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1940 Chicago Cardinals

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2-7-2, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 139 points (12.6/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 222 points (20.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -83 points (-7.5/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-8.3.

Coach: Jimmy Conzelman (2-7-2)

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
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 139 2227 598 3.7 33 0 112 75 198 912 6 33 4.6 400 1315 11 3.3 112
Team Defense 222 2783 613 4.5 42 19 69 186 1313 14 23 7.1 427 1470 12 3.4
Lg Rank Offense 6 8 10 1 9 5 9 7 10 10 7 7 4 6
Lg Rank Defense 10 6 3 2 1 3 5 9 5 10 6 7 7 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore T 0-0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 7 9 192 128 64 4 3 129 64 65 3
2 Sun September 15 boxscore T 0-0-2 Detroit Lions 0 0 2 14 14 2 5 16 26 -10 5
3 Wed September 25 boxscore W 1-0-2 Chicago Bears 21 7 12 256 83 173 2 17 256 121 135 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-1-2 @ Green Bay Packers 6 31 14 224 87 137 6 13 332 177 155 3
4 Sat October 5 boxscore L 1-2-2 @ Detroit Lions 14 43 9 145 25 120 10 9 243 49 194 5
4 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-3-2 @ Washington Redskins 21 28 5 209 127 82 2 20 440 325 115 5
5 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-4-2 @ Cleveland Rams 14 26 12 259 63 196 6 7 330 177 153 3
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 2-4-2 Cleveland Rams 17 7 14 223 77 146 4 8 147 54 93 4
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 2-5-2 Green Bay Packers 7 28 12 189 97 92 5 16 388 114 274 1
10 Sun November 24 boxscore L 2-6-2 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 9 14 15 287 88 199 4 9 222 106 116 5
11 Sun December 1 boxscore L 2-7-2 @ Chicago Bears 23 31 11 240 139 101 2 8 254 63 191 4

