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1937 Chicago Cardinals

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5-5-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1937 NFL Season Summary

Scored 135 points (12.3/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 165 points (15.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of -30 points (-2.7/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-6.8.

Coach: Milan Creighton (5-5-1)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Charles Bidwill
General Manager Arch Wolfe

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 135 2392 574 4.2 21 0 99 77 189 1243 8 21 6.6 385 1149 7 3.0 99
Team Defense 165 2508 679 3.7 45 21 73 204 1051 13 24 5.2 475 1457 6 3.1
Lg Rank Offense 5 6 5 1 7 5 3 6 5 2 7 7 4 7
Lg Rank Defense 7 7 1 3 1 10 7 9 2 4 9 7 3 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 14 7
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 7 16
2 Fri September 24 boxscore W 2-1 @ Washington Redskins 21 14
4 Sun September 26 boxscore T 2-1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 6 6
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 3-1-1 @ Cleveland Rams 6 0
4 Sun October 10 boxscore L 3-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 13 34
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 3-3-1 @ Chicago Bears 7 16
7 Sun October 24 boxscore W 4-3-1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 13 7
9 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-3-1 Cleveland Rams 13 7
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 5-4-1 Detroit Lions 7 16
11 Sun December 5 boxscore L 5-5-1 Chicago Bears 28 42

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
Pat Coffee 22 tb 9 4 52 119 43.7% 824 4 3.4 11 9.2 97 6.9 3.4 15.8 91.6 40.0 0 0
George Grosvenor 27 TB 11 7 21 50 42.0% 325 3 6.0 7 14.0 0 6.5 1.4 15.5 29.5 44.6 0 0
Doug Russell 26 WB 11 10 4 11 36.4% 94 1 9.1 2 18.2 0 8.5 2.2 23.5 8.5 58.7 0 0
Jimmy Lawrence 23 wb 11 1 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Hal Pangle 25 FB 11 8 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
Bill Crass 26 3 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Buddy Parker 24 bb 11 3 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Rock Reed 23 8 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Pete Tyler 23 bb 6 1 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 24.6 11 77 189 40.7% 1243 8 4.2 21 11.1 97 6.6 2.4 16.1 113.0 38.0 0 0
Opp Total 11 73 204 35.8% 1051 13 6.4 24 11.8 5.2 1.13 14.4 95.5 35.0 0 0 5.2 1.1 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
George Grosvenor 27 TB 11 7 143 461 2 0 3.2 41.9 13.0 461 2 0
Hal Pangle 25 FB 11 8 61 203 2 0 3.3 18.5 5.5 5 58 11.6 0 0 0.5 5.3 261 2 0
Pat Coffee 22 tb 9 4 55 157 1 0 2.9 17.4 6.1 157 1 0
Buddy Parker 24 bb 11 3 50 115 1 0 2.3 10.5 4.5 2 14 7.0 0 0 0.2 1.3 129 1 0
Doug Russell 26 WB 11 10 23 76 0 0 3.3 6.9 2.1 12 263 21.9 1 37 1.1 23.9 339 1 0
Jimmy Lawrence 23 wb 11 1 19 60 1 0 3.2 5.5 1.7 3 32 10.7 0 0 0.3 2.9 92 1 0
Rock Reed 23 8 0 10 33 0 0 3.3 4.1 1.3 2 26 13.0 0 0 0.3 3.3 59 0 0
Howie Tipton 26 BB 11 7 9 23 0 0 2.6 2.1 0.8 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 25 0 0
Pete Tyler 23 bb 6 1 5 -5 0 0 -1.0 -0.8 0.8 7 60 8.6 1 0 1.2 10.0 55 1 0
Bill Crass 26 3 0 5 8 0 0 1.6 2.7 1.7 8 0 0
Bill May 24 bb 9 3 4 16 0 0 4.0 1.8 0.4 16 0 0
Gaynell Tinsley+ 22 LE 11 11 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 36 675 18.8 5 97 3.3 61.4 677 5 0
Versil Deskin 24 RE 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 48 16.0 1 0 0.3 4.4 48 1 0
Bill Smith 25 e 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 52 17.3 0 0 0.3 5.8 52 0 0
Tony Blazine 25 LT 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 2 0 0
Billy Volok 27 g 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 9 0 0
Billy Wilson 26 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 2 0 0
Team Total 24.6 11 385 1149 7 2 3.0 104.5 35.0 77 1243 16.1 8 97 7.0 113.0 2392 15 0
Opp Total 11 475 1457 6 3.1 132.5 43.2 73 1051 14.4 13 6.6 95.5 2508 19 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
Gaynell Tinsley+ 22 LE 11 11 5 1 6 36
George Grosvenor 27 TB 11 7 2 2 12
Hal Pangle 25 FB 11 8 2 2 12
Doug Russell 26 WB 11 10 1 1 2 12
Bill May 24 bb 9 3 4 2 10
Bill Smith 25 e 9 2 1 1 3 9
Buddy Parker 24 bb 11 3 1 1 1 7
Conway Baker 26 K/KR/P/PR 6 3 6 6
Pat Coffee 22 tb 9 4 1 1 6
Versil Deskin 24 RE 11 8 1 1 6
Jimmy Lawrence 23 wb 11 1 1 1 6
Rock Reed 23 8 0 1 1 6
Pete Tyler 23 bb 6 1 1 1 6
Team Total 24.6 11 7 8 1 2 1 19 14 2 134
Opp Total 11 6 13 16 7 1 165

