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1958 Chicago Cardinals

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2-9-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: 0.8, Defense: -8.2, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 261 points (21.8/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 356 points (29.7/g), 11th.
 Differential of -95 points (-7.9/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 3.9-8.1.

Coach: Pop Ivy (2-9-1)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Violet Bidwill Wolfner
Managing Director Walter Wolfner
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 261 4030 793 5.1 49 22 15 219 198 407 2574 23 27 6.0 124 366 1456 9 4.0 80
Team Defense 356 4760 807 5.9 31 16 18 253 171 337 2627 18 15 7.3 114 449 2133 26 4.8 121
Lg Rank Offense 5 6 11 10 4 1 4 2 10 7 7 9 10 8
Lg Rank Defense 11 12 10 8 12 9 11 6 10 10 11 12 12 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-1 New York Giants 7 37 16 330 207 123 6 17 295 43 252 1
2 Sat October 4 boxscore W 1-1 Washington Redskins 37 10 26 531 270 261 3 13 247 114 133 3
3 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-2 @ Cleveland Browns 28 35 18 389 241 148 4 26 454 122 332 1
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 2-2 @ New York Giants 23 6 23 421 245 176 2 13 215 118 97 2
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 2-3 Cleveland Browns 24 38 17 250 114 136 2 14 376 110 266
6 Sun November 2 boxscore T 2-3-1 Philadelphia Eagles 21 21 13 384 184 200 5 27 399 281 118 6
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 2-4-1 @ Washington Redskins 31 45 23 384 293 91 4 27 500 258 242
8 Sun November 16 boxscore L 2-5-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 49 19 321 216 105 2 28 514 412 102 4
9 Sun November 23 boxscore L 2-6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 27 18 315 242 73 3 18 458 374 84 2
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 2-7-1 Los Angeles Rams 14 20 17 294 234 60 3 18 306 161 145 1
11 Sun December 7 boxscore L 2-8-1 @ Chicago Bears 14 30 12 134 84 50 8 17 313 162 151 8
12 Sat December 13 boxscore L 2-9-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21 38 17 277 244 33 7 35 683 472 211 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
8 Lamar McHan 26 qb 12 6 1-7-1 91 198 46.0% 1291 12 6.1 13 6.6 71 6.5 4.8 14.2 107.6 60.4 0 0
17 M.C. Reynolds 23 QB 11 6 1-2-0 105 195 53.8% 1422 11 5.6 11 5.6 91 7.3 5.9 13.5 129.3 72.6 0 0
16 King Hill 22 7 0 1 9 11.1% 18 0 0.0 2 22.2 18 2.0 -8.0 18.0 2.6 0.0 0 0
33 Ollie Matson* 28 LH 12 0 1 2 50.0% 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 2.0 4.0 0.3 56.2 0 0
35 Joe Childress 25 FB 10 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
44 John David Crow 23 RH 7 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
21 Jimmy Sears 27 KR 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 25.4 12 2-9-1 198 407 48.6% 2735 23 5.7 27 6.6 91 6.7 4.9 13.8 227.9 61.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 171 337 50.7% 2793 18 5.3 15 4.5 8.3 7.35 16.3 232.8 78.2 21 166 7.3 6.5 5.9

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
33 Ollie Matson* 28 LH 12 0 129 505 5 55 3.9 42.1 10.8 33 465 14.1 3 59 2.8 38.8 970 8 10
44 John David Crow 23 RH 7 0 52 221 2 83 4.3 31.6 7.4 20 362 18.1 3 91 2.9 51.7 583 5 1
35 Joe Childress 25 FB 10 0 50 170 0 30 3.4 17.0 5.0 35 406 11.6 4 26 3.5 40.6 576 4 3
17 M.C. Reynolds 23 QB 11 6 48 252 0 50 5.3 22.9 4.4 252 0 6
31 Mal Hammack 25 10 0 35 121 1 15 3.5 12.1 3.5 3 11 3.7 0 13 0.3 1.1 132 1 3
21 Jimmy Sears 27 KR 12 0 17 51 0 13 3.0 4.3 1.4 13 187 14.4 2 55 1.1 15.6 238 2 4
8 Lamar McHan 26 qb 12 6 17 65 1 32 3.8 5.4 1.4 0 1 0 1 0.0 0.1 66 1 4
37 Dean Philpott 23 9 0 12 44 0 7 3.7 4.9 1.3 4 30 7.5 0 12 0.4 3.3 74 0 0
24 Bobby Watkins 26 5 0 3 17 0 9 5.7 3.4 0.6 4 62 15.5 1 48 0.8 12.4 79 1 0
47 Bobby Gordon 23 LS/P 12 0 2 10 0 12 5.0 0.8 0.2 10 0 0
16 King Hill 22 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
20 Woodley Lewis 33 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 690 15.0 4 64 3.8 57.5 690 4 0
86 Gern Nagler* 26 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 469 13.0 5 47 3.0 39.1 469 5 1
83 Max Boydston 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 42 14.0 1 25 0.3 4.2 42 1 0
81 Night Train Lane* 29 LDH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 10 0 0
Team Total 25.4 12 366 1456 9 83 4.0 121.3 30.5 198 2735 13.8 23 91 16.5 227.9 4191 32 37
Opp Total 12 449 2133 26 4.8 177.8 37.4 171 2627 15.4 18 14.3 218.9 4760 44 29

