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11-2-1, Finished 1st in AAFC East Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 378 points (27.0/g), 2nd of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 239 points (17.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 139 points (9.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.5-3.5.

Coach: Ray Flaherty (11-2-1)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Cheshire Academy (Cheshire, Connecticut)

Team Info

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 378 4725 750 6.3 35 17 13 187 111 216 1795 16 18 8.3 54 534 2930 27 5.5 120
Team Defense 239 3147 675 4.7 29 12 13 140 144 304 1910 17 17 6.3 60 371 1237 13 3.3 67
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 3 4 3 8 7 6 3 2 2 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 8 8 1 6 3 3 6 2 1 1 4 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore L 0-1 @ Buffalo Bills 24 28 17 399 229 170 3 11 258 121 137 1
2 Fri September 5 boxscore W 1-1 Chicago Rockets 48 26 11 381 146 235 2 8 221 102 119 2
3 Fri September 12 boxscore W 2-1 @ Los Angeles Dons 30 14 8 294 195 99 5 152 128 24 1
4 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 16 10 166 94 72 2 17 337 184 153 4
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-1 @ Baltimore Colts 21 7 10 231 120 111 5 14 264 189 75 5
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 4-2 @ Cleveland Browns 17 26 11 222 111 111 3 14 373 161 212 1
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-2 Brooklyn Dodgers 31 7 11 339 100 239 3 4 86 63 23 1
9 Fri October 24 boxscore W 6-2 @ Chicago Rockets 28 7 16 457 62 395 2 4 132 152 -20 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 7-2 Baltimore Colts 35 21 11 348 62 286 2 9 250 236 14 1
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 8-2 San Francisco 49ers 24 16 18 411 180 231 4 7 139 78 61 1
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 9-2 Los Angeles Dons 16 13 16 378 160 218 3 6 103 22 81 1
12 Sun November 23 boxscore T 9-2-1 Cleveland Browns 28 28 19 331 62 269 1 19 424 325 99 4
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 10-2-1 Buffalo Bills 35 13 17 360 106 254 1 10 202 115 87 5
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 11-2-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 20 17 12 358 175 183 3 11 186 30 156 1
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 14 boxscore L 11-3-1 Cleveland Browns 3 14 13 212 89 123 3 15 284 112 172 1

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
Spec Sanders+ 29 KR/P/TB 14 12 93 171 54.4% 1442 14 8.2 17 9.9 55 8.4 5.6 15.5 103.0 70.2
Ben Raimondi 22 7 0 3 15 20.0% 54 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 3.6 3.6 18.0 7.7 42.1 0 0
Frankie Sinkwich 27 b 3 1 8 15 53.3% 93 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 6.2 6.2 11.6 31.0 72.4 0 0
Eddie Prokop 25 fb 13 4 4 8 50.0% 137 2 25.0 1 12.5 0 17.1 16.5 34.3 10.5 95.8
Bob Kennedy 26 b 14 1 2 3 66.7% 56 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 18.7 18.7 28.0 4.0 109.7
Buddy Young 21 FB/PR 14 8 1 2 50.0% 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 6.5 6.5 13.0 0.9 70.8
Dewey Proctor 26 fb 11 1 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
John Sylvester 24 7 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 25.6 14 111 216 51.4% 1795 16 7.4 18 8.3 55 8.3 6.0 16.2 128.2 69.5 0 0
Opp Total 14 144 304 47.4% 1910 17 5.6 17 5.6 6.3 4.88 13.3 136.4 63.1 0 0 6.3 4.9 0.0

