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1948 Chicago Cardinals

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11-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 395 points (32.9/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (18.8/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 169 points (14.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.5-2.5.

Coach: Jimmy Conzelman (11-1-0)

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
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 395 4694 816 5.8 28 16 17 233 134 285 2134 22 12 7.5 81 531 2560 25 4.8 135
Team Defense 226 4036 744 5.4 47 24 11 190 159 336 2520 22 23 7.5 94 408 1516 8 3.7 85
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 1 1 5 7 6 5 1 2 2 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 7 2 1 4 7 10 7 5 9 3 3 3 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 24 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 21 14 14 340 151 189 2 15 331 207 124 4
2 Mon October 4 boxscore L 1-1 Chicago Bears 17 28 15 300 199 101 3 15 330 124 206 3
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 17 7 16 355 35 320 6 12 237 122 115 4
4 Sun October 17 boxscore W 3-1 @ New York Giants 63 35 23 579 280 299 1 26 392 247 145 2
5 Sun October 24 boxscore W 4-1 Boston Yanks 49 27 20 442 142 300 3 12 223 147 76 6
6 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 27 22 27 477 299 178 3 19 460 406 54 3
7 Sun November 7 boxscore W 6-1 Detroit Lions 56 20 23 484 251 233 3 15 357 252 105 3
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 7-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24 7 18 368 184 184 1 14 327 186 141 5
9 Sun November 21 boxscore W 8-1 Los Angeles Rams 27 24 22 386 216 170 2 14 415 323 92 3
10 Thu November 25 boxscore W 9-1 @ Detroit Lions 28 14 10 263 159 104 19 370 186 184 4
11 Sun December 5 boxscore W 10-1 Green Bay Packers 42 7 25 388 99 289 2 9 132 10 122 5
12 Sun December 12 boxscore W 11-1 @ Chicago Bears 24 21 20 312 119 193 2 20 462 310 152 5
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 19 boxscore L 11-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 7 6 131 35 96 3 16 232 7 225 3

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
Ray Mallouf 30 P/QB 12 5 73 143 51.0% 1160 13 9.1 6 4.2 54 8.1 8.0 15.9 96.7 91.2
Paul Christman 30 qb 7 2 51 114 44.7% 740 5 4.4 4 3.5 71 6.5 5.8 14.5 105.7 66.4 0 0
Charley Eikenberg 24 qb 9 1 6 19 31.6% 116 3 15.8 2 10.5 52 6.1 4.5 19.3 12.9 53.8
Charlie Trippi+ 26 KR/LH 12 11 4 8 50.0% 118 1 12.5 0 0.0 64 14.8 17.3 29.5 9.8 135.4
Vic Schwall 23 7 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.8 12 134 285 47.0% 2134 22 7.7 12 4.2 71 7.5 7.1 15.9 177.8 80.7 0 0
Opp Total 12 159 336 47.3% 2520 22 6.5 23 6.8 7.5 5.73 15.8 210.0 66.1 0 0 7.5 5.7 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
Elmer Angsman 23 RH 12 8 131 638 8 72 4.9 53.2 10.9 9 142 15.8 1 38 0.8 11.8 780 9 5
Charlie Trippi+ 26 KR/LH 12 11 128 690 6 50 5.4 57.5 10.7 22 228 10.4 2 33 1.8 19.0 918 8 5
Pat Harder 26 FB/K 12 7 126 554 6 71 4.4 46.2 10.5 13 93 7.2 0 26 1.1 7.8 647 6 3
Vinnie Yablonski 25 fb 12 2 48 233 0 47 4.9 19.4 4.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.1 246 0 0
Babe Dimancheff 26 12 0 27 117 1 26 4.3 9.8 2.3 13 260 20.0 3 52 1.1 21.7 377 4 0
Vic Schwall 23 7 0 15 107 1 23 7.1 15.3 2.1 2 13 6.5 0 7 0.3 1.9 120 1 0
Ray Mallouf 30 P/QB 12 5 13 17 1 12 1.3 1.4 1.1 17 1 4
Jerry Davis 24 PR 11 3 12 77 0 35 6.4 7.0 1.1 77 0 2
Paul Christman 30 qb 7 2 8 6 1 5 0.8 0.9 1.1 6 1 1
Corwin Clatt 24 fb 12 4 6 38 0 26 6.3 3.2 0.5 38 0 0
Bob Hanlon 24 hb 10 1 6 11 0 5 1.8 1.1 0.6 11 0 0
Mal Kutner+ 27 RE 12 10 5 50 1 32 10.0 4.2 0.4 41 943 23.0 14 71 3.4 78.6 993 15 0
Red Cochran 26 qb 12 5 3 15 0 9 5.0 1.3 0.3 15 0 1
Charley Eikenberg 24 qb 9 1 2 9 0 18 4.5 1.0 0.2 9 0 0
Bob Dove 27 12 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 -2 0 0
Billy Dewell 31 LE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 442 13.4 2 48 3.0 40.2 442 2 0
Team Total 26.8 12 531 2560 25 72 4.8 213.3 44.3 134 2134 15.9 22 71 11.2 177.8 4694 47 21
Opp Total 12 408 1516 8 3.7 126.3 34.0 159 2520 15.8 22 13.3 210.0 4036 30 30