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
21 Jimmy Sears 27 KR 12 0 14 94 0 27 6.7 32 756 0 50 23.6 1088
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 23 K/PR/RDH 12 0 19 129 0 16 6.8 1 33 0 33 33.0 162
33 Ollie Matson* 28 LH 12 0 14 497 2 101 35.5 1467
44 John David Crow 23 RH 7 0 6 145 0 54 24.2 728
20 Woodley Lewis 33 RE 12 0 2 12 0 9 6.0 2 46 0 25 23.0 748
37 Dean Philpott 23 9 0 3 18 0 14 6.0 92
22 Charlie Jackson 22 10 0 2 10 0 5 5.0 10
47 Bobby Gordon 23 LS/P 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 22
25 Dick Nolan 26 RS 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
53 Jerry Tubbs 23 7 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
24 Bobby Watkins 26 5 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 103
89 Chuck Weber 28 MLB 10 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Team Total 25.4 12 39 259 0 27 6.6 61 1532 2 101 25.1 5982
Opp Total 12 35 1297 0 37.1 41 933 1 22.8

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
47 Bobby Gordon 23 LS/P 12 0 55 2089 66 0 38.0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 23 K/PR/RDH 12 0 17 6 35.3%% 35 33 94.3%%
8 Lamar McHan 26 qb 12 6 2 65 54 0 32.5
Team Total 25.4 12 17 6 35.3%% 35 33 94.3%% 57 2154 66 0 37.8
Opp Total 12 25 12 48.0%% 46 44 95.7%% 54 2231 41.3

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
33 Ollie Matson* 28 LH 12 0 0 10 3 0 0
17 M.C. Reynolds 23 QB 11 6 0 6 2 0 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 23 K/PR/RDH 12 0 4 46 0 31 0 0 2 1 34 0
25 Dick Nolan 26 RS 12 0 5 30 0 18 0 0 1 1 0 0
8 Lamar McHan 26 qb 12 6 0 4 1 0 0
47 Bobby Gordon 23 LS/P 12 0 2 27 0 20 0 0 0 2 2 0
31 Mal Hammack 25 10 0 0 3 1 0 0
21 Jimmy Sears 27 KR 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
35 Joe Childress 25 FB 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
44 John David Crow 23 RH 7 0 0 1 2 2 1
73 Ed Culpepper 24 11 0 0 0 3 0 0
84 Leo Sugar* 29 LDE 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
72 Chuck Ulrich 29 LDT 12 0 0 0 3 2 0
22 Charlie Jackson 22 10 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Night Train Lane* 29 LDH 12 0 2 0 0 0 0
62 Dale Meinert 25 LG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
61 Jack Patera 25 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
51 Doug Eggers 28 RLB 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Don Gillis 23 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 King Hill 22 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
64 Doug Hogland 27 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 Bob Konovsky 24 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Jim McCusker 22 RT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Gern Nagler* 26 LE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
55 Jim Taylor 24 12 0 1 5 0 5 0
53 Jerry Tubbs 23 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.4 12 15 121 0 31 0 0 37 32 40 1
Opp Total 12 20 29 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
33 Ollie Matson* 28 LH 12 0 5 3 2 10 60
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 23 K/PR/RDH 12 0 33 6 51
44 John David Crow 23 RH 7 0 2 3 1 6 36
86 Gern Nagler* 26 LE 12 0 5 5 30
35 Joe Childress 25 FB 10 0 4 4 24
20 Woodley Lewis 33 RE 12 0 4 4 24
21 Jimmy Sears 27 KR 12 0 2 2 12
83 Max Boydston 26 10 0 1 1 6
31 Mal Hammack 25 10 0 1 1 6
8 Lamar McHan 26 qb 12 6 1 1 6
24 Bobby Watkins 26 5 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.4 12 9 23 2 1 35 33 6 261
Opp Total 12 26 18 1 1 44 12 356

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1958-09-28 NYG L, 7-37 2 2 fumble John David Crow 2 yard fumble return (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
2 1958-10-04 WAS W, 37-10 1 83 rush John David Crow 83 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
3 1958-10-04 WAS W, 37-10 2 2 rush John David Crow 2 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
4 1958-10-04 WAS W, 37-10 3 18 pass Jimmy Sears 18 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
5 1958-10-04 WAS W, 37-10 4 6 pass Max Boydston 6 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds
6 1958-10-04 WAS W, 37-10 4 51 pass Ollie Matson 51 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
7 1958-10-12 @ CLE L, 28-35 2 14 rush Ollie Matson 14 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
8 1958-10-12 @ CLE L, 28-35 3 24 pass Gern Nagler 24 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
9 1958-10-12 @ CLE L, 28-35 4 91 pass John David Crow 91 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
10 1958-10-12 @ CLE L, 28-35 4 27 pass John David Crow 27 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
11 1958-10-19 @ NYG W, 23-6 2 4 pass Gern Nagler 4 yard pass from Lamar McHan
12 1958-10-19 @ NYG W, 23-6 4 11 pass Gern Nagler 11 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
13 1958-10-19 @ NYG W, 23-6 4 3 rush Ollie Matson 3 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
14 1958-10-26 CLE L, 24-38 1 1 rush Lamar McHan 1 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
15 1958-10-26 CLE L, 24-38 2 7 pass Gern Nagler 7 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
16 1958-10-26 CLE L, 24-38 2 23 lateral Joe Childress 23 yard lateral return (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
17 1958-11-02 PHI T, 21-21 2 12 pass Joe Childress 12 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
18 1958-11-02 PHI T, 21-21 3 55 rush Ollie Matson 55 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
19 1958-11-02 PHI T, 21-21 4 13 pass Woodley Lewis 13 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
20 1958-11-09 @ WAS L, 31-45 2 14 pass Gern Nagler 14 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
21 1958-11-09 @ WAS L, 31-45 3 58 pass Woodley Lewis 58 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
22 1958-11-09 @ WAS L, 31-45 3 34 pass Woodley Lewis 34 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
23 1958-11-09 @ WAS L, 31-45 4 8 pass Ollie Matson 8 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
24 1958-11-16 @ PHI L, 21-49 2 10 pass Joe Childress 10 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
25 1958-11-16 @ PHI L, 21-49 2 1 rush Mal Hammack 1 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
26 1958-11-16 @ PHI L, 21-49 4 12 pass Woodley Lewis 12 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
27 1958-11-23 PIT L, 20-27 1 101 kickoff Ollie Matson 101 yard kickoff return (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
28 1958-11-23 PIT L, 20-27 3 1 rush Ollie Matson 1 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
29 1958-11-30 RAM L, 14-20 2 39 pass John David Crow 39 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
30 1958-11-30 RAM L, 14-20 3 5 pass Ollie Matson 5 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
31 1958-12-07 @ CHI L, 14-30 4 2 pass Jimmy Sears 2 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
32 1958-12-07 @ CHI L, 14-30 4 6 pass Joe Childress 6 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
33 1958-12-13 @ PIT L, 21-38 2 92 kickoff Ollie Matson 92 yard kickoff return (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
34 1958-12-13 @ PIT L, 21-38 3 48 pass Bobby Watkins 48 yard pass from M.C. Reynolds (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
35 1958-12-13 @ PIT L, 21-38 3 1 rush Ollie Matson 1 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1958-09-28 NYG W, 37-7 1 8 rush Frank Gifford 8 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
2 1958-09-28 NYG W, 37-7 1 8 rush Frank Gifford 8 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
3 1958-09-28 NYG W, 37-7 2 3 rush Frank Gifford 3 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
4 1958-09-28 NYG W, 37-7 2 7 rush Alex Webster 7 yard rush
5 1958-09-28 NYG W, 37-7 3 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
6 1958-10-04 WAS L, 10-37 4 20 pass John Carson 20 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Sam Baker kick)
7 1958-10-12 @ CLE W, 35-28 1 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1958-10-12 @ CLE W, 35-28 1 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
9 1958-10-12 @ CLE W, 35-28 2 63 rush Bobby Mitchell 63 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1958-10-12 @ CLE W, 35-28 3 1 rush Milt Plum 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1958-10-12 @ CLE W, 35-28 4 7 rush Jim Brown 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1958-10-19 @ NYG L, 6-23 3 1 rush Mel Triplett 1 yard rush
13 1958-10-26 CLE W, 38-24 1 7 rush Jim Brown 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
14 1958-10-26 CLE W, 38-24 2 102 kickoff Leroy Bolden 102 yard kickoff return (Lou Groza kick)
15 1958-10-26 CLE W, 38-24 3 41 rush Jim Brown 41 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1958-10-26 CLE W, 38-24 3 62 rush Jim Brown 62 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
17 1958-10-26 CLE W, 38-24 4 2 rush Jim Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1958-11-02 PHI T, 21-21 1 1 rush Billy Ray Barnes 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
19 1958-11-02 PHI T, 21-21 4 2 pass Pete Retzlaff 2 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
20 1958-11-02 PHI T, 21-21 4 1 pass Dick Bielski 1 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
21 1958-11-09 @ WAS W, 45-31 1 2 rush Johnny Olszewski 2 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
22 1958-11-09 @ WAS W, 45-31 1 5 pass Joe Walton 5 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
23 1958-11-09 @ WAS W, 45-31 2 20 pass Jim Podoley 20 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
24 1958-11-09 @ WAS W, 45-31 2 10 pass Jim Podoley 10 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
25 1958-11-09 @ WAS W, 45-31 2 18 pass Joe Walton 18 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
26 1958-11-09 @ WAS W, 45-31 3 38 pass Joe Walton 38 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
27 1958-11-16 @ PHI W, 49-21 1 1 rush Walt Kowalczyk 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
28 1958-11-16 @ PHI W, 49-21 2 33 pass Clarence Peaks 33 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
29 1958-11-16 @ PHI W, 49-21 2 1 rush Clarence Peaks 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
30 1958-11-16 @ PHI W, 49-21 2 2 rush Clarence Peaks 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
31 1958-11-16 @ PHI W, 49-21 3 47 pass Tommy McDonald 47 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
32 1958-11-16 @ PHI W, 49-21 3 1 rush Clarence Peaks 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
33 1958-11-16 @ PHI W, 49-21 4 71 pass Bobby Walston 71 yard pass from Billy Ray Barnes (Bobby Walston kick)
34 1958-11-23 PIT W, 27-20 1 5 rush Leo Elter 5 yard rush (Tom Miner kick)
35 1958-11-23 PIT W, 27-20 2 8 rush Leo Elter 8 yard rush (Tom Miner kick)
36 1958-11-23 PIT W, 27-20 4 78 pass Jimmy Orr 78 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Tom Miner kick)
37 1958-11-30 RAM W, 20-14 3 17 pass Leon Clarke 17 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
38 1958-11-30 RAM W, 20-14 4 7 pass Leon Clarke 7 yard pass from Billy Wade (Paige Cothren kick)
39 1958-12-07 @ CHI W, 30-14 1 86 fumble Charlie Sumner 86 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
40 1958-12-07 @ CHI W, 30-14 2 1 rush Ed Brown 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
41 1958-12-07 @ CHI W, 30-14 2 14 pass Rick Casares 14 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
42 1958-12-13 @ PIT W, 38-21 2 36 pass Jimmy Orr 36 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Tom Miner kick)
43 1958-12-13 @ PIT W, 38-21 2 17 rush Bobby Layne 17 yard rush (Tom Miner kick)
44 1958-12-13 @ PIT W, 38-21 3 17 pass Jimmy Orr 17 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Tom Miner kick)
45 1958-12-13 @ PIT W, 38-21 4 72 pass Jimmy Orr 72 yard pass from Tom Tracy (Tom Miner kick)
46 1958-12-13 @ PIT W, 38-21 4 5 rush Billy Reynolds 5 yard rush (Tom Miner kick)