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1954 Chicago Cardinals

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2-10-0, Finished 6th in NFL East Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.5, Offense: -7.6, Defense: -6.9, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 183 points (15.2/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (28.9/g), 11th.
 Differential of -164 points (-13.7/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 2.2-9.8.

Coach: Joe Stydahar (2-10-0)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Violet Bidwill Wolfner
Managing Director Walter Wolfner

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 183 3274 797 4.1 53 23 15 184 148 349 1662 8 30 4.4 86 418 1612 10 3.9 83
Team Defense 347 4326 783 5.5 43 19 18 226 193 356 2794 29 24 7.3 123 400 1532 13 3.8 85
Lg Rank Offense 11 10 11 11 11 6 10 12 9 12 5 5 6 6
Lg Rank Defense 11 9 5 4 8 6 11 11 6 12 6 6 5 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-1 New York Giants 10 41 7 176 71 105 4 20 381 226 155 2
2 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-2 Philadelphia Eagles 16 35 11 129 91 38 7 19 451 422 29 8
2 Sun October 10 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cleveland Browns 7 31 13 261 183 78 3 21 431 333 98 2
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 0-4 @ New York Giants 17 31 18 302 121 181 5 13 320 171 149 4
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 0-5 Cleveland Browns 3 35 8 160 100 60 4 23 327 235 92 2
6 Sun October 31 boxscore W 1-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 14 18 311 140 171 2 15 251 206 45 4
7 Sun November 7 boxscore L 1-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 30 18 174 52 122 2 22 361 221 140 3
8 Sun November 14 boxscore L 1-7 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 28 23 380 189 191 3 15 243 54 189 3
9 Sun November 21 boxscore W 2-7 Washington Redskins 38 16 19 424 136 288 1 15 349 163 186 4
10 Sun November 28 boxscore L 2-8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 20 13 437 218 219 7 22 339 174 165 2
11 Sun December 5 boxscore L 2-9 Chicago Bears 7 29 18 256 175 81 8 16 409 346 63 4
12 Sun December 12 boxscore L 2-10 @ Washington Redskins 20 37 18 264 186 78 7 25 464 243 221 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
8 Lamar McHan 22 QB 12 11 1-10-0 105 255 41.2% 1475 6 2.4 22 8.6 70 5.8 2.4 14.0 122.9 32.4 0 0
12 Steve Romanik 30 qb 8 1 1-0-0 36 79 45.6% 343 2 2.5 5 6.3 38 4.3 2.0 9.5 42.9 40.2 0 0
2 Charlie Trippi 32 P 12 0 7 13 53.8% 85 0 0.0 3 23.1 22 6.5 -3.8 12.1 7.1 34.6 0 0
33 Ollie Matson*+ 24 LH 10 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 24.9 12 2-10-0 148 349 42.4% 1903 8 2.3 30 8.6 70 5.5 2.0 12.9 158.6 32.0 0 0
Opp Total 12 193 356 54.2% 3006 29 8.1 24 6.7 8.4 7.04 15.6 250.5 81.5 27 212 7.3 6.0 7.0