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
Spec Sanders+ 29 KR/P/TB 14 12 231 1432 18 0 6.2 102.3 16.5 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 0.9 1445 18 0
Buddy Young 21 FB/PR 14 8 116 712 3 0 6.1 50.9 8.3 27 303 11.2 2 50 1.9 21.6 1015 5 0
Eddie Prokop 25 fb 13 4 76 324 4 52 4.3 24.9 5.8 3 79 26.3 1 0 0.2 6.1 403 5 0
Bob Kennedy 26 b 14 1 44 258 1 0 5.9 18.4 3.1 258 1 0
John Sylvester 24 7 0 17 101 0 0 5.9 14.4 2.4 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.7 106 0 0
Frankie Sinkwich 27 b 3 1 16 33 0 0 2.1 11.0 5.3 33 0 0
Dewey Proctor 26 fb 11 1 15 15 1 0 1.0 1.4 1.4 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 19 1 0
Bob Sweiger 28 WB 14 11 9 44 0 0 4.9 3.1 0.6 11 108 9.8 1 0 0.8 7.7 152 1 0
Ben Raimondi 22 7 0 6 11 0 0 1.8 1.6 0.9 11 0 0
Harmon Rowe 24 10 0 2 -3 0 0 -1.5 -0.3 0.2 -3 0 0
Harry Burrus 26 wb 14 5 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 8 192 24.0 2 0 0.6 13.7 197 2 0
Lloyd Cheatham 28 BB 14 10 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 4 124 31.0 2 70 0.3 8.9 122 2 0
Bruce Alford+ 26 RE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 298 14.9 5 52 1.5 22.9 298 5 0
Jack Russell 28 LE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 368 18.4 2 0 1.4 26.3 368 2 0
Van Davis 26 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 179 22.4 0 0 0.6 13.8 179 0 0
Lowell Wagner 24 b 7 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 50 12.5 1 0 0.6 7.1 50 1 0
Roy Kurrasch 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 53 26.5 0 0 0.2 5.3 53 0 0
Ollie Poole 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.2 3.8 19 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 534 2930 27 52 5.5 209.3 38.1 111 1795 16.2 16 70 7.9 128.2 4725 43 0
Opp Total 14 371 1237 13 3.3 88.4 26.5 144 1910 13.3 17 10.3 136.4 3147 30 33

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
Spec Sanders+ 29 KR/P/TB 14 12 6 164 0 0 27.3 22 593 1 92 27.0 2202
Buddy Young 21 FB/PR 14 8 8 127 1 0 15.9 12 332 1 95 27.7 1474
Eddie Prokop 25 fb 13 4 7 78 0 0 11.1 7 188 0 0 26.9 669
Bob Kennedy 26 b 14 1 6 44 0 0 7.3 302
Jack Russell 28 LE 14 14 4 66 0 0 16.5 434
John Sylvester 24 7 0 3 37 0 0 12.3 1 25 0 25 25.0 168
Bruce Alford+ 26 RE 13 13 1 34 1 34 34.0 2 90 1 79 45.0 422
Van Davis 26 13 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 188
Jack Durishan 25 t 6 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
Ollie Poole 25 5 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 24
Dewey Proctor 26 fb 11 1 1 15 0 15 15.0 34
Harmon Rowe 24 10 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 15
Bob Sweiger 28 WB 14 11 1 12 0 12 12.0 164
Team Total 25.6 14 32 489 2 34 15.3 53 1351 3 95 25.5 6565
Opp Total 14 39 2111 0 54.1 68 1401 0 20.6

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
Harvey Johnson 28 K/RT 14 0 8 7 87.5%% 51 49 96.1%%
Spec Sanders+ 29 KR/P/TB 14 12 46 1938 0 2 42.1
Bob Kennedy 26 b 14 1 5 126 0 3 25.2
Frankie Sinkwich 27 b 3 1 3 93 0 1 31.0
John Sylvester 24 7 0 1 42 42 0 42.0
Team Total 25.6 14 8 7 87.5%% 51 49 96.1%% 55 2199 42 6 40.0
Opp Total 14 15 7 46.7%% 32 26 81.3%% 78 3232 41.4

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
Eddie Prokop 25 fb 13 4 3 57 0 0 0
Spec Sanders+ 29 KR/P/TB 14 12 3 63 0 0 0
Bob Kennedy 26 b 14 1 2 66 0 0 0
Harmon Rowe 24 10 0 2 20 0 0 0
Bob Sweiger 28 WB 14 11 2 51 1 31 0
Bruce Alford+ 26 RE 13 13 1 1 0 1 0
Harry Burrus 26 wb 14 5 1 11 0 11 0
Dewey Proctor 26 fb 11 1 1 32 0 32 0
Roy Ruskusky 26 e 11 1 1 8 0 8 0
Jack Russell 28 LE 14 14 1 33 0 33 0
Team Total 25.6 14 17 342 1 33 0
Opp Total 14 33 21

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
Spec Sanders+ 29 KR/P/TB 14 12 18 1 19 114
Harvey Johnson 28 K/RT 14 0 49 7 70
Bruce Alford+ 26 RE 13 13 5 1 1 7 42
Buddy Young 21 FB/PR 14 8 3 2 1 1 7 42
Eddie Prokop 25 fb 13 4 4 1 5 30
Jack Russell 28 LE 14 14 2 1 3 18
Harry Burrus 26 wb 14 5 2 2 12
Lloyd Cheatham 28 BB 14 10 2 2 12
Bob Sweiger 28 WB 14 11 1 1 2 12
Bob Kennedy 26 b 14 1 1 1 6
Dewey Proctor 26 fb 11 1 1 1 6
Lou Sossamon 26 C 14 14 1 1 6
Lowell Wagner 24 b 7 3 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 27 16 2 3 1 2 51 49 7 1 376
Opp Total 14 13 17 1 1 26 7 239

