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8-1-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1944 NFL Season Summary

Scored 206 points (20.6/g), 5th of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 75 points (7.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 131 points (13.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-0.8.

Coach: Steve Owen (8-1-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Bear Mountain Inn (Bear Mountain, New York)

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 206 2389 541 4.4 24 7 4 99 47 125 857 9 17 6.9 23 416 1532 12 3.7 72
Team Defense 75 2290 632 3.6 45 11 7 137 114 258 1290 3 34 5.0 64 374 1000 5 2.7 66
Lg Rank Offense 5 7 1 1 9 10 10 6 2 4 2 3 6 4
Lg Rank Defense 1 3 1 5 10 10 6 1 1 1 6 3 1 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun October 8 boxscore W 1-0 @ Boston Yanks 22 10 7 160 12 148 3 11 199 80 119 2
3 Sun October 15 boxscore W 2-0 @ Brooklyn Tigers 14 7 4 196 123 73 1 8 175 89 86 6
3 Sun October 22 boxscore W 3-0 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers 23 0 15 333 109 224 6 10 215 103 112 7
4 Sun October 29 boxscore L 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles 17 24 8 273 116 157 4 16 219 74 145 4
5 Sun November 5 boxscore W 4-1 Boston Yanks 31 0 13 255 32 223 2 13 173 119 54 4
6 Sun November 12 boxscore T 4-1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 21 6 257 148 109 3 11 274 102 172 6
7 Sun November 19 boxscore W 5-1-1 Green Bay Packers 24 0 9 257 36 221 2 18 283 152 131 5
8 Sun November 26 boxscore W 6-1-1 Brooklyn Tigers 7 0 11 263 161 102 1 8 189 124 65
9 Sun December 3 boxscore W 7-1-1 Washington Redskins 16 13 13 202 42 160 2 20 328 273 55 3
10 Sun December 10 boxscore W 8-1-1 @ Washington Redskins 31 0 6 190 77 113 17 301 178 123 8
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 17 boxscore L 8-2-1 Green Bay Packers 7 14 10 199 114 85 4 11 237 74 163 3

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
Arnie Herber 34 TB 10 3 36 86 41.9 651 6 7.0 8 9.3 58 7.6 4.8 18.1 65.1 53.0
Joe Sulaitis 23 b 6 2 4 17 23.5 53 1 5.9 4 23.5 22 3.1 -6.3 13.3 8.8 20.1
Hank Soar 30 b 3 1 4 10 40.0 113 2 20.0 1 10.0 35 11.3 10.8 28.3 37.7 82.5 0 0
Bill Paschal+ 23 FB/KR 10 6 2 8 25.0 31 0 0.0 2 25.0 19 3.9 -7.4 15.5 3.1 3.6
Keith Beebe 23 5 0 1 3 33.3 9 0 0.0 1 33.3 9 3.0 -12.0 9.0 1.8 2.8 0 0
Howie Livingston 22 fb 10 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.6 10 47 125 37.6 857 9 7.2 17 13.6 58 6.9 2.2 18.2 85.7 46.4 0 0
Opp Total 10 114 258 44.2 1290 3 1.2 34 13.2 5.0 -0.70 11.3 129.0 24.0 0 0 5.0 -0.7 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
Bill Paschal+ 23 FB/KR 10 6 196 737 9 68 3.8 73.7 19.6 737 9 0
Howie Livingston 22 fb 10 3 84 313 1 43 3.7 31.3 8.4 1 12 12.0 1 12 0.1 1.2 325 2 0
Ward Cuff 31 PR/WB 10 9 76 425 0 29 5.6 42.5 7.6 11 135 12.3 2 23 1.1 13.5 560 2 0
Bill Petrilas 29 hb 9 1 12 29 0 12 2.4 3.2 1.3 29 0 0
Carl Kinscherf 25 7 0 9 21 0 4 2.3 3.0 1.3 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.3 30 0 0
Hank Soar 30 b 3 1 9 10 0 10 1.1 3.3 3.0 10 0 0
Joe Sulaitis 23 b 6 2 9 38 0 16 4.2 6.3 1.5 38 0 0
Keith Beebe 23 5 0 8 12 0 7 1.5 2.4 1.6 12 0 0
Arnie Herber 34 TB 10 3 7 -58 0 -14 -8.3 -5.8 0.7 -58 0 0
Len Calligaro 23 BB 10 6 3 4 1 3 1.3 0.4 0.3 2 11 5.5 0 10 0.2 1.1 15 1 0
Ken Strong 38 fb/K 10 6 2 -2 0 2 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 -2 0 0
Hub Barker 26 b 9 2 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 34 11.3 0 16 0.3 3.8 37 0 0
Neal Adams 25 LE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 342 24.4 1 39 1.4 34.2 342 1 0
Frank Liebel 25 RE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 292 22.5 5 58 1.3 29.2 292 5 0
Verlin Adams 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.7 12 0 0
John Weiss 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.0 10 0 0
Team Total 26.6 10 416 1532 11 68 3.7 153.2 41.6 47 857 18.2 9 58 4.7 85.7 2389 20 0
Opp Total 10 374 1000 5 2.7 100.0 37.4 114 1290 11.3 3 11.4 129.0 2290 8 30

