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5-5-1, NFL East Division  · 1942 NFL Season Summary

Scored 155 points (14.1/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 139 points (12.6/g), 4th.
 Differential of 16 points (1.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-4.8.

Coach: Steve Owen (5-5-1)

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
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 155 2160 549 3.9 21 7 4 105 67 148 957 10 14 6.5 36 401 1203 10 3.0 65
Team Defense 139 2866 694 4.1 34 19 11 159 114 228 1401 4 15 6.1 62 466 1465 13 3.1 86
Lg Rank Offense 5 9 1 1 9 10 7 5 2 4 7 7 3 7
Lg Rank Defense 4 5 3 1 9 7 6 1 9 6 10 5 6 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 @ Washington Redskins 14 7 51 50 1 15 233 113 120 3
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 13 9 150 27 123 1 13 209 41 168 2
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 35 17 6 176 99 77 2 14 216 147 69 7
4 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-2 @ Chicago Bears 7 26 10 220 142 78 4 18 335 91 244 4
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-3 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 7 17 10 156 88 68 4 11 229 106 123 2
6 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 9 17 10 216 80 136 3 12 235 40 195 4
9 Sun November 8 boxscore W 3-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 0 10 279 80 199 1 10 228 208 20 1
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 3-5 Washington Redskins 7 14 8 100 48 52 1 18 329 211 118 5
9 Sun November 22 boxscore T 3-5-1 Green Bay Packers 21 21 14 301 151 150 2 23 423 221 202 1
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 4-5-1 Chicago Cardinals 21 7 13 262 79 183 1 17 302 222 80 5
11 Sun December 6 boxscore W 5-5-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 10 0 15 249 113 136 2 8 127 1 126

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
Tuffy Leemans 30 TB 8 6 35 69 50.7 555 7 10.1 4 5.8 50 8.0 7.5 15.9 69.4 87.5 0 0
Leo Cantor 23 P 10 1 12 29 41.4 155 1 3.4 1 3.4 35 5.3 4.5 12.9 15.5 56.0 0 0
Andy Marefos 25 fb 11 4 11 29 37.9 176 1 3.4 5 17.2 60 6.1 -1.0 16.0 16.0 30.9 0 0
Hank Soar 28 b 11 1 3 10 30.0 34 0 0.0 1 10.0 20 3.4 -1.1 11.3 3.1 1.7 0 0
Bob Trocolor 25 7 0 3 5 60.0 52 1 20.0 1 20.0 29 10.4 5.4 17.3 7.4 95.4 0 0
Bill Hutchinson 26 2 0 1 4 25.0 -3 0 0.0 2 50.0 -3 -0.8 -23.3 -3.0 -1.5 0.0 0 0
Merle Hapes 23 FB/KR/PR 11 10 2 2 100.0 -12 0 0.0 0 0.0 -2 -6.0 -6.0 -6.0 -1.1 79.2 0 0
Team Total 26.0 11 67 148 45.3 957 10 6.8 14 9.5 60 6.5 3.6 14.3 87.0 49.9 0 0
Opp Total 11 114 228 50.0 1401 4 1.8 15 6.6 6.1 3.54 12.3 127.4 47.8 0 0 6.1 3.5 0.0

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
Merle Hapes 23 FB/KR/PR 11 10 95 363 3 52 3.8 33.0 8.6 10 79 7.9 2 16 0.9 7.2 442 5 0
Leo Cantor 23 P 10 1 67 124 2 18 1.9 12.4 6.7 124 2 0
Tuffy Leemans 30 TB 8 6 51 116 3 16 2.3 14.5 6.4 1 -10 -10.0 0 -10 0.1 -1.3 106 3 0
Hank Soar 28 b 11 1 49 187 1 49 3.8 17.0 4.5 187 1 0
Andy Marefos 25 fb 11 4 48 138 1 14 2.9 12.5 4.4 138 1 0
Ward Cuff 29 K/WB 11 10 38 189 0 15 5.0 17.2 3.5 16 267 16.7 2 35 1.5 24.3 456 2 0
Bob Trocolor 25 7 0 26 0 0 19 0.0 0.0 3.7 0 0 0
Don Lieberum 24 11 0 11 29 0 19 2.6 2.6 1.0 6 65 10.8 0 30 0.5 5.9 94 0 0
Al Owen 29 hb 7 1 8 27 0 6 3.4 3.9 1.1 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.1 2.9 47 0 0
Bill Hutchinson 26 2 0 7 27 0 15 3.9 13.5 3.5 27 0 0
Lee Shaffer 30 BB 10 6 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 20 6.7 0 10 0.3 2.0 23 0 0
Jim Lee Howell 28 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 115 11.5 0 23 1.0 11.5 115 0 0
Will Walls 30 RE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 192 27.4 2 60 0.6 17.5 192 2 0
Neal Adams 23 LE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 87 14.5 3 24 0.5 7.9 87 3 0
John Lascari 24 e 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 38 12.7 1 15 0.3 3.8 38 1 0
Frank Liebel 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 51 25.5 0 29 0.4 10.2 51 0 0
Dom Principe 25 b 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 33 16.5 0 17 0.2 3.0 33 0 0
Team Total 26.0 11 401 1203 10 52 3.0 109.4 36.5 67 957 14.3 10 60 6.1 87.0 2160 20 0
Opp Total 11 466 1465 13 3.1 133.2 42.4 114 1401 12.3 4 10.4 127.4 2866 17 36

