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1931 Chicago Cardinals

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5-4-0, Finished 4th in NFL  · 1931 NFL Season Summary

Scored 120 points (13.3/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 128 points (14.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -8 points (-0.9/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-4.8.

Coach: Roy Andrews (0-1-0) and Ernie Nevers (5-3-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: Mills Stadium (Chicago, Illinois)

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 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Defense 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Rank Offense 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 10 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 Wed September 23 boxscore L 0-1 @ Portsmouth Spartans 3 13
5 Sun October 11 boxscore L 0-2 @ Green Bay Packers 7 26
4 Sun October 18 boxscore L 0-3 @ Chicago Bears 13 26
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 1-3 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 14 7
6 Sun November 8 boxscore W 2-3 @ Cleveland Indians 14 6
6 Sun November 15 boxscore W 3-3 Green Bay Packers 21 13
7 Sun November 22 boxscore W 4-3 Portsmouth Spartans 20 19
10 Thu November 26 boxscore L 4-4 @ Chicago Bears 7 18
9 Sat November 28 boxscore W 5-4 Cleveland Indians 21 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+ 29 FB 9 9 8 8 15 1 66
Bunny Belden 31 K/KR/P/PR 8 0 2 2 12
Milan Creighton 23 LE 9 5 2 2 12
Chuck Kassel 28 RE 9 9 2 2 12
Les Molloy 24 b 8 2 1 1 6
George Rogge 24 e 6 2 1 1 6
Gene Rose 27 wb 8 6 1 1 6
Team Total 23.5 9 11 6 17 15 1 120
Opp Total 9 128

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1931-10-11 @ GNB L, 7-26 1 rush George Rogge unknown yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
2 1931-10-18 @ CHI L, 13-26 1 15 pass Milan Creighton 15 yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
3 1931-10-18 @ CHI L, 13-26 4 4 rush Ernie Nevers 4 yard rush
4 1931-11-01 @ BKN W, 14-7 2 23 pass Chuck Kassel 23 yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
5 1931-11-01 @ BKN W, 14-7 3 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
6 1931-11-08 @ CLE W, 14-6 2 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
7 1931-11-08 @ CLE W, 14-6 2 rush Ernie Nevers unknown yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
8 1931-11-15 GNB W, 21-13 1 27 pass Milan Creighton 27 yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
9 1931-11-15 GNB W, 21-13 3 5 rush Gene Rose 5 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
10 1931-11-15 GNB W, 21-13 4 16 pass Chuck Kassel 16 yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
11 1931-11-22 PRT W, 20-19 2 7 rush Bunny Belden 7 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
12 1931-11-22 PRT W, 20-19 2 1 rush Ernie Nevers 1 yard rush
13 1931-11-22 PRT W, 20-19 4 1 rush Ernie Nevers 1 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
14 1931-11-26 @ CHI L, 7-18 4 2 rush Bunny Belden 2 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
15 1931-11-28 CLE W, 21-0 2 2 rush Ernie Nevers 2 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
16 1931-11-28 CLE W, 21-0 2 1 rush Ernie Nevers 1 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
17 1931-11-28 CLE W, 21-0 4 44 pass Les Molloy 44 yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1931-09-23 @ PRT W, 13-3 3 18 pass Tony Holm 18 yard pass from Glenn Presnell (Glenn Presnell kick)
2 1931-09-23 @ PRT W, 13-3 3 55 punt Glenn Presnell 55 yard punt return
3 1931-10-11 @ GNB W, 26-7 3 40 pass Johnny Blood 40 yard pass from Red Dunn
4 1931-10-11 @ GNB W, 26-7 3 9 rush Verne Lewellen 9 yard rush (Red Dunn kick)
5 1931-10-11 @ GNB W, 26-7 4 14 pass Johnny Blood 14 yard pass from Red Dunn (Red Dunn kick)
6 1931-10-11 @ GNB W, 26-7 4 35 interception Johnny Blood 35 yard interception return
7 1931-10-18 @ CHI W, 26-13 3 35 rush Red Grange 35 yard rush (Luke Johnsos kick)
8 1931-10-18 @ CHI W, 26-13 3 17 pass Red Grange 17 yard pass from Joe Lintzenich (Luke Johnsos kick)
9 1931-10-18 @ CHI W, 26-13 4 62 rush Bronko Nagurski 62 yard rush
10 1931-10-18 @ CHI W, 26-13 4 10 rush Red Grange 10 yard rush
11 1931-11-01 @ BKN L, 7-14 2 48 pass Rex Thomas 48 yard pass from Jack McBride (Jack McBride kick)
12 1931-11-08 @ CLE L, 6-14 3 3 rush Otto Vokaty 3 yard rush
13 1931-11-15 GNB L, 13-21 2 blocked punt Tom Nash unknown yard blocked punt return
14 1931-11-15 GNB L, 13-21 4 1 rush Hank Bruder 1 yard rush (Red Dunn kick)
15 1931-11-22 PRT L, 19-20 1 5 rush Dutch Clark 5 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
16 1931-11-22 PRT L, 19-20 3 39 rush Dutch Clark 39 yard rush
17 1931-11-22 PRT L, 19-20 4 11 pass Bill McKalip 11 yard pass from Dutch Clark
18 1931-11-26 @ CHI W, 18-7 2 2 rush Herb Joesting 2 yard rush
19 1931-11-26 @ CHI W, 18-7 2 45 rush Red Grange 45 yard rush
20 1931-11-26 @ CHI W, 18-7 3 25 rush Keith Molesworth 25 yard rush