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-08-31 @ BUF L, 24-28 1 3 rush Eddie Prokop 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
2 1947-08-31 @ BUF L, 24-28 2 17 rush Spec Sanders 17 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
3 1947-08-31 @ BUF L, 24-28 3 50 pass Buddy Young 50 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
4 1947-09-05 CHR W, 48-26 1 19 rush Spec Sanders 19 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
5 1947-09-05 CHR W, 48-26 1 2 rush Spec Sanders 2 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
6 1947-09-05 CHR W, 48-26 2 21 pass Lowell Wagner 21 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
7 1947-09-05 CHR W, 48-26 2 1 rush Dewey Proctor 1 yard rush
8 1947-09-05 CHR W, 48-26 3 fumble Jack Russell yard fumble return (Harvey Johnson kick)
9 1947-09-05 CHR W, 48-26 4 52 rush Eddie Prokop 52 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
10 1947-09-05 CHR W, 48-26 4 78 rush Bob Kennedy 78 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
11 1947-09-12 @ LAD W, 30-14 1 92 kickoff Spec Sanders 92 yard kickoff return
12 1947-09-12 @ LAD W, 30-14 1 52 pass Bruce Alford 52 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
13 1947-09-12 @ LAD W, 30-14 3 11 pass Bruce Alford 11 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
14 1947-09-12 @ LAD W, 30-14 4 33 pass Harry Burrus 33 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
15 1947-09-21 @ SFO W, 21-16 2 4 rush Spec Sanders 4 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
16 1947-09-21 @ SFO W, 21-16 2 2 rush Eddie Prokop 2 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
17 1947-09-21 @ SFO W, 21-16 3 25 pass Bob Sweiger 25 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
18 1947-09-28 @ BCL W, 21-7 1 4 rush Spec Sanders 4 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
19 1947-09-28 @ BCL W, 21-7 1 5 rush Spec Sanders 5 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
20 1947-09-28 @ BCL W, 21-7 2 34 pass Harry Burrus 34 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
21 1947-10-05 @ CLE L, 17-26 3 7 pass Lloyd Cheatham 7 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
22 1947-10-05 @ CLE L, 17-26 3 20 interception Bob Sweiger 20 yard interception return (Harvey Johnson kick)
23 1947-10-12 BDA W, 31-7 1 30 pass Jack Russell 30 yard pass from Eddie Prokop (Harvey Johnson kick)
24 1947-10-12 BDA W, 31-7 1 3 rush Eddie Prokop 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
25 1947-10-12 BDA W, 31-7 3 52 rush Spec Sanders 52 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
26 1947-10-12 BDA W, 31-7 3 8 rush Buddy Young 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
27 1947-10-24 @ CHR W, 28-7 1 8 rush Spec Sanders 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
28 1947-10-24 @ CHR W, 28-7 3 95 kickoff Buddy Young 95 yard kickoff return (Harvey Johnson kick)
29 1947-10-24 @ CHR W, 28-7 3 20 pass Bruce Alford 20 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
30 1947-10-24 @ CHR W, 28-7 3 70 rush Spec Sanders 70 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
31 1947-11-02 BCL W, 35-21 1 79 kickoff Bruce Alford 79 yard kickoff return (Harvey Johnson kick)
32 1947-11-02 BCL W, 35-21 1 3 rush Spec Sanders 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
33 1947-11-02 BCL W, 35-21 3 5 rush Spec Sanders 5 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
34 1947-11-02 BCL W, 35-21 4 56 rush Spec Sanders 56 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
35 1947-11-02 BCL W, 35-21 4 53 punt Buddy Young 53 yard punt return (Harvey Johnson kick)
36 1947-11-09 SFO W, 24-16 2 14 pass Jack Russell 14 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
37 1947-11-09 SFO W, 24-16 3 34 pass Bruce Alford 34 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
38 1947-11-09 SFO W, 24-16 4 18 fumble Bruce Alford 18 yard fumble return (Harvey Johnson kick)
39 1947-11-16 LAD W, 16-13 2 40 pass Eddie Prokop 40 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
40 1947-11-16 LAD W, 16-13 3 33 pass Buddy Young 33 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
41 1947-11-23 CLE T, 28-28 1 1 rush Spec Sanders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