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1937-09-12 @ GNB W, 14-7 1 13 rush George Grosvenor 13 yard rush (Bill Smith kick)
2 1937-09-12 @ GNB W, 14-7 3 25 fumble Bill Smith 25 yard fumble return (Bill Smith kick)
3 1937-09-19 @ DET L, 7-16 4 1 rush George Grosvenor 1 yard rush (Buddy Parker kick)
4 1937-09-24 @ WAS W, 21-14 1 55 pass Gaynell Tinsley 55 yard pass from Doug Russell (Conway Baker kick)
5 1937-09-24 @ WAS W, 21-14 1 40 pass Gaynell Tinsley 40 yard pass from George Grosvenor (Conway Baker kick)
6 1937-09-24 @ WAS W, 21-14 4 25 pass Gaynell Tinsley 25 yard pass from George Grosvenor (Conway Baker kick)
7 1937-09-26 @ PHI T, 6-6 1 1 rush Hal Pangle 1 yard rush
8 1937-10-03 @ RAM W, 6-0 2 20 fumble Gaynell Tinsley 20 yard fumble return
9 1937-10-10 @ GNB L, 13-34 2 33 pass Gaynell Tinsley 33 yard pass from George Grosvenor (Bill May kick)
10 1937-10-10 @ GNB L, 13-34 4 3 rush Pat Coffee 3 yard rush
11 1937-10-17 @ CHI L, 7-16 4 1 rush Buddy Parker 1 yard rush (Bill May kick)
12 1937-10-24 @ PIT W, 13-7 3 18 pass Versil Deskin 18 yard pass from Pat Coffee (Bill May kick)
13 1937-10-24 @ PIT W, 13-7 4 2 rush Jimmy Lawrence 2 yard rush
14 1937-10-31 RAM W, 13-7 1 62 punt Doug Russell 62 yard punt return (Bill May kick)
15 1937-11-21 DET L, 7-16 4 45 lateral Rock Reed 45 yard lateral return (Bill Smith kick)
16 1937-12-05 CHI L, 28-42 1 37 pass Doug Russell 37 yard pass from Pat Coffee (Conway Baker kick)
17 1937-12-05 CHI L, 28-42 1 4 pass Pete Tyler 4 yard pass from Pat Coffee (Conway Baker kick)
18 1937-12-05 CHI L, 28-42 4 rush Hal Pangle unknown yard rush (Conway Baker kick)
19 1937-12-05 CHI L, 28-42 4 97 pass Gaynell Tinsley 97 yard pass from Pat Coffee

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1937-09-12 @ GNB L, 7-14 2 4 rush Clarke Hinkle 4 yard rush
2 1937-09-19 @ DET W, 16-7 2 26 rush Dutch Clark 26 yard rush (Regis Monahan kick)
3 1937-09-24 @ WAS L, 14-21 1 25 pass Charley Malone 25 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Riley Smith kick)
4 1937-09-24 @ WAS L, 14-21 3 12 pass Cliff Battles 12 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Riley Smith kick)
5 1937-09-26 @ PHI T, 6-6 4 50 pass Joe Carter 50 yard pass from Dave Smukler
6 1937-10-10 @ GNB W, 34-13 2 12 pass Milt Gantenbein 12 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
7 1937-10-10 @ GNB W, 34-13 2 1 rush Clarke Hinkle 1 yard rush
8 1937-10-10 @ GNB W, 34-13 2 18 pass Bernie Scherer 18 yard pass from Bob Monnett
9 1937-10-10 @ GNB W, 34-13 3 46 rush Ed Jankowski 46 yard rush
10 1937-10-17 @ CHI W, 16-7 1 4 rush Beattie Feathers 4 yard rush
11 1937-10-17 @ CHI W, 16-7 3 63 pass Jack Manders 63 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
12 1937-10-24 @ PIT L, 7-13 4 65 pass Bill Davidson 65 yard pass from Max Fiske (Izzy Weinstock kick)
13 1937-10-31 RAM L, 7-13 4 2 rush Johnny Drake 2 yard rush (Ed Goddard kick)
14 1937-11-21 DET W, 16-7 1 fumble Ed Klewicki unknown yard fumble return (Regis Monahan kick)
15 1937-11-21 DET W, 16-7 3 45 interception Bill Shepherd 45 yard interception return
16 1937-12-05 CHI W, 42-28 2 14 pass Les McDonald 14 yard pass from Ray Buivid (Jack Manders kick)
17 1937-12-05 CHI W, 42-28 2 42 pass Les McDonald 42 yard pass from Ray Buivid
18 1937-12-05 CHI W, 42-28 3 8 pass Les McDonald 8 yard pass from Ray Buivid (Dick Plasman kick)
19 1937-12-05 CHI W, 42-28 3 15 pass Pug Rentner 15 yard pass from Ray Buivid (Dick Plasman kick)
20 1937-12-05 CHI W, 42-28 3 21 pass Gene Ronzani 21 yard pass from Ray Buivid
21 1937-12-05 CHI W, 42-28 3 8 pass Ray Buivid 8 yard pass from Sam Francis (Sam Francis kick)