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1945 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers

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3-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 123 points (12.3/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 211 points (21.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of -88 points (-8.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 2.2-7.8.

Coach: Herb Kopf (3-6-1)

 Training Camp: St. John's Preparatory School (Danvers, Massachusetts)

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 123 1846 505 3.7 36 15 9 83 66 160 1000 6 21 6.3 30 345 846 10 2.5 44
Team Defense 211 2791 614 4.5 38 8 10 133 104 227 1427 10 30 6.3 61 387 1364 15 3.5 62
Lg Rank Offense 8 9 8 9 10 10 9 8 7 8 7 9 6 9
Lg Rank Defense 7 6 3 7 8 7 5 5 1 4 8 7 5 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Tue September 25 boxscore W 1-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 7 10 331 117 214 4 12 135 113 22 6
2 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-0 Washington Redskins 28 20 15 324 150 174 2 16 327 164 163 2
3 Sun October 14 boxscore T 2-0-1 New York Giants 13 13 10 238 92 146 3 7 178 118 60 4
4 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 14 38 12 250 183 67 2 16 456 179 277 3
5 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 6 3 73 59 14 2 11 193 133 60 5
6 Sun November 4 boxscore L 3-2-1 Detroit Lions 9 10 6 143 77 66 5 5 99 23 76 4
6 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-3-1 @ Washington Redskins 7 34 5 85 55 30 5 11 342 150 192 1
8 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-4-1 Green Bay Packers 0 28 5 48 36 12 4 11 286 109 177 3
10 Sun December 2 boxscore L 3-5-1 @ Cleveland Rams 7 20 11 182 146 36 3 17 353 228 125 4
10 Sun December 9 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 35 8 131 33 98 5 18 366 139 227 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
Scott Gudmundson 24 P 10 0 17 43 39.5% 299 1 2.3 5 11.6 43 7.0 2.2 17.6 29.9 32.2 0 0
George Cafego 30 QB 7 5 13 26 50.0% 149 0 0.0 4 15.4 29 5.7 -1.2 11.5 21.3 28.0 0 0
Ace Parker 33 tb 8 1 10 24 41.7% 123 0 0.0 5 20.8 41 5.1 -4.3 12.3 15.4 18.6 0 0
Frank Sachse 28 8 0 9 21 42.9% 203 2 9.5 0 0.0 80 9.7 11.6 22.6 25.4 109.8 0 0
John Grigas 25 LH 10 8 5 14 35.7% 85 0 0.0 1 7.1 30 6.1 2.9 17.0 8.5 27.4 0 0
Bob Davis 31 PR/RH 10 9 5 10 50.0% 73 3 30.0 0 0.0 23 7.3 13.3 14.6 7.3 113.7 0 0
Pug Manders 32 FB 10 10 5 9 55.6% 42 0 0.0 1 11.1 12 4.7 -0.3 8.4 4.2 28.2 0 0
Paul Duhart 25 b 3 3 2 6 33.3% 26 0 0.0 2 33.3 21 4.3 -10.7 13.0 8.7 8.3 0 0
Hugh McCullough 29 7 0 0 6 0.0% 0 0 0.0 3 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
Ned Mathews 27 9 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.7 10 66 160 41.3% 1000 6 3.8 21 13.1 80 6.3 1.1 15.2 100.0 35.4 0 0
Opp Total 10 104 227 45.8% 1427 10 4.4 30 13.2 6.3 1.22 13.7 142.7 41.6 0 0 6.3 1.2 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 32 FB 10 10 76 238 6 34 3.1 23.8 7.6 238 6 6
John Grigas 25 LH 10 8 64 160 2 45 2.5 16.0 6.4 5 59 11.8 0 29 0.5 5.9 219 2 4
Johnny Martin 27 KR 6 5 39 191 1 76 4.9 31.8 6.5 2 20 10.0 0 17 0.3 3.3 211 1 4
Babe Dimancheff 23 hb 5 2 30 69 0 15 2.3 13.8 6.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.2 3.0 84 0 2
Bob Davis 31 PR/RH 10 9 29 91 0 12 3.1 9.1 2.9 9 56 6.2 0 29 0.9 5.6 147 0 2
Ned Mathews 27 9 0 27 146 0 49 5.4 16.2 3.0 4 56 14.0 1 23 0.4 6.2 202 1 3
Scott Gudmundson 24 P 10 0 23 4 0 20 0.2 0.4 2.3 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8 0.1 -0.8 -4 0 3
George Cafego 30 QB 7 5 19 -51 0 3 -2.7 -7.3 2.7 2 20 10.0 0 15 0.3 2.9 -31 0 2
Ace Parker 33 tb 8 1 18 -49 0 7 -2.7 -6.1 2.3 -49 0 2
Paul Duhart 25 b 3 3 6 10 0 9 1.7 3.3 2.0 10 0 0
Frank Sachse 28 8 0 5 9 0 29 1.8 1.1 0.6 9 0 2
Ken Steinmetz 21 10 0 4 12 0 9 3.0 1.2 0.4 12 0 0
Frank Martin 26 3 0 2 10 0 7 5.0 3.3 0.7 1 53 53.0 1 53 0.3 17.7 63 1 0
Hugh McCullough 29 7 0 2 1 0 2 0.5 0.1 0.3 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 2.4 18 0 0
Mike Micka 24 3 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 1.7 0.3 5 0 0
Don Currivan 25 RE 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 397 24.8 4 80 1.6 39.7 397 4 0
Bob Masterson 30 le 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 186 12.4 0 21 1.5 18.6 186 0 0
Keith Ranspot 32 LE 9 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 117 14.6 0 30 0.9 13.0 117 0 0
Joe Crowley 26 e 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.3 12 0 0
Team Total 26.7 10 345 846 9 76 2.5 84.6 34.5 66 1000 15.2 6 80 6.6 100.0 1846 15 31
Opp Total 10 387 1364 15 3.5 136.4 38.7 104 1427 13.7 10 10.4 142.7 2791 25 22

