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1939 Chicago Cardinals

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1-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 84 points (7.6/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 254 points (23.1/g), 10th.
 Differential of -170 points (-15.5/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 0.7-10.3.

Coach: Ernie Nevers (1-10-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: Ordean Field (Duluth, Minnesota)

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 84 2005 568 3.5 33 0 101 85 247 1170 5 33 4.7 321 835 4 2.6 101
Team Defense 254 3018 644 4.7 22 10 86 201 1493 16 12 7.4 443 1525 13 3.4
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 9 1 9 4 7 9 9 10 10 9 10 9
Lg Rank Defense 10 8 9 7 1 4 7 10 9 9 9 8 8 5

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 13 21 6 155 106 49 1 9 204 6 198
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-2 @ Green Bay Packers 10 14 11 182 85 97 5 12 268 174 94 1
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-2 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 10 0 5 195 195 9 287 287
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-3 Detroit Lions 3 17
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-4 @ Green Bay Packers 20 27 12 298 262 36 2 12 440 201 239 2
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-5 @ Chicago Bears 7 44 13 296 162 134 8 13 408 196 212 5
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 1-6 Cleveland Rams 0 24 4 68 39 29 5 16 301 104 197 1
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 1-7 @ Cleveland Rams 0 14 10 172 55 117 2 5 196 107 89 2
8 Sun November 12 boxscore L 1-8 @ New York Giants 7 17 13 277 166 111 3 9 189 76 113
9 Sun November 19 boxscore L 1-9 @ Washington Redskins 7 28 10 128 56 72 5 9 314 274 40 3
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 1-10 Chicago Bears 7 48 19 144 116 28 8 15 412 248 164 3

Passing

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 23 8 0 36 85 42.4 499 4 4.7 10 11.8 0 5.9 1.5 13.9 62.4 37.9 0 0
Frank Patrick 24 TB 8 5 22 79 27.8 291 1 1.3 13 16.5 60 3.7 -3.5 13.2 36.4 7.1 0 0
Bert Johnson 27 fb 9 4 14 40 35.0 208 0 0.0 5 12.5 0 5.2 -0.4 14.9 23.1 13.3 0 0
Coley McDonough 24 tb 4 1 2 9 22.2 73 0 0.0 2 22.2 0 8.1 -1.9 36.5 18.3 21.3 0 0
Earl Crowder 24 bb 6 1 2 7 28.6 6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.9 0.9 3.0 1.0 39.6 0 0
Marshall Goldberg 22 FB 10 8 1 7 14.3 4 0 0.0 1 14.3 4 0.6 -5.9 4.0 0.4 0.0 0 0
Milt Popovich 26 P/WB 10 4 5 6 83.3 52 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 8.7 8.7 10.4 5.2 102.8 0 0
George Faust 22 bb 9 6 0 5 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 -9.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Ernie Wheeler 24 2 0 2 4 50.0 35 0 0.0 1 25.0 0 8.8 -2.5 17.5 17.5 40.6 0 0
Sam Agee 24 fb 11 4 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Buddy Parker 26 bb 9 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Rock Reed 25 hb 4 3 1 1 100.0 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.5 79.2 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 85 247 34.4 1170 5 2.0 33 13.4 60 4.7 -0.9 13.8 106.4 17.7 0 0
Opp Total 11 86 201 42.8 1493 16 8.0 12 6.0 7.4 6.33 17.4 135.7 70.3 0 0 7.4 6.3 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

