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1943 Chicago Cardinals

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0-10-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1943 NFL Season Summary

Scored 95 points (9.5/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 238 points (23.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of -143 points (-14.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 1.0-9.0.

Coach: Phil Handler (0-10-0)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Carroll College (Waukesha, Wisconsin)

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 95 1804 553 3.3 44 5 11 102 88 219 1095 6 39 5.0 43 334 709 5 2.1 48
Team Defense 238 2773 592 4.7 28 12 8 131 101 198 1607 21 16 8.1 48 394 1166 11 3.0 75
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 8 1 6 5 6 7 8 7 5 7 7 7
Lg Rank Defense 8 6 6 1 8 2 7 8 7 8 6 4 4 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 19 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 17 35 9 157 157 5 14 288 120 168 4
2 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-2 Green Bay Packers 7 28 14 255 153 102 6 13 339 155 184 2
3 Sun October 10 boxscore L 0-3 @ Chicago Bears 0 20 13 216 99 117 6 12 297 211 86 3
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 0-4 Detroit Lions 0 7 10 84 46 38 3 9 136 189 -53 1
3 Sun October 24 boxscore L 0-5 @ Washington Redskins 7 13 12 169 92 77 3 7 179 78 101 3
5 Sun October 31 boxscore L 0-6 @ Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 13 34 9 206 175 31 5 16 241 74 167 3
7 Sun November 7 boxscore L 0-7 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 0 7 8 138 56 82 5 12 200 96 104 4
8 Sun November 14 boxscore L 0-8 @ Green Bay Packers 14 35 13 209 131 78 5 15 327 296 31 2
7 Sun November 21 boxscore L 0-9 @ New York Giants 13 24 9 168 88 80 2 14 326 147 179 2
10 Sun November 28 boxscore L 0-10 Chicago Bears 24 35 5 202 98 104 4 19 440 241 199 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
Ronnie Cahill 28 TB 10 2 50 109 45.9% 608 3 2.8 21 19.3 67 5.6 -2.5 12.2 60.8 33.1 0 0
Walt Masters 36 b 7 1 17 45 37.8% 249 2 4.4 7 15.6 37 5.5 -0.6 14.6 35.6 31.9 0 0
Joe Bukant 28 tb 8 7 14 40 35.0% 109 1 2.5 5 12.5 15 2.7 -2.4 7.8 13.6 12.5 0 0
John Grigas 23 FB 10 7 4 19 21.1% 98 0 0.0 4 21.1 50 5.2 -4.3 24.5 9.8 9.0 0 0
Johnny Hall 27 wb 8 4 2 4 50.0% 24 0 0.0 2 50.0 15 6.0 -16.5 12.0 3.0 29.2 0 0
Cal Purdin 22 b 4 2 1 2 50.0% 7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 3.5 3.5 7.0 1.8 58.3 0 0
Team Total 26.0 10 88 219 40.2% 1095 6 2.7 39 17.8 67 5.0 -2.5 12.4 109.5 26.0 0 0
Opp Total 10 101 198 51.0% 1607 21 10.6 16 8.1 8.1 6.60 15.9 160.7 80.1 0 0 8.1 6.6 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
John Grigas 23 FB 10 7 105 333 3 28 3.2 33.3 10.5 19 225 11.8 0 39 1.9 22.5 558 3 0
Ronnie Cahill 28 TB 10 2 62 -11 0 25 -0.2 -1.1 6.2 -11 0 0
Joe Bukant 28 tb 8 7 42 87 0 10 2.1 10.9 5.3 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 87 0 0
Bob Morrow 25 b 10 4 38 129 2 9 3.4 12.9 3.8 3 20 6.7 0 14 0.3 2.0 149 2 0
Johnny Martin 25 KR/P/PR/WB 10 5 30 98 0 15 3.3 9.8 3.0 7 138 19.7 0 50 0.7 13.8 236 0 0
Johnny Hall 27 wb 8 4 22 51 0 14 2.3 6.4 2.8 7 82 11.7 1 67 0.9 10.3 133 1 0
Walt Masters 36 b 7 1 14 -17 0 4 -1.2 -2.4 2.0 -17 0 0
Cal Purdin 22 b 4 2 9 20 0 13 2.2 5.0 2.3 3 35 11.7 0 20 0.8 8.8 55 0 0
Marshall Goldberg 26 b 1 1 6 6 0 5 1.0 6.0 6.0 4 31 7.8 1 11 4.0 31.0 37 1 0
George Smith 22 3 0 4 12 0 4 3.0 4.0 1.3 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.3 6.0 30 0 0
Walt Rankin 24 QB 10 8 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.1 0.2 10 44 4.4 0 17 1.0 4.4 45 0 0
Ed Rucinski+ 27 LE 10 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 398 15.3 3 47 2.6 39.8 398 3 0
Don Currivan 23 RE 7 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 79 15.8 1 34 0.7 11.3 79 1 0
Freeman Rexer 25 e 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.4 14 0 0
Clint Wager 23 e 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.2 2.2 11 0 0
Team Total 26.0 10 334 709 5 28 2.1 70.9 33.4 88 1095 12.4 6 67 8.8 109.5 1804 11 0
Opp Total 10 394 1166 11 3.0 116.6 39.4 101 1607 15.9 21 10.1 160.7 2773 32 19