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
Bill Paschal+ 23 FB/KR 10 6 7 102 0 20 14.6 9 260 0 66 28.9 1099
Ward Cuff 31 PR/WB 10 9 11 115 0 16 10.5 2 63 0 41 31.5 738
Howie Livingston 22 fb 10 3 4 44 0 19 11.0 4 114 0 29 28.5 483
Hank Soar 30 b 3 1 6 52 0 14 8.7 62
Bill Petrilas 29 hb 9 1 4 58 0 24 14.5 87
Neal Adams 25 LE 10 10 2 29 0 18 14.5 371
Victor Carroll 32 RT 10 9 1 28 1 28 28.0 28
Team Total 26.6 10 33 399 1 28 12.1 17 466 0 66 27.4 3254
Opp Total 10 32 1477 1 46.2 40 957 0 23.9

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
Len Younce+ 27 LG/P 10 10 48 1941 72 0 40.4
Ken Strong 38 fb/K 10 6 12 6 50.0% 24 23 95.8% 1 44 44 0 44.0
Keith Beebe 23 5 0 7 206 45 0 29.4
Ward Cuff 31 PR/WB 10 9 4 1 25.0% 2 2 100.0%
Howie Livingston 22 fb 10 3 2 79 47 0 39.5
Arnie Herber 34 TB 10 3 1 39 39 0 39.0
Bill Paschal+ 23 FB/KR 10 6 1 6 6 0 6.0
Team Total 26.6 10 16 7 43.8% 26 25 96.2% 60 2315 72 0 38.6
Opp Total 10 10 4 40.0% 9 9 100.0% 60 2117 35.3

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
Howie Livingston 22 fb 10 3 9 172 1 40 0
Bill Petrilas 29 hb 9 1 5 144 2 67 0
Keith Beebe 23 5 0 3 26 0 12 0
Mel Hein 35 C 10 8 3 14 0 10 0
Len Younce+ 27 LG/P 10 10 3 16 0 10 0
Ward Cuff 31 PR/WB 10 9 2 31 0 20 0
Bill Piccolo 24 c 4 2 2 5 0 3 0
Larry Visnic 25 7 0 2 56 0 41 0
Chuck Avedisian 27 rg 10 5 1 48 1 48 0
Victor Carroll 32 RT 10 9 1 8 0 8 0 1
Carl Kinscherf 25 7 0 1 3 0 3 0
Frank Liebel 25 RE 10 10 1 8 0 8 0
Hank Soar 30 b 3 1 1 18 0 18 0
Team Total 26.6 10 34 549 4 67 0 1
Opp Total 10 30 19

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Bill Paschal+ 23 FB/KR 10 6 9 9 54
Ken Strong 38 fb/K 10 6 23 6 41
Frank Liebel 25 RE 10 10 5 1 6 36
Howie Livingston 22 fb 10 3 1 1 1 3 18
Ward Cuff 31 PR/WB 10 9 2 2 2 1 17
Bill Petrilas 29 hb 9 1 2 2 12
Victor Carroll 32 RT 10 9 1 1 1 8
Neal Adams 25 LE 10 10 1 1 6
Chuck Avedisian 27 rg 10 5 1 1 6
Len Calligaro 23 BB 10 6 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 10 11 9 1 1 4 26 25 7 2 204
Opp Total 10 5 3 1 1 9 4 75