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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
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 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

W# 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

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
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

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
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

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
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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player 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

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
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 1 139
Opp Total 11 12 14 3 28 2 1 222

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-08 @ PIT T, 7-7 3 44 pass Johnny Hall 44 yard pass from Beryl Clark (Beryl Clark kick)
2 1940-09-25 CHI W, 21-7 1 36 pass Johnny Hall 36 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Lou Zontini kick)
3 1940-09-25 CHI W, 21-7 2 7 rush Marshall Goldberg 7 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
4 1940-09-25 CHI W, 21-7 4 10 pass Gaynell Tinsley 10 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Hugh McCullough kick)
5 1940-09-29 @ GNB L, 6-31 2 1 rush Marty Christiansen 1 yard rush
6 1940-10-05 @ DET L, 14-43 1 1 rush Mario Tonelli 1 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
7 1940-10-05 @ DET L, 14-43 3 90 kickoff Johnny Hall 90 yard kickoff return (Lou Zontini kick)
8 1940-10-13 @ WAS L, 21-28 1 56 pass Lloyd Madden 56 yard pass from Beryl Clark (Beryl Clark kick)
9 1940-10-13 @ WAS L, 21-28 1 1 rush Hugh McCullough 1 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
10 1940-10-13 @ WAS L, 21-28 2 24 rush Marshall Goldberg 24 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
11 1940-10-20 @ RAM L, 14-26 2 29 rush Lloyd Madden 29 yard rush (Beryl Clark kick)
12 1940-10-20 @ RAM L, 14-26 4 10 rush Johnny Hall 10 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
13 1940-10-27 RAM W, 17-7 1 1 rush Lloyd Madden 1 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
14 1940-10-27 RAM W, 17-7 2 50 interception Johnny Hall 50 yard interception return (Lou Zontini kick)
15 1940-11-10 GNB L, 7-28 2 1 rush Hugh McCullough 1 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
16 1940-11-24 @ BKN L, 9-14 2 41 pass Al Coppage 41 yard pass from Hugh McCullough
17 1940-12-01 @ CHI L, 23-31 4 2 rush Buddy Parker 2 yard rush (Buddy Parker kick)
18 1940-12-01 @ CHI L, 23-31 4 16 pass Marshall Goldberg 16 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Buddy Parker kick)
19 1940-12-01 @ CHI L, 23-31 4 20 rush Hugh McCullough 20 yard rush (Buddy Parker kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-08 @ PIT T, 7-7 2 45 pass George Platukis 45 yard pass from Billy Patterson (Armand Niccolai kick)
2 1940-09-25 CHI L, 7-21 2 8 rush Harry Clarke 8 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
3 1940-09-29 @ GNB W, 31-6 1 1 rush Cecil Isbell 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
4 1940-09-29 @ GNB W, 31-6 1 35 pass Don Hutson 35 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Clarke Hinkle kick)
5 1940-09-29 @ GNB W, 31-6 3 39 rush Cecil Isbell 39 yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
6 1940-09-29 @ GNB W, 31-6 3 9 pass Joe Laws 9 yard pass from Hal Van Every (Clarke Hinkle kick)
7 1940-10-05 @ DET W, 43-14 2 1 rush Howie Weiss 1 yard rush (Whizzer White kick)
8 1940-10-05 @ DET W, 43-14 2 16 blocked punt Dave Diehl 16 yard blocked punt return
9 1940-10-05 @ DET W, 43-14 2 3 rush Cotton Price 3 yard rush (Cotton Price kick)
10 1940-10-05 @ DET W, 43-14 3 2 rush Whizzer White 2 yard rush (Chuck Hanneman kick)
11 1940-10-05 @ DET W, 43-14 4 1 rush Howie Weiss 1 yard rush (Cotton Price kick)
12 1940-10-05 @ DET W, 43-14 4 34 interception Tony Calvelli 34 yard interception return (Cotton Price kick)
13 1940-10-13 @ WAS W, 28-21 1 81 pass Dick Todd 81 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
14 1940-10-13 @ WAS W, 28-21 1 21 pass Wilbur Moore 21 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
15 1940-10-13 @ WAS W, 28-21 3 20 pass Wayne Millner 20 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Sandy Sanford kick)
16 1940-10-13 @ WAS W, 28-21 4 20 pass Bob Masterson 20 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Bo Russell kick)
17 1940-10-20 @ RAM W, 26-14 1 62 pass Jim Benton 62 yard pass from Parker Hall
18 1940-10-20 @ RAM W, 26-14 1 65 pass Paul McDonough 65 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
19 1940-10-20 @ RAM W, 26-14 4 35 interception Jack Haman 35 yard interception return
20 1940-10-20 @ RAM W, 26-14 4 38 pass Maury Patt 38 yard pass from Gaylon Smith (Johnny Drake kick)
21 1940-10-27 RAM L, 7-17 1 7 rush Johnny Drake 7 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
22 1940-11-10 GNB W, 28-7 1 12 pass Clarke Hinkle 12 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
23 1940-11-10 GNB W, 28-7 2 1 rush Clarke Hinkle 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
24 1940-11-10 GNB W, 28-7 4 6 pass Carl Mulleneaux 6 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
25 1940-11-10 GNB W, 28-7 4 9 rush Clarke Hinkle 9 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
26 1940-11-24 @ BKN W, 14-9 3 19 rush Ace Parker 19 yard rush (Ace Parker kick)
27 1940-11-24 @ BKN W, 14-9 3 25 pass Perry Schwartz 25 yard pass from Ace Parker (Ace Parker kick)
28 1940-12-01 @ CHI W, 31-23 1 20 rush Ray Nolting 20 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
29 1940-12-01 @ CHI W, 31-23 1 20 pass Dick Plasman 20 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick)
30 1940-12-01 @ CHI W, 31-23 2 44 punt Ray McLean 44 yard punt return (Joe Maniaci kick)
31 1940-12-01 @ CHI W, 31-23 2 5 interception Joe Maniaci 5 yard interception return (Dick Plasman kick)