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1946 Chicago Cardinals

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6-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 260 points (23.6/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 198 points (18.0/g), 6th.
 Differential of 62 points (5.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.2-3.8.

Coach: Jimmy Conzelman (6-5-0)

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 260 3480 637 5.5 49 29 14 175 115 266 1951 17 20 7.3 84 371 1529 17 4.1 77
Team Defense 198 2852 711 4.0 45 20 15 176 118 273 1603 14 25 5.9 66 438 1249 12 2.9 95
Lg Rank Offense 3 3 10 10 3 3 2 3 5 4 8 4 2 2
Lg Rank Defense 6 6 3 4 8 10 5 6 3 2 7 4 3 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 20 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 14 11 186 79 107 4 8 137 25 112 2
2 Mon September 29 boxscore W 1-1 Detroit Lions 34 14 19 343 116 227 4 12 156 173 -17 7
3 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-2 Chicago Bears 17 34 12 351 218 133 4 22 358 179 179 2
3 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-2 @ Detroit Lions 36 14 23 394 263 131 4 8 158 182 -24 3
4 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-3 @ New York Giants 24 28 16 303 170 133 4 17 328 294 34 6
6 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-3 Los Angeles Rams 34 10 21 359 238 121 3 19 336 173 163 6
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-3 @ Boston Yanks 28 14 20 393 236 157 1 18 276 109 167 4
8 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-4 Green Bay Packers 7 19 10 237 225 12 10 19 270 50 220 4
8 Sun November 17 boxscore L 4-5 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 17 12 268 165 103 5 16 304 162 142 2
9 Sun November 24 boxscore W 5-5 @ Green Bay Packers 24 6 16 349 106 243 6 11 155 24 131 4
10 Sun December 1 boxscore W 6-5 @ Chicago Bears 35 28 15 297 135 162 4 26 374 232 142 5

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
Paul Christman 28 QB 11 3 100 229 43.7% 1656 13 5.7 18 7.9 82 7.2 4.8 16.6 150.5 54.8 0 0
Ray Mallouf 28 5 0 14 34 41.2% 260 4 11.8 2 5.9 59 7.6 7.4 18.6 52.0 83.0 0 0
Elmer Angsman 21 rh 11 5 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Frank Seno 25 KR/PR/RH 11 7 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Jimmy Strausbaugh 28 hb 11 1 1 1 100.0% 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 3.2 118.7 0 0
Team Total 26.6 11 115 266 43.2% 1951 17 6.4 20 7.5 82 7.3 5.2 17.0 177.4 58.6 0 0
Opp Total 11 118 273 43.2% 1603 14 5.1 25 9.2 5.9 2.78 13.6 145.7 41.5 0 0 5.9 2.8 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
Pat Harder 24 FB 11 6 106 545 4 55 5.1 49.5 9.6 11 128 11.6 1 24 1.0 11.6 673 5 4
Frank Seno 25 KR/PR/RH 11 7 62 191 0 27 3.1 17.4 5.6 12 124 10.3 1 27 1.1 11.3 315 1 7
Elmer Angsman 21 rh 11 5 48 328 2 61 6.8 29.8 4.4 2 44 22.0 0 38 0.2 4.0 372 2 2
Marshall Goldberg 29 LH 10 8 43 210 3 32 4.9 21.0 4.3 17 152 8.9 1 22 1.7 15.2 362 4 3
Jimmy Strausbaugh 28 hb 11 1 37 183 3 29 4.9 16.6 3.4 5 56 11.2 0 21 0.5 5.1 239 3 4
Paul Christman 28 QB 11 3 28 -61 3 6 -2.2 -5.5 2.5 -61 3 15
Ward Cuff 33 K/qb 10 7 13 78 1 26 6.0 7.8 1.3 5 82 16.4 1 39 0.5 8.2 160 2 0
Bill Montgomery 23 3 0 8 11 0 6 1.4 3.7 2.7 11 0 0
Jimmy Johnston 29 6 0 6 18 0 11 3.0 3.0 1.0 18 0 0
Walt Rankin 27 qb 11 4 5 1 0 5 0.2 0.1 0.5 1 0 0
George Sutch 25 3 0 5 4 0 4 0.8 1.3 1.7 4 0 3
Ray Mallouf 28 5 0 4 6 0 18 1.5 1.2 0.8 6 0 3
Paul Sarringhaus 26 2 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.5 1.0 1 0 0
Mal Kutner 25 RE 11 5 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 27 634 23.5 5 63 2.5 57.6 633 5 1
Bill Blackburn 23 P 11 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.9 0.1 10 0 1
Al Drulis 25 b 5 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 0
Buster Ramsey 26 RG 11 11 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.5 0.1 5 0 0
Billy Dewell 29 LE 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 643 23.8 7 82 2.5 58.5 643 7 0
Pop Ivy 30 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 39 9.8 1 19 0.4 3.5 39 1 1
Joe Parker 23 e 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 17 8.5 0 11 0.3 2.1 17 0 0
Ed Rucinski 30 e 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 23 11.5 0 12 0.2 2.3 23 0 0
Al Hust 25 e 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.9 9 0 0
Team Total 26.6 11 371 1529 16 61 4.1 139.0 33.7 115 1951 17.0 17 82 10.5 177.4 3480 33 44
Opp Total 11 438 1249 12 2.9 113.5 39.8 118 1603 13.6 14 10.7 145.7 2852 26 39

