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1949 Chicago Hornets

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4-8-0, Finished 4th in AAFC  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 179 points (14.9/g), 6th of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 268 points (22.3/g), 5th.
 Differential of -89 points (-7.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 3.3-8.7.

Coach: Ray Flaherty (4-8-0)

 Training Camp: Ripon College (Ripon, Wisconsin)

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 179 3089 639 4.8 47 19 13 122 129 297 2009 12 28 6.8 63 342 1080 9 3.2 46
Team Defense 268 4041 664 6.1 52 37 10 163 107 197 1732 9 15 8.8 61 467 2309 24 4.9 92
Lg Rank Offense 6 7 7 3 7 2 3 5 7 5 7 7 6 7
Lg Rank Defense 5 5 1 1 5 1 2 1 5 7 5 6 6 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri August 26 boxscore W 1-0 Buffalo Bills 17 14 7 305 198 107 6 9 193 66 127 3
2 Sun September 4 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 42 17 274 173 101 7 15 452 104 348 4
2 Fri September 9 boxscore W 2-1 @ Los Angeles Dons 23 21 11 267 155 112 2 15 310 229 81 4
4 Fri September 16 boxscore W 3-1 @ Baltimore Colts 35 7 13 432 237 195 1 15 360 233 127 7
5 Fri September 30 boxscore L 3-2 San Francisco 49ers 24 42 10 365 274 91 5 17 483 136 347 2
6 Fri October 7 boxscore L 3-3 New York Yankees 24 38 8 208 178 30 2 16 422 179 243 1
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-3 @ Baltimore Colts 17 7 12 299 174 125 3 14 335 142 193 7
8 Fri October 28 boxscore L 4-4 Los Angeles Dons 14 24 11 210 138 72 6 17 375 226 149 6
9 Sun November 6 boxscore L 4-5 @ Cleveland Browns 2 35 10 230 184 46 6 19 542 296 246 4
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-6 @ New York Yankees 10 14 7 218 157 61 3 8 161 13 148 7
11 Sun November 20 boxscore L 4-7 @ Buffalo Bills 0 10 7 110 55 55 3 7 173 20 153 2
12 Thu November 24 boxscore L 4-8 @ Cleveland Browns 6 14 9 198 87 111 4 10 235 88 147 5

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
Bob Hoernschemeyer 24 b 12 12 69 167 41.3% 1063 6 3.6 11 6.6 0 6.4 4.1 15.4 88.6 47.6 0 0
Johnny Clement 30 12 0 58 114 50.9% 906 6 5.3 13 11.4 0 7.9 3.9 15.6 75.5 55.6 0 0
Bob Chappuis 26 6 0 2 14 14.3% 40 0 0.0 4 28.6 0 2.9 -10.0 20.0 6.7 0.0 0 0
George Buksar 23 6 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Rip Collins 23 P 12 6 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
John Donaldson 24 7 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 25.7 12 129 298 43.3% 2009 12 4.0 28 9.4 0 6.7 3.3 15.6 167.4 40.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 107 197 54.3% 1732 9 4.6 15 7.6 8.8 6.28 16.2 144.3 67.5 0 0 8.8 6.3 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
Bob Hoernschemeyer 24 b 12 12 133 456 2 0 3.4 38.0 11.1 456 2 0
Johnny Clement 30 12 0 106 388 5 0 3.7 32.3 8.8 388 5 0
Ray Ramsey 28 KR/PR 12 10 32 43 0 0 1.3 3.6 2.7 17 366 21.5 4 77 1.4 30.5 409 4 0
Rip Collins 23 P 12 6 28 88 0 0 3.1 7.3 2.3 6 161 26.8 0 0 0.5 13.4 249 0 0
George Buksar 23 6 0 13 16 1 0 1.2 2.7 2.2 16 1 0
Ernie Lewis 25 fb 6 5 11 43 1 0 3.9 7.2 1.8 43 1 0
Frank Aschenbrenner 24 6 0 8 14 0 0 1.8 2.3 1.3 2 -4 -2.0 0 0 0.3 -0.7 10 0 0
Bob Chappuis 26 6 0 4 13 0 0 3.3 2.2 0.7 13 0 0
Bob Sweiger 30 wb 12 12 3 17 0 0 5.7 1.4 0.3 11 126 11.5 0 0 0.9 10.5 143 0 0
Paul Patterson 22 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 16 304 19.0 4 0 1.3 25.3 304 4 0
Hardy Brown 25 lb 12 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 12 0 0
John Donaldson 24 7 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 -2 0 0
Walt McDonald 29 b 9 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
Dan Edwards 23 e 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 573 13.6 3 66 3.5 47.8 573 3 0
Hank Foldberg 26 e 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 202 13.5 0 0 1.3 16.8 202 0 0
Fay King 27 e 8 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 88 9.8 1 0 1.1 11.0 88 1 0
Jim McCarthy 29 K 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 58 14.5 0 0 0.3 4.8 58 0 0
Bob Livingstone 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 80 26.7 0 0 0.5 13.3 80 0 0
Bob Jensen 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 14 7.0 0 0 0.2 1.3 14 0 0
Bob Smith 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 31 31.0 0 31 0.3 10.3 31 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 343 1078 9 2 3.1 89.8 28.6 129 2009 15.6 12 77 10.8 167.4 3087 21 0
Opp Total 12 467 2309 24 4.9 192.4 38.9 107 1732 16.2 9 8.9 144.3 4041 33 52

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
Ray Ramsey 28 KR/PR 12 10 8 64 0 0 8.0 14 407 0 81 29.1 880
Bob Hoernschemeyer 24 b 12 12 1 4 0 4 4.0 14 373 0 0 26.6 833
Bob Livingstone 27 6 0 7 121 0 0 17.3 4 50 0 0 12.5 251
Paul Patterson 22 12 0 4 33 0 0 8.3 337
Bob Sweiger 30 wb 12 12 3 59 0 0 19.7 202
Frank Aschenbrenner 24 6 0 2 35 0 0 17.5 45
Rip Collins 23 P 12 6 2 23 0 0 11.5 272
Dan Edwards 23 e 12 12 2 29 1 17 14.5 602
John Donaldson 24 7 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 25
Fay King 27 e 8 3 1 13 0 13 13.0 101
Ray Richeson 26 g 12 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 20 222 0 4 11.1 44 1016 1 81 23.1 4325
Opp Total 12 44 1786 1 40.6 36 868 1 24.1

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
Rip Collins 23 P 12 6 41 1725 0 0 42.1
Jim McCarthy 29 K 12 0 13 6 46.2%% 23 21 91.3%%
Ernie Lewis 25 fb 6 5 16 680 0 1 42.5
Hardy Brown 25 lb 12 1 10 397 0 0 39.7
Bob Hoernschemeyer 24 b 12 12 4 195 0 0 48.8
Team Total 25.7 12 13 6 46.2%% 23 21 91.3%% 71 2997 0 1 42.2
Opp Total 12 10 3 30.0%% 37 37 100.0%% 54 2030 37.6

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
Hardy Brown 25 lb 12 1 3 59 0 0 0
Paul Patterson 22 12 0 3 104 0 0 0
George Strohmeyer 25 c 12 1 3 9 0 0 0
Fred Negus 26 c 12 5 2 28 0 0 0
Ray Ramsey 28 KR/PR 12 10 2 79 0 0 0
Rip Collins 23 P 12 6 1 0 0 0 0
Bob Sweiger 30 wb 12 12 1 21 0 21 0
Team Total 25.7 12 15 300 0 21 0
Opp Total 12 52 15

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
Jim McCarthy 29 K 12 0 21 6 39
Johnny Clement 30 12 0 5 5 30
Dan Edwards 23 e 12 12 3 1 4 24
Paul Patterson 22 12 0 4 4 24
Ray Ramsey 28 KR/PR 12 10 4 4 24
Bob Hoernschemeyer 24 b 12 12 2 2 12
George Buksar 23 6 0 1 1 6
Fay King 27 e 8 3 1 1 6
Ernie Lewis 25 fb 6 5 1 1 6
Fred Negus 26 c 12 5 1 1 6
Team Total 25.7 12 9 12 1 1 23 21 6 1 177
Opp Total 12 24 9 1 1 2 37 3 268

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-08-26 BUF W, 17-14 2 63 pass Ray Ramsey 63 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
2 1949-08-26 BUF W, 17-14 2 30 pass Paul Patterson 30 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
3 1949-09-04 @ SFO L, 7-42 2 1 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 1 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
4 1949-09-09 @ LAD W, 23-21 1 9 pass Dan Edwards 9 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
5 1949-09-09 @ LAD W, 23-21 2 63 fumble Fred Negus 63 yard fumble return
6 1949-09-09 @ LAD W, 23-21 2 2 rush Johnny Clement 2 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
7 1949-09-16 BCL W, 35-7 1 6 rush Johnny Clement 6 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
8 1949-09-16 BCL W, 35-7 2 48 pass Paul Patterson 48 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
9 1949-09-16 BCL W, 35-7 2 4 rush Ernie Lewis 4 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
10 1949-09-16 BCL W, 35-7 3 49 pass Dan Edwards 49 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
11 1949-09-16 BCL W, 35-7 4 27 pass Fay King 27 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
12 1949-09-30 SFO L, 24-42 1 77 pass Ray Ramsey 77 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
13 1949-09-30 SFO L, 24-42 2 20 pass Paul Patterson 20 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
14 1949-09-30 SFO L, 24-42 4 69 pass Paul Patterson 69 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
15 1949-10-07 NYY L, 24-38 1 51 pass Ray Ramsey 51 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
16 1949-10-07 NYY L, 24-38 3 1 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 1 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
17 1949-10-07 NYY L, 24-38 4 17 kickoff Dan Edwards 17 yard kickoff return (Jim McCarthy kick)
18 1949-10-23 @ BCL W, 17-7 2 1 rush George Buksar 1 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
19 1949-10-23 @ BCL W, 17-7 2 2 rush Johnny Clement 2 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
20 1949-10-28 LAD L, 14-24 1 1 rush Johnny Clement 1 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
21 1949-10-28 LAD L, 14-24 4 2 pass Dan Edwards 2 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
22 1949-11-13 @ NYY L, 10-14 2 28 pass Ray Ramsey 28 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
23 1949-11-24 CLE L, 6-14 2 1 rush Johnny Clement 1 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-08-26 BUF L, 14-17 1 18 pass Al Baldwin 18 yard pass from Jim Still (Chet Adams kick)
2 1949-08-26 BUF L, 14-17 4 13 rush Chet Mutryn 13 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
3 1949-09-04 @ SFO W, 42-7 1 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
4 1949-09-04 @ SFO W, 42-7 1 22 rush Frankie Albert 22 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
5 1949-09-04 @ SFO W, 42-7 1 40 interception Eddie Carr 40 yard interception return (Joe Vetrano kick)
6 1949-09-04 @ SFO W, 42-7 1 44 rush Johnny Strzykalski 44 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
7 1949-09-04 @ SFO W, 42-7 3 22 rush Johnny Strzykalski 22 yard rush (Alyn Beals pass from Frankie Albert)
8 1949-09-04 @ SFO W, 42-7 4 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
9 1949-09-09 @ LAD L, 21-23 2 57 pass Dick Wilkins 57 yard pass from George Taliaferro (Robert Nelson kick)
10 1949-09-09 @ LAD L, 21-23 3 7 rush Billy Grimes 7 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
11 1949-09-09 @ LAD L, 21-23 4 7 rush Glenn Dobbs 7 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
12 1949-09-16 BCL L, 7-35 2 37 pass Lamar Davis 37 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
13 1949-09-30 SFO W, 42-24 1 3 pass Alyn Beals 3 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
14 1949-09-30 SFO W, 42-24 1 27 rush Eddie Carr 27 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
15 1949-09-30 SFO W, 42-24 2 44 pass Alyn Beals 44 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
16 1949-09-30 SFO W, 42-24 2 38 pass Alyn Beals 38 yard pass from Jim Cason (Joe Vetrano kick)
17 1949-09-30 SFO W, 42-24 3 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
18 1949-09-30 SFO W, 42-24 4 22 pass Verl Lillywhite 22 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
19 1949-10-07 NYY W, 38-24 1 71 rush Buddy Young 71 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
20 1949-10-07 NYY W, 38-24 2 5 rush Buddy Young 5 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
21 1949-10-07 NYY W, 38-24 3 18 rush Buddy Young 18 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
22 1949-10-07 NYY W, 38-24 3 11 rush Eddie Prokop 11 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
23 1949-10-07 NYY W, 38-24 4 23 pass Bob Kennedy 23 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
24 1949-10-23 @ BCL L, 7-17 4 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
25 1949-10-28 LAD W, 24-14 1 16 interception Ab Wimberly 16 yard interception return (Robert Nelson kick)
26 1949-10-28 LAD W, 24-14 2 2 rush George Taliaferro 2 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
27 1949-10-28 LAD W, 24-14 4 10 rush George Taliaferro 10 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
28 1949-11-06 @ CLE W, 35-2 1 4 rush Dub Jones 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
29 1949-11-06 @ CLE W, 35-2 2 2 rush Les Horvath 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
30 1949-11-06 @ CLE W, 35-2 3 49 rush Marion Motley 49 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1949-11-06 @ CLE W, 35-2 4 3 rush Marion Motley 3 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
32 1949-11-06 @ CLE W, 35-2 4 55 pass Les Horvath 55 yard pass from Cliff Lewis (Lou Saban kick)
33 1949-11-13 @ NYY W, 14-10 1 91 kickoff Buddy Young 91 yard kickoff return (Harvey Johnson kick)
34 1949-11-13 @ NYY W, 14-10 1 6 rush Sherman Howard 6 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
35 1949-11-20 @ BUF W, 10-0 2 79 punt Bob Livingstone 79 yard punt return (Chet Adams kick)
36 1949-11-24 CLE W, 14-6 1 6 rush Bill Boedeker 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
37 1949-11-24 CLE W, 14-6 1 6 rush Marion Motley 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)