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1935 Chicago Cardinals

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6-4-2, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1935 NFL Season Summary

Scored 99 points (8.2/g), 6th of 9 in the NFL. Allowed 97 points (8.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 2 points (0.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-5.9.

Coach: Milan Creighton (6-4-2)

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 99 2133 674 3.2 23 0 107 47 127 612 2 23 4.8 547 1521 6 2.8 107
Team Defense 97 2054 573 3.6 47 23 58 153 793 4 24 5.2 420 1261 8 3.0
Lg Rank Offense 6 6 4 1 5 9 9 9 4 6 1 4 5 7
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 8 6 1 1 1 1 8 5 1 5 6 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 7 6
2 Sun September 29 boxscore T 1-0-1 @ Detroit Lions 10 10
3 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-0-1 Green Bay Packers 3 0
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-1-1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 13 17
6 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-1-1 @ New York Giants 14 13 13 251 156 95 3 5 141 70 71 3
6 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-2-1 Detroit Lions 6 7
7 Sun November 10 boxscore W 4-2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 12 3
9 Tue November 19 boxscore L 4-3-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 12 14 9 288 51 237 1 8 148 63 85 3
9 Sun November 24 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ Boston Redskins 6 0
10 Thu November 28 boxscore W 6-3-1 Green Bay Packers 9 7
11 Sun December 1 boxscore T 6-3-2 @ Chicago Bears 7 7
12 Sun December 8 boxscore L 6-4-2 Chicago Bears 0 13

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
Phil Sarboe 24 BB 12 5 31 67 46.3% 368 0 0.0 10 14.9 0 5.5 -1.2 11.9 30.7 23.9 0 0
Doug Russell 24 TB 12 6 7 28 25.0% 108 1 3.6 4 14.3 0 3.9 -1.9 15.4 9.0 15.5 0 0
Ike Peterson 26 b 11 4 5 17 29.4% 92 1 5.9 3 17.6 0 5.4 -1.4 18.4 8.4 29.7 0 0
Paul Pardonner 25 bb 9 5 1 5 20.0% 6 0 0.0 3 60.0 6 1.2 -25.8 6.0 0.7 0.0 0 0
Gil Berry 24 K/KR/P/PR 6 2 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 -11.3 0.0 0.0 0 0
Hal Pangle 23 b 9 3 1 4 25.0% 15 0 0.0 2 50.0 15 3.8 -18.8 15.0 1.7 3.1 0 0
Dave Cook 23 wb 10 5 1 1 100.0% 7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 7.0 7.0 0.7 95.8 0 0
Al Nichelini 26 WB 11 7 1 1 100.0% 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 16.0 16.0 1.5 118.7 0 0
Team Total 24.6 12 47 127 37.0% 612 2 1.6 23 18.1 16 4.8 -3.0 13.0 51.0 18.7 0 0
Opp Total 12 58 153 37.9% 793 4 2.6 24 15.7 5.2 -1.35 13.7 66.1 24.4 0 0 5.2 -1.4 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
Doug Russell 24 TB 12 6 140 499 0 0 3.6 41.6 11.7 3 33 11.0 0 0 0.3 2.8 532 0 0
Ike Peterson 26 b 11 4 95 297 0 0 3.1 27.0 8.6 2 37 18.5 0 0 0.2 3.4 334 0 0
Al Nichelini 26 WB 11 7 94 234 4 0 2.5 21.3 8.5 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 234 4 0
Mike Mikulak 23 FB 11 10 68 82 1 0 1.2 7.5 6.2 8 93 11.6 0 0 0.7 8.5 175 1 0
Gil Berry 24 K/KR/P/PR 6 2 44 77 0 0 1.8 12.8 7.3 77 0 0
Phil Sarboe 24 BB 12 5 38 129 0 0 3.4 10.8 3.2 2 22 11.0 0 0 0.2 1.8 151 0 0
Dave Cook 23 wb 10 5 31 121 1 0 3.9 12.1 3.1 121 1 0
Hal Pangle 23 b 9 3 18 50 0 0 2.8 5.6 2.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.6 55 0 0
Bill Smith+ 23 LE 11 10 8 33 0 0 4.1 3.0 0.7 24 318 13.3 2 46 2.2 28.9 351 2 0
Mule Dowell 22 b 5 1 6 4 0 0 0.7 0.8 1.2 4 0 0
Paul Pardonner 25 bb 9 5 4 -14 0 0 -3.5 -1.6 0.4 2 44 22.0 0 0 0.2 4.9 30 0 0
Bree Cuppoletti 25 LG 12 11 1 9 0 0 9.0 0.8 0.1 9 0 0
Bob Neuman 23 re 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 52 17.3 0 0 0.3 4.7 52 0 0
Milan Creighton 27 e 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 1.0 8 0 0
Team Total 24.6 12 547 1521 6 0 2.8 126.8 45.6 47 612 13.0 2 46 3.9 51.0 2133 8 0
Opp Total 12 420 1261 8 3.0 105.1 35.0 58 793 13.7 4 4.8 66.1 2054 12 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
Bill Smith+ 23 LE 11 10 2 2 5 6 35
Al Nichelini 26 WB 11 7 4 4 24
Phil Sarboe 24 BB 12 5 1 1 2 12
Dave Cook 23 wb 10 5 1 1 6
Mike Mikulak 23 FB 11 10 1 1 6
Bob Neuman 23 re 11 5 1 1 6
Billy Volok 25 g 12 1 1 1 6
Paul Pardonner 25 bb 9 5 1 1 4
Team Total 24.6 12 6 2 1 1 2 12 6 7 99
Opp Total 12 8 4 10 3 97