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
Frank Seno 25 KR/PR/RH 11 7 17 176 0 21 10.4 13 408 1 105 31.4 899
Jimmy Strausbaugh 28 hb 11 1 2 34 0 28 17.0 6 104 0 28 17.3 377
Marshall Goldberg 29 LH 10 8 1 11 0 11 11.0 5 108 0 42 21.6 481
Pat Harder 24 FB 11 6 1 10 0 10 10.0 5 92 0 36 18.4 775
Mal Kutner 25 RE 11 5 3 30 0 28 10.0 663
Ward Cuff 33 K/qb 10 7 2 24 0 16 12.0 184
Jimmy Johnston 29 6 0 2 22 0 16 11.0 40
Elmer Angsman 21 rh 11 5 1 13 0 13 13.0 385
Bill Campbell 26 rt 11 7 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
Stan Mauldin 26 t 6 4 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Joe Parker 23 e 8 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 17
Walt Rankin 27 qb 11 4 1 11 0 11 11.0 12
George Sutch 25 3 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 8
Team Total 26.6 11 23 255 0 28 11.1 40 825 1 105 20.6 4560
Opp Total 11 29 1502 0 51.8 46 748 0 16.3

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
Ward Cuff 33 K/qb 10 7 12 5 41.7%% 30 28 93.3%%
Bill Blackburn 23 P 11 1 35 1465 60 0 41.9
Ray Mallouf 28 5 0 15 520 47 0 34.7
Pat Harder 24 FB 11 6 5 5 100.0%%
Team Total 26.6 11 12 5 41.7%% 35 33 94.3%% 50 1985 60 0 39.7
Opp Total 11 10 5 50.0%% 26 25 96.2%% 57 2373 41.6