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
Jerry Davis 24 PR 11 3 16 334 2 70 20.9 15 437 0 83 29.1 848
Charlie Trippi+ 26 KR/LH 12 11 11 213 2 67 19.4 16 354 0 50 22.1 1485
Red Cochran 26 qb 12 5 8 122 0 20 15.3 1 6 0 6 6.0 143
Babe Dimancheff 26 12 0 6 118 0 26 19.7 495
Team Total 26.8 12 35 669 4 70 19.1 38 915 0 83 24.1 6278
Opp Total 12 42 1854 0 44.1 64 1207 1 18.9

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
Pat Harder 26 FB/K 12 7 17 7 41.2%% 53 53 100.0%%
Ray Mallouf 30 P/QB 12 5 45 1754 61 0 39.0
Charlie Trippi+ 26 KR/LH 12 11 13 564 56 0 43.4
Red Cochran 26 qb 12 5 6 229 56 0 38.2
Vinnie Yablonski 25 fb 12 2 4 1 25.0%%
Charley Eikenberg 24 qb 9 1 2 72 38 0 36.0
Team Total 26.8 12 21 8 38.1%% 53 53 100.0%% 66 2619 61 0 39.7
Opp Total 12 11 2 18.2%% 32 28 87.5%% 72 2797 38.8

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
Red Cochran 26 qb 12 5 7 111 0 32 0 0 1 1 0 0
Jerry Davis 24 PR 11 3 4 47 0 18 0 0 2 1 0 0
Charlie Trippi+ 26 KR/LH 12 11 0 5 2 0 0
Ray Mallouf 30 P/QB 12 5 0 4 2 0 0
Elmer Angsman 23 RH 12 8 0 5 0 0 0
Marshall Goldberg 31 11 0 2 9 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0
Bill Blackburn 25 c 12 1 2 58 2 31 0 0 0 2 3 0
Corwin Clatt 24 fb 12 4 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 3 3 0
Vince Banonis 27 C 12 9 2 32 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
Pat Harder 26 FB/K 12 7 0 3 0 0 0
Mal Kutner+ 27 RE 12 10 2 35 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jake Colhouer 26 11 0 0 0 2 20 0
Bob Hanlon 24 hb 10 1 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
Buster Ramsey+ 28 RG 12 10 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ray Apolskis 29 c 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
Chet Bulger 31 LT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Paul Christman 30 qb 7 2 0 1 0 0 0
Joe Coomer 30 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Billy Dewell 31 LE 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
John Doolan 29 hb 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
Sam Goldman 32 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Stan Mauldin 28 t 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Hamilton Nichols 24 g 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
Bob Ravensberg 23 e 11 1 1 0 0 0 0
Walt Szot 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.8 12 23 350 2 32 0 0 21 29 26 0
Opp Total 12 30 6

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
Pat Harder 26 FB/K 12 7 6 6 53 7 110
Mal Kutner+ 27 RE 12 10 1 14 15 90
Charlie Trippi+ 26 KR/LH 12 11 6 2 2 10 60
Elmer Angsman 23 RH 12 8 8 1 9 54
Babe Dimancheff 26 12 0 1 3 4 24
Bill Blackburn 25 c 12 1 2 2 12
Jerry Davis 24 PR 11 3 2 2 12
Billy Dewell 31 LE 11 11 2 2 12
Paul Christman 30 qb 7 2 1 1 6
Ray Mallouf 30 P/QB 12 5 1 1 6
Vic Schwall 23 7 0 1 1 6
Vinnie Yablonski 25 fb 12 2 1 3
Team Total 26.8 12 25 22 4 2 53 53 8 395
Opp Total 12 8 22 1 1 28 2 226

