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3-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 179 points (17.9/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 198 points (19.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 4.4-5.6.

Coach: Steve Owen (3-6-1)

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
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 179 2303 518 4.4 25 9 10 98 92 201 1534 16 16 7.6 38 317 769 7 2.4 50
Team Defense 198 3053 581 5.3 27 14 8 140 99 186 1410 6 13 7.6 55 395 1643 17 4.2 77
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 4 3 8 6 6 1 4 3 9 10 10 10
Lg Rank Defense 6 9 5 3 10 1 4 1 8 8 10 10 8 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun October 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 34 6 14 337 246 91 12 134 28 106 5
3 Sun October 14 boxscore T 1-0-1 @ Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 13 13 7 178 118 60 4 10 238 92 146 3
3 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 21 11 222 128 94 3 10 224 128 96
4 Sun October 28 boxscore L 1-2-1 Washington Redskins 14 24 11 237 207 30 2 18 413 231 182 2
5 Sun November 4 boxscore L 1-3-1 Cleveland Rams 17 21 9 251 57 194 4 17 399 174 225 3
6 Sun November 11 boxscore L 1-4-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 38 7 153 131 22 2 15 437 176 261 2
7 Sun November 18 boxscore W 2-4-1 Detroit Lions 35 14 15 355 235 120 3 8 221 161 60 6
8 Sun November 25 boxscore L 2-5-1 Green Bay Packers 14 23 12 231 180 51 5 12 190 79 111 1
9 Sun December 2 boxscore W 3-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles 28 21 8 258 187 71 18 307 148 159 3
10 Sun December 9 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ Washington Redskins 0 17 4 62 35 27 2 19 446 150 296 2

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
Arnie Herber 35 TB 10 0 35 80 43.8% 641 9 11.3 8 10.0 54 8.0 5.8 18.3 64.1 69.8 0 0
Marion Pugh 26 b 5 2 27 58 46.6% 390 3 5.2 3 5.2 47 6.7 5.4 14.4 78.0 64.6 0 0
Junie Hovious 26 hb 6 1 22 46 47.8% 373 4 8.7 5 10.9 53 8.1 5.0 17.0 62.2 65.1 0 0
Joe Sulaitis 24 BB 8 4 7 13 53.8% 126 0 0.0 0 0.0 38 9.7 9.7 18.0 15.8 87.3 0 0
Steve Filipowicz 24 FB 10 5 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
George Franck 27 P 5 0 1 1 100.0% 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.8 83.3 0 0
Bill Paschal 24 fb 4 1 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.6 10 92 201 45.8% 1534 16 8.0 16 8.0 54 7.6 5.6 16.7 153.4 65.4 0 0
Opp Total 10 99 186 53.2% 1410 6 3.2 13 7.0 7.6 5.08 14.2 141.0 59.7 0 0 7.6 5.1 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
Bill Paschal 24 fb 4 1 59 247 2 77 4.2 61.8 14.8 2 11 5.5 0 6 0.5 2.8 258 2 2
Steve Filipowicz 24 FB 10 5 53 142 1 13 2.7 14.2 5.3 4 49 12.3 1 26 0.4 4.9 191 2 1
Ward Cuff 32 KR/WB 9 5 48 214 0 25 4.5 23.8 5.3 12 172 14.3 0 34 1.3 19.1 386 0 5
Howie Livingston 23 fb/PR 10 6 40 109 3 13 2.7 10.9 4.0 14 250 17.9 2 47 1.4 25.0 359 5 3
George Franck 27 P 5 0 29 42 0 9 1.4 8.4 5.8 3 39 13.0 0 18 0.6 7.8 81 0 2
Marion Pugh 26 b 5 2 24 -52 0 8 -2.2 -10.4 4.8 -52 0 0
Junie Hovious 26 hb 6 1 22 -7 0 7 -0.3 -1.2 3.7 -7 0 3
John Doolan 26 5 0 10 26 0 10 2.6 5.2 2.0 6 50 8.3 0 23 1.2 10.0 76 0 1
Joe Sulaitis 24 BB 8 4 10 37 0 10 3.7 4.6 1.3 2 12 6.0 0 6 0.3 1.5 49 0 2
Ed Shedlosky 25 3 0 9 11 0 4 1.2 3.7 3.0 2 15 7.5 0 9 0.7 5.0 26 0 0
Arnie Herber 35 TB 10 0 6 -27 0 1 -4.5 -2.7 0.6 -27 0 3
Mike Klotovich 28 wb 6 1 5 26 0 15 5.2 4.3 0.8 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.2 1.2 33 0 2
Frank Martin 26 3 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.3 0.3 3 14 4.7 0 0 1.0 4.7 15 0 0
Frank Liebel 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 593 27.0 10 54 2.2 59.3 593 10 0
Sam Fox 27 LE 8 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 120 12.0 2 28 1.3 15.0 120 2 0
Hal Springer 23 e 7 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 63 15.8 0 36 0.6 9.0 63 0 2
John Weiss 23 RE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 82 20.5 1 39 0.4 8.2 82 1 0
Harry Wynne 25 e 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 20 0.4 5.0 25 0 0
Joe Lindahl 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 32 32.0 0 32 0.5 16.0 32 0 0
Team Total 27.6 10 316 769 6 77 2.4 76.9 31.6 92 1534 16.7 16 54 9.2 153.4 2303 22 27
Opp Total 10 395 1643 17 4.2 164.3 39.5 99 1410 14.2 6 9.9 141.0 3053 23 31