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
Hugh McCullough 24 P/TB 11 7 43 116 37.1 529 4 3.4 21 18.1 41 4.6 -2.9 12.3 48.1 23.9 0 0
Beryl Clark 23 b 9 3 25 58 43.1 316 2 3.4 6 10.3 0 5.4 1.5 12.6 35.1 32.6 0 0
Bob Kellogg 23 3 0 6 18 33.3 42 0 0.0 4 22.2 0 2.3 -7.7 7.0 14.0 2.8 0 0
Johnny Hall 24 WB 11 7 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 66.7 0 0.0 -30.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Marshall Goldberg 23 FB 11 7 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Bert Johnson 28 BB 10 7 1 1 100.0 25 0 0.0 0 0.0 25 25.0 25.0 25.0 2.5 118.7 0 0
Team Total 24.5 11 75 198 37.9 912 6 3.0 33 16.7 41 4.6 -2.3 12.2 82.9 23.4 0 0
Opp Total 11 69 186 37.1 1313 14 7.5 23 12.4 7.1 3.00 19.0 119.4 47.9 0 0 7.1 3.0 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 23 FB 11 7 87 325 2 0 3.7 29.5 7.9 2 29 14.5 1 0 0.2 2.6 354 3 0
Hugh McCullough 24 P/TB 11 7 57 278 3 0 4.9 25.3 5.2 278 3 0
Mario Tonelli 24 fb 9 3 51 148 1 0 2.9 16.4 5.7 5 53 10.6 0 0 0.6 5.9 201 1 0
Milt Popovich 27 b 10 1 41 138 0 0 3.4 13.8 4.1 5 32 6.4 0 0 0.5 3.2 170 0 0
Johnny Hall 24 WB 11 7 41 88 1 0 2.1 8.0 3.7 4 111 27.8 2 0 0.4 10.1 199 3 0
Beryl Clark 23 b 9 3 39 9 0 0 0.2 1.0 4.3 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.1 2.2 29 0 0
Marty Christiansen 24 fb 6 1 32 71 1 0 2.2 11.8 5.3 71 1 0
Lloyd Madden 22 wb 9 4 29 186 2 0 6.4 20.7 3.2 4 90 22.5 1 56 0.4 10.0 276 3 0
Bob Kellogg 23 3 0 9 31 0 0 3.4 10.3 3.0 31 0 0
Buddy Parker 27 bb 10 4 6 8 1 0 1.3 0.8 0.6 6 45 7.5 0 0 0.6 4.5 53 1 0
Bert Johnson 28 BB 10 7 6 15 0 0 2.5 1.5 0.6 2 52 26.0 0 0 0.2 5.2 67 0 0
Gaynell Tinsley 25 e 7 4 1 17 0 17 17.0 2.4 0.1 16 165 10.3 1 0 2.3 23.6 182 1 0
Lou Zontini 23 K 8 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
Al Coppage 24 RE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 163 10.9 1 41 1.4 14.8 163 1 0
John Shirk* 23 LE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 91 8.3 0 0 1.0 8.3 91 0 0
Billy Dewell 23 e 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 29 14.5 0 0 0.5 7.3 29 0 0
Pop Ivy 24 e 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 32 16.0 0 0 0.4 6.4 32 0 0
Team Total 24.5 11 400 1315 11 17 3.3 119.5 36.4 75 912 12.2 6 56 6.8 82.9 2227 17 0
Opp Total 11 427 1470 12 3.4 133.6 38.8 69 1313 19.0 14 6.3 119.4 2783 26 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
Hugh McCullough 24 P/TB 11 7 1 0.0% 3 1 33.3% 30 1215 68 0 40.5
Beryl Clark 23 b 9 3 3 3 100.0% 28 914 44 0 32.6
Lou Zontini 23 K 8 0 5 2 40.0% 10 10 100.0% 2 92 60 0 46.0
Milt Popovich 27 b 10 1 5 209 48 0 41.8
Buddy Parker 27 bb 10 4 1 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
Bob Kellogg 23 3 0 2 54 33 0 27.0
Marshall Goldberg 23 FB 11 7 1 47 47 0 47.0
Bert Johnson 28 BB 10 7 1 19 19 0 19.0
Joe Kuharich 23 RG 11 6 1 0.0%
Mario Tonelli 24 fb 9 3 1 15 15 0 15.0
Team Total 24.5 11 8 2 25.0% 19 17 89.5% 70 2565 68 0 36.6
Opp Total 11 2 31 28 90.3%

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Hugh McCullough 24 P/TB 11 7 5 68 0 0 0
Beryl Clark 23 b 9 3 2 58 0 0 0
Marshall Goldberg 23 FB 11 7 2 15 0 0 0
Bert Johnson 28 BB 10 7 2 49 0 0 0
Joe Kuharich 23 RG 11 6 2 9 0 0 0
Buddy Parker 27 bb 10 4 2 20 0 0 0
Gaynell Tinsley 25 e 7 4 2 10 0 0 0
Ki Aldrich 24 C/KR/PR 11 9 1 34 0 34 0
Johnny Hall 24 WB 11 7 1 50 1 50 0
Herm Schneidman 28 6 0 1 48 0 48 0
John Shirk* 23 LE 11 7 1 8 0 8 0
Jim Thomas 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
Lou Zontini 23 K 8 0 1 20 0 20 0
Team Total 24.5 11 23 389 1 50 0
Opp Total 11 0 -19 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Johnny Hall 24 WB 11 7 1 2 1 1 5 30
Hugh McCullough 24 P/TB 11 7 3 3 1 19
Marshall Goldberg 23 FB 11 7 2 1 3 18
Lloyd Madden 22 wb 9 4 2 1 3 18
Lou Zontini 23 K 8 0 10 2 16
Buddy Parker 27 bb 10 4 1 1 3 9
Marty Christiansen 24 fb 6 1 1 1 6
Al Coppage 24 RE 11 7 1 1 6
Gaynell Tinsley 25 e 7 4 1 1 6
Mario Tonelli 24 fb 9 3 1 1 6
Beryl Clark 23 b 9 3 3 3
Team Total 24.5 11 11 6 1 1 19 17 2 1 137
Opp Total 11 12 14 3 28 2 1 222