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
36 Johnny Olszewski 24 RH 11 0 106 352 1 23 3.3 32.0 9.6 12 133 11.1 1 25 1.1 12.1 485 2 5
33 Ollie Matson*+ 24 LH 10 0 101 506 4 79 5.0 50.6 10.1 34 611 18.0 3 70 3.4 61.1 1117 7 7
37 Emmett King 21 FB 12 0 57 167 0 17 2.9 13.9 4.8 6 43 7.2 1 17 0.5 3.6 210 1 1
44 Paul Barry 28 12 0 50 156 0 26 3.1 13.0 4.2 7 29 4.1 0 26 0.6 2.4 185 0 4
8 Lamar McHan 22 QB 12 11 34 152 1 18 4.5 12.7 2.8 152 1 3
20 Les Goble 22 KR/PR 12 0 30 42 1 8 1.4 3.5 2.5 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 41 1 5
2 Charlie Trippi 32 P 12 0 18 152 1 57 8.4 12.7 1.5 3 18 6.0 0 7 0.3 1.5 170 1 1
40 Bill Bredde 22 LS 12 0 13 57 1 14 4.4 4.8 1.1 3 44 14.7 0 27 0.3 3.7 101 1 2
12 Steve Romanik 30 qb 8 1 7 2 1 4 0.3 0.3 0.9 2 1 3
41 George Brancato 23 5 0 2 26 0 18 13.0 5.2 0.4 3 28 9.3 0 22 0.6 5.6 54 0 0
80 Don Stonesifer 27 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 607 13.8 3 39 3.7 50.6 607 3 0
87 Jim Ladd 22 RE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 254 11.5 0 22 2.0 23.1 254 0 0
86 Jack Crittendon 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 48 9.6 0 15 0.5 4.8 48 0 0
81 Night Train Lane* 25 RDH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 58 14.5 0 26 0.3 4.8 58 0 1
Mel Embree 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 0 15 0.4 4.0 20 0 0
83 Gary Knafelc 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 11 5.5 0 7 2.0 11.0 11 0 0
Team Total 24.9 12 418 1612 10 79 3.9 134.3 34.8 148 1903 12.9 8 70 12.3 158.6 3515 18 32
Opp Total 12 400 1532 13 3.8 127.7 33.3 193 2794 14.5 29 16.1 232.8 4326 42 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
20 Les Goble 22 KR/PR 12 0 22 51 0 18 2.3 27 749 2 94 27.7 841
33 Ollie Matson*+ 24 LH 10 0 11 100 1 59 9.1 17 449 1 91 26.4 1666
2 Charlie Trippi 32 P 12 0 6 57 0 15 9.5 1 17 0 17 17.0 244
44 Paul Barry 28 12 0 5 80 0 20 16.0 265
21 Jimmy Sears 23 1 0 2 38 0 22 19.0 38
40 Bill Bredde 22 LS 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 120
65 Johnny Hatley 24 LG 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
70 Jack Jennings 28 RT 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
37 Emmett King 21 FB 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 229
36 Johnny Olszewski 24 RH 11 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 506
84 Leo Sugar 25 LDE 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Team Total 24.9 12 39 208 1 59 5.3 58 1420 3 94 24.5 5143
Opp Total 12 46 1284 0 27.9 36 832 1 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
2 Charlie Trippi 32 P 12 0 59 2308 62 0 39.1
85 Pat Summerall 24 K 12 0 18 8 44.4%% 23 21 91.3%%
8 Lamar McHan 22 QB 12 11 4 159 49 0 39.8
86 Jack Crittendon 24 10 0 1 0.0%%
Team Total 24.9 12 19 8 42.1%% 23 21 91.3%% 63 2467 62 0 39.2
Opp Total 12 16 11 68.8%% 44 42 95.5%% 55 2287 41.6

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
81 Night Train Lane* 25 RDH 12 0 10 181 0 64 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Ollie Matson*+ 24 LH 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0
20 Les Goble 22 KR/PR 12 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 5 0 0 0
51 Leo Sanford 25 MLB 12 12 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 6 0
36 Johnny Olszewski 24 RH 11 0 0 5 0 0 0
44 Paul Barry 28 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
40 Bill Bredde 22 LS 12 0 2 44 0 41 0 0 2 0 0 0
12 Steve Romanik 30 qb 8 1 0 3 1 0 0
2 Charlie Trippi 32 P 12 0 3 34 0 23 0 0 1 0 0 0
8 Lamar McHan 22 QB 12 11 0 3 0 0 0
24 Al Brosky 26 RS 9 0 2 11 0 11 0
47 George Kinek 25 12 0 2 0 0 0 0
60 Gordon Polofsky 23 RLB 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
80 Don Stonesifer 27 LE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
84 Leo Sugar 25 LDE 12 0 0 0 2 5 1
72 Chuck Ulrich 25 LDT 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
61 Fred Wallner 26 LLB 12 0 0 0 2 19 0
82 Tom Bienemann 26 RDE 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 George Brancato 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Jack Crittendon 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Ledio Fanucchi 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Dick Fugler 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Johnny Hatley 24 LG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Emmett King 21 FB 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Ellsworth Kingery 25 LDH 9 0 1 19 0 19 0
50 Jack Simmons 30 C 12 12 0 0 1 3 0
85 Pat Summerall 24 K 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Len Teeuws 27 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Jerry Watford 24 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.9 12 24 294 0 64 0 0 32 28 33 1
Opp Total 12 30 30 11 1

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
33 Ollie Matson*+ 24 LH 10 0 4 3 1 1 9 54
85 Pat Summerall 24 K 12 0 21 8 45
20 Les Goble 22 KR/PR 12 0 1 2 3 18
80 Don Stonesifer 27 LE 12 0 3 3 18
36 Johnny Olszewski 24 RH 11 0 1 1 2 12
40 Bill Bredde 22 LS 12 0 1 1 6
37 Emmett King 21 FB 12 0 1 1 6
8 Lamar McHan 22 QB 12 11 1 1 6
12 Steve Romanik 30 qb 8 1 1 1 6
84 Leo Sugar 25 LDE 12 0 1 1 6
2 Charlie Trippi 32 P 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 24.9 12 10 8 1 3 1 23 21 8 183
Opp Total 12 13 29 1 1 1 42 11 1 347

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 NYG L, 10-41 3 94 kickoff Les Goble 94 yard kickoff return (Pat Summerall kick)
2 1954-10-03 PHI L, 16-35 1 92 kickoff Les Goble 92 yard kickoff return (Pat Summerall kick)
3 1954-10-03 PHI L, 16-35 1 1 rush Lamar McHan 1 yard rush
4 1954-10-10 @ CLE L, 7-31 4 8 rush Les Goble 8 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
5 1954-10-17 @ NYG L, 17-31 4 8 rush Ollie Matson 8 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
6 1954-10-17 @ NYG L, 17-31 4 9 pass Don Stonesifer 9 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
7 1954-10-31 PIT W, 17-14 1 91 kickoff Ollie Matson 91 yard kickoff return (Pat Summerall kick)
8 1954-10-31 PIT W, 17-14 4 18 pass Ollie Matson 18 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
9 1954-11-07 @ PHI L, 14-30 2 59 punt Ollie Matson 59 yard punt return (Pat Summerall kick)
10 1954-11-07 @ PHI L, 14-30 4 17 rush Johnny Olszewski 17 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
11 1954-11-14 @ RAM L, 17-28 1 57 rush Charlie Trippi 57 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
12 1954-11-14 @ RAM L, 17-28 4 13 pass Don Stonesifer 13 yard pass from Steve Romanik (Pat Summerall kick)
13 1954-11-21 WAS W, 38-16 1 17 pass Emmett King 17 yard pass from Steve Romanik (Pat Summerall kick)
14 1954-11-21 WAS W, 38-16 2 5 pass Ollie Matson 5 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
15 1954-11-21 WAS W, 38-16 3 62 rush Ollie Matson 62 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
16 1954-11-21 WAS W, 38-16 3 15 rush Ollie Matson 15 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
17 1954-11-21 WAS W, 38-16 4 79 rush Ollie Matson 79 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
18 1954-11-28 @ PIT L, 17-20 2 39 pass Don Stonesifer 39 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
19 1954-11-28 @ PIT L, 17-20 2 60 pass Ollie Matson 60 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
20 1954-12-05 CHI L, 7-29 4 1 rush Bill Bredde 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
21 1954-12-12 @ WAS L, 20-37 2 5 fumble Leo Sugar 5 yard fumble return (Pat Summerall kick)
22 1954-12-12 @ WAS L, 20-37 2 4 pass Johnny Olszewski 4 yard pass from Lamar McHan
23 1954-12-12 @ WAS L, 20-37 4 1 rush Steve Romanik 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 NYG W, 41-10 1 45 pass Bob Schnelker 45 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
2 1954-09-26 NYG W, 41-10 2 5 pass Ken MacAfee 5 yard pass from Bob Clatterbuck (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1954-09-26 NYG W, 41-10 2 1 rush Bob Clatterbuck 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1954-09-26 NYG W, 41-10 3 19 pass Bob Schnelker 19 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1954-09-26 NYG W, 41-10 4 5 rush Buford Long 5 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1954-10-03 PHI W, 35-16 1 12 pass Bobby Walston 12 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1954-10-03 PHI W, 35-16 2 80 pass Jerry Williams 80 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1954-10-03 PHI W, 35-16 2 35 pass Bobby Walston 35 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
9 1954-10-03 PHI W, 35-16 3 34 pass Bobby Walston 34 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
10 1954-10-03 PHI W, 35-16 3 35 pass Dom Moselle 35 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
11 1954-10-10 @ CLE W, 31-7 1 23 pass Pete Brewster 23 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
12 1954-10-10 @ CLE W, 31-7 1 10 pass Pete Brewster 10 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
13 1954-10-10 @ CLE W, 31-7 2 64 pass Ray Renfro 64 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
14 1954-10-10 @ CLE W, 31-7 2 14 rush Maurice Bassett 14 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1954-10-17 @ NYG W, 31-17 1 18 pass Ken MacAfee 18 yard pass from Kyle Rote (Ben Agajanian kick)
16 1954-10-17 @ NYG W, 31-17 1 24 pass Bob Schnelker 24 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
17 1954-10-17 @ NYG W, 31-17 4 25 pass Ken MacAfee 25 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1954-10-17 @ NYG W, 31-17 4 21 pass Eddie Price 21 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1954-10-24 CLE W, 35-3 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1954-10-24 CLE W, 35-3 2 8 rush Maurice Bassett 8 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
21 1954-10-24 CLE W, 35-3 2 26 pass Dante Lavelli 26 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
22 1954-10-24 CLE W, 35-3 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1954-10-24 CLE W, 35-3 3 7 rush Maurice Bassett 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
24 1954-10-31 PIT L, 14-17 1 15 pass Elbie Nickel 15 yard pass from Jim Finks (Ed Kissell kick)
25 1954-10-31 PIT L, 14-17 4 1 rush Johnny Lattner 1 yard rush (Ed Kissell kick)
26 1954-11-07 @ PHI W, 30-14 1 38 pass Dom Moselle 38 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
27 1954-11-07 @ PHI W, 30-14 2 48 pass Toy Ledbetter 48 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
28 1954-11-07 @ PHI W, 30-14 3 3 rush Toy Ledbetter 3 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
29 1954-11-07 @ PHI W, 30-14 4 4 pass Pete Pihos 4 yard pass from Bobby Thomason
30 1954-11-14 @ RAM W, 28-17 1 88 kickoff Woodley Lewis 88 yard kickoff return (Les Richter kick)
31 1954-11-14 @ RAM W, 28-17 1 76 interception Jack Dwyer 76 yard interception return (Les Richter kick)
32 1954-11-14 @ RAM W, 28-17 2 75 rush Tank Younger 75 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
33 1954-11-14 @ RAM W, 28-17 4 43 pass Bob Boyd 43 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
34 1954-11-21 WAS L, 16-38 1 14 pass Hugh Taylor 14 yard pass from Jack Scarbath (Vic Janowicz kick)
35 1954-11-21 WAS L, 16-38 2 88 rush Billy Wells 88 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
36 1954-11-28 @ PIT W, 20-17 2 29 pass Ray Mathews 29 yard pass from Jim Finks (Nick Bolkovac kick)
37 1954-11-28 @ PIT W, 20-17 4 3 rush Ray Mathews 3 yard rush (Nick Bolkovac kick)
38 1954-12-05 CHI W, 29-7 1 8 rush Billy Stone 8 yard rush (Bill George kick)
39 1954-12-05 CHI W, 29-7 2 39 pass Harlon Hill 39 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski
40 1954-12-05 CHI W, 29-7 4 69 pass Jim Dooley 69 yard pass from Ed Brown (Bill George kick)
41 1954-12-12 @ WAS W, 37-20 1 25 fumble Jim Ricca 25 yard fumble return (Ralph Felton kick)
42 1954-12-12 @ WAS W, 37-20 1 16 pass Hugh Taylor 16 yard pass from Al Dorow
43 1954-12-12 @ WAS W, 37-20 2 37 pass Hugh Taylor 37 yard pass from Al Dorow (Ralph Felton kick)
44 1954-12-12 @ WAS W, 37-20 2 23 pass Hugh Taylor 23 yard pass from Al Dorow (Ralph Felton kick)
45 1954-12-12 @ WAS W, 37-20 3 54 pass Charlie Justice 54 yard pass from Al Dorow (Ralph Felton kick)