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9-1-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 168 points (15.3/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 85 points (7.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 83 points (7.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-1.8.

Coach: Steve Owen (9-1-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: UW Superior (Superior, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Tim Mara
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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 168 2252 625 3.6 11 0 109 75 177 971 8 11 5.5 448 1281 9 2.9 109
Team Defense 85 2499 628 4.0 45 10 89 222 1283 3 35 5.8 406 1216 5 3.0
Lg Rank Offense 5 7 1 1 8 9 10 5 1 8 2 6 6 7
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 1 7 1 7 3 1 1 3 4 5 1 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 3 12 258 63 195 7 151 45 106 1
2 Sun October 1 boxscore T 1-0-1 @ Washington Redskins 0 0 5 74 -3 77 2 12 208 50 158 5
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 2-0-1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 14 7 9 183 108 75 2 14 246 78 168 6
4 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 27 10 13 225 116 109 2 7 113 51 62 8
5 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-0-1 Chicago Bears 16 13 14 268 68 200 1 16 386 243 143 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 5-0-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 7 6 9 175 57 118 1 13 233 97 136 1
7 Sun November 5 boxscore L 5-1-1 @ Detroit Lions 14 18 8 235 179 56 2 18 375 267 108 1
8 Sun November 12 boxscore W 6-1-1 Chicago Cardinals 17 7 9 189 76 113 13 277 166 111 3
9 Sun November 19 boxscore W 7-1-1 Pittsburgh Pirates 23 7 11 260 153 107 3 5 99 36 63 7
10 Sun November 26 boxscore W 8-1-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 28 7 9 235 107 128 3 14 259 99 160 5
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 9-1-1 Washington Redskins 9 7 10 164 47 117 2 8 202 164 38 4
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 10 boxscore L 9-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 0 27 9 164 94 70 6 13 232 96 136 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
Ed Danowski 28 TB 11 9 42 101 41.6% 437 3 3.0 6 5.9 0 4.3 2.2 10.4 39.7 39.9
Len Barnum 27 KR/P/PR 11 2 8 27 29.6% 141 3 11.1 1 3.7 0 5.2 5.8 17.6 12.8 70.4
Tuffy Leemans+ 27 FB 10 2 12 26 46.2% 198 0 0.0 2 7.7 0 7.6 4.2 16.5 19.8 40.2
Eddie Miller 23 8 0 13 23 56.5% 195 2 8.7 2 8.7 0 8.5 6.3 15.0 24.4 77.3
Team Total 26.5 11 75 177 42.4% 971 8 4.5 11 6.2 0 5.5 3.6 12.9 88.3 49.4 0 0
Opp Total 11 89 222 40.1% 1283 3 1.4 35 15.8 5.8 -1.05 14.4 116.6 24.5 0 0 5.8 -1.0 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
Tuffy Leemans+ 27 FB 10 2 128 429 3 0 3.4 42.9 12.8 8 185 23.1 2 50 0.8 18.5 614 5 0
Len Barnum 27 KR/P/PR 11 2 91 237 2 0 2.6 21.5 8.3 3 50 16.7 0 17 0.3 4.5 287 2 0
Hank Soar 25 fb 11 6 66 158 2 0 2.4 14.4 6.0 12 134 11.2 0 0 1.1 12.2 292 2 0
Kink Richards 29 b 9 2 40 117 1 0 2.9 13.0 4.4 2 8 4.0 0 8 0.2 0.9 125 1 0
Bull Karcis 31 10 0 31 93 0 0 3.0 9.3 3.1 93 0 0
Eddie Miller 23 8 0 30 99 1 0 3.3 12.4 3.8 99 1 0
Ed Danowski 28 TB 11 9 25 21 0 7 0.8 1.9 2.3 21 0 0
Ward Cuff* 26 K/WB 9 8 23 102 0 0 4.4 11.3 2.6 10 83 8.3 2 0 1.1 9.2 185 2 0
Al Owen 26 hb 8 1 8 11 0 0 1.4 1.4 1.0 2 45 22.5 1 39 0.3 5.6 56 1 0
Lee Shaffer 27 b 9 2 3 6 0 3 2.0 0.7 0.3 2 8 4.0 0 5 0.2 0.9 14 0 0
Dale Burnett 31 11 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 8 86 10.8 0 0 0.7 7.8 89 0 0
Nello Falaschi* 26 BB 11 9 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 4 27 6.8 0 25 0.4 2.5 31 0 0
Ken Strong 33 fb 9 3 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
Jim Poole*+ 24 LE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 99 14.1 0 0 0.6 9.0 99 0 0
Chuck Gelatka 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 71 11.8 0 0 0.6 7.1 71 0 0
Jim Lee Howell 25 re 7 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 112 22.4 2 0 0.7 16.0 112 2 0
Jiggs Kline 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 44 11.0 1 0 0.4 4.9 44 1 0
Will Walls 27 RE 10 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 19 9.5 0 11 0.2 1.9 19 0 0
Team Total 26.5 11 448 1281 9 7 2.9 116.5 40.7 75 971 12.9 8 50 6.8 88.3 2252 17 0
Opp Total 11 406 1216 5 3.0 110.5 36.9 89 1283 14.4 3 8.1 116.6 2499 8 0

