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1949 Chicago Cardinals

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6-5-1, NFL West Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 360 points (30.0/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 301 points (25.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of 59 points (4.9/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-4.7.

Coach: Phil Handler (2-4-0) (co-coach with Buddy Parker) and Buddy Parker (6-5-1)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Wayland Academy (Beaver Dam, 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 360 3709 797 4.7 42 16 19 207 138 307 1579 21 26 4.8 82 467 2130 21 4.6 106
Team Defense 301 4288 854 5.0 54 21 11 231 174 383 2414 18 33 5.9 107 446 1874 19 4.2 113
Lg Rank Offense 2 5 4 5 5 7 8 4 5 7 5 3 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 7 8 1 1 7 10 10 7 1 8 3 7 6 8

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 26 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 38 7 21 415 150 265 3 20 319 217 102 4
2 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-1 Chicago Bears 7 17 11 209 122 87 1 16 313 202 111 3
3 Sat October 8 boxscore L 1-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3 28 13 213 57 156 3 20 376 107 269 2
4 Sun October 16 boxscore W 2-2 @ Green Bay Packers 39 17 14 244 31 213 4 17 309 179 130 6
5 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-3 Detroit Lions 7 24 10 276 117 159 8 16 336 210 126 5
6 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-4 New York Giants 38 41 23 390 82 308 3 18 320 139 181 2
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 3-4 @ Detroit Lions 42 19 16 317 162 155 4 20 361 172 189 5
8 Sun November 13 boxscore W 4-4 @ New York Bulldogs 65 20 32 572 253 319 2 20 393 254 139 7
9 Sun November 20 boxscore T 4-4-1 Los Angeles Rams 28 28 19 258 89 169 5 22 465 278 187 6
10 Sun November 27 boxscore W 5-4-1 Green Bay Packers 41 21 17 344 199 145 3 19 319 164 155 4
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 6-4-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 31 27 14 277 171 106 2 19 379 222 157 6
12 Sun December 11 boxscore L 6-5-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 52 17 328 280 48 4 24 596 468 128 4

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 31 QB 12 7 75 151 49.7 1015 11 7.3 13 8.6 50 6.7 4.3 13.5 84.6 59.9 0 0
Jim Hardy 26 qb 12 5 63 150 42.0 748 10 6.7 13 8.7 48 5.0 2.4 11.9 62.3 44.0 0 0
Vic Schwall 24 11 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Charlie Trippi 27 LH 12 12 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Elmer Angsman 24 RH 12 12 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Red Cochran 27 KR/P/PR 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 138 307 45.0 1763 21 6.8 26 8.5 50 5.7 3.3 12.8 146.9 51.0 0 0
Opp Total 12 174 383 45.4 2617 18 4.7 33 8.6 6.8 3.90 15.0 218.1 48.2 25 203 5.9 3.2 6.1

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
Elmer Angsman 24 RH 12 12 125 674 6 82 5.4 56.2 10.4 5 57 11.4 0 32 0.4 4.8 731 6 4
Charlie Trippi 27 LH 12 12 112 553 3 55 4.9 46.1 9.3 34 412 12.1 6 44 2.8 34.3 965 9 3
Pat Harder 27 FB/K 11 9 106 447 7 42 4.2 40.6 9.6 12 100 8.3 1 44 1.1 9.1 547 8 3
Babe Dimancheff 27 hb 10 1 38 151 3 22 4.0 15.1 3.8 10 130 13.0 1 50 1.0 13.0 281 4 0
Vinnie Yablonski 26 fb 12 2 32 97 0 22 3.0 8.1 2.7 6 35 5.8 0 15 0.5 2.9 132 0 1
Red Cochran 27 KR/P/PR 12 0 20 87 1 22 4.4 7.3 1.7 7 107 15.3 1 33 0.6 8.9 194 2 1
Vic Schwall 24 11 0 12 47 0 18 3.9 4.3 1.1 3 8 2.7 2 18 0.3 0.7 55 2 2
Jim Hardy 26 qb 12 5 7 6 1 4 0.9 0.5 0.6 6 1 3
Mal Kutner 28 RE 12 12 5 10 0 4 2.0 0.8 0.4 30 465 15.5 5 49 2.5 38.8 475 5 0
Paul Christman 31 QB 12 7 4 34 0 22 8.5 2.8 0.3 34 0 2
Clarence Self 24 12 0 4 16 0 6 4.0 1.3 0.3 16 0 0
Bob Ravensberg 24 e 12 2 2 8 0 6 4.0 0.7 0.2 10 203 20.3 3 48 0.8 16.9 211 3 1
Billy Dewell 32 LE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 235 11.8 2 25 1.7 19.6 235 2 0
Tom Wham 25 de 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 0.9 11 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 467 2130 21 82 4.6 177.5 38.9 138 1763 12.8 21 50 11.5 146.9 3893 42 20
Opp Total 12 446 1874 19 4.2 156.2 37.2 174 2414 13.9 18 14.5 201.2 4288 37 26

