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1938 Chicago Cardinals

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2-9-0, NFL West Division  · 1938 NFL Season Summary

Scored 111 points (10.1/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 168 points (15.3/g), 8th.
 Differential of -57 points (-5.2/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 3.0-8.0.

Coach: Milan Creighton (2-9-0)

 Training Camp: Morgan Park Military Academy (Chicago, Illinois)

Team Info

Principal Owner Charles Bidwill
General Manager Arch Wolfe

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 111 2489 622 4.0 26 0 121 114 240 1340 4 26 5.6 382 1149 9 3.0 121
Team Defense 168 2531 635 4.0 28 10 80 182 1168 11 18 6.4 453 1363 10 3.0
Lg Rank Offense 9 6 7 1 6 3 4 9 7 6 7 8 5 8
Lg Rank Defense 8 5 8 7 1 2 5 7 8 7 8 6 8 3

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 13 16
2 Sat September 17 W 1-1 @ Cleveland Rams 7 6 157 157 15 307 307
3 Sun September 25 L 1-2 @ Green Bay Packers 7 28
4 Wed September 28 L 1-3 Green Bay Packers 22 24
3 Sun October 2 L 1-4 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 0 13 15 268 143 125 5 8 181 25 156
6 Sun October 16 L 1-5 Chicago Bears 28 34
5 Sun October 23 L 1-6 @ Detroit Lions 0 10
7 Wed October 26 L 1-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 7 152 51 101 146 30 116
7 Sun November 6 L 1-8 @ New York Giants 0 6 10 182 53 129 4 12 206 82 124 5
10 Sun November 20 L 1-9 Detroit Lions 3 7
11 Sun November 27 W 2-9 Cleveland Rams 31 17

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Jack Robbins 22 tb 9 3 52 97 53.6 577 2 2.1 9 9.3 0 5.9 2.2 11.1 64.1 39.8 0 0
Dwight Sloan 24 TB 10 7 37 79 46.8 333 1 1.3 7 8.9 0 4.2 0.5 9.0 33.3 26.0 0 0
Pat Coffee 23 tb 10 1 16 39 41.0 200 0 0.0 4 10.3 0 5.1 0.5 12.5 20.0 18.1 0 0
Jimmy Lawrence 24 WB 11 9 3 11 27.3 65 0 0.0 4 36.4 0 5.9 -10.5 21.7 5.9 12.1 0 0
Doug Russell 27 tb 8 2 1 7 14.3 98 1 14.3 2 28.6 98 14.0 4.0 98.0 12.3 79.2 0 0
Sam Agee 23 KR/P/PR 10 1 2 2 100.0 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 13.5 13.5 13.5 2.7 118.7 0 0
Ray Burnett 24 1 0 1 2 50.0 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 9.5 9.5 19.0 19.0 83.3 0 0
Buddy Parker 25 FB 10 10 2 2 100.0 21 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 10.5 10.5 10.5 2.1 110.4 0 0
Frank Patrick 23 BB/K 7 5 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 114 240 47.5 1340 4 1.7 26 10.8 98 5.6 1.0 11.8 121.8 30.9 0 0
Opp Total 11 80 182 44.0 1168 11 6.0 18 9.9 6.4 3.18 14.6 106.2 46.0 0 0 6.4 3.2 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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
Jimmy Lawrence 24 WB 11 9 78 207 3 0 2.7 18.8 7.1 14 105 7.5 0 0 1.3 9.5 312 3 0
Jack Robbins 22 tb 9 3 63 213 0 0 3.4 23.7 7.0 213 0 0
Dwight Sloan 24 TB 10 7 56 126 0 0 2.3 12.6 5.6 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.0 136 0 0
Sam Agee 23 KR/P/PR 10 1 48 178 1 0 3.7 17.8 4.8 2 5 2.5 0 0 0.2 0.5 183 1 0
Buddy Parker 25 FB 10 10 45 144 2 0 3.2 14.4 4.5 16 142 8.9 0 0 1.6 14.2 286 2 0
Pat Coffee 23 tb 10 1 40 169 2 0 4.2 16.9 4.0 169 2 0
Doug Russell 27 tb 8 2 31 60 1 0 1.9 7.5 3.9 6 36 6.0 0 0 0.8 4.5 96 1 0
Milt Popovich 25 7 0 6 13 0 0 2.2 1.9 0.9 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 1.1 21 0 0
Ed Cherry 25 2 0 6 18 0 0 3.0 9.0 3.0 18 0 0
Gaynell Tinsley* 23 LE 11 10 4 26 0 0 6.5 2.4 0.4 41 516 12.6 1 98 3.7 46.9 542 1 0
Hal Pangle 26 b 4 1 2 3 0 0 1.5 0.8 0.5 2 14 7.0 0 0 0.5 3.5 17 0 0
Pete Tyler 24 bb 10 5 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 2 24 12.0 1 26 0.2 2.4 25 1 0
Frank Patrick 23 BB/K 7 5 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 21 21.0 1 21 0.1 3.0 22 1 0
Ray Burnett 24 1 0 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -10.0 1.0 -10 0 0
Bill Smith 26 RE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 338 18.8 1 0 1.6 30.7 338 1 0
Versil Deskin 25 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 57 9.5 0 0 0.5 5.2 57 0 0
Ev Fisher 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 48 16.0 0 0 0.3 4.4 48 0 0
Bill May 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 1.0 16.0 16 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 382 1149 9 1 3.0 104.5 34.7 114 1340 11.8 4 98 10.4 121.8 2489 13 0
Opp Total 11 453 1363 10 3.0 123.9 41.2 80 1168 14.6 11 7.3 106.2 2531 21 0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
Frank Patrick 23 BB/K 7 5 4 1 25.0% 8 8 100.0%
Bill Smith 26 RE 11 11 2 2 100.0% 5 4 80.0%
Bill May 25 1 0 1 0.0% 2 0.0%
Conway Baker 27 g 11 4 1 0.0%
Team Total 25.0 11 8 3 37.5% 15 12 80.0%
Opp Total 11 4 23 18 78.3%

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Jimmy Lawrence 24 WB 11 9 3 3 18
Frank Patrick 23 BB/K 7 5 1 1 8 1 17
Bill Smith 26 RE 11 11 1 1 4 2 16
Pat Coffee 23 tb 10 1 2 2 12
Buddy Parker 25 FB 10 10 2 2 12
Sam Agee 23 KR/P/PR 10 1 1 1 6
Tony Blazine 26 LT 11 10 1 1 6
Phil Dougherty* 26 C 8 4 1 1 6
Doug Russell 27 tb 8 2 1 1 6
Gaynell Tinsley* 23 LE 11 10 1 1 6
Pete Tyler 24 bb 10 5 1 1 6
Team Total 25.0 11 9 4 1 1 15 12 3 111
Opp Total 11 10 11 18 4 168