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
Paul Christman 28 QB 11 3 0 15 3 0 0
Marshall Goldberg 29 LH 10 8 4 46 0 14 0 0 3 5 0 0
Frank Seno 25 KR/PR/RH 11 7 4 33 0 14 0 0 7 0 0 0
Bill Blackburn 23 P 11 1 3 56 0 25 0 0 1 4 2 0 1
Pat Harder 24 FB 11 6 0 4 4 13 0
Mal Kutner 25 RE 11 5 5 29 0 24 0 0 1 1 0 0
Jimmy Strausbaugh 28 hb 11 1 0 4 2 0 0
Elmer Angsman 21 rh 11 5 0 2 3 0 0
Ray Mallouf 28 5 0 1 15 0 15 0 0 3 1 0 0
Pop Ivy 30 e 11 4 1 22 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0
Buster Ramsey 26 RG 11 11 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
Walt Rankin 27 qb 11 4 2 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
George Sutch 25 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
Vince Banonis 25 C 11 11 2 1 0 1 0
Ralph Foster 29 LT 10 4 0 0 2 -6 0
Ray Apolskis 27 c 6 1 1 20 0 20 0
Loyd Arms 27 LG 8 5 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Campbell 26 rt 11 7 0 0 1 0 0
Billy Dewell 29 LE 11 6 0 0 1 0 0
Al Hust 25 e 10 4 0 0 1 0 0
Jimmy Johnston 29 6 0 1 20 0 20 0
Joe Parker 23 e 8 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 11 25 262 0 25 0 0 44 34 9 0 1
Opp Total 11 39 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
Ward Cuff 33 K/qb 10 7 1 1 2 28 5 55
Billy Dewell 29 LE 11 6 7 7 42
Pat Harder 24 FB 11 6 4 1 5 5 35
Mal Kutner 25 RE 11 5 5 5 30
Marshall Goldberg 29 LH 10 8 3 1 4 24
Paul Christman 28 QB 11 3 3 3 18
Jimmy Strausbaugh 28 hb 11 1 3 3 18
Elmer Angsman 21 rh 11 5 2 2 12
Frank Seno 25 KR/PR/RH 11 7 1 1 2 12
Bill Blackburn 23 P 11 1 1 1 1 8
Pop Ivy 30 e 11 4 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 11 16 17 1 1 35 33 5 1 260
Opp Total 11 12 14 1 25 5 1 198

