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1947 Boston Yanks

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4-7-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 168 points (14.0/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 256 points (21.3/g), 6th.
 Differential of -88 points (-7.3/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 3.2-8.8.

Coach: Clipper Smith (4-7-1)

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 168 2634 581 4.5 35 8 117 95 238 1661 15 27 7.0 52 343 973 5 2.8 49 93 855 16
Opp. Stats 256 4062 796 5.1 45 17 219 158 303 2042 17 28 6.7 94 493 2020 18 4.1 112 99 1030 13
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 3 1 10 8 8 8 7 6 9 10 10 10
Lg Rank Defense 6 9 4 6 9 5 4 3 2 3 10 10 7 8

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Mon September 29 boxscore T 0-0-1 New York Giants 7 7 10 212 150 62 3 11 238 122 116 4
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-1-1 Detroit Lions 7 21 13 280 161 119 5 11 260 161 99 3
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 0-2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 30 8 112 86 26 1 19 403 127 276 3
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 1-2-1 @ New York Giants 14 0 8 192 103 89 1 15 258 120 138 6
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-3-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 7 27 8 214 123 91 3 26 427 253 174 4
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 1-4-1 Chicago Bears 24 28 14 283 156 127 4 22 381 271 110 5
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 2-4-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 27 16 10 288 165 123 1 24 367 118 249 4
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 2-5-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 32 6 159 138 21 4 16 280 102 178 2
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 3-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles 21 14 15 274 140 134 2 14 243 79 164 4
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 4-5-1 Washington Redskins 27 24 10 322 242 80 3 20 396 278 118 4
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 4-6-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 17 8 186 108 78 4 13 235 68 167 2
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 4-7-1 @ Washington Redskins 13 40 7 112 89 23 4 28 574 343 231 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Boley Dancewicz 23 QB 12 1 66 169 39.1 1203 11 6.5 18 10.7 69 7.1 3.6 18.2 100.3 46.4 0 0
Paul Governali 26 4 0 23 55 41.8 314 3 5.5 6 10.9 78 5.7 1.9 13.7 78.5 39.3 0 0
Howard Maley 26 P 12 0 6 12 50.0 144 1 8.3 1 8.3 63 12.0 9.9 24.0 12.0 86.8 0 0
Frank Maznicki 27 K 12 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Walt Williams 28 db 10 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 12 95 238 39.9 1661 15 6.3 27 11.3 78 7.0 3.1 17.5 138.4 45.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 158 303 52.1 2042 17 5.6 28 9.2 6.7 3.70 12.9 170.2 53.8 0 0 6.7 3.7 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. 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
Frank Seno 26 KR/PR/RH 11 10 69 212 0 22 3.1 19.3 6.3 12 118 9.8 1 30 1.1 10.7 330 1 3
Boley Dancewicz 23 QB 12 1 47 145 1 41 3.1 12.1 3.9 145 1 3
Bill Paschal 26 fb 8 4 37 124 1 0 3.4 15.5 4.6 3 67 22.3 0 30 0.4 8.4 191 1 0
Frank Maznicki 27 K 12 1 34 77 0 17 2.3 6.4 2.8 6 76 12.7 0 26 0.5 6.3 153 0 1
Jim Mello 27 db 9 4 33 62 0 9 1.9 6.9 3.7 2 26 13.0 0 23 0.2 2.9 88 0 1
Howard Maley 26 P 12 0 32 132 0 27 4.1 11.0 2.7 132 0 0
John Grigas 27 fb 9 2 27 52 0 13 1.9 5.8 3.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 53 0 1
Joe Golding 26 LH 12 7 26 71 1 15 2.7 5.9 2.2 6 52 8.7 2 24 0.5 4.3 123 3 3
Rudy Romboli 24 FB 12 9 23 50 0 15 2.2 4.2 1.9 4 30 7.5 0 27 0.3 2.5 80 0 1
John Poto 21 hb 6 1 6 27 1 11 4.5 4.5 1.0 27 1 2
Paul Governali 26 4 0 4 19 0 0 4.8 4.8 1.0 19 0 0
Steve Sucic 26 hb 3 1 3 3 0 2 1.0 1.0 1.0 3 0 0
Bill Chipley 27 e 6 2 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.5 0.2 5 105 21.0 1 40 0.8 17.5 108 1 0
Mike Micka 26 qb 12 5 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 2 11 5.5 0 6 0.2 0.9 7 0 0
Hal Crisler 24 e 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 363 14.5 2 49 2.5 36.3 363 2 0
Don Currivan 27 e 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 782 32.6 9 78 2.0 65.2 782 9 0
Nick Scollard 27 RE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 19 6.3 0 11 0.3 1.6 19 0 0
Sam Goldman 31 LE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 9 0 0
Walt Williams 28 db 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 2 0 0
Team Total 26.1 12 343 973 4 41 2.8 81.1 28.6 95 1661 17.5 15 78 7.9 138.4 2634 19 17
Opp Total 12 493 2020 18 4.1 168.3 41.1 158 2042 12.9 17 13.2 170.2 4062 35 34

