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1948 Chicago Rockets

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1-13-0, AAFC West Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 202 points (14.4/g), 8th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 439 points (31.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -237 points (-16.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 1.9-12.1.

Coach: Ed McKeever (1-13-0)

 Training Camp: Ripon College (Ripon, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 202 4009 825 4.9 65 27 13 180 146 341 2290 19 38 6.7 65 484 1719 8 3.6 102
Team Defense 439 5087 856 5.9 33 14 19 217 155 318 2473 23 19 7.8 81 538 2614 33 4.9 117
Lg Rank Offense 8 7 8 8 7 5 6 5 8 5 5 7 8 8
Lg Rank Defense 8 7 8 7 6 2 4 4 7 7 7 7 8 6

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri August 27 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Dons 0 7 14 242 77 165 3 6 97 20 77 3
2 Mon September 6 boxscore L 0-2 @ Buffalo Bills 7 42 17 290 258 32 9 20 384 185 199 4
3 Fri September 10 boxscore W 1-2 Baltimore Colts 21 14 17 397 87 310 3 12 252 110 142
4 Fri September 17 boxscore L 1-3 Cleveland Browns 7 28 12 242 117 125 6 16 299 157 142 3
4 Sun September 26 boxscore L 1-4 @ Cleveland Browns 10 21 9 204 159 45 3 14 342 216 126 1
6 Fri October 1 boxscore L 1-5 San Francisco 49ers 14 31 11 240 128 112 5 19 400 170 230 2
6 Fri October 8 boxscore L 1-6 @ Los Angeles Dons 28 49 13 366 271 95 7 17 487 356 131 2
7 Fri October 15 boxscore L 1-7 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 7 21 9 162 82 80 3 20 426 110 316 4
9 Sun October 24 boxscore L 1-8 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 35 13 294 142 152 5 14 331 177 154 3
9 Sun October 31 boxscore L 1-9 @ New York Yankees 7 42 8 206 102 104 3 15 484 240 244 1
10 Sun November 7 boxscore L 1-10 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 44 14 288 118 170 2 19 466 138 328 1
11 Sun November 14 boxscore L 1-11 @ Baltimore Colts 24 38 11 316 270 46 2 21 452 223 229 4
13 Thu November 25 boxscore L 1-12 Buffalo Bills 35 39 16 453 263 190 7 14 360 181 179 5
14 Sat December 4 boxscore L 1-13 New York Yankees 7 28 15 309 210 99 6 11 307 190 117 1

