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1949 New York Yankees

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8-4-0, Finished 2nd in AAFC  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 196 points (16.3/g), 5th of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 206 points (17.2/g), 2nd.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 5.6-6.4.

Coach: Red Strader (8-4-0)

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 196 3175 709 4.5 42 20 7 135 66 199 1032 5 22 5.2 37 510 2143 16 4.2 91
Team Defense 206 3323 676 4.9 41 17 6 129 159 316 2189 13 24 6.9 68 360 1134 8 3.2 55
Lg Rank Offense 5 6 4 4 6 7 7 7 4 7 1 2 4 3
Lg Rank Defense 2 2 4 3 1 6 6 3 3 3 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
3 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 17 14 15 339 181 158 3 11 313 173 140 5
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 3 14 15 311 127 184 3 5 125 36 89 3
3 Thu September 22 boxscore W 2-1 Los Angeles Dons 10 7 7 242 30 212 3 5 107 38 69 2
6 Fri October 7 boxscore W 3-1 @ Chicago Hornets 38 24 16 422 179 243 1 8 208 178 30 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 4-1 @ Baltimore Colts 24 21 14 248 65 183 1 17 475 344 131 3
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 5-1 San Francisco 49ers 24 3 7 173 15 158 3 8 186 137 49 7
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 6-1 Baltimore Colts 21 14 12 288 64 224 4 12 231 216 15 3
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 6-2 Buffalo Bills 14 17 9 286 60 226 3 13 307 190 117 1
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 7-2 Chicago Hornets 14 10 8 161 13 148 7 7 218 157 61 3
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 7-3 Cleveland Browns 0 31 12 277 137 140 8 16 461 382 79 3
12 Thu November 24 boxscore W 8-3 @ Los Angeles Dons 17 16 13 245 107 138 2 10 246 95 151 4
12 Sun November 27 boxscore L 8-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 35 7 164 54 110 4 17 408 243 165 5
Playoffs
Division Sun December 4 boxscore L 8-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 17 9 191 116 75 3 10 260 96 164 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
Don Panciera 22 QB 12 12 51 150 34.0% 801 5 3.3 16 10.7 0 5.3 1.2 15.7 66.8 24.2
Gil Johnson 26 9 0 12 36 33.3% 179 0 0.0 5 13.9 0 5.0 -1.3 14.9 19.9 11.0 0 0
Pete Layden 30 PR 12 0 2 10 20.0% 25 0 0.0 1 10.0 0 2.5 -2.0 12.5 2.1 0.0
Mickey Colmer 31 b 8 2 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Bob Kennedy 28 FB 12 10 1 1 100.0% 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 27.0 27.0 27.0 2.3 118.7
Lou Kusserow 22 lb 11 4 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.5 12 66 199 33.2% 1032 5 2.5 22 11.1 27 5.2 0.7 15.6 86.0 20.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 159 316 50.3% 2189 13 4.1 24 7.6 6.9 4.33 13.8 182.4 54.9 0 0 6.9 4.3 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
Bob Kennedy 28 FB 12 10 118 490 5 0 4.2 40.8 9.8 7 55 7.9 1 0 0.6 4.6 545 6 0
Sherman Howard 25 RH 12 6 117 459 3 79 3.9 38.3 9.8 1 24 24.0 0 24 0.1 2.0 483 3 0
Buddy Young 23 KR/LH 12 11 76 495 5 71 6.5 41.3 6.3 12 171 14.3 2 0 1.0 14.3 666 7 0
Lou Kusserow 22 lb 11 4 39 136 0 0 3.5 12.4 3.5 136 0 0
Mickey Colmer 31 b 8 2 36 100 0 0 2.8 12.5 4.5 2 10 5.0 0 0 0.3 1.3 110 0 0
Eddie Prokop 27 b 6 1 31 109 2 0 3.5 18.2 5.2 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.2 1.2 116 2 0
Tom Landry 25 P 12 1 29 91 0 0 3.1 7.6 2.4 6 109 18.2 0 0 0.5 9.1 200 0 0
Pete Layden 30 PR 12 0 19 96 0 0 5.1 8.0 1.6 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 96 0 0
Lowell Tew 22 fb 1 1 14 65 1 0 4.6 65.0 14.0 65 1 0
Don Panciera 22 QB 12 12 10 -4 0 0 -0.4 -0.3 0.8 -4 0 0
Duke Iverson 29 12 0 6 50 0 0 8.3 4.2 0.5 50 0 0
Harmon Rowe 26 9 0 6 21 0 0 3.5 2.3 0.7 21 0 0
Noble Doss 29 4 0 5 15 0 0 3.0 3.8 1.3 15 0 0
Gil Johnson 26 9 0 3 21 0 0 7.0 2.3 0.3 21 0 0
Dewey Proctor 28 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -1 0 0
Bruce Alford 28 RE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 213 19.4 1 0 1.0 19.4 213 1 0
Dan Garza 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 193 21.4 0 0 0.8 16.1 193 0 0
Jack Russell 30 LE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 130 18.6 1 0 0.6 10.8 130 1 0
Barney Poole 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 83 13.8 0 0 0.5 7.5 83 0 0
Van Davis 28 de 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0 0 0.2 2.4 26 0 0
Otto Schnellbacher 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 0.9 11 0 0
Team Total 26.5 12 510 2143 16 79 4.2 178.6 42.5 66 1032 15.6 5 24 5.5 86.0 3175 21 0
Opp Total 12 360 1134 8 3.2 94.5 30.0 159 2189 13.8 13 13.3 182.4 3323 21 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
Pete Layden 30 PR 12 0 29 287 0 0 9.9 1 28 0 28 28.0 411
Buddy Young 23 KR/LH 12 11 9 171 0 0 19.0 11 316 1 91 28.7 1153
Lou Kusserow 22 lb 11 4 6 136 0 0 22.7 272
Tom Landry 25 P 12 1 3 52 0 0 17.3 2 39 0 0 19.5 291
Sherman Howard 25 RH 12 6 4 95 0 0 23.8 578
Otto Schnellbacher 26 12 0 4 31 0 0 7.8 42
Eddie Prokop 27 b 6 1 3 62 0 0 20.7 178
Bruce Alford 28 RE 11 11 2 31 0 0 15.5 244
Duke Iverson 29 12 0 2 18 0 0 9.0 68
Mickey Colmer 31 b 8 2 1 16 0 16 16.0 126
Noble Doss 29 4 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 37
Dan Garza 25 12 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 214
Bob Kennedy 28 FB 12 10 1 15 0 15 15.0 560
Paul Mitchell 29 12 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Barney Poole 26 11 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 89
Lowell Tew 22 fb 1 1 1 17 0 17 17.0 82
Team Total 26.5 12 47 562 0 15 12.0 36 816 1 91 22.7 4553
Opp Total 12 44 1828 1 41.5 44 994 1 22.6