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
Howie Livingston 23 fb/PR 10 6 13 106 0 16 8.2 4 104 0 39 26.0 569
Ward Cuff 32 KR/WB 9 5 10 124 0 41 12.4 4 105 0 33 26.3 615
George Franck 27 P 5 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 3 58 0 36 19.3 157
John Doolan 26 5 0 3 87 0 47 29.0 163
Ed Shedlosky 25 3 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 2 40 0 21 20.0 85
Joe Sulaitis 24 BB 8 4 3 50 0 19 16.7 99
Steve Filipowicz 24 FB 10 5 1 18 0 18 18.0 1 32 0 32 32.0 241
Frank Martin 26 3 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 1 18 0 18 18.0 43
Bill Paschal 24 fb 4 1 2 43 0 27 21.5 301
Lee Shaffer 33 b 6 1 2 42 0 24 21.0 42
John Weiss 23 RE 10 10 2 36 0 18 18.0 118
Sam Fox 27 LE 8 6 1 14 0 14 14.0 134
Junie Hovious 26 hb 6 1 1 20 0 20 20.0 13
Larry Visnic 26 LG 8 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.6 10 27 295 0 41 10.9 30 649 0 47 21.6 3247
Opp Total 10 28 1466 0 52.4 30 825 1 27.5

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
Ken Strong 39 fb/K 9 9 13 6 46.2%% 23 23 100.0%% 3 134 51 0 44.7
George Franck 27 P 5 0 22 832 57 0 37.8
Howie Livingston 23 fb/PR 10 6 13 481 62 0 37.0
Mike Klotovich 28 wb 6 1 11 423 54 0 38.5
Arnie Herber 35 TB 10 0 1 51 51 0 51.0
Team Total 27.6 10 13 6 46.2%% 23 23 100.0%% 50 1921 62 0 38.4
Opp Total 10 14 6 42.9%% 26 24 92.3%% 44 1677 38.1

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
Ward Cuff 32 KR/WB 9 5 1 15 0 15 0 0 5 2 -13 0
Howie Livingston 23 fb/PR 10 6 3 65 0 38 0 0 3 1 0 0
Junie Hovious 26 hb 6 1 0 3 3 0 0
Arnie Herber 35 TB 10 0 0 3 2 5 0
George Franck 27 P 5 0 0 2 2 5 0
Mike Klotovich 28 wb 6 1 0 2 2 0 0
Steve Filipowicz 24 FB 10 5 0 1 2 -4 0
Sam Fox 27 LE 8 6 0 0 3 14 0
Mel Hein 36 C 10 10 2 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
Frank Liebel 26 10 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 2 0 0
Hal Springer 23 e 7 2 0 2 1 0 0
Frank Cope+ 30 LT 9 8 0 0 2 0 0
Lou DeFilippo 29 rt 10 5 0 1 1 0 0
Frank Martin 26 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Paschal 24 fb 4 1 0 2 0 0 0
Bill Petrilas 30 hb 5 2 2 1 0 1 0
Joe Sulaitis 24 BB 8 4 0 2 0 0 0
Frank Umont 28 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
John Weiss 23 RE 10 10 0 0 2 0 0
Verlin Adams 27 1 0 1 3 0 3 0
Elmer Barbour 26 bb 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
Victor Carroll 33 t 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
John Doolan 26 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bill Piccolo 25 4 0 0 0 1 7 1
Phil Ragazzo 30 RT 5 5 1 7 0 7 0
Jim Sivell 31 RG 9 6 0 0 1 0 0
Larry Visnic 26 LG 8 4 1 3 0 3 0
Team Total 27.6 10 13 118 0 38 0 0 27 33 14 1
Opp Total 10 31 17

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
Frank Liebel 26 10 0 10 10 60
Ken Strong 39 fb/K 9 9 23 6 41
Howie Livingston 23 fb/PR 10 6 3 2 5 30
Steve Filipowicz 24 FB 10 5 1 1 2 12
Sam Fox 27 LE 8 6 2 2 12
Bill Paschal 24 fb 4 1 2 2 12
Bill Piccolo 25 4 0 1 1 6
John Weiss 23 RE 10 10 1 1 6
Team Total 27.6 10 6 16 1 23 23 6 179
Opp Total 10 17 6 1 2 24 6 198