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
Bob Davis 31 PR/RH 10 9 11 94 0 21 8.5 6 131 0 35 21.8 372
Johnny Martin 27 KR 6 5 4 7 0 7 1.8 13 302 0 43 23.2 520
Babe Dimancheff 23 hb 5 2 8 99 0 26 12.4 4 123 0 52 30.8 306
John Grigas 25 LH 10 8 4 65 0 27 16.3 284
Scott Gudmundson 24 P 10 0 4 36 0 15 9.0 32
Ned Mathews 27 9 0 4 108 0 33 27.0 310
George Cafego 30 QB 7 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 47 0 26 23.5 16
Paul Duhart 25 b 3 3 2 32 0 0 16.0 42
Pug Manders 32 FB 10 10 2 10 0 8 5.0 248
Don Currivan 25 RE 10 5 1 3 0 3 3.0 400
Mike Micka 24 3 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 26
George Smith 31 C 10 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Bill Walker 25 4 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
Team Total 26.7 10 28 236 0 26 8.4 41 845 0 52 20.6 2927
Opp Total 10 38 1391 1 36.6 25 678 0 27.1

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
Augie Lio 27 K/LG 10 10 5 4 80.0%% 16 15 93.8%%
Scott Gudmundson 24 P 10 0 17 612 52 0 36.0
Johnny Martin 27 KR 6 5 14 575 58 0 41.1
George Smith 31 C 10 8 9 355 47 0 39.4
Ken Steinmetz 21 10 0 8 239 46 1 29.9
Ace Parker 33 tb 8 1 7 224 51 0 32.0
George Cafego 30 QB 7 5 6 213 39 0 35.5
Bob Davis 31 PR/RH 10 9 3 129 56 0 43.0
Hugh McCullough 29 7 0 2 64 37 0 32.0
Bob Masterson 30 le 10 5 1 0.0%%
Team Total 26.7 10 6 4 66.7%% 16 15 93.8%% 66 2411 58 1 36.5
Opp Total 10 16 8 50.0%% 27 25 92.6%% 43 971 22.6

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
Pug Manders 32 FB 10 10 3 5 0 5 0 0 6 4 -12 0
Bob Davis 31 PR/RH 10 9 6 28 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
Ned Mathews 27 9 0 3 42 0 18 0 0 3 2 0 0
John Grigas 25 LH 10 8 1 3 0 3 0 0 4 2 -14 0
Scott Gudmundson 24 P 10 0 2 23 0 17 0 0 3 2 -1 0
Johnny Martin 27 KR 6 5 1 10 0 10 0 0 4 2 3 0
George Cafego 30 QB 7 5 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 18 0
Augie Lio 27 K/LG 10 10 3 42 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
Frank Sachse 28 8 0 2 25 0 22 0 0 2 0 0 0
Babe Dimancheff 23 hb 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Ace Parker 33 tb 8 1 0 2 1 -4 0
George Smith 31 C 10 8 2 23 0 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
Joe Crowley 26 e 9 3 1 45 0 45 0
Don Currivan 25 RE 10 5 0 0 1 0 0
Jim Magee 25 9 0 1 6 0 6 0
Ed McGee 29 t 8 3 0 0 1 0 0
Mike Micka 24 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
John Morelli 22 9 0 1 10 0 10 0
Keith Ranspot 32 LE 9 7 0 0 1 0 0
George Sergienko 27 LT 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
Ken Steinmetz 21 10 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 10 30 264 0 45 0 0 31 21 -10 0
Opp Total 10 22 14

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 32 FB 10 10 6 6 36
Augie Lio 27 K/LG 10 10 15 4 27
Don Currivan 25 RE 10 5 4 4 24
John Grigas 25 LH 10 8 2 2 12
Johnny Martin 27 KR 6 5 1 1 2 12
Frank Martin 26 3 0 1 1 6
Ned Mathews 27 9 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 10 9 6 1 16 15 4 123
Opp Total 10 15 10 1 1 25 8 211