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
Len Barnum 27 KR/P/PR 11 2 7 3 42.9%% 3 3 100.0%% 29 1181 60 0 40.7
Ed Danowski 28 TB 11 9 29 1105 56 1 38.1
Ward Cuff* 26 K/WB 9 8 16 7 43.8%% 6 6 100.0%%
Ken Strong 33 fb 9 3 8 4 50.0%% 7 7 100.0%% 5 277 69 0 55.4
Eddie Miller 23 8 0 5 183 47 0 36.6
Hank Soar 25 fb 11 6 1 0.0%% 2 2 100.0%%
Kink Richards 29 b 9 2 1 39 36 0 39.0
Team Total 26.5 11 32 14 43.8%% 18 18 100.0%% 69 2785 69 1 40.4
Opp Total 11 8 9 7 77.8%%

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
Ward Cuff* 26 K/WB 9 8 2 2 6 7 39
Tuffy Leemans+ 27 FB 10 2 3 2 5 30
Len Barnum 27 KR/P/PR 11 2 2 2 3 3 24
Hank Soar 25 fb 11 6 2 1 3 2 20
Ken Strong 33 fb 9 3 7 4 19
Jim Lee Howell 25 re 7 5 2 2 12
Jiggs Kline 26 9 0 1 1 6
Eddie Miller 23 8 0 1 1 6
Al Owen 26 hb 8 1 1 1 6
Kink Richards 29 b 9 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 11 9 8 1 18 18 14 168
Opp Total 11 5 3 7 8 85

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1939-09-24 @ PHI W, 13-3 4 16 rush Tuffy Leemans 16 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
2 1939-10-08 @ PIT W, 14-7 3 20 pass Ward Cuff 20 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ward Cuff kick)
3 1939-10-08 @ PIT W, 14-7 3 5 pass Ward Cuff 5 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ward Cuff kick)
4 1939-10-15 PHI W, 27-10 2 4 pass Jiggs Kline 4 yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ken Strong kick)
5 1939-10-15 PHI W, 27-10 3 40 interception Hank Soar 40 yard interception return (Hank Soar kick)
6 1939-10-15 PHI W, 27-10 4 1 rush Len Barnum 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
7 1939-10-22 CHI W, 16-13 2 13 rush Len Barnum 13 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
8 1939-10-29 @ BKN W, 7-6 2 2 rush Tuffy Leemans 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
9 1939-11-05 @ DET L, 14-18 3 47 pass Tuffy Leemans 47 yard pass from Len Barnum (Ward Cuff kick)
10 1939-11-05 @ DET L, 14-18 3 5 pass Al Owen 5 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ken Strong kick)
11 1939-11-12 CRD W, 17-7 1 3 rush Hank Soar 3 yard rush (Hank Soar kick)
12 1939-11-12 CRD W, 17-7 2 8 pass Tuffy Leemans 8 yard pass from Len Barnum (Len Barnum kick)
13 1939-11-19 PIT W, 23-7 1 2 rush Hank Soar 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
14 1939-11-19 PIT W, 23-7 4 21 rush Eddie Miller 21 yard rush (Len Barnum kick)
15 1939-11-26 BKN W, 28-7 2 9 pass Jim Lee Howell 9 yard pass from Len Barnum (Ken Strong kick)
16 1939-11-26 BKN W, 28-7 3 10 rush Kink Richards 10 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
17 1939-11-26 BKN W, 28-7 4 3 rush Tuffy Leemans 3 yard rush (Len Barnum kick)
18 1939-11-26 BKN W, 28-7 4 pass Jim Lee Howell unknown yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ken Strong kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1939-10-08 @ PIT L, 7-14 2 1 rush Swede Johnston 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
2 1939-10-15 PHI L, 10-27 2 63 fumble Theodore Schmitt 63 yard fumble return (Fran Murray kick)
3 1939-10-22 CHI L, 13-16 4 68 pass Dick Plasman 68 yard pass from Sid Luckman
4 1939-10-22 CHI L, 13-16 4 3 rush Joe Maniaci 3 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
5 1939-11-05 @ DET W, 18-14 4 6 pass Kent Ryan 6 yard pass from Dwight Sloan
6 1939-11-12 CRD L, 7-17 2 3 rush Marshall Goldberg 3 yard rush (George Faust kick)
7 1939-11-19 PIT L, 7-23 4 19 rush Boyd Brumbaugh 19 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
8 1939-11-26 BKN L, 7-28 4 2 rush Pug Manders 2 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
9 1939-12-03 WAS L, 7-9 4 20 pass Bob Masterson 20 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Bob Masterson kick)