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
Tom Landry 25 P 12 1 51 2249 0 2 44.1
Harvey Johnson 30 K 12 0 15 7 46.7%% 25 25 100.0%%
Pete Layden 30 PR 12 0 15 626 0 0 41.7
Mickey Colmer 31 b 8 2 5 232 0 0 46.4
Team Total 26.5 12 15 7 46.7%% 25 25 100.0%% 71 3107 0 2 43.8
Opp Total 12 9 6 66.7%% 27 26 96.3%% 78 3263 41.8

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
Pete Layden 30 PR 12 0 7 137 1 0 0
Otto Schnellbacher 26 12 0 4 26 0 0 0
Harmon Rowe 26 9 0 3 53 0 0 0
Bob Kennedy 28 FB 12 10 2 2 0 0 0
Sherman Howard 25 RH 12 6 1 26 0 26 0
Duke Iverson 29 12 0 1 8 0 8 0
Harvey Johnson 30 K 12 0 1 1 0 1 0
Tom Landry 25 P 12 1 1 44 0 44 0
Barney Poole 26 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
Martin Ruby 29 LT 11 11 1 19 1 19 0
Jack Russell 30 LE 12 12 1 5 0 5 0
Ed Sharkey 22 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 26.5 12 24 321 2 44 0
Opp Total 12 33 16

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
Buddy Young 23 KR/LH 12 11 5 2 1 8 48
Harvey Johnson 30 K 12 0 25 7 46
Bob Kennedy 28 FB 12 10 5 1 6 36
Sherman Howard 25 RH 12 6 3 3 18
Eddie Prokop 27 b 6 1 2 2 12
Jack Russell 30 LE 12 12 1 1 2 12
Bruce Alford 28 RE 11 11 1 1 6
Pete Layden 30 PR 12 0 1 1 6
Martin Ruby 29 LT 11 11 1 1 6
Lowell Tew 22 fb 1 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 12 16 5 1 2 1 25 25 7 196
Opp Total 12 8 13 1 1 1 3 26 6 206