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-09-25 PIT W, 28-7 1 5 rush Johnny Martin 5 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
2 1945-09-25 PIT W, 28-7 2 53 pass Frank Martin 53 yard pass from George Cafego (Augie Lio kick)
3 1945-09-25 PIT W, 28-7 3 1 rush Pug Manders 1 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
4 1945-09-25 PIT W, 28-7 4 2 rush Pug Manders 2 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
5 1945-10-07 WAS W, 28-20 2 2 rush Pug Manders 2 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
6 1945-10-07 WAS W, 28-20 2 43 pass Don Currivan 43 yard pass from Scott Gudmundson (Augie Lio kick)
7 1945-10-07 WAS W, 28-20 3 23 pass Ned Mathews 23 yard pass from Bob Davis (Augie Lio kick)
8 1945-10-07 WAS W, 28-20 4 11 rush John Grigas 11 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
9 1945-10-14 NYG T, 13-13 1 1 rush John Grigas 1 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
10 1945-10-21 @ GNB L, 14-38 1 1 rush Pug Manders 1 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
11 1945-10-21 @ GNB L, 14-38 2 80 pass Don Currivan 80 yard pass from Frank Sachse (Augie Lio kick)
12 1945-10-28 @ PIT W, 10-6 4 25 pass Frank Martin 25 yard pass from Scott Gudmundson (Augie Lio kick)
13 1945-11-04 DET L, 9-10 4 6 pass Don Currivan 6 yard pass from Bob Davis
14 1945-11-11 @ WAS L, 7-34 3 8 pass Don Currivan 8 yard pass from Bob Davis (Augie Lio kick)
15 1945-12-02 @ RAM L, 7-20 3 rush Pug Manders yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
16 1945-12-09 @ PHI L, 7-35 2 18 rush Pug Manders 18 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-09-25 PIT L, 7-28 4 60 pass John Lucente 60 yard pass from Toimi Jarvi (John Naioti kick)
2 1945-10-07 WAS L, 20-28 2 6 pass Steve Bagarus 6 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
3 1945-10-07 WAS L, 20-28 3 7 rush Frank Akins 7 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
4 1945-10-07 WAS L, 20-28 4 27 pass Bob Seymour 27 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Joe Aguirre kick)
5 1945-10-14 NYG T, 13-13 2 14 pass Frank Liebel 14 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
6 1945-10-21 @ GNB W, 38-14 1 75 pass Don Hutson 75 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
7 1945-10-21 @ GNB W, 38-14 2 24 rush Roy McKay 24 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
8 1945-10-21 @ GNB W, 38-14 2 7 pass Don Hutson 7 yard pass from Roy McKay (Don Hutson kick)
9 1945-10-21 @ GNB W, 38-14 3 16 rush Lou Brock 16 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
10 1945-10-21 @ GNB W, 38-14 3 12 rush Ted Fritsch 12 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
11 1945-11-04 DET W, 10-9 4 81 punt Chuck DeShane 81 yard punt return (Bill Callihan kick)
12 1945-11-11 @ WAS W, 34-7 3 41 pass Steve Bagarus 41 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Joe Aguirre kick)
13 1945-11-11 @ WAS W, 34-7 3 23 rush Bob Seymour 23 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
14 1945-11-11 @ WAS W, 34-7 4 20 rush Merl Condit 20 yard rush (Larry Weldon kick)
15 1945-11-11 @ WAS W, 34-7 4 7 pass Wayne Millner 7 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Merl Condit kick)
16 1945-11-18 GNB W, 28-0 1 19 rush Lou Brock 19 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
17 1945-11-18 GNB W, 28-0 2 12 interception Bernie Crimmins 12 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
18 1945-11-18 GNB W, 28-0 2 10 pass Don Hutson 10 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
19 1945-11-18 GNB W, 28-0 4 10 rush Lou Brock 10 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
20 1945-12-02 @ RAM W, 20-7 1 23 pass Fred Gehrke 23 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
21 1945-12-02 @ RAM W, 20-7 2 1 rush Bob Waterfield 1 yard rush
22 1945-12-02 @ RAM W, 20-7 3 35 pass Jim Benton 35 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
23 1945-12-09 @ PHI W, 35-7 2 1 rush Allie Sherman 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
24 1945-12-09 @ PHI W, 35-7 3 29 rush Steve Van Buren 29 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
25 1945-12-09 @ PHI W, 35-7 4 4 rush Johnny Butler 4 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
26 1945-12-09 @ PHI W, 35-7 4 7 rush Steve Van Buren 7 yard rush (Steve Van Buren kick)
27 1945-12-09 @ PHI W, 35-7 4 8 rush Steve Van Buren 8 yard rush (Steve Van Buren kick)