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1959 Chicago Cardinals

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2-10-0, Finished 6th in NFL East Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.2, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -7.1, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 234 points (19.5/g), 10th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 324 points (27.0/g), 11th.
 Differential of -90 points (-7.5/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-8.2.

Coach: Pop Ivy (2-10-0)

 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
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 234 3172 673 4.7 55 36 14 179 125 280 1559 14 19 5.1 80 367 1613 10 4.4 85
Team Defense 324 4015 770 5.2 30 15 13 212 138 266 2141 22 15 7.3 100 477 1874 15 3.9 99
Lg Rank Offense 10 12 12 12 12 9 10 7 7 10 12 9 10 7
Lg Rank Defense 11 10 8 6 7 1 9 11 7 12 12 9 7 4

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 49 21 25 569 319 250 1 23 419 226 193 5
2 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-1 Cleveland Browns 7 34 21 273 172 101 5 20 299 139 160
3 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-2 @ Washington Redskins 14 23 20 298 194 104 4 17 280 112 168 3
4 Sun October 18 boxscore L 1-3 @ Cleveland Browns 7 17 13 220 122 98 4 18 295 126 169
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 1-4 Philadelphia Eagles 24 28 14 313 150 163 6 22 399 231 168 2
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 2-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 45 24 20 336 70 266 3 20 329 154 175 6
7 Sun November 8 boxscore L 2-5 @ New York Giants 3 9 6 163 49 114 5 11 274 144 130 3
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 27 11 181 52 129 7 18 377 218 159 4
9 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-7 New York Giants 20 30 9 96 96 4 12 386 268 118 2
10 Sun November 29 boxscore L 2-8 Chicago Bears 7 31 13 270 99 171 7 15 273 180 93 1
11 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-9 @ Detroit Lions 21 45 16 289 218 71 5 24 377 158 219 3
12 Sun December 13 boxscore L 2-10 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 35 11 164 114 50 4 12 307 185 122 1

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
16 King Hill 23 QB 11 10 2-9-0 82 181 45.3 1015 7 3.9 13 7.2 31 5.6 3.1 12.4 92.3 46.2 0 0
33 John Roach 26 LS 12 2 0-1-0 22 57 38.6 340 2 3.5 4 7.0 62 6.0 3.5 15.5 28.3 41.6 0 0
17 M.C. Reynolds 24 7 0 19 39 48.7 329 4 10.3 1 2.6 85 8.4 9.3 17.3 47.0 101.3 0 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 24 K/KR/LH 12 0 2 3 66.7 82 1 33.3 1 33.3 52 27.3 19.0 41.0 6.8 109.7 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 2-10-0 125 280 44.6 1766 14 5.0 19 6.8 85 6.3 4.3 14.1 147.2 54.0 0 0
Opp Total 12 138 266 51.9 2359 22 8.3 15 5.6 8.9 7.98 17.1 196.6 86.3 27 218 7.3 6.5 9.2

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
44 John David Crow* 24 FB 12 0 140 666 3 73 4.8 55.5 11.7 27 328 12.1 4 36 2.3 27.3 994 7 5
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 24 K/KR/LH 12 0 74 328 2 56 4.4 27.3 6.2 14 142 10.1 3 25 1.2 11.8 470 5 10
31 Mal Hammack 26 12 0 49 237 0 19 4.8 19.8 4.1 4 69 17.3 0 20 0.3 5.8 306 0 6
16 King Hill 23 QB 11 10 39 167 5 29 4.3 15.2 3.5 167 5 13
35 Joe Childress 26 RH 9 0 30 59 0 9 2.0 6.6 3.3 4 73 18.3 1 52 0.4 8.1 132 1 1
22 Ken Hall 24 12 0 14 81 0 20 5.8 6.8 1.2 4 60 15.0 1 31 0.3 5.0 141 1 3
33 John Roach 26 LS 12 2 9 20 0 7 2.2 1.7 0.8 20 0 2
37 Larry Hickman 24 12 0 5 18 0 5 3.6 1.5 0.4 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 0.9 29 0 0
17 M.C. Reynolds 24 7 0 5 -4 0 11 -0.8 -0.6 0.7 -4 0 3
25 Jerry Norton* 28 P/RDH 12 0 2 41 0 24 20.5 3.4 0.2 41 0 0
20 Woodley Lewis 34 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 534 15.7 3 85 2.8 44.5 534 3 2
80 John Tracey 26 RE 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 258 15.2 0 51 2.1 32.3 258 0 0
88 Sonny Randle 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 202 13.5 1 31 1.9 25.3 202 1 0
83 Perry Richards 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 89 17.8 1 25 1.3 22.3 89 1 1
Team Total 25.7 12 367 1613 10 73 4.4 134.4 30.6 125 1766 14.1 14 85 10.4 147.2 3379 24 48
Opp Total 12 477 1874 15 3.9 156.2 39.8 138 2141 15.5 22 11.5 178.4 4015 37 25