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
Merle Hapes 23 FB/KR/PR 11 10 11 170 0 32 15.5 9 215 0 34 23.9 827
Hank Soar 28 b 11 1 3 29 0 22 9.7 5 134 0 42 26.8 350
Ward Cuff 29 K/WB 11 10 4 54 0 21 13.5 3 78 0 33 26.0 588
Leo Cantor 23 P 10 1 5 69 0 30 13.8 1 24 0 24 24.0 217
Bob Trocolor 25 7 0 2 24 0 13 12.0 1 35 0 35 35.0 59
Tuffy Leemans 30 TB 8 6 2 26 0 15 13.0 132
Don Lieberum 24 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 12 0 12 12.0 106
Al Owen 29 hb 7 1 2 20 0 20 10.0 67
Lee Shaffer 30 BB 10 6 2 40 0 22 20.0 63
Will Walls 30 RE 11 10 2 26 0 15 13.0 218
Bill Hutchinson 26 2 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 28
Team Total 26.0 11 31 393 0 32 12.7 24 564 0 42 23.5 3117
Opp Total 11 40 1541 1 38.5 35 826 1 23.6

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
Ward Cuff 29 K/WB 11 10 11 3 27.3% 18 18 100.0%
Leo Cantor 23 P 10 1 20 763 63 1 38.2
Bob Trocolor 25 7 0 16 661 61 0 41.3
Merle Hapes 23 FB/KR/PR 11 10 15 557 52 0 37.1
John Chickerneo 25 b 4 4 8 302 45 0 37.8
Hank Soar 28 b 11 1 2 0.0% 3 2 66.7% 3 126 46 0 42.0
Bill Hutchinson 26 2 0 2 65 39 0 32.5
Andy Marefos 25 fb 11 4 2 0.0%
John Lascari 24 e 10 1 1 0.0%
Dom Principe 25 b 11 1 1 32 32 0 32.0
Team Total 26.0 11 16 3 18.8% 21 20 95.2% 65 2506 63 1 38.6
Opp Total 11 8 3 37.5% 19 16 84.2% 64 2472 38.6

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
Merle Hapes 23 FB/KR/PR 11 10 3 49 0 28 0
Hank Soar 28 b 11 1 3 31 0 22 0
Leo Cantor 23 P 10 1 2 46 0 26 0
Neal Adams 23 LE 11 11 1 66 1 66 0
Harry Buffington 23 RG 9 8 1 10 0 10 0
John Chickerneo 25 b 4 4 1 2 0 2 0
Ward Cuff 29 K/WB 11 10 1 43 0 43 0
Mel Hein 33 C 11 11 1 2 0 2 0
Ed Hiemstra 22 11 0 1 9 0 9 0
Andy Marefos 25 fb 11 4 1 11 0 11 0
Team Total 26.0 11 15 269 1 66 0
Opp Total 11 36 17

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Ward Cuff 29 K/WB 11 10 2 2 18 3 39
Merle Hapes 23 FB/KR/PR 11 10 3 2 5 30
Neal Adams 23 LE 11 11 3 1 4 24
Tuffy Leemans 30 TB 8 6 3 3 18
Leo Cantor 23 P 10 1 2 2 12
Will Walls 30 RE 11 10 2 2 12
Hank Soar 28 b 11 1 1 1 2 8
John Lascari 24 e 10 1 1 1 6
Andy Marefos 25 fb 11 4 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 11 10 10 1 21 20 3 155
Opp Total 11 13 4 1 1 16 3 139