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1947 Chicago Cardinals

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9-3-0, NFL West Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 306 points (25.5/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (19.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 75 points (6.2/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 7.9-4.1.

Coach: Jimmy Conzelman (9-3-0)

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


Team Info

Principal Owner Violet Bidwill Wolfner
President/General Manager Ray Bennigsen

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 306 4315 808 5.3 41 16 30 241 160 340 2580 18 25 7.6 110 468 1735 20 3.7 101
Team Defense 231 3965 714 5.6 45 18 10 201 148 314 2206 18 27 7.0 101 400 1759 10 4.4 90
Lg Rank Offense 3 3 6 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 6 3 6
Lg Rank Defense 3 7 4 4 6 8 6 4 3 4 3 7 2 10

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 45 21 26 564 430 134 2 20 315 167 148 4
2 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 31 7 19 303 157 146 3 11 229 131 98 6
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-0 @ Green Bay Packers 14 10 21 342 125 217 4 12 261 110 151 2
4 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 27 15 214 134 80 3 22 366 106 260 2
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 4-1 Boston Yanks 27 7 26 427 253 174 4 8 214 123 91 3
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 5-1 Los Angeles Rams 17 10 22 393 238 155 4 15 331 109 222 7
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 6-1 @ Detroit Lions 17 7 11 246 74 172 3 11 198 92 106 6
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-1 Green Bay Packers 21 20 16 269 157 112 4 15 249 172 77 1
9 Sun November 23 boxscore L 7-2 @ Washington Redskins 21 45 21 353 291 62 7 26 488 355 133 2
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 7-3 @ New York Giants 31 35 26 496 280 216 4 18 429 180 249 2
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 45 21 21 379 194 185 1 19 383 314 69 4
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 9-3 @ Chicago Bears 30 21 17 329 247 82 2 24 502 347 155 6
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 28 boxscore W 10-3 Philadelphia Eagles 28 21 11 336 54 282 3 22 357 297 60 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
Paul Christman 29 QB 12 8 138 301 45.8 2191 17 5.6 22 7.3 80 7.3 5.1 15.9 182.6 59.0
Ray Mallouf 29 P 11 0 21 36 58.3 340 1 2.8 2 5.6 52 9.4 7.5 16.2 30.9 76.2
Charlie Trippi 25 KR/LH 11 9 1 2 50.0 49 0 0.0 1 50.0 49 24.5 2.0 49.0 4.5 56.2
Red Cochran 25 PR 12 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.6 12 160 340 47.1 2580 18 5.3 25 7.4 80 7.6 5.3 16.1 215.0 59.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 148 314 47.1 2206 18 5.7 27 8.6 7.0 4.30 14.9 183.8 53.9 0 0 7.0 4.3 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
Pat Harder 25 FB/K 12 7 113 371 7 45 3.3 30.9 9.4 9 78 8.7 0 21 0.8 6.5 449 7 7
Elmer Angsman 22 rh 12 1 110 412 7 18 3.7 34.3 9.2 5 138 27.6 1 52 0.4 11.5 550 8 5
Charlie Trippi 25 KR/LH 11 9 83 401 2 41 4.8 36.5 7.5 23 240 10.4 0 62 2.1 21.8 641 2 4
Marshall Goldberg 30 RH 12 10 51 155 0 10 3.0 12.9 4.3 7 52 7.4 0 19 0.6 4.3 207 0 1
Babe Dimancheff 25 hb 12 2 30 116 0 14 3.9 9.7 2.5 22 438 19.9 4 80 1.8 36.5 554 4 1
Billy deCorrevont 29 b 12 2 29 149 1 27 5.1 12.4 2.4 4 52 13.0 0 19 0.3 4.3 201 1 2
Red Cochran 25 PR 12 3 14 36 1 9 2.6 3.0 1.2 1 7 7.0 1 7 0.1 0.6 43 2 1
Vic Schwall 22 11 0 12 33 0 16 2.8 3.0 1.1 33 0 2
Charles Smith 23 7 0 9 23 0 12 2.6 3.3 1.3 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6 0.1 -0.9 17 0 0
Paul Christman 29 QB 12 8 8 11 2 3 1.4 0.9 0.7 11 2 3
Ray Mallouf 29 P 11 0 5 13 0 17 2.6 1.2 0.5 13 0 2
Walt Rankin 28 12 0 3 4 0 2 1.3 0.3 0.3 4 0 0
Jeff Burkett 26 3 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 3.7 0.3 2 44 22.0 1 27 0.7 14.7 55 1 0
Mal Kutner 26 RE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 944 22.0 7 70 3.6 78.7 944 7 2
Billy Dewell 30 LE 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 576 13.7 4 46 3.8 52.4 576 4 1
John Doolan 28 hb 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 1.4 17 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 468 1735 20 45 3.7 144.6 39.0 160 2580 16.1 18 80 13.3 215.0 4315 38 32
Opp Total 12 400 1759 10 4.4 146.6 33.3 148 2206 14.9 18 12.3 183.8 3965 28 25