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Frank Seno 26 KR/PR/RH 11 10 12 213 1 86 17.8 27 636 0 79 23.6 1200
Joe Golding 26 LH 12 7 7 63 0 33 9.0 9 173 0 29 19.2 378
Bill Paschal 26 fb 8 4 5 103 0 30 20.6 294
John Poto 21 hb 6 1 1 12 0 12 12.0 4 99 0 40 24.8 138
Rudy Romboli 24 FB 12 9 3 64 0 25 21.3 144
Frank Maznicki 27 K 12 1 2 48 0 48 24.0 274
Joe Watt 28 1 0 2 28 0 0 14.0 28
Sam Goldman 31 LE 12 6 1 1 0 1 1.0 16
John Grigas 27 fb 9 2 1 19 0 19 19.0 72
Howard Maley 26 P 12 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 155
Bob McClure 23 g 10 3 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Walt Williams 28 db 10 3 1 14 0 14 14.0 16
Team Total 26.1 12 25 378 1 86 15.1 52 1130 0 79 21.7 4292
Opp Total 12 63 1711 1 27.2 32 562 0 17.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. 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
Howard Maley 26 P 12 0 92 3731 66 3 40.6
Frank Maznicki 27 K 12 1 2 2 100.0% 21 19 90.5%
Nick Scollard 27 RE 12 10 4 1 25.0% 2 2 100.0%
Boley Dancewicz 23 QB 12 1 1 40 40 0 40.0
Team Total 26.1 12 6 3 50.0% 23 21 91.3% 93 3771 66 3 40.5
Opp Total 12 11 3 27.3% 36 29 80.6% 61 2542 41.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
Frank Seno 26 KR/PR/RH 11 10 10 100 0 38 0 0 3 2 21 0
Joe Golding 26 LH 12 7 5 87 0 28 0 0 3 3 19 0
Frank Maznicki 27 K 12 1 4 46 0 19 0 0 1 6 73 2
Boley Dancewicz 23 QB 12 1 0 3 2 0 0
Joe Sabasteanski 26 g 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 0
Bill Godwin 28 c 12 5 2 27 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mike Micka 26 qb 12 5 2 46 0 46 0 0 0 1 0 0
Hal Crisler 24 e 10 1 0 0 2 19 0
Joe Domnanovich 28 C 8 6 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 1 0
Jim Mello 27 db 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
John Poto 21 hb 6 1 0 2 0 0 0
Rudy Romboli 24 FB 12 9 1 14 0 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Joe Watt 28 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Rocco Canale 27 lt 10 5 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Collins 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Don Currivan 27 e 12 3 1 0 0 0 0
Sam Goldman 31 LE 12 6 0 0 1 6 0
John Grigas 27 fb 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
Bob McClure 23 g 10 3 0 0 1 0 0
Tom Rodgers 24 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
Alex Sidorik 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Carroll Vogelaar 27 RT 12 10 0 0 1 0 0
Jim Wright 26 g 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 12 28 336 0 46 0 0 17 29 150 2
Opp Total 12 34 17 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
Don Currivan 27 e 12 3 9 1 10 60
Frank Maznicki 27 K 12 1 2 2 19 21 2 2 37
Joe Golding 26 LH 12 7 1 2 3 18
Hal Crisler 24 e 10 1 2 2 12
Frank Seno 26 KR/PR/RH 11 10 1 1 2 12
Bill Chipley 27 e 6 2 1 1 6
Boley Dancewicz 23 QB 12 1 1 1 6
Bill Paschal 26 fb 8 4 1 1 6
John Poto 21 hb 6 1 1 1 6
Nick Scollard 27 RE 12 10 2 2 1 4 5
Team Total 26.1 12 4 15 1 2 1 23 21 23 3 6 168
Opp Total 12 18 17 1 1 1 29 36 3 11 1 256