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Johnny Martin 25 KR/P/PR/WB 10 5 9 95 0 25 10.6 7 130 0 25 18.6 461
John Grigas 23 FB 10 7 2 -2 0 5 -1.0 3 72 0 31 24.0 628
Ronnie Cahill 28 TB 10 2 1 19 0 19 19.0 3 56 0 21 18.7 64
Walt Rankin 24 QB 10 8 4 57 0 27 14.3 102
Marshall Goldberg 26 b 1 1 1 15 0 15 15.0 2 53 0 34 26.5 105
Johnny Hall 27 wb 8 4 1 17 0 17 17.0 2 35 0 30 17.5 185
Walt Masters 36 b 7 1 1 13 0 13 13.0 2 39 0 20 19.5 35
Bob Morrow 25 b 10 4 3 66 0 30 22.0 215
Cal Purdin 22 b 4 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 1 24 0 24 24.0 85
Andy Puplis 28 8 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Floyd Rhea 23 1 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Marshall Robnett 25 c 9 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Gordon Wilson 28 RG 10 10 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 26.0 10 16 163 0 25 10.2 31 569 0 34 18.4 2536
Opp Total 10 29 1546 0 53.3 24 655 0 27.3

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
Johnny Martin 25 KR/P/PR/WB 10 5 30 1187 59 0 39.6
Walt Masters 36 b 7 1 10 368 49 0 36.8
Dixie Stokes 30 K 6 2 3 1 33.3%% 6 5 83.3%%
Conway Baker 32 LG 10 8 2 1 50.0%% 6 5 83.3%%
Cal Purdin 22 b 4 2 8 341 72 0 42.6
Joe Bukant 28 tb 8 7 5 181 46 0 36.2
Ronnie Cahill 28 TB 10 2 3 88 36 0 29.3
Chet Bulger 26 RT 10 10 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 26.0 10 5 2 40.0%% 13 11 84.6%% 56 2165 72 0 38.7
Opp Total 10 7 1 14.3%% 34 31 91.2%% 51 1860 36.5

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
John Grigas 23 FB 10 7 5 42 0 27 0
Walt Rankin 24 QB 10 8 3 30 0 15 0
Johnny Hall 27 wb 8 4 2 49 0 44 0
Bob Morrow 25 b 10 4 2 49 0 44 0
Vern Ghersanich 24 4 0 1 19 0 19 0
Marshall Goldberg 26 b 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Johnny Martin 25 KR/P/PR/WB 10 5 1 35 0 35 0
Andy Puplis 28 8 0 1 19 0 19 0
Team Total 26.0 10 16 243 0 44 0
Opp Total 10 19 7

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
John Grigas 23 FB 10 7 3 3 18
Ed Rucinski+ 27 LE 10 9 3 3 18
Conway Baker 32 LG 10 8 1 1 5 1 14
Don Currivan 23 RE 7 7 1 1 2 12
Bob Morrow 25 b 10 4 2 2 12
Dixie Stokes 30 K 6 2 5 1 8
Marshall Goldberg 26 b 1 1 1 1 6
Johnny Hall 27 wb 8 4 1 1 6
Chet Bulger 26 RT 10 10 1 1
Team Total 26.0 10 5 6 1 1 13 11 2 95
Opp Total 10 11 21 1 2 31 1 238

