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1929 Chicago Cardinals

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6-6-1, Finished 4th in NFL  · 1929 NFL Season Summary

Scored 154 points (11.8/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 83 points (6.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 71 points (5.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.6-2.4.

Coach: Dewey Scanlon (6-6-1)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Coldwater High School (Coldwater, Michigan)

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 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Defense 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Rank Offense 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bisons 9 3
3 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 2 9
4 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-2 @ Minneapolis Red Jackets 7 14
5 Sun October 20 boxscore T 1-2-1 @ Chicago Bears 0 0
6 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-3-1 Green Bay Packers 6 7
6 Sat November 2 boxscore L 1-4-1 @ Frankford Yellow Jackets 0 8
7 Wed November 6 boxscore W 2-4-1 @ Providence Steam Roller 16 0
8 Sun November 10 boxscore W 3-4-1 Minneapolis Red Jackets 8 0
9 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-5-1 Green Bay Packers 0 12
10 Sun November 24 boxscore W 4-5-1 Dayton Triangles 19 0
10 Thu November 28 boxscore W 5-5-1 @ Chicago Bears 40 6
11 Sun December 1 boxscore L 5-6-1 @ New York Giants 21 24
12 Sun December 8 boxscore W 6-6-1 @ Orange Tornadoes 26 0

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
Ernie Nevers+ 27 FB 11 10 12 12 10 1 85
Cobb Rooney 29 b 11 4 1 2 3 18
Chuck Kassel 26 RE 13 13 2 2 12
Mickey MacDonnell 27 WB 13 10 1 1 2 12
Don Hill 25 TB 10 7 1 1 6
Gene Rose 25 BB 13 6 1 1 6
Duke Slater 32 RT 13 13 1 1 6
Chief Elkins 30 b 2 2 1 3
Team Total 27.0 13 14 6 1 1 22 10 2 148
Opp Total 13 83

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1929-09-29 @ BUF W, 9-3 3 60 punt Mickey MacDonnell 60 yard punt return
2 1929-10-13 @ MIN L, 7-14 3 75 pass Don Hill 75 yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
3 1929-10-27 GNB L, 6-7 4 28 pass Chuck Kassel 28 yard pass from Ernie Nevers
4 1929-11-06 @ PRV W, 16-0 2 30 pass Chuck Kassel 30 yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
5 1929-11-06 @ PRV W, 16-0 4 2 rush Ernie Nevers 2 yard rush
6 1929-11-10 MIN W, 8-0 4 8 rush Cobb Rooney 8 yard rush
7 1929-11-24 DAY W, 19-0 1 3 rush Ernie Nevers 3 yard rush
8 1929-11-24 DAY W, 19-0 2 3 rush Ernie Nevers 3 yard rush
9 1929-11-24 DAY W, 19-0 3 1 rush Ernie Nevers 1 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
10 1929-11-28 @ CHI W, 40-6 1 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush
11 1929-11-28 @ CHI W, 40-6 1 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
12 1929-11-28 @ CHI W, 40-6 2 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
13 1929-11-28 @ CHI W, 40-6 3 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
14 1929-11-28 @ CHI W, 40-6 4 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush
15 1929-11-28 @ CHI W, 40-6 4 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
16 1929-12-01 @ NYG L, 21-24 2 pass Cobb Rooney unknown yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
17 1929-12-01 @ NYG L, 21-24 3 rush Gene Rose unknown yard rush
18 1929-12-01 @ NYG L, 21-24 4 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush
19 1929-12-08 @ TOR W, 26-0 2 pass Mickey MacDonnell unknown yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
20 1929-12-08 @ TOR W, 26-0 2 pass Cobb Rooney unknown yard pass from Ernie Nevers
21 1929-12-08 @ TOR W, 26-0 2 interception Duke Slater unknown yard interception return (Ernie Nevers kick)
22 1929-12-08 @ TOR W, 26-0 4 4 rush Ernie Nevers 4 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1929-10-06 @ GNB W, 9-2 4 4 rush Verne Lewellen 4 yard rush
2 1929-10-13 @ MIN W, 14-7 3 blocked punt Fritz Loven unknown yard blocked punt return (Mally Nydall kick)
3 1929-10-13 @ MIN W, 14-7 4 1 rush Mally Nydall 1 yard rush (Mally Nydall kick)
4 1929-10-27 GNB W, 7-6 2 15 rush Verne Lewellen 15 yard rush (Red Dunn kick)
5 1929-11-02 @ FRN W, 8-0 1 rush Wally Diehl unknown yard rush
6 1929-11-17 GNB W, 12-0 1 4 pass Lavvie Dilweg 4 yard pass from Herdis McCrary
7 1929-11-17 GNB W, 12-0 4 pass Lavvie Dilweg unknown yard pass from Bo Molenda
8 1929-11-28 @ CHI L, 6-40 3 60 pass Gardie Grange 60 yard pass from Walt Holmer
9 1929-12-01 @ NYG W, 24-21 1 pass Len Sedbrook unknown yard pass from Benny Friedman (Benny Friedman kick)
10 1929-12-01 @ NYG W, 24-21 2 pass Ray Flaherty unknown yard pass from Benny Friedman (Benny Friedman kick)
11 1929-12-01 @ NYG W, 24-21 4 rush Tony Plansky unknown yard rush (Benny Friedman kick)