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1938 Chicago Cardinals

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2-9-0, Finished 5th in 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)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 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
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 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

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

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
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(+)
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
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(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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. Player 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1938-09-11 @ CHI L, 13-16 1 17 fumble Tony Blazine 17 yard fumble return (Bill Smith kick)
2 1938-09-11 @ CHI L, 13-16 2 1 rush Doug Russell 1 yard rush
3 1938-09-17 @ RAM W, 7-6 1 6 rush Jimmy Lawrence 6 yard rush (Bill Smith kick)
4 1938-09-25 @ GNB L, 7-28 3 rush Jimmy Lawrence unknown yard rush (Bill Smith kick)
5 1938-09-28 GNB L, 22-24 2 1 rush Buddy Parker 1 yard rush
6 1938-09-28 GNB L, 22-24 3 rush Jimmy Lawrence unknown yard rush (Bill Smith kick)
7 1938-09-28 GNB L, 22-24 4 26 pass Pete Tyler 26 yard pass from Jack Robbins
8 1938-10-16 CHI L, 28-34 1 2 rush Buddy Parker 2 yard rush (Frank Patrick kick)
9 1938-10-16 CHI L, 28-34 3 26 pass Bill Smith 26 yard pass from Dwight Sloan (Frank Patrick kick)
10 1938-10-16 CHI L, 28-34 3 23 pass Frank Patrick 23 yard pass from Jack Robbins (Frank Patrick kick)
11 1938-10-16 CHI L, 28-34 4 1 rush Sam Agee 1 yard rush (Frank Patrick kick)
12 1938-11-27 RAM W, 31-17 1 73 rush Pat Coffee 73 yard rush (Frank Patrick kick)
13 1938-11-27 RAM W, 31-17 2 98 pass Gaynell Tinsley 98 yard pass from Doug Russell (Frank Patrick kick)
14 1938-11-27 RAM W, 31-17 3 26 interception Phil Dougherty 26 yard interception return (Frank Patrick kick)
15 1938-11-27 RAM W, 31-17 3 8 rush Pat Coffee 8 yard rush (Frank Patrick kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1938-09-11 @ CHI W, 16-13 2 14 pass Bill Karr 14 yard pass from George Corbett (Jack Manders kick)
2 1938-09-11 @ CHI W, 16-13 3 3 rush Ray Nolting 3 yard rush
3 1938-09-17 @ RAM L, 6-7 4 1 rush Corby Davis 1 yard rush
4 1938-09-25 @ GNB W, 28-7 2 8 pass Milt Gantenbein 8 yard pass from Bob Monnett (Clarke Hinkle kick)
5 1938-09-25 @ GNB W, 28-7 2 3 rush Clarke Hinkle 3 yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
6 1938-09-25 @ GNB W, 28-7 3 15 pass Arnie Herber 15 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
7 1938-09-25 @ GNB W, 28-7 3 2 rush Ed Jankowski 2 yard rush (Clarke Hinkle kick)
8 1938-09-28 GNB W, 24-22 2 pass Arnie Herber unknown yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
9 1938-09-28 GNB W, 24-22 2 2 pass Clarke Hinkle 2 yard pass from Bob Monnett (Clarke Hinkle kick)
10 1938-09-28 GNB W, 24-22 3 15 pass Don Hutson 15 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
11 1938-10-02 @ BKN W, 13-0 2 3 rush Beattie Feathers 3 yard rush (Ralph Kercheval kick)
12 1938-10-02 @ BKN W, 13-0 2 5 pass Boyd Brumbaugh 5 yard pass from Ace Parker
13 1938-10-16 CHI W, 34-28 1 56 pass Ray Nolting 56 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Joe Maniaci kick)
14 1938-10-16 CHI W, 34-28 2 1 rush Sam Francis 1 yard rush (Joe Maniaci kick)
15 1938-10-16 CHI W, 34-28 2 63 fumble Dick Bassi 63 yard fumble return
16 1938-10-16 CHI W, 34-28 3 47 pass Dick Plasman 47 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Joe Maniaci kick)
17 1938-10-16 CHI W, 34-28 3 10 rush Joe Maniaci 10 yard rush (Joe Maniaci kick)
18 1938-10-23 @ DET W, 10-0 3 2 rush Bill Shepherd 2 yard rush (Monk Moscrip kick)
19 1938-10-26 @ PHI W, 7-0 2 5 pass Joe Carter 5 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Hank Reese kick)
20 1938-11-06 @ NYG W, 6-0 4 5 rush Tuffy Leemans 5 yard rush
21 1938-11-20 DET W, 7-3 1 46 pass Monk Moscrip 46 yard pass from Vern Huffman (Monk Moscrip kick)
22 1938-11-27 RAM L, 17-31 2 4 fumble Jim Benton 4 yard fumble return (Corby Davis kick)
23 1938-11-27 RAM L, 17-31 4 3 rush Johnny Drake 3 yard rush (Dick Zoll kick)