @ DET W, 27-0 1 1 rush Harry Hopp 1 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
2 1943-09-26 @ DET W, 27-0 2 31 pass Ben Hightower 31 yard pass from Frankie Sinkwich (Augie Lio kick)
3 1943-09-26 @ DET W, 27-0 4 30 blocked punt Elmer Hackney 30 yard blocked punt return (Augie Lio kick)
4 1943-10-02 @ PHI W, 17-0 1 10 rush Johnny Butler 10 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
5 1943-10-02 @ PHI W, 17-0 2 10 rush Ernie Steele 10 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
6 1943-10-10 @ WAS W, 27-0 1 50 pass Wilbur Moore 50 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
7 1943-10-10 @ WAS W, 27-0 1 14 pass Andy Farkas 14 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Jack Jenkins kick)
8 1943-10-10 @ WAS W, 27-0 3 28 rush Wilbur Moore 28 yard rush
9 1943-10-10 @ WAS W, 27-0 4 7 pass Wilbur Moore 7 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
10 1943-10-17 NYG W, 20-0 1 fumble Chuck Avedisian yard fumble return
11 1943-10-17 NYG W, 20-0 1 rush Bill Paschal yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
12 1943-10-17 NYG W, 20-0 4 3 rush Bill Paschal 3 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
13 1943-10-24 @ CHI W, 33-21 1 28 pass George Wilson 28 yard pass from Sid Luckman
14 1943-10-24 @ CHI W, 33-21 2 79 rush Dante Magnani 79 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
15 1943-10-24 @ CHI W, 33-21 3 18 pass George Wilson 18 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick)
16 1943-10-24 @ CHI W, 33-21 4 7 rush Ray McLean 7 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
17 1943-10-31 WAS W, 48-10 1 44 pass Joe Aguirre 44 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
18 1943-10-31 WAS W, 48-10 2 53 pass Wilbur Moore 53 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
19 1943-10-31 WAS W, 48-10 2 23 pass Bob Seymour 23 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
20 1943-10-31 WAS W, 48-10 3 10 pass Joe Aguirre 10 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
21 1943-10-31 WAS W, 48-10 3 71 pass Wilbur Moore 71 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
22 1943-10-31 WAS W, 48-10 4 23 pass Andy Farkas 23 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
23 1943-10-31 WAS W, 48-10 4 1 rush Andy Farkas 1 yard rush (Joe Pasqua kick)
24 1943-11-14 PHI L, 7-13 1 3 rush Bob Thurbon 3 yard rush (Gordon Paschka kick)
25 1943-11-21 GNB W, 31-7 1 51 pass Don Hutson 51 yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Don Hutson kick)
26 1943-11-21 GNB W, 31-7 1 rush Tony Falkenstein yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
27 1943-11-21 GNB W, 31-7 3 79 pass Don Hutson 79 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
28 1943-11-21 GNB W, 31-7 4 11 interception Irv Comp 11 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
29 1943-11-28 @ NYG W, 24-7 1 14 rush Ward Cuff 14 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
30 1943-11-28 @ NYG W, 24-7 2 8 rush Bill Paschal 8 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
31 1943-11-28 @ NYG W, 24-7 3 25 pass Bill Paschal 25 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Ward Cuff kick)