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-11 @ BUF W, 17-14 1 19 interception Martin Ruby 19 yard interception return (Harvey Johnson kick)
2 1949-09-11 @ BUF W, 17-14 4 8 rush Lowell Tew 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
3 1949-09-22 LAD W, 10-7 4 1 rush Eddie Prokop 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
4 1949-10-07 @ CHH W, 38-24 1 71 rush Buddy Young 71 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
5 1949-10-07 @ CHH W, 38-24 2 5 rush Buddy Young 5 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
6 1949-10-07 @ CHH W, 38-24 3 18 rush Buddy Young 18 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
7 1949-10-07 @ CHH W, 38-24 3 11 rush Eddie Prokop 11 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
8 1949-10-07 @ CHH W, 38-24 4 23 pass Bob Kennedy 23 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
9 1949-10-16 @ BCL W, 24-21 2 5 rush Bob Kennedy 5 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
10 1949-10-16 @ BCL W, 24-21 3 30 interception Pete Layden 30 yard interception return (Harvey Johnson kick)
11 1949-10-16 @ BCL W, 24-21 4 3 rush Bob Kennedy 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
12 1949-10-23 SFO W, 24-3 3 20 rush Buddy Young 20 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
13 1949-10-23 SFO W, 24-3 3 8 pass Buddy Young 8 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
14 1949-10-23 SFO W, 24-3 4 10 rush Sherman Howard 10 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
15 1949-10-30 BCL W, 21-14 1 52 rush Sherman Howard 52 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
16 1949-10-30 BCL W, 21-14 2 1 rush Bob Kennedy 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
17 1949-10-30 BCL W, 21-14 2 42 pass Jack Russell 42 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
18 1949-11-06 BUF L, 14-17 1 57 rush Buddy Young 57 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
19 1949-11-06 BUF L, 14-17 1 28 pass Bruce Alford 28 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
20 1949-11-13 CHH W, 14-10 1 91 kickoff Buddy Young 91 yard kickoff return (Harvey Johnson kick)
21 1949-11-13 CHH W, 14-10 1 6 rush Sherman Howard 6 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
22 1949-11-24 @ LAD W, 17-16 4 1 rush Bob Kennedy 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
23 1949-11-24 @ LAD W, 17-16 4 1 rush Bob Kennedy 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
24 1949-11-27 @ SFO L, 14-35 1 20 pass Buddy Young 20 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
25 1949-11-27 @ SFO L, 14-35 3 33 fumble Jack Russell 33 yard fumble return (Harvey Johnson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-11 @ BUF L, 14-17 1 19 rush Chet Mutryn 19 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
2 1949-09-11 @ BUF L, 14-17 1 23 pass Al Baldwin 23 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
3 1949-09-18 @ CLE W, 14-3 1 84 fumble Les Horvath 84 yard fumble return (Lou Saban kick)
4 1949-09-18 @ CLE W, 14-3 4 27 interception Tommy James 27 yard interception return (Lou Saban kick)
5 1949-09-22 LAD L, 7-10 1 8 pass Earl Howell 8 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Robert Nelson kick)
6 1949-10-07 @ CHH L, 24-38 1 51 pass Ray Ramsey 51 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
7 1949-10-07 @ CHH L, 24-38 3 1 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 1 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
8 1949-10-07 @ CHH L, 24-38 4 17 kickoff Dan Edwards 17 yard kickoff return (Jim McCarthy kick)
9 1949-10-16 @ BCL L, 21-24 1 37 pass Billy Stone 37 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Sam Vacanti kick)
10 1949-10-16 @ BCL L, 21-24 2 8 pass John North 8 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Sam Vacanti kick)
11 1949-10-16 @ BCL L, 21-24 3 7 rush Billy Stone 7 yard rush (Sam Vacanti kick)
12 1949-10-30 BCL L, 14-21 3 19 pass Billy Stone 19 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
13 1949-10-30 BCL L, 14-21 3 12 pass John North 12 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
14 1949-11-06 BUF W, 17-14 1 16 pass Al Baldwin 16 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
15 1949-11-06 BUF W, 17-14 4 45 pass Rex Bumgardner 45 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
16 1949-11-13 CHH L, 10-14 2 28 pass Ray Ramsey 28 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
17 1949-11-20 CLE W, 31-0 1 23 pass Bill Boedeker 23 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
18 1949-11-20 CLE W, 31-0 1 1 rush Dub Jones 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1949-11-20 CLE W, 31-0 2 1 rush Dub Jones 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1949-11-20 CLE W, 31-0 2 1 rush Marion Motley 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
21 1949-11-24 @ LAD L, 16-17 1 44 rush George Taliaferro 44 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
22 1949-11-24 @ LAD L, 16-17 4 52 punt George Taliaferro 52 yard punt return
23 1949-11-27 @ SFO W, 35-14 1 66 interception Lowell Wagner 66 yard interception return (Joe Vetrano kick)
24 1949-11-27 @ SFO W, 35-14 3 23 pass Alyn Beals 23 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
25 1949-11-27 @ SFO W, 35-14 3 15 interception Bill Johnson 15 yard interception return (Joe Vetrano kick)
26 1949-11-27 @ SFO W, 35-14 3 49 pass Paul Salata 49 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
27 1949-11-27 @ SFO W, 35-14 4 14 rush Jim Cason 14 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)