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Charlie Trippi 25 KR/LH 11 9 8 141 0 24 17.6 15 321 0 33 21.4 1103
Billy deCorrevont 29 b 12 2 8 61 0 12 7.6 7 102 0 32 14.6 364
Red Cochran 25 PR 12 3 10 147 0 31 14.7 4 46 0 17 11.5 236
Babe Dimancheff 25 hb 12 2 10 180 0 28 18.0 734
Elmer Angsman 22 rh 12 1 2 17 0 11 8.5 567
Jake Colhouer 25 g 12 2 2 16 0 10 8.0 16
Joe Coomer 29 t 12 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Marshall Goldberg 30 RH 12 10 1 21 0 21 21.0 228
Vic Schwall 22 11 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 53
Charles Smith 23 7 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 31
Team Total 26.6 12 27 370 0 31 13.7 43 716 0 33 16.7 5401
Opp Total 12 36 1705 0 47.4 53 1037 0 19.6

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
Pat Harder 25 FB/K 12 7 10 7 70.0% 40 39 97.5%
Ray Mallouf 29 P 11 0 43 1717 62 0 39.9
Jeff Burkett 26 3 0 11 521 53 0 47.4
Bill Blackburn 24 c 12 4 1 19 19 0 19.0
Red Cochran 25 PR 12 3 1 25 25 0 25.0
Pop Ivy 31 e 12 1 1 0.0%
Team Total 26.6 12 11 7 63.6% 40 39 97.5% 56 2282 62 0 40.8
Opp Total 12 14 5 35.7% 31 30 96.8% 58 2426 41.8

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
Red Cochran 25 PR 12 3 8 122 0 39 0 0 1 4 14 0
Pat Harder 25 FB/K 12 7 0 7 3 -3 0
Charlie Trippi 25 KR/LH 11 9 1 59 1 59 0 0 4 4 0 0
Elmer Angsman 22 rh 12 1 0 5 1 -8 0
Mal Kutner 26 RE 12 9 3 56 1 56 0 0 2 1 0 0
Vince Banonis 26 C 12 8 3 55 0 41 0 0 0 2 83 1
Buster Ramsey 27 RG 8 7 4 29 0 74 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Blackburn 24 c 12 4 3 35 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
Paul Christman 29 QB 12 8 0 3 1 0 0
Billy deCorrevont 29 b 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Chet Bulger 30 LT 12 10 0 0 3 0 0
Jeff Burkett 26 3 0 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jake Colhouer 25 g 12 2 0 0 2 0 0
Joe Coomer 29 t 12 1 0 1 1 0 0
Billy Dewell 30 LE 11 9 0 1 1 0 0
Marshall Goldberg 30 RH 12 10 0 1 1 0 0
Ray Mallouf 29 P 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
Stan Mauldin 27 RT 12 12 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 3 0
Vic Schwall 22 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
Loyd Arms 28 LG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Babe Dimancheff 25 hb 12 2 0 1 0 0 0
John Doolan 28 hb 12 3 0 0 1 0 0
Caleb Martin 23 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
Hamilton Nichols 23 g 11 4 1 41 0 41 0
Joe Parker 24 e 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
Walt Rankin 28 12 0 0 0 1 7 0
Charles Smith 23 7 0 1 5 0 5 0
Team Total 26.6 12 27 438 2 74 0 0 32 34 96 1
Opp Total 12 25 7

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Pat Harder 25 FB/K 12 7 7 7 39 7 102
Elmer Angsman 22 rh 12 1 7 1 8 48
Mal Kutner 26 RE 12 9 7 1 8 48
Billy Dewell 30 LE 11 9 4 4 24
Babe Dimancheff 25 hb 12 2 4 4 24
Charlie Trippi 25 KR/LH 11 9 2 1 3 18
Paul Christman 29 QB 12 8 2 2 12
Red Cochran 25 PR 12 3 1 1 2 12
Vince Banonis 26 C 12 8 1 1 6
Jeff Burkett 26 3 0 1 1 6
Billy deCorrevont 29 b 12 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 12 20 18 1 2 41 39 7 306
Opp Total 12 10 18 1 30 5 231