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
Jesse Freitas 27 QB 10 9 84 167 50.3 1425 14 8.4 16 9.6 0 8.5 5.9 17.0 142.5 67.9 0 0
Sam Vacanti 26 qb 9 3 47 116 40.5 633 2 1.7 15 12.9 0 5.5 0.0 13.5 70.3 24.7 0 0
Angelo Bertelli 27 qb 3 2 7 32 21.9 60 1 3.1 3 9.4 0 1.9 -1.7 8.6 20.0 10.9 0 0
Chuck Fenenbock 30 lh/PR 13 5 4 15 26.7 136 2 13.3 1 6.7 60 9.1 8.7 34.0 10.5 76.7 0 0
Tom Farris 28 13 0 3 9 33.3 24 0 0.0 3 33.3 0 2.7 -12.3 8.0 1.8 2.8 0 0
Eddie Prokop 26 KR/RH 9 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 4 1 1 100.0 12 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 12.0 12.0 12.0 2.0 116.7 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 146 341 42.8 2290 19 5.6 38 11.1 60 6.7 2.8 15.7 163.6 44.7 0 0
Opp Total 14 155 318 48.7 2473 23 7.2 19 6.0 7.8 6.53 16.0 176.6 74.3 0 0 7.8 6.5 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
Bob Livingstone 26 LH 13 5 55 174 0 0 3.2 13.4 4.2 15 240 16.0 2 0 1.2 18.5 414 2 0
Eddie Prokop 26 KR/RH 9 7 54 266 1 0 4.9 29.6 6.0 7 223 31.9 3 0 0.8 24.8 489 4 0
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 4 53 176 1 0 3.3 29.3 8.8 3 78 26.0 0 0 0.5 13.0 254 1 0
Jim Mello 28 db 6 2 50 243 1 0 4.9 40.5 8.3 3 38 12.7 0 0 0.5 6.3 281 1 0
Dewey Proctor 27 FB 9 4 47 190 1 0 4.0 21.1 5.2 2 18 9.0 0 0 0.2 2.0 208 1 0
Chuck Fenenbock 30 lh/PR 13 5 43 174 0 0 4.0 13.4 3.3 8 111 13.9 1 0 0.6 8.5 285 1 0
Floyd Simmons 23 b 11 2 36 121 1 0 3.4 11.0 3.3 2 60 30.0 1 0 0.2 5.5 181 2 0
Bill Kellagher 28 fb 12 5 33 97 1 0 2.9 8.1 2.8 97 1 0
Jesse Freitas 27 QB 10 9 24 25 0 0 1.0 2.5 2.4 25 0 0
Elroy Hirsch 25 e 5 3 23 93 0 0 4.0 18.6 4.6 7 101 14.4 1 0 1.4 20.2 194 1 0
Harry Clarke 32 hb 5 2 16 57 0 0 3.6 11.4 3.2 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.2 3.8 76 0 0
Steve Juzwik 30 hb 4 1 13 19 0 0 1.5 4.8 3.3 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.3 24 0 0
Ernie Lewis 24 P 14 1 13 54 0 0 4.2 3.9 0.9 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 60 0 0
Sam Vacanti 26 qb 9 3 7 7 2 0 1.0 0.8 0.8 7 2 0
Bob Perina 27 db 13 1 6 1 0 0 0.2 0.1 0.5 2 13 6.5 0 0 0.2 1.0 14 0 0
Tom Farris 28 13 0 4 5 0 0 1.3 0.4 0.3 5 0 0
Angelo Bertelli 27 qb 3 2 2 -1 0 0 -0.5 -0.3 0.7 -1 0 0
Fay King 26 RE 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 647 12.9 7 0 3.6 46.2 647 7 0
Bob Jensen 23 de 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 276 13.8 1 0 1.4 19.7 276 1 0
Ray Kuffel 27 le 14 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 365 19.2 3 0 1.4 26.1 365 3 0
Jim McCarthy 28 K/LE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 30 10.0 0 0 0.2 2.1 30 0 0
Harry Burrus 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 60 30.0 0 0 2.0 60.0 60 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 479 1701 8 0 3.6 121.5 34.2 146 2290 15.7 19 19 10.4 163.6 3991 27 0
Opp Total 14 538 2614 33 4.9 186.7 38.4 155 2473 16.0 23 11.1 176.6 5087 56 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Chuck Fenenbock 30 lh/PR 13 5 17 169 0 0 9.9 14 311 0 0 22.2 765
Eddie Prokop 26 KR/RH 9 7 6 80 0 0 13.3 15 323 0 0 21.5 892
Bob Livingstone 26 LH 13 5 3 24 0 0 8.0 9 211 0 0 23.4 649
Bob Perina 27 db 13 1 2 14 0 0 7.0 3 52 0 0 17.3 80
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 4 1 23 0 23 23.0 4 81 0 0 20.3 358
Harry Clarke 32 hb 5 2 1 11 0 11 11.0 3 79 0 0 26.3 166
Elroy Hirsch 25 e 5 3 2 27 0 0 13.5 1 10 0 10 10.0 231
Bill Kellagher 28 fb 12 5 3 54 0 0 18.0 151
Floyd Simmons 23 b 11 2 3 77 0 0 25.7 258
Jim Mello 28 db 6 2 2 30 0 0 15.0 311
Bob Jensen 23 de 14 3 1 10 0 10 10.0 286
Fay King 26 RE 14 8 1 11 0 11 11.0 658
Ray Kuffel 27 le 14 7 1 16 0 16 16.0 381
Team Total 27.0 14 32 348 0 23 10.9 60 1265 0 16 21.1 5604
Opp Total 14 36 1924 2 53.4 39 683 0 17.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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
Ernie Lewis 24 P 14 1 60 2680 0 0 44.7
Jim McCarthy 28 K/LE 14 10 3 2 66.7% 21 21 100.0%
Steve Juzwik 30 hb 4 1 5 5 100.0%
Harry Burrus 27 1 0 3 2 66.7%
Farnham Johnson 24 RT 8 0 2 2 100.0%
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 4 1 0.0%
Team Total 27.0 14 4 2 50.0% 31 30 96.8% 60 2680 0 0 44.7
Opp Total 14 11 3 27.3% 62 58 93.5% 57 2410 42.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Bob Perina 27 db 13 1 6 87 0 0 0
Fred Negus 25 C 14 5 5 30 0 0 0
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 4 3 65 0 0 0
Elroy Hirsch 25 e 5 3 2 59 0 0 0
Pete Lamana 27 lb 13 3 1 0 0 0 0
Gasper Urban 25 g 14 1 1 5 0 5 0
Emil Uremovich 32 8 0 1 1 0 1 0
Team Total 27.0 14 19 247 0 5 0
Opp Total 14 30 16

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Fay King 26 RE 14 8 7 7 42
Jim McCarthy 28 K/LE 14 10 21 2 27
Eddie Prokop 26 KR/RH 9 7 1 3 4 24
Ray Kuffel 27 le 14 7 3 3 18
Bob Livingstone 26 LH 13 5 2 2 12
Floyd Simmons 23 b 11 2 1 1 2 12
Sam Vacanti 26 qb 9 3 2 2 12
Chuck Fenenbock 30 lh/PR 13 5 1 1 6
Elroy Hirsch 25 e 5 3 1 1 6
Bob Jensen 23 de 14 3 1 1 6
Bill Kellagher 28 fb 12 5 1 1 6
Jim Mello 28 db 6 2 1 1 6
Fred Negus 25 C 14 5 1 1 6
Dewey Proctor 27 FB 9 4 1 1 6
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 4 1 1 6
Steve Juzwik 30 hb 4 1 5 5
Harry Burrus 27 1 0 2 2
Farnham Johnson 24 RT 8 0 2 2
Team Total 27.0 14 8 19 1 28 30 2 204
Opp Total 14 33 23 2 1 3 58 3 439