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
24 Billy Stacy 23 PR/RS 12 0 29 281 2 74 9.7 12 280 0 34 23.3 561
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 24 K/KR/LH 12 0 16 133 1 69 8.3 18 388 0 33 21.6 991
22 Ken Hall 24 12 0 3 91 1 84 30.3 6 99 0 32 16.5 331
25 Jerry Norton* 28 P/RDH 12 0 3 4 0 4 1.3 3 70 0 25 23.3 115
44 John David Crow* 24 FB 12 0 5 185 0 72 37.0 1179
83 Perry Richards 25 4 0 3 22 0 11 7.3 111
88 Sonny Randle 23 8 0 2 33 0 17 16.5 235
71 Bobby Cross 28 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
64 Ken Gray 23 RG 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
31 Mal Hammack 26 12 0 0 17 1 17 1 0 0 0 0.0 323
41 Jimmy Hill 31 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
74 Ken Panfil* 29 RT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
61 Jack Patera 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
84 Leo Sugar 30 LDE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 John Tracey 26 RE 8 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 272
Team Total 25.7 12 56 548 5 84 9.8 52 1080 0 72 20.8 5007
Opp Total 12 39 1031 0 26.4 33 692 0 21.0

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
25 Jerry Norton* 28 P/RDH 12 0 59 2650 60 0 44.9
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 24 K/KR/LH 12 0 9 6 66.7% 31 30 96.8%
16 King Hill 23 QB 11 10 3 118 47 0 39.3
Team Total 25.7 12 9 6 66.7% 31 30 96.8% 62 2768 60 0 44.6
Opp Total 12 22 12 54.5% 41 40 97.6% 67 2764 41.3

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
16 King Hill 23 QB 11 10 0 13 2 0 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 24 K/KR/LH 12 0 0 10 2 0 0
31 Mal Hammack 26 12 0 0 6 2 0 0
24 Billy Stacy 23 PR/RS 12 0 5 114 0 36 0 0 2 1 0 0
44 John David Crow* 24 FB 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
22 Ken Hall 24 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
25 Jerry Norton* 28 P/RDH 12 0 3 35 0 30 0 0 0 1 11 0
17 M.C. Reynolds 24 7 0 0 3 1 0 0
81 Night Train Lane 30 LDH 12 0 3 125 1 69 0
33 John Roach 26 LS 12 2 0 2 1 0 0
57 Carl Brettschneider 28 LLB 12 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 8 0
35 Joe Childress 26 RH 9 0 0 1 1 -10 0
41 Jimmy Hill 31 12 0 2 4 0 4 0
53 Bill Koman 25 RLB 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Woodley Lewis 34 LE 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
61 Jack Patera 26 12 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Marion Rushing 23 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
51 Ted Bates 23 MLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Ed Culpepper 25 LDT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Ken Gray 23 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Ed Husmann 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Luke Owens 26 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Ken Panfil* 29 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Perry Richards 25 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 Maury Schleicher 22 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 John Tracey 26 RE 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 15 301 1 69 0 0 48 27 9 0
Opp Total 12 26 25 10 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 24 K/KR/LH 12 0 2 3 1 6 30 6 84
44 John David Crow* 24 FB 12 0 3 4 7 42
16 King Hill 23 QB 11 10 5 5 30
20 Woodley Lewis 34 LE 12 0 3 3 18
22 Ken Hall 24 12 0 1 1 2 12
24 Billy Stacy 23 PR/RS 12 0 2 2 12
35 Joe Childress 26 RH 9 0 1 1 6
31 Mal Hammack 26 12 0 1 1 6
41 Jimmy Hill 31 12 0 1 1 6
81 Night Train Lane 30 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
88 Sonny Randle 23 8 0 1 1 6
83 Perry Richards 25 4 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.7 12 10 14 5 1 1 31 30 6 234
Opp Total 12 15 22 3 1 40 12 1 324