42 1947-11-23 CLE T, 28-28 1 3 rush Spec Sanders 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
43 1947-11-23 CLE T, 28-28 2 27 rush Spec Sanders 27 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
44 1947-11-23 CLE T, 28-28 2 5 rush Buddy Young 5 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
45 1947-11-30 BUF W, 35-13 1 1 rush Buddy Young 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
46 1947-11-30 BUF W, 35-13 1 59 fumble Lou Sossamon 59 yard fumble return (Harvey Johnson kick)
47 1947-11-30 BUF W, 35-13 3 1 rush Spec Sanders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
48 1947-11-30 BUF W, 35-13 4 1 rush Spec Sanders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
49 1947-11-30 BUF W, 35-13 4 56 rush Spec Sanders 56 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
50 1947-12-07 @ BDA W, 20-17 1 19 pass Bruce Alford 19 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
51 1947-12-07 @ BDA W, 20-17 2 70 pass Lloyd Cheatham 70 yard pass from Eddie Prokop (Harvey Johnson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-08-31 @ BUF W, 28-24 1 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Steve Juzwik kick)
2 1947-08-31 @ BUF W, 28-24 2 39 pass Fay King 39 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
3 1947-08-31 @ BUF W, 28-24 3 1 rush George Koch 1 yard rush (Steve Juzwik kick)
4 1947-08-31 @ BUF W, 28-24 4 8 pass Chet Mutryn 8 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
5 1947-09-05 CHR L, 26-48 1 73 pass Elroy Hirsch 73 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer
6 1947-09-05 CHR L, 26-48 2 8 rush Bill Daley 8 yard rush (John Rokisky kick)
7 1947-09-05 CHR L, 26-48 3 rush Bill Daley yard rush (John Rokisky kick)
8 1947-09-05 CHR L, 26-48 3 interception Bill Schroeder yard interception return
9 1947-09-12 @ LAD L, 14-30 1 30 pass Joe Aguirre 30 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1947-09-12 @ LAD L, 14-30 1 23 pass Bob Mitchell 23 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
11 1947-09-21 @ SFO L, 16-21 3 25 pass Alyn Beals 25 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
12 1947-09-21 @ SFO L, 16-21 4 30 pass Ed Balatti 30 yard pass from Frankie Albert
13 1947-09-28 @ BCL L, 7-21 2 5 rush Bus Mertes 5 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
14 1947-10-05 @ CLE W, 26-17 2 42 pass Bob Cowan 42 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
15 1947-10-05 @ CLE W, 26-17 2 29 rush Tom Colella 29 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1947-10-05 @ CLE W, 26-17 3 10 pass Mac Speedie 10 yard pass from Otto Graham
17 1947-10-12 BDA L, 7-31 2 1 rush Mickey Colmer 1 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
18 1947-10-24 @ CHR L, 7-28 4 1 rush Sam Vacanti 1 yard rush (John Rokisky kick)
19 1947-11-02 BCL L, 21-35 2 21 pass Billy Hillenbrand 21 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
20 1947-11-02 BCL L, 21-35 3 72 pass Johnny Vardian 72 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
21 1947-11-02 BCL L, 21-35 4 13 pass Billy Hillenbrand 13 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
22 1947-11-09 SFO L, 16-24 2 8 pass Ned Mathews 8 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
23 1947-11-09 SFO L, 16-24 2 9 pass Alyn Beals 9 yard pass from Frankie Albert
24 1947-11-16 LAD L, 13-16 2 67 fumble Glenn Dobbs 67 yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1947-11-23 CLE T, 28-28 2 34 pass Bill Boedeker 34 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
26 1947-11-23 CLE T, 28-28 3 12 pass Marion Motley 12 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
27 1947-11-23 CLE T, 28-28 3 10 rush Marion Motley 10 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
28 1947-11-23 CLE T, 28-28 4 5 rush Jim Dewar 5 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
29 1947-11-30 BUF L, 13-35 2 2 rush Julie Rykovich 2 yard rush
30 1947-11-30 BUF L, 13-35 4 59 pass Al Baldwin 59 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
31 1947-12-07 @ BDA L, 17-20 2 3 rush Dub Jones 3 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
32 1947-12-07 @ BDA L, 17-20 3 5 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 5 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)