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
Red Cochran 27 KR/P/PR 12 0 15 314 2 71 20.9 20 410 0 32 20.5 918
Charlie Trippi 27 LH 12 12 10 160 0 38 16.0 18 427 0 48 23.7 1552
Elmer Angsman 24 RH 12 12 5 66 0 20 13.2 797
Vic Schwall 24 11 0 4 63 0 23 15.8 118
Babe Dimancheff 27 hb 10 1 2 43 0 25 21.5 324
Clarence Self 24 12 0 2 20 0 17 10.0 36
Bill Blackburn 26 C 12 7 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Corwin Clatt 25 12 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
Jerry Davis 25 9 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Bob Nussbaumer 25 12 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Buster Ramsey+ 29 RG 12 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 30 546 2 71 18.2 51 1013 0 48 19.9 5452
Opp Total 12 43 2014 1 46.8 54 1252 1 23.2

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
Red Cochran 27 KR/P/PR 12 0 52 2186 66 0 42.0
Pat Harder 27 FB/K 11 9 5 3 60.0% 47 45 95.7%
Charlie Trippi 27 LH 12 12 8 292 46 0 36.5
Vinnie Yablonski 26 fb 12 2 6 5 83.3% 1 1 100.0%
Jim Hardy 26 qb 12 5 5 180 51 0 36.0
Team Total 26.6 12 11 8 72.7% 48 46 95.8% 65 2658 66 0 40.9
Opp Total 12 14 6 42.9% 41 37 90.2% 59 2255 38.2

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
Bob Nussbaumer 25 12 0 12 157 0 68 0 0 0 2 0 0
Jerry Davis 25 9 0 6 63 0 27 0 0 0 2 38 1
Vince Banonis 28 c 12 5 4 66 1 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Blackburn 26 C 12 7 3 34 1 21 0 0 0 2 2 0
Corwin Clatt 25 12 0 2 39 0 39 0 0 0 3 0 0
Tom Wham 25 de 12 1 1 46 1 46 0 0 0 4 0 0
Elmer Angsman 24 RH 12 12 0 4 0 0 0
Bill Fischer 22 LT 12 7 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0
Charlie Trippi 27 LH 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
Pat Harder 27 FB/K 11 9 0 3 0 0 0
Jim Hardy 26 qb 12 5 0 3 0 0 0
Ray Apolskis 30 c 8 1 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jim Cain 22 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
Paul Christman 31 QB 12 7 0 2 0 0 0
Bob Ravensberg 24 e 12 2 0 1 1 0 0
Vic Schwall 24 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
Clarence Self 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Red Cochran 27 KR/P/PR 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bob Dove 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
John Goldsberry 23 10 0 1 36 0 36 0
Mal Kutner 28 RE 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Buster Ramsey+ 29 RG 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 1
Vinnie Yablonski 26 fb 12 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 33 486 3 68 0 0 20 25 40 1 1
Opp Total 12 23 26 5

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 27 FB/K 11 9 7 1 8 45 3 102
Charlie Trippi 27 LH 12 12 3 6 9 54
Elmer Angsman 24 RH 12 12 6 6 36
Mal Kutner 28 RE 12 12 5 5 30
Red Cochran 27 KR/P/PR 12 0 1 1 2 4 24
Babe Dimancheff 27 hb 10 1 3 1 4 24
Bob Ravensberg 24 e 12 2 3 3 18
Vinnie Yablonski 26 fb 12 2 1 5 16
Billy Dewell 32 LE 12 9 2 2 12
Vic Schwall 24 11 0 2 2 12
Vince Banonis 28 c 12 5 1 1 6
Bill Blackburn 26 C 12 7 1 1 6
Jerry Davis 25 9 0 1 1 6
Jim Hardy 26 qb 12 5 1 1 6
Tom Wham 25 de 12 1 1 1 6
Buster Ramsey+ 29 RG 12 11 1 2
Team Total 26.6 12 21 21 2 1 3 48 46 8 1 360
Opp Total 12 19 18 1 1 1 1 37 6 301