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1950 Chicago Cardinals

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5-7-0, Finished 5th in NFL American Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.0, Offense: 1.8, Defense: -2.8, SoS: 3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 233 points (19.4/g), 9th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (23.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of -54 points (-4.5/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-7.5.

Coach: Curly Lambeau (5-7-0)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Wayland Academy (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Principal Owner Violet Bidwill Wolfner
President/General Manager Ray Bennigsen
Head Coach/Player Personnel Curly Lambeau

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 233 3588 803 4.5 45 14 23 194 165 368 1984 21 31 4.8 87 386 1604 8 4.2 84
Team Defense 287 4040 815 5.0 46 24 11 216 130 269 1908 14 22 6.6 79 525 2132 21 4.1 126
Lg Rank Offense 9 8 7 3 8 4 6 4 11 11 12 12 13 9
Lg Rank Defense 7 9 6 2 8 1 5 6 9 12 13 11 10 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 7 45 12 265 155 110 12 26 439 163 276 4
2 Mon October 2 boxscore W 1-1 Baltimore Colts 55 13 27 553 281 272 2 11 186 143 43 7
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-2 @ Chicago Bears 6 27 7 135 69 66 2 23 334 93 241 4
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-3 @ Cleveland Browns 24 34 15 263 126 137 2 21 412 369 43 3
5 Sun October 22 boxscore W 2-3 @ Washington Redskins 38 28 18 429 289 140 2 21 400 275 125 6
6 Sun October 29 boxscore W 3-3 New York Giants 17 3 16 304 110 194 4 10 171 73 98 3
7 Sun November 5 boxscore L 3-4 Cleveland Browns 7 10 12 267 194 73 5 16 351 114 237 2
8 Sun November 12 boxscore L 3-5 @ New York Giants 21 51 18 326 231 95 4 22 552 243 309 2
9 Sun November 19 boxscore W 4-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 10 16 323 133 190 1 16 292 89 203 2
10 Thu November 23 boxscore L 4-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 28 16 283 169 114 4 19 351 131 220 5
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 5-6 Chicago Bears 20 10 18 375 255 120 2 14 252 112 140 3
12 Sun December 10 boxscore L 5-7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 28 19 367 274 93 5 17 408 211 197 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
21 Jim Hardy* 27 P/QB 11 8 3-7-0 117 257 45.5% 1636 17 6.6 24 9.3 58 6.4 3.5 14.0 148.7 49.7 0 0
8 Frank Tripucka 23 qb 10 4 2-0-0 47 108 43.5% 720 4 3.7 7 6.5 81 6.7 4.5 15.3 72.0 51.5 0 0
62 Charlie Trippi 28 LH 12 11 1 3 33.3% 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 6.3 6.3 19.0 1.6 56.2 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 5-7-0 165 368 44.8% 2375 21 5.7 31 8.4 81 6.5 3.8 14.4 197.9 50.3 0 0
Opp Total 12 130 269 48.3% 2075 14 5.2 22 8.2 7.7 5.07 16.0 172.9 57.8 21 167 6.6 4.1 7.2

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
7 Elmer Angsman* 25 RH 12 0 102 362 1 21 3.5 30.2 8.5 7 56 8.0 1 20 0.6 4.7 418 2 3
62 Charlie Trippi 28 LH 12 11 99 426 3 22 4.3 35.5 8.3 32 270 8.4 1 28 2.7 22.5 696 4 5
34 Pat Harder* 28 FB/K 12 12 99 454 1 22 4.6 37.8 8.3 15 111 7.4 0 35 1.3 9.3 565 1 0
33 Vinnie Yablonski 27 12 0 30 110 1 39 3.7 9.2 2.5 7 71 10.1 0 31 0.6 5.9 181 1 1
90 Vic Schwall 25 12 0 17 114 0 26 6.7 9.5 1.4 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 121 0 1
37 Don Paul 24 KR/PR/RDH 12 0 14 80 0 18 5.7 6.7 1.2 5 93 18.6 1 35 0.4 7.8 173 1 2
21 Jim Hardy* 27 P/QB 11 8 10 14 1 19 1.4 1.3 0.9 14 1 9
87 Babe Dimancheff 28 7 0 8 5 0 5 0.6 0.7 1.1 5 53 10.6 0 17 0.7 7.6 58 0 0
8 Frank Tripucka 23 qb 10 4 4 35 1 21 8.8 3.5 0.4 35 1 2
22 Fred Gehrke 32 hb 7 1 3 4 0 9 1.3 0.6 0.4 2 -3 -1.5 0 13 0.3 -0.4 1 0 0
60 Bob Shaw* 29 RE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 48 971 20.2 12 65 4.0 80.9 971 12 1
41 Fran Polsfoot 23 LE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 653 17.2 6 81 3.2 54.4 653 6 0
80 Mal Kutner 29 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 74 18.5 0 51 0.4 8.2 74 0 0
55 Ed Bagdon 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.1 1.7 19 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 386 1604 8 39 4.2 133.7 32.2 165 2375 14.4 21 81 13.8 197.9 3979 29 25
Opp Total 12 525 2132 21 4.1 177.7 43.8 130 1908 14.7 14 10.8 159.0 4040 35 37

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
37 Don Paul 24 KR/PR/RDH 12 0 18 194 1 82 10.8 28 693 0 46 24.8 1060
62 Charlie Trippi 28 LH 12 11 7 54 0 19 7.7 8 139 0 27 17.4 889
34 Pat Harder* 28 FB/K 12 12 6 112 0 24 18.7 677
31 Jerry Davis 26 LDH 11 0 3 29 0 17 9.7 2 53 0 27 26.5 82
44 Mike Swistowicz 23 8 0 4 59 0 28 14.8 59
51 Tom Wham 26 RDE 11 0 3 25 0 14 8.3 25
55 Ed Bagdon 24 11 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 30
57 Bill Blackburn 27 C/LLB 12 7 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
66 Jerry Hennessy 24 7 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
11 John Hock 23 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
90 Vic Schwall 25 12 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 142
Team Total 26.2 12 33 338 1 82 10.2 51 1064 0 46 20.9 5381
Opp Total 12 46 1873 1 40.7 46 1063 0 23.1

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
21 Jim Hardy* 27 P/QB 11 8 56 2208 76 1 39.4
34 Pat Harder* 28 FB/K 12 12 9 4 44.4%% 24 22 91.7%%
8 Frank Tripucka 23 qb 10 4 18 787 63 0 43.7
33 Vinnie Yablonski 27 12 0 3 2 66.7%% 7 7 100.0%%
62 Charlie Trippi 28 LH 12 11 2 94 56 0 47.0
Team Total 26.2 12 12 6 50.0%% 31 29 93.5%% 76 3089 76 1 40.6
Opp Total 12 18 8 44.4%% 38 35 92.1%% 57 2447 42.9

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
31 Jerry Davis 26 LDH 11 0 9 40 0 15 0 0 0 3 0 0
21 Jim Hardy* 27 P/QB 11 8 0 9 2 0 0
37 Don Paul 24 KR/PR/RDH 12 0 4 90 0 41 0 0 2 2 0 0
62 Charlie Trippi 28 LH 12 11 0 5 3 0 0
87 Ray Ramsey 29 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
51 Tom Wham 26 RDE 11 0 0 0 5 41 1
72 Bill Fischer* 23 LDT/LT 12 12 0 0 4 0 0
7 Elmer Angsman* 25 RH 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
75 Ray Apolskis 31 RLB 9 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Fred Gehrke 32 hb 7 1 3 23 0 23 0
80 Mal Kutner 29 9 0 3 31 0 20 0
57 Bill Blackburn 27 C/LLB 12 7 0 0 2 0 0
42 Bob Dove* 29 LDE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Pat Harder* 28 FB/K 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
66 Jerry Hennessy 24 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
67 Bill Svoboda 22 S 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 Frank Tripucka 23 qb 10 4 0 2 0 0 0
33 Vinnie Yablonski 27 12 0 0 1 1 1 0
90 Vic Schwall 25 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
60 Bob Shaw* 29 RE 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
44 Mike Swistowicz 23 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 22 190 0 41 0 0 25 35 47 1
Opp Total 12 49 37 13

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
60 Bob Shaw* 29 RE 12 11 12 12 72
34 Pat Harder* 28 FB/K 12 12 1 1 22 4 40
41 Fran Polsfoot 23 LE 12 10 6 6 36
62 Charlie Trippi 28 LH 12 11 3 1 4 24
33 Vinnie Yablonski 27 12 0 1 1 7 2 19
7 Elmer Angsman* 25 RH 12 0 1 1 2 12
37 Don Paul 24 KR/PR/RDH 12 0 1 1 2 12
21 Jim Hardy* 27 P/QB 11 8 1 1 6
8 Frank Tripucka 23 qb 10 4 1 1 6
51 Tom Wham 26 RDE 11 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 12 8 21 1 1 31 29 6 233
Opp Total 12 21 14 1 1 1 35 8 287

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-24 PHI L, 7-45 3 34 pass Fran Polsfoot 34 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
2 1950-10-02 BAL W, 55-13 1 40 pass Bob Shaw 40 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
3 1950-10-02 BAL W, 55-13 3 58 pass Fran Polsfoot 58 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
4 1950-10-02 BAL W, 55-13 3 9 pass Bob Shaw 9 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
5 1950-10-02 BAL W, 55-13 3 19 pass Bob Shaw 19 yard pass from Jim Hardy
6 1950-10-02 BAL W, 55-13 4 1 rush Charlie Trippi 1 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
7 1950-10-02 BAL W, 55-13 4 18 rush Charlie Trippi 18 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
8 1950-10-02 BAL W, 55-13 4 18 pass Bob Shaw 18 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
9 1950-10-02 BAL W, 55-13 4 28 pass Bob Shaw 28 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
10 1950-10-08 @ CHI L, 6-27 3 21 pass Bob Shaw 21 yard pass from Jim Hardy
11 1950-10-15 @ CLE L, 24-34 1 3 pass Fran Polsfoot 3 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
12 1950-10-15 @ CLE L, 24-34 2 1 rush Pat Harder 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
13 1950-10-15 @ CLE L, 24-34 3 36 pass Bob Shaw 36 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
14 1950-10-22 @ WAS W, 38-28 1 2 rush Elmer Angsman 2 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
15 1950-10-22 @ WAS W, 38-28 2 41 fumble Tom Wham 41 yard fumble return (Pat Harder kick)
16 1950-10-22 @ WAS W, 38-28 2 65 pass Bob Shaw 65 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Pat Harder kick)
17 1950-10-22 @ WAS W, 38-28 2 8 rush Charlie Trippi 8 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
18 1950-10-22 @ WAS W, 38-28 2 81 pass Fran Polsfoot 81 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Pat Harder kick)
19 1950-10-29 NYG W, 17-3 3 31 pass Bob Shaw 31 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
20 1950-10-29 NYG W, 17-3 3 15 rush Vinnie Yablonski 15 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
21 1950-11-05 CLE L, 7-10 2 1 rush Frank Tripucka 1 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
22 1950-11-12 @ NYG L, 21-51 2 18 pass Charlie Trippi 18 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Pat Harder kick)
23 1950-11-12 @ NYG L, 21-51 3 34 pass Fran Polsfoot 34 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Pat Harder kick)
24 1950-11-12 @ NYG L, 21-51 4 17 pass Bob Shaw 17 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
25 1950-11-19 @ PHI W, 14-10 3 15 pass Elmer Angsman 15 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
26 1950-11-19 @ PHI W, 14-10 3 82 punt Don Paul 82 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
27 1950-11-23 PIT L, 17-28 4 45 pass Bob Shaw 45 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
28 1950-11-23 PIT L, 17-28 4 22 pass Fran Polsfoot 22 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
29 1950-12-03 CHI W, 20-10 2 7 rush Jim Hardy 7 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
30 1950-12-03 CHI W, 20-10 4 35 pass Don Paul 35 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
31 1950-12-10 @ PIT L, 7-28 1 7 pass Bob Shaw 7 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-24 PHI W, 45-7 1 7 pass Pete Pihos 7 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
2 1950-09-24 PHI W, 45-7 2 12 pass Neill Armstrong 12 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
3 1950-09-24 PHI W, 45-7 2 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
4 1950-09-24 PHI W, 45-7 2 6 rush Jim Parmer 6 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
5 1950-09-24 PHI W, 45-7 3 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
6 1950-09-24 PHI W, 45-7 3 32 interception Frank Reagan 32 yard interception return (Cliff Patton kick)
7 1950-10-02 BAL L, 13-55 2 6 rush Ernie Zalejski 6 yard rush
8 1950-10-02 BAL L, 13-55 2 86 punt Herb Rich 86 yard punt return (Rex Grossman kick)
9 1950-10-08 @ CHI W, 27-6 2 1 rush Johnny Lujack 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
10 1950-10-08 @ CHI W, 27-6 2 32 rush Johnny Lujack 32 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
11 1950-10-08 @ CHI W, 27-6 3 1 rush Al Campana 1 yard rush
12 1950-10-08 @ CHI W, 27-6 4 3 rush Julie Rykovich 3 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
13 1950-10-15 @ CLE W, 34-24 1 7 rush Otto Graham 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1950-10-15 @ CLE W, 34-24 3 29 pass Dante Lavelli 29 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
15 1950-10-15 @ CLE W, 34-24 4 26 pass Dante Lavelli 26 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
16 1950-10-15 @ CLE W, 34-24 4 2 rush Marion Motley 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
17 1950-10-22 @ WAS L, 28-38 1 20 pass Hugh Taylor 20 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Bill Dudley kick)
18 1950-10-22 @ WAS L, 28-38 2 33 pass Hugh Taylor 33 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Bill Dudley kick)
19 1950-10-22 @ WAS L, 28-38 3 2 rush Rob Goode 2 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
20 1950-10-22 @ WAS L, 28-38 4 45 pass Hugh Taylor 45 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Bill Dudley kick)
21 1950-11-05 CLE W, 10-7 1 33 rush Dub Jones 33 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
22 1950-11-12 @ NYG W, 51-21 2 13 rush Joe Scott 13 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
23 1950-11-12 @ NYG W, 51-21 2 62 rush Gene Roberts 62 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
24 1950-11-12 @ NYG W, 51-21 2 fumble Dick Woodard yard fumble return (Ray Poole kick)
25 1950-11-12 @ NYG W, 51-21 3 38 pass Bill Swiacki 38 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
26 1950-11-12 @ NYG W, 51-21 3 35 rush Gene Roberts 35 yard rush
27 1950-11-12 @ NYG W, 51-21 4 38 pass Bob McChesney 38 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
28 1950-11-12 @ NYG W, 51-21 4 21 rush Jim Ostendarp 21 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
29 1950-11-19 @ PHI L, 10-14 1 9 pass Pete Pihos 9 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
30 1950-11-23 PIT W, 28-17 1 5 rush Joe Geri 5 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
31 1950-11-23 PIT W, 28-17 2 4 rush Joe Geri 4 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
32 1950-11-23 PIT W, 28-17 3 1 rush Jerry Nuzum 1 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
33 1950-11-23 PIT W, 28-17 4 13 rush Bob Gage 13 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
34 1950-12-03 CHI L, 10-20 2 1 rush Johnny Lujack 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
35 1950-12-10 @ PIT W, 28-7 2 40 rush Fran Rogel 40 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
36 1950-12-10 @ PIT W, 28-7 2 33 pass Joe Geri 33 yard pass from Joe Gasparella (Joe Geri kick)
37 1950-12-10 @ PIT W, 28-7 3 10 pass Jerry Nuzum 10 yard pass from Joe Geri (Joe Geri kick)
38 1950-12-10 @ PIT W, 28-7 4 48 pass Bob Gage 48 yard pass from Joe Gasparella (Joe Geri kick)