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-24 PHI W, 21-14 1 8 rush Charlie Trippi 8 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
2 1948-09-24 PHI W, 21-14 2 30 pass Mal Kutner 30 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
3 1948-09-24 PHI W, 21-14 4 64 pass Mal Kutner 64 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Pat Harder kick)
4 1948-10-04 CHI L, 17-28 2 7 pass Mal Kutner 7 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
5 1948-10-04 CHI L, 17-28 3 52 pass Babe Dimancheff 52 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
6 1948-10-10 @ GNB W, 17-7 1 72 rush Elmer Angsman 72 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
7 1948-10-10 @ GNB W, 17-7 2 45 punt Charlie Trippi 45 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
8 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 1 71 rush Pat Harder 71 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
9 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 1 26 pass Billy Dewell 26 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
10 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 2 45 pass Mal Kutner 45 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
11 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 2 26 rush Babe Dimancheff 26 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
12 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 2 45 pass Mal Kutner 45 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
13 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 2 70 punt Jerry Davis 70 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
14 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 3 7 pass Charlie Trippi 7 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
15 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 4 13 rush Elmer Angsman 13 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
16 1948-10-17 @ NYG W, 63-35 4 20 pass Mal Kutner 20 yard pass from Charley Eikenberg (Pat Harder kick)
17 1948-10-24 BOS W, 49-27 2 31 interception Bill Blackburn 31 yard interception return (Pat Harder kick)
18 1948-10-24 BOS W, 49-27 2 6 rush Charlie Trippi 6 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
19 1948-10-24 BOS W, 49-27 3 27 interception Bill Blackburn 27 yard interception return (Pat Harder kick)
20 1948-10-24 BOS W, 49-27 3 32 rush Mal Kutner 32 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
21 1948-10-24 BOS W, 49-27 3 52 pass Babe Dimancheff 52 yard pass from Charley Eikenberg (Pat Harder kick)
22 1948-10-24 BOS W, 49-27 3 1 rush Elmer Angsman 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
23 1948-10-24 BOS W, 49-27 3 54 pass Mal Kutner 54 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
24 1948-10-31 @ RAM W, 27-22 2 15 pass Babe Dimancheff 15 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
25 1948-10-31 @ RAM W, 27-22 3 1 rush Elmer Angsman 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
26 1948-10-31 @ RAM W, 27-22 3 1 rush Pat Harder 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
27 1948-11-07 DET W, 56-20 1 63 rush Elmer Angsman 63 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
28 1948-11-07 DET W, 56-20 2 1 rush Elmer Angsman 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
29 1948-11-07 DET W, 56-20 2 31 pass Charlie Trippi 31 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
30 1948-11-07 DET W, 56-20 2 38 pass Elmer Angsman 38 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
31 1948-11-07 DET W, 56-20 3 71 pass Mal Kutner 71 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
32 1948-11-07 DET W, 56-20 4 1 rush Charlie Trippi 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
33 1948-11-07 DET W, 56-20 4 2 pass Billy Dewell 2 yard pass from Charley Eikenberg (Pat Harder kick)
34 1948-11-07 DET W, 56-20 4 50 rush Charlie Trippi 50 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
35 1948-11-14 @ PIT W, 24-7 1 42 pass Mal Kutner 42 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
36 1948-11-14 @ PIT W, 24-7 1 67 punt Charlie Trippi 67 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
37 1948-11-14 @ PIT W, 24-7 2 8 rush Pat Harder 8 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
38 1948-11-21 RAM W, 27-24 1 26 pass Mal Kutner 26 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
39 1948-11-21 RAM W, 27-24 2 4 rush Charlie Trippi 4 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
40 1948-11-21 RAM W, 27-24 4 1 rush Pat Harder 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