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
Marshall Goldberg 22 FB 10 8 56 152 2 0 2.7 15.2 5.6 5 90 18.0 1 0 0.5 9.0 242 3 0
Sam Agee 24 fb 11 4 44 133 1 0 3.0 12.1 4.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.5 139 1 0
Jack Robbins 23 8 0 38 97 0 0 2.6 12.1 4.8 2 12 6.0 0 0 0.3 1.5 109 0 0
Bert Johnson 27 fb 9 4 35 91 0 0 2.6 10.1 3.9 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 93 0 0
Frank Patrick 24 TB 8 5 30 84 1 0 2.8 10.5 3.8 84 1 0
Milt Popovich 26 P/WB 10 4 26 78 0 0 3.0 7.8 2.6 2 10 5.0 0 0 0.2 1.0 88 0 0
George Faust 22 bb 9 6 22 71 0 0 3.2 7.9 2.4 4 85 21.3 0 0 0.4 9.4 156 0 0
Ev Fisher 25 BB 11 7 18 63 0 0 3.5 5.7 1.6 6 62 10.3 0 0 0.5 5.6 125 0 0
Buddy Parker 26 bb 9 1 12 37 0 0 3.1 4.1 1.3 5 33 6.6 0 0 0.6 3.7 70 0 0
Ed Cherry 26 fb 4 1 10 30 0 0 3.0 7.5 2.5 30 0 0
Earl Crowder 24 bb 6 1 6 -5 0 0 -0.8 -0.8 1.0 2 59 29.5 0 0 0.3 9.8 54 0 0
Coley McDonough 24 tb 4 1 6 12 0 0 2.0 3.0 1.5 12 0 0
Rock Reed 25 hb 4 3 5 -6 0 0 -1.2 -1.5 1.3 3 67 22.3 0 0 0.8 16.8 61 0 0
Doug Russell 28 tb 1 1 4 -5 0 0 -1.3 -5.0 4.0 -5 0 0
Jimmy Lawrence* 25 1 0 3 6 0 0 2.0 6.0 3.0 2 18 9.0 0 0 2.0 18.0 24 0 0
Elwyn Dunstan 24 1 0 3 2 0 0 0.7 2.0 3.0 2 0 0
Ernie Wheeler 24 2 0 2 -8 0 0 -4.0 -4.0 1.0 -8 0 0
Bill Smith* 27 K/RE 11 9 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 21 387 18.4 4 60 1.9 35.2 390 4 0
Joel Mason 27 LE 9 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 188 10.4 0 0 2.0 20.9 188 0 0
Versil Deskin 26 e 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 84 21.0 0 0 0.4 8.4 84 0 0
John Klumb 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 21 5.3 0 0 1.3 7.0 21 0 0
Hal Bradley 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 29 9.7 0 0 1.0 9.7 29 0 0
Keith Birlem 24 b 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 17 8.5 0 0 0.3 2.8 17 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 321 835 4 3 2.6 75.9 29.2 85 1170 13.8 5 60 7.7 106.4 2005 9 0
Opp Total 11 443 1525 13 3.4 138.6 40.3 86 1493 17.4 16 7.8 135.7 3018 29 0

Kicking & Punting

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
George Faust 22 bb 9 6 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 25 1101 63 0 44.0
Milt Popovich 26 P/WB 10 4 27 1000 48 0 37.0
Frank Patrick 24 TB 8 5 1 1 100.0% 16 637 70 0 39.8
Bill Smith* 27 K/RE 11 9 8 2 25.0% 8 6 75.0% 1 36 36 0 36.0
Bert Johnson 27 fb 9 4 14 511 63 0 36.5
Jimmy Lawrence* 25 1 0 3 115 55 0 38.3
Regis Monahan 31 g 2 1 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0%
Jack Robbins 23 8 0 2 83 53 0 41.5
Coley McDonough 24 tb 4 1 1 43 43 0 43.0
Team Total 25.0 11 10 3 30.0% 11 9 81.8% 89 3526 70 0 39.6
Opp Total 11 5 35 29 82.9%

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Bill Smith* 27 K/RE 11 9 4 4 6 2 36
Marshall Goldberg 22 FB 10 8 2 1 3 18
Frank Patrick 24 TB 8 5 1 1 1 7
Sam Agee 24 fb 11 4 1 1 6
Al Babartsky 24 RT 11 11 1 1 6
Milt Popovich 26 P/WB 10 4 1 1 6
Regis Monahan 31 g 2 1 1 1 4
George Faust 22 bb 9 6 1 1
Team Total 25.0 11 4 5 2 11 9 3 84
Opp Total 11 13 16 29 5 254