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1935-09-15 @ GNB W, 7-6 1 22 pass Bill Smith 22 yard pass from Doug Russell (Paul Pardonner kick)
2 1935-09-29 @ DET T, 10-10 4 1 rush Al Nichelini 1 yard rush (Bill Smith kick)
3 1935-10-20 @ PIT L, 13-17 2 80 punt Phil Sarboe 80 yard punt return (Bill Smith kick)
4 1935-10-20 @ PIT L, 13-17 4 5 rush Al Nichelini 5 yard rush
5 1935-10-27 @ NYG W, 14-13 3 46 pass Bill Smith 46 yard pass from Ike Peterson (Bill Smith kick)
6 1935-10-27 @ NYG W, 14-13 4 88 punt Phil Sarboe 88 yard punt return (Bill Smith kick)
7 1935-11-03 DET L, 6-7 2 12 fumble Billy Volok 12 yard fumble return
8 1935-11-10 PHI W, 12-3 4 5 blocked punt Bob Neuman 5 yard blocked punt return
9 1935-11-10 PHI W, 12-3 4 6 rush Mike Mikulak 6 yard rush
10 1935-11-19 @ BKN L, 12-14 2 22 rush Dave Cook 22 yard rush
11 1935-11-28 GNB W, 9-7 1 10 rush Al Nichelini 10 yard rush
12 1935-12-01 @ CHI T, 7-7 4 1 rush Al Nichelini 1 yard rush (Bill Smith kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1935-09-15 @ GNB L, 6-7 2 2 pass Swede Johnston 2 yard pass from Bob Monnett
2 1935-09-29 @ DET T, 10-10 3 pass John Schneller unknown yard pass from Dutch Clark (Dutch Clark kick)
3 1935-10-20 @ PIT W, 17-13 1 14 pass Cy Casper 14 yard pass from John Doehring (Armand Niccolai kick)
4 1935-10-20 @ PIT W, 17-13 4 74 interception Art Strutt 74 yard interception return (Armand Niccolai kick)
5 1935-10-27 @ NYG L, 13-14 1 1 rush Ed Danowski 1 yard rush
6 1935-10-27 @ NYG L, 13-14 3 29 pass Tod Goodwin 29 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Harry Newman kick)
7 1935-11-03 DET W, 7-6 1 12 rush Ernie Caddel 12 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
8 1935-11-19 @ BKN W, 14-12 2 19 rush Jack Grossman 19 yard rush (Ralph Kercheval kick)
9 1935-11-19 @ BKN W, 14-12 4 6 rush Red Franklin 6 yard rush (Jack Grossman kick)
10 1935-11-28 GNB L, 7-9 1 60 rush Bob Monnett 60 yard rush (Ernie Smith kick)
11 1935-12-01 @ CHI T, 7-7 2 1 rush Bronko Nagurski 1 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
12 1935-12-08 CHI W, 13-0 1 2 rush Keith Molesworth 2 yard rush
13 1935-12-08 CHI W, 13-0 4 19 rush Keith Molesworth 19 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)