41 1948-11-25 @ DET W, 28-14 1 69 punt Jerry Davis 69 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
42 1948-11-25 @ DET W, 28-14 2 9 rush Elmer Angsman 9 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
43 1948-11-25 @ DET W, 28-14 3 25 pass Mal Kutner 25 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
44 1948-11-25 @ DET W, 28-14 4 45 pass Mal Kutner 45 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
45 1948-12-05 GNB W, 42-7 1 12 pass Mal Kutner 12 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
46 1948-12-05 GNB W, 42-7 2 1 rush Paul Christman 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
47 1948-12-05 GNB W, 42-7 3 1 rush Pat Harder 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
48 1948-12-05 GNB W, 42-7 4 61 pass Mal Kutner 61 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
49 1948-12-05 GNB W, 42-7 4 1 rush Ray Mallouf 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
50 1948-12-05 GNB W, 42-7 4 18 rush Vic Schwall 18 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
51 1948-12-12 @ CHI W, 24-21 3 3 rush Pat Harder 3 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
52 1948-12-12 @ CHI W, 24-21 4 5 rush Charlie Trippi 5 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
53 1948-12-12 @ CHI W, 24-21 4 7 rush Elmer Angsman 7 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-24 PHI L, 14-21 2 34 pass Bosh Pritchard 34 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
2 1948-09-24 PHI L, 14-21 3 42 pass Pete Pihos 42 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
3 1948-10-04 CHI W, 28-17 1 4 rush J.R. Boone 4 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
4 1948-10-04 CHI W, 28-17 2 4 rush J.R. Boone 4 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
5 1948-10-04 CHI W, 28-17 3 95 kickoff Frank Minini 95 yard kickoff return (Johnny Lujack kick)
6 1948-10-04 CHI W, 28-17 3 9 pass Noah Mullins 9 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
7 1948-10-10 @ GNB L, 7-17 4 2 rush Ken Roskie 2 yard rush (Ed Cody kick)
8 1948-10-17 @ NYG L, 35-63 1 27 pass Ray Poole 27 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
9 1948-10-17 @ NYG L, 35-63 2 6 pass Joe Johnson 6 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
10 1948-10-17 @ NYG L, 35-63 3 13 pass Bill Swiacki 13 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
11 1948-10-17 @ NYG L, 35-63 4 20 pass Bill Swiacki 20 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
12 1948-10-17 @ NYG L, 35-63 4 6 rush Charlie Conerly 6 yard rush (Len Younce kick)
13 1948-10-24 BOS L, 27-49 1 34 pass Joe Golding 34 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman
14 1948-10-24 BOS L, 27-49 4 7 fumble Jim Tyree 7 yard fumble return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
15 1948-10-24 BOS L, 27-49 4 28 pass Joe Golding 28 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
16 1948-10-24 BOS L, 27-49 4 34 pass Joe Golding 34 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
17 1948-10-31 @ RAM L, 22-27 3 11 pass Red Hickey 11 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
18 1948-10-31 @ RAM L, 22-27 4 69 pass Red Hickey 69 yard pass from Jim Hardy
19 1948-10-31 @ RAM L, 22-27 4 35 pass Red Hickey 35 yard pass from Jim Hardy
20 1948-11-07 DET L, 20-56 1 26 pass Clyde LeForce 26 yard pass from Fred Enke
21 1948-11-07 DET L, 20-56 2 1 rush Joe Margucci 1 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
22 1948-11-07 DET L, 20-56 4 51 pass John Greene 51 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
23 1948-11-14 @ PIT L, 7-24 1 16 rush Jerry Shipkey 16 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
24 1948-11-21 RAM L, 24-27 2 80 pass Tom Fears 80 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
25 1948-11-21 RAM L, 24-27 2 58 pass Don Currivan 58 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
26 1948-11-21 RAM L, 24-27 4 16 pass Tom Fears 16 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
27 1948-11-25 @ DET L, 14-28 1 25 pass John Greene 25 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
28 1948-11-25 @ DET L, 14-28 4 15 pass Bill Dudley 15 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
29 1948-12-05 GNB L, 7-42 1 2 rush Walt Schlinkman 2 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
30 1948-12-12 @ CHI L, 21-24 1 15 pass Ken Kavanaugh 15 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
31 1948-12-12 @ CHI L, 21-24 2 35 pass George Gulyanics 35 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
32 1948-12-12 @ CHI L, 21-24 4 1 rush George Gulyanics 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)