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1943-09-19 @ DET L, 17-35 2 8 blocked punt Don Currivan 8 yard blocked punt return (Dixie Stokes kick)
2 1943-09-19 @ DET L, 17-35 4 9 pass Marshall Goldberg 9 yard pass from Joe Bukant (Dixie Stokes kick)
3 1943-10-03 GNB L, 7-28 2 29 pass Ed Rucinski 29 yard pass from Ronnie Cahill (Dixie Stokes kick)
4 1943-10-24 @ WAS L, 7-13 4 17 pass Ed Rucinski 17 yard pass from Walt Masters (Dixie Stokes kick)
5 1943-10-31 @ PHI L, 13-34 2 35 pass Don Currivan 35 yard pass from Walt Masters
6 1943-10-31 @ PHI L, 13-34 2 67 pass Johnny Hall 67 yard pass from Ronnie Cahill (Dixie Stokes kick)
7 1943-11-14 @ GNB L, 14-35 3 3 rush Bob Morrow 3 yard rush (Conway Baker kick)
8 1943-11-14 @ GNB L, 14-35 4 7 pass Ed Rucinski 7 yard pass from Ronnie Cahill (Conway Baker kick)
9 1943-11-21 @ NYG L, 13-24 4 2 rush John Grigas 2 yard rush (Conway Baker kick)
10 1943-11-21 @ NYG L, 13-24 4 2 fumble Conway Baker 2 yard fumble return
11 1943-11-28 CHI L, 24-35 1 1 rush John Grigas 1 yard rush (Conway Baker kick)
12 1943-11-28 CHI L, 24-35 3 3 rush Bob Morrow 3 yard rush (Conway Baker kick)
13 1943-11-28 CHI L, 24-35 3 28 rush John Grigas 28 yard rush (Chet Bulger kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1943-09-19 @ DET W, 35-17 1 21 lateral Harry Hopp 21 yard lateral return (Augie Lio kick)
2 1943-09-19 @ DET W, 35-17 2 8 pass Harry Hopp 8 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Augie Lio kick)
3 1943-09-19 @ DET W, 35-17 2 17 pass Bill Callihan 17 yard pass from Frankie Sinkwich (Augie Lio kick)
4 1943-09-19 @ DET W, 35-17 3 2 pass Harry Hopp 2 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Augie Lio kick)
5 1943-09-19 @ DET W, 35-17 3 5 rush Ned Mathews 5 yard rush (Sam Busich kick)
6 1943-10-03 GNB W, 28-7 1 8 pass Joel Mason 8 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
7 1943-10-03 GNB W, 28-7 1 12 pass Joel Mason 12 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
8 1943-10-03 GNB W, 28-7 2 2 rush Ted Fritsch 2 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
9 1943-10-03 GNB W, 28-7 3 35 pass Harry Jacunski 35 yard pass from Lou Brock (Don Hutson kick)
10 1943-10-10 @ CHI W, 20-0 3 40 pass Bill Geyer 40 yard pass from Sid Luckman
11 1943-10-10 @ CHI W, 20-0 3 21 pass Connie Mack Berry 21 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick)
12 1943-10-10 @ CHI W, 20-0 4 2 rush Bill Geyer 2 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
13 1943-10-17 DET W, 7-0 3 67 pass Harry Hopp 67 yard pass from Frankie Sinkwich (Augie Lio kick)
14 1943-10-24 @ WAS W, 13-7 3 11 pass Joe Aguirre 11 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
15 1943-10-24 @ WAS W, 13-7 3 1 rush Andy Farkas 1 yard rush
16 1943-10-31 @ PHI W, 34-13 1 86 interception Ben Kish 86 yard interception return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
17 1943-10-31 @ PHI W, 34-13 1 31 pass Tony Bova 31 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
18 1943-10-31 @ PHI W, 34-13 1 fumble Jack Hinkle yard fumble return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
19 1943-10-31 @ PHI W, 34-13 4 3 rush Bob Thurbon 3 yard rush
20 1943-10-31 @ PHI W, 34-13 4 26 pass Tony Bova 26 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
21 1943-11-07 @ BKN W, 7-0 3 3 rush Merl Condit 3 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
22 1943-11-14 @ GNB W, 35-14 1 9 pass Don Hutson 9 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
23 1943-11-14 @ GNB W, 35-14 2 4 pass Don Hutson 4 yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Don Hutson kick)
24 1943-11-14 @ GNB W, 35-14 2 1 rush Ted Fritsch 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
25 1943-11-14 @ GNB W, 35-14 3 86 pass Harry Jacunski 86 yard pass from Lou Brock (Don Hutson kick)
26 1943-11-14 @ GNB W, 35-14 3 84 interception Don Hutson 84 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
27 1943-11-21 @ NYG W, 24-13 1 6 rush Ward Cuff 6 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
28 1943-11-21 @ NYG W, 24-13 3 17 pass Neal Adams 17 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Ward Cuff kick)
29 1943-11-21 @ NYG W, 24-13 3 23 pass Frank Liebel 23 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Ward Cuff kick)
30 1943-11-28 CHI W, 35-24 2 15 pass Harry Clarke 15 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick)
31 1943-11-28 CHI W, 35-24 2 35 pass Hampton Pool 35 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick)
32 1943-11-28 CHI W, 35-24 4 1 rush Bronko Nagurski 1 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
33 1943-11-28 CHI W, 35-24 4 25 pass Harry Clarke 25 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick)
34 1943-11-28 CHI W, 35-24 4 10 pass George Wilson 10 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick)