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1951 Chicago Cardinals

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3-9-0, Finished 6th in NFL American Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.9, Offense: -1.9, Defense: -1.9, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 210 points (17.5/g), 10th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (23.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of -77 points (-6.4/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 3.9-8.1.

Coach: Phil Handler (1-1-0) (co-coach with Cecil Isbell), Cecil Isbell (1-1-0) and Curly Lambeau (2-8-0)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

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
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 210 3847 819 4.7 44 20 15 224 161 334 1884 13 24 5.0 101 440 1963 14 4.5 108
Team Defense 287 3753 766 4.9 43 16 13 212 123 265 1776 18 27 6.1 83 476 1977 15 4.2 116
Lg Rank Offense 10 5 10 11 5 5 7 8 5 9 6 5 5 5
Lg Rank Defense 9 6 4 4 6 1 5 8 4 9 9 8 7 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14 17 12 247 109 138 5 12 221 109 112 5
2 Sun October 7 boxscore W 1-1 Chicago Bears 28 14 15 360 144 216 2 19 321 262 59 6
3 Sun October 14 boxscore L 1-2 @ New York Giants 17 28 17 283 187 96 4 16 269 90 179 8
4 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-3 @ Washington Redskins 3 7 22 365 134 231 2 14 290 58 232 1
5 Sun October 28 boxscore L 1-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 28 23 392 227 165 6 11 287 159 128 1
6 Sun November 4 boxscore L 1-5 Cleveland Browns 17 34 25 318 227 91 5 25 412 174 238 1
7 Sun November 11 boxscore L 1-6 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 45 16 342 214 128 4 23 518 281 237 2
8 Sun November 18 boxscore W 2-6 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 21 17 437 189 248 1 26 379 148 231 3
9 Sun November 25 boxscore L 2-7 New York Giants 0 10 13 152 87 65 1 7 153 46 107 3
10 Sun December 2 boxscore L 2-8 @ Cleveland Browns 28 49 22 348 192 156 8 20 270 191 79 5
11 Sun December 9 boxscore L 2-9 Washington Redskins 17 20 19 334 178 156 2 21 334 103 231 2
12 Sun December 16 boxscore W 3-9 @ Chicago Bears 24 14 23 408 135 273 4 18 398 254 144 6

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
62 Charlie Trippi 29 QB 12 7 1-5-0 88 191 46.1 1191 8 4.2 13 6.8 80 6.2 4.0 13.5 99.3 52.1 0 0
22 Jim Hardy 28 qb 7 4 1-3-0 56 114 49.1 809 3 2.6 10 8.8 80 7.1 3.7 14.4 115.6 44.8 0 0
8 Frank Tripucka 24 qb 3 1 1-1-0 17 29 58.6 244 2 6.9 1 3.4 48 8.4 8.2 14.4 81.3 94.6 0 0
Team Total 25.5 12 3-9-0 161 334 48.2 2244 13 3.9 24 7.2 80 6.7 4.3 13.9 187.0 53.3 0 0
Opp Total 12 123 265 46.4 1973 18 6.8 27 10.2 7.4 4.22 16.0 164.4 54.8 25 197 6.1 3.2 8.6

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
7 Elmer Angsman 26 RH 12 0 121 380 3 28 3.1 31.7 10.1 9 195 21.7 1 80 0.8 16.3 575 4 6
62 Charlie Trippi 29 QB 12 7 78 501 4 32 6.4 41.8 6.5 501 4 4
90 Billy Cross 22 12 0 53 283 3 39 5.3 23.6 4.4 18 322 17.9 3 80 1.5 26.8 605 6 2
36 Ralph Pasquariello 25 10 0 53 251 1 28 4.7 25.1 5.3 2 -9 -4.5 0 -4 0.2 -0.9 242 1 0
24 Emil Sitko 28 KR 11 0 52 183 0 61 3.5 16.6 4.7 4 28 7.0 0 15 0.4 2.5 211 0 3
37 Don Paul 25 LH/PR 12 0 37 247 3 68 6.7 20.6 3.1 23 398 17.3 3 53 1.9 33.2 645 6 4
33 Vinnie Yablonski 28 FB 4 0 14 20 0 6 1.4 5.0 3.5 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.0 28 0 0
34 John Panelli 25 12 0 13 38 0 18 2.9 3.2 1.1 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 43 0 1
22 Jim Hardy 28 qb 7 4 12 38 0 16 3.2 5.4 1.7 38 0 2
67 Bill Svoboda 23 RDH 12 0 5 15 0 6 3.0 1.3 0.4 6 -9 -1.5 0 3 0.5 -0.8 6 0 0
31 Jerry Davis 27 8 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.9 0.1 4 24 6.0 0 15 0.5 3.0 17 0 0
8 Frank Tripucka 24 qb 3 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 4.7 0.3 14 0 0
41 Fran Polsfoot* 24 LE/P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 57 796 14.0 4 80 4.8 66.3 796 4 0
80 Don Stonesifer 24 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 343 12.7 2 48 2.3 28.6 343 2 2
87 Ray Ramsey 30 RS 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 135 16.9 0 35 0.8 13.5 135 0 0
60 Tom Bienemann 23 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 8 0 1
Team Total 25.5 12 440 1963 14 68 4.5 163.6 36.7 161 2244 13.9 13 80 13.4 187.0 4207 27 26
Opp Total 12 476 1977 15 4.2 164.8 39.7 123 1776 14.4 18 10.3 148.0 3753 33 21

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
37 Don Paul 25 LH/PR 12 0 19 143 0 23 7.5 15 424 0 57 28.3 1212
24 Emil Sitko 28 KR 11 0 17 429 0 41 25.2 640
90 Billy Cross 22 12 0 7 39 0 14 5.6 644
31 Jerry Davis 27 8 0 4 10 0 6 2.5 27
7 Elmer Angsman 26 RH 12 0 2 51 0 29 25.5 626
60 Tom Bienemann 23 12 0 2 34 0 18 17.0 42
34 John Panelli 25 12 0 2 57 0 37 28.5 100
72 Bill Fischer* 24 LT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
66 Jerry Hennessy 25 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
50 Jack Jennings 25 RT 11 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
70 Knox Ramsey 25 RG 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
67 Bill Svoboda 23 RDH 12 0 1 29 0 29 29.0 35
Team Total 25.5 12 30 192 0 23 6.4 43 1051 0 57 24.4 5450
Opp Total 12 47 1820 4 38.7 42 801 0 19.1

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
41 Fran Polsfoot* 24 LE/P 12 0 47 1914 56 0 40.7
68 Cliff Patton 28 K/MLB 12 0 8 5 62.5% 19 19 100.0%
33 Vinnie Yablonski 28 FB 4 0 5 2 40.0% 8 8 100.0%
62 Charlie Trippi 29 QB 12 7 12 446 48 0 37.2
8 Frank Tripucka 24 qb 3 1 11 429 56 1 39.0
Team Total 25.5 12 13 7 53.8% 27 27 100.0% 70 2789 56 1 39.8
Opp Total 12 17 7 41.2% 38 38 100.0% 62 2532 40.8

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
37 Don Paul 25 LH/PR 12 0 3 52 0 36 0 0 4 1 0 0
7 Elmer Angsman 26 RH 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
21 S.J. Whitman 25 LS 12 0 7 102 0 31 0
87 Ray Ramsey 30 RS 10 0 5 90 0 39 0
42 Bob Dove 30 LDE 12 0 0 0 4 13 0
53 Tony Klimek 26 LDH 12 0 3 39 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Leo Sanford 22 lb 12 12 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 3 0 0
24 Emil Sitko 28 KR 11 0 0 3 1 0 0
80 Don Stonesifer 24 RE 12 0 0 2 2 10 0
62 Charlie Trippi 29 QB 12 7 0 4 0 0 0
90 Billy Cross 22 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
68 Cliff Patton 28 K/MLB 12 0 3 31 0 19 0
18 Fred Wallner 23 RLB 12 0 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 2 6 0
60 Tom Bienemann 23 12 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Jerry Davis 27 8 0 2 36 0 36 0
57 Jerry Groom 22 LLB 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Jim Hardy 28 qb 7 4 0 2 0 0 0
64 Lloyd McDermott 26 12 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 John Panelli 25 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
70 Knox Ramsey 25 RG 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Bill Svoboda 23 RDH 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Tom Wham* 27 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.5 12 27 390 0 39 0 0 26 22 29 0
Opp Total 12 45 21 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
90 Billy Cross 22 12 0 3 3 6 36
37 Don Paul 25 LH/PR 12 0 3 3 6 36
68 Cliff Patton 28 K/MLB 12 0 19 5 34
7 Elmer Angsman 26 RH 12 0 3 1 4 24
41 Fran Polsfoot* 24 LE/P 12 0 4 4 24
62 Charlie Trippi 29 QB 12 7 4 4 24
33 Vinnie Yablonski 28 FB 4 0 8 2 14
80 Don Stonesifer 24 RE 12 0 2 2 12
36 Ralph Pasquariello 25 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 12 14 13 27 27 7 210
Opp Total 12 15 18 4 1 1 38 7 287