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-10-07 @ PIT W, 34-6 2 29 pass Howie Livingston 29 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
2 1945-10-07 @ PIT W, 34-6 2 10 pass Steve Filipowicz 10 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
3 1945-10-07 @ PIT W, 34-6 2 38 pass Frank Liebel 38 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
4 1945-10-07 @ PIT W, 34-6 2 7 fumble Bill Piccolo 7 yard fumble return (Ken Strong kick)
5 1945-10-14 @ BOS T, 13-13 2 14 pass Frank Liebel 14 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
6 1945-10-21 PIT L, 7-21 3 15 pass Howie Livingston 15 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
7 1945-10-28 WAS L, 14-24 1 39 pass John Weiss 39 yard pass from Marion Pugh (Ken Strong kick)
8 1945-10-28 WAS L, 14-24 4 23 rush Howie Livingston 23 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
9 1945-11-04 RAM L, 17-21 1 77 rush Bill Paschal 77 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
10 1945-11-04 RAM L, 17-21 2 15 pass Frank Liebel 15 yard pass from Marion Pugh (Ken Strong kick)
11 1945-11-11 @ PHI L, 17-38 4 8 rush Howie Livingston 8 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
12 1945-11-11 @ PHI L, 17-38 4 37 pass Frank Liebel 37 yard pass from Marion Pugh (Ken Strong kick)
13 1945-11-18 DET W, 35-14 1 1 rush Steve Filipowicz 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
14 1945-11-18 DET W, 35-14 2 20 pass Frank Liebel 20 yard pass from Junie Hovious (Ken Strong kick)
15 1945-11-18 DET W, 35-14 2 53 pass Frank Liebel 53 yard pass from Junie Hovious (Ken Strong kick)
16 1945-11-18 DET W, 35-14 4 23 pass Sam Fox 23 yard pass from Junie Hovious (Ken Strong kick)
17 1945-11-18 DET W, 35-14 4 2 rush Howie Livingston 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
18 1945-11-25 GNB L, 14-23 1 26 pass Frank Liebel 26 yard pass from Junie Hovious (Ken Strong kick)
19 1945-11-25 GNB L, 14-23 4 3 rush Bill Paschal 3 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
20 1945-12-02 PHI W, 28-21 3 38 pass Frank Liebel 38 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
21 1945-12-02 PHI W, 28-21 3 41 pass Frank Liebel 41 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
22 1945-12-02 PHI W, 28-21 3 54 pass Frank Liebel 54 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
23 1945-12-02 PHI W, 28-21 4 5 pass Sam Fox 5 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-10-07 @ PIT L, 6-34 2 3 rush Paul Duhart 3 yard rush
2 1945-10-14 @ BOS T, 13-13 1 1 rush John Grigas 1 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
3 1945-10-21 PIT W, 21-7 1 3 rush John Lucente 3 yard rush (John Naioti kick)
4 1945-10-21 PIT W, 21-7 2 1 rush Buss Warren 1 yard rush (John Naioti kick)
5 1945-10-21 PIT W, 21-7 2 50 interception Ted Doyle 50 yard interception return (John Naioti kick)
6 1945-10-28 WAS W, 24-14 2 22 pass Wilbur Moore 22 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Joe Aguirre kick)
7 1945-10-28 WAS W, 24-14 3 3 rush Frank Akins 3 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
8 1945-10-28 WAS W, 24-14 4 6 pass Wayne Millner 6 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Joe Aguirre kick)
9 1945-11-04 RAM W, 21-17 1 2 rush Bob Waterfield 2 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
10 1945-11-04 RAM W, 21-17 3 10 rush Fred Gehrke 10 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
11 1945-11-04 RAM W, 21-17 4 35 rush Fred Gehrke 35 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
12 1945-11-11 @ PHI W, 38-17 1 64 pass Jack Ferrante 64 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
13 1945-11-11 @ PHI W, 38-17 2 24 pass Jack Ferrante 24 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
14 1945-11-11 @ PHI W, 38-17 2 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
15 1945-11-11 @ PHI W, 38-17 4 22 rush Steve Van Buren 22 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
16 1945-11-11 @ PHI W, 38-17 4 5 rush Gil Steinke 5 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
17 1945-11-18 DET L, 14-35 1 63 pass Dave Ryan 63 yard pass from Bob Westfall (Bill Callihan kick)
18 1945-11-18 DET L, 14-35 4 1 rush Bob Westfall 1 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
19 1945-11-25 