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1947-09-29 NYG T, 7-7 1 17 pass Hal Crisler 17 yard pass from Paul Governali (Nick Scollard kick)
2 1947-10-05 DET L, 7-21 4 29 pass Bill Chipley 29 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
3 1947-10-12 PIT L, 14-30 4 33 pass Don Currivan 33 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Nick Scollard kick)
4 1947-10-12 PIT L, 14-30 4 20 pass Don Currivan 20 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
5 1947-10-19 @ NYG W, 14-0 1 78 pass Don Currivan 78 yard pass from Paul Governali (Frank Maznicki kick)
6 1947-10-19 @ NYG W, 14-0 2 11 pass Frank Seno 11 yard pass from Paul Governali (Frank Maznicki kick)
7 1947-10-26 @ CRD L, 7-27 1 15 pass Don Currivan 15 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
8 1947-11-02 CHI L, 24-28 2 86 punt Frank Seno 86 yard punt return (Frank Maznicki kick)
9 1947-11-02 CHI L, 24-28 2 8 rush Bill Paschal 8 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
10 1947-11-02 CHI L, 24-28 3 35 fumble Frank Maznicki 35 yard fumble return (Frank Maznicki kick)
11 1947-11-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 1 47 pass Don Currivan 47 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz
12 1947-11-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 2 51 pass Don Currivan 51 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
13 1947-11-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 4 37 pass Don Currivan 37 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
14 1947-11-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 4 11 rush John Poto 11 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
15 1947-11-23 PHI W, 21-14 1 40 pass Don Currivan 40 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
16 1947-11-23 PHI W, 21-14 2 20 pass Joe Golding 20 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
17 1947-11-23 PHI W, 21-14 4 6 rush Boley Dancewicz 6 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
18 1947-11-30 WAS W, 27-24 2 29 pass Hal Crisler 29 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
19 1947-11-30 WAS W, 27-24 3 67 pass Don Currivan 67 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
20 1947-11-30 WAS W, 27-24 4 24 pass Joe Golding 24 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
21 1947-12-07 @ PIT L, 7-17 2 14 rush Joe Golding 14 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
22 1947-12-14 @ WAS L, 13-40 1 50 fumble Frank Maznicki 50 yard fumble return
23 1947-12-14 @ WAS L, 13-40 4 18 pass Don Currivan 18 yard pass from Howard Maley (Frank Maznicki kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1947-09-29 NYG T, 7-7 1 68 pass George Franck 68 yard pass from Jerry Niles (Ken Strong kick)
2 1947-10-05 DET L, 7-21 1 64 pass Bill Dudley 64 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Roy Zimmerman kick)
3 1947-10-05 DET L, 7-21 1 41 interception Bill Dudley 41 yard interception return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
4 1947-10-05 DET L, 7-21 4 10 pass Ted Cook 10 yard pass from Bill Dudley (Roy Zimmerman kick)
5 1947-10-12 PIT L, 14-30 1 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
6 1947-10-12 PIT L, 14-30 2 52 rush Paul White 52 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
7 1947-10-12 PIT L, 14-30 3 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
8 1947-10-12 PIT L, 14-30 4 1 rush Johnny Clement 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
9 1947-10-26 @ CRD L, 7-27 1 1 rush Charley Trippi 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
10 1947-10-26 @ CRD L, 7-27 2 8 pass Billy Dewell 8 yard pass from Paul Christman
11 1947-10-26 @ CRD L, 7-27 3 7 pass Red Cochran 7 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
12 1947-10-26 @ CRD L, 7-27 4 18 pass Billy Dewell 18 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
13 1947-11-02 CHI L, 24-28 1 19 pass Ray McLean 19 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
14 1947-11-02 CHI L, 24-28 2 22 pass Ken Kavanaugh 22 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
15 1947-11-02 CHI L, 24-28 4 7 pass Ken Kavanaugh 7 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
16 1947-11-02 CHI L, 24-28 4 35 pass Ken Kavanaugh 35 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
17 1947-11-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 1 4 rush Bob Hoffman 4 yard rush
18 1947-11-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 3 4 rush Bob Hoffman 4 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
19 1947-11-16 @ PHI L, 0-32 1 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
20 1947-11-16 @ PHI L, 0-32 1 54 pass Jack Ferrante 54 yard pass from Tommy Thompson
21 1947-11-16 @ PHI L, 0-32 2 14 pass Jack Ferrante 14 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
22 1947-11-16 @ PHI L, 0-32 3 13 rush Steve Van Buren 13 yard rush
23 1947-11-16 @ PHI L, 0-32 4 7 pass Neill Armstrong 7 yard pass from Bill Mackrides
24 1947-11-23 PHI W, 21-14 2 69 punt Pat McHugh 69 yard punt return (Jim Kekeris kick)
25 1947-11-23 PHI W, 21-14 3 10 rush Steve Van Buren 10 yard rush (Jim Kekeris kick)
26 1947-11-30 WAS W, 27-24 3 1 rush Jim Castiglia 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
27 1947-11-30 WAS W, 27-24 3 1 rush Jim Castiglia 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
28 1947-11-30 WAS W, 27-24 4 6 pass Bob Nussbaumer 6 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
29 1947-12-07 @ PIT L, 7-17 1 fumble John Mastrangelo unknown yard fumble return (Joe Glamp kick)
30 1947-12-07 @ PIT L, 7-17 4 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
31 1947-12-14 @ WAS L, 13-40 1 1 rush Jim Castiglia 1 yard rush
32 1947-12-14 @ WAS L, 13-40 2 15 pass Dick Poillon 15 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
33 1947-12-14 @ WAS L, 13-40 2 4 rush Jim Castiglia 4 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
34 1947-12-14 @ WAS L, 13-40 3 1 rush Dick Poillon 1 yard rush
35 1947-12-14 @ WAS L, 13-40 4 6 pass Doug Turley 6 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
36 1947-12-14 @ WAS L, 13-40 4 20 pass Joe Tereshinski 20 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)