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-20 @ PIT L, 7-14 3 8 pass Marshall Goldberg 8 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Ward Cuff kick)
2 1946-09-29 DET W, 34-14 1 1 rush Pat Harder 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
3 1946-09-29 DET W, 34-14 2 6 rush Jimmy Strausbaugh 6 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
4 1946-09-29 DET W, 34-14 2 59 pass Mal Kutner 59 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Ward Cuff kick)
5 1946-09-29 DET W, 34-14 2 15 pass Billy Dewell 15 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
6 1946-10-06 CHI L, 17-34 1 12 rush Jimmy Strausbaugh 12 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
7 1946-10-06 CHI L, 17-34 3 82 pass Billy Dewell 82 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
8 1946-10-13 @ DET W, 36-14 1 25 pass Billy Dewell 25 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
9 1946-10-13 @ DET W, 36-14 2 53 pass Billy Dewell 53 yard pass from Paul Christman
10 1946-10-13 @ DET W, 36-14 2 2 rush Paul Christman 2 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
11 1946-10-13 @ DET W, 36-14 2 17 pass Ward Cuff 17 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
12 1946-10-13 @ DET W, 36-14 3 9 pass Pop Ivy 9 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
13 1946-10-20 @ NYG L, 24-28 1 1 rush Marshall Goldberg 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
14 1946-10-20 @ NYG L, 24-28 2 6 rush Ward Cuff 6 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
15 1946-10-20 @ NYG L, 24-28 4 105 kickoff Frank Seno 105 yard kickoff return (Ward Cuff kick)
16 1946-10-27 RAM W, 34-10 1 32 pass Billy Dewell 32 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
17 1946-10-27 RAM W, 34-10 1 1 rush Paul Christman 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
18 1946-10-27 RAM W, 34-10 2 3 rush Pat Harder 3 yard rush
19 1946-10-27 RAM W, 34-10 3 2 rush Elmer Angsman 2 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
20 1946-10-27 RAM W, 34-10 4 4 pass Mal Kutner 4 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
21 1946-11-03 @ BOS W, 28-14 1 14 pass Billy Dewell 14 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
22 1946-11-03 @ BOS W, 28-14 2 14 pass Pat Harder 14 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Ward Cuff kick)
23 1946-11-03 @ BOS W, 28-14 3 52 pass Bill Blackburn 52 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Ward Cuff kick)
24 1946-11-03 @ BOS W, 28-14 4 18 rush Jimmy Strausbaugh 18 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
25 1946-11-10 GNB L, 7-19 3 27 pass Frank Seno 27 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
26 1946-11-17 @ RAM L, 14-17 2 51 pass Billy Dewell 51 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
27 1946-11-17 @ RAM L, 14-17 2 29 pass Mal Kutner 29 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Ward Cuff kick)
28 1946-11-24 @ GNB W, 24-6 4 2 rush Paul Christman 2 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
29 1946-11-24 @ GNB W, 24-6 4 1 rush Marshall Goldberg 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
30 1946-11-24 @ GNB W, 24-6 4 61 rush Elmer Angsman 61 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
31 1946-12-01 @ CHI W, 35-28 2 23 pass Mal Kutner 23 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
32 1946-12-01 @ CHI W, 35-28 2 32 rush Pat Harder 32 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
33 1946-12-01 @ CHI W, 35-28 2 32 rush Marshall Goldberg 32 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
34 1946-12-01 @ CHI W, 35-28 3 3 rush Pat Harder 3 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
35 1946-12-01 @ CHI W, 35-28 4 4 pass Mal Kutner 4 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-20 @ PIT W, 14-7 1 8 pass Charlie Seabright 8 yard pass from Bill Dudley (Bill Dudley kick)
2 1946-09-20 @ PIT W, 14-7 2 1 rush Tony Compagno 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
3 1946-09-29 DET L, 14-34 3 70 pass Ivan Schottel 70 yard pass from Billy deCorrevont (Chuck DeShane kick)
4 1946-09-29 DET L, 14-34 4 17 pass Ed Frutig 17 yard pass from Billy deCorrevont (Damon Tassos kick)
5 1946-10-06 CHI W, 34-17 2 7 rush Hugh Gallarneau 7 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
6 1946-10-06 CHI W, 34-17 3 5 pass George Wilson 5 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
7 1946-10-06 CHI W, 34-17 4 3 rush Bill Osmanski 3 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
8 1946-10-06 CHI W, 34-17 4 20 pass Ken Kavanaugh 20 yard pass from Sid Luckman
9 1946-10-06 CHI W, 34-17 4 5 rush Dick Schweidler 5 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
10 1946-10-13 @ DET L, 14-36 3 6 rush Jim Callahan 6 yard rush (Chuck DeShane kick)
11 1946-10-13 @ DET L, 14-36 4 3 rush Dave Ryan 3 yard rush (Chuck DeShane kick)
12 1946-10-20 @ NYG W, 28-24 1 13 fumble Howie Livingston 13 yard fumble return (Ken Strong kick)
13 1946-10-20 @ NYG W, 28-24 3 20 pass Bill Paschal 20 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Ken Strong kick)
14 1946-10-20 @ NYG W, 28-24 4 35 pass Bill Paschal 35 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Ken Strong kick)
15 1946-10-20 @ NYG W, 28-24 4 5 rush Howie Livingston 5 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
16 1946-10-27 RAM L, 10-34 2 21 pass Fred Gehrke 21 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
17 1946-11-03 @ BOS L, 14-28 3 19 pass Nick Scollard 19 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Nick Scollard kick)
18 1946-11-03 @ BOS L, 14-28 4 1 pass Don Currivan 1 yard pass from Paul Governali (Nick Scollard kick)
19 1946-11-10 GNB W, 19-7 2 1 rush Ted Fritsch 1 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
20 1946-11-10 GNB W, 19-7 2 1 rush Irv Comp 1 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
21 1946-11-17 @ RAM W, 17-14 2 9 rush Fred Gehrke 9 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
22 1946-11-17 @ RAM W, 17-14 4 28 pass Steve Pritko 28 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
23 1946-12-01 @ CHI L, 28-35 2 4 rush Hugh Gallarneau 4 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
24 1946-12-01 @ CHI L, 28-35 3 5 pass Dante Magnani 5 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
25 1946-12-01 @ CHI L, 28-35 4 15 pass George McAfee 15 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
26 1946-12-01 @ CHI L, 28-35 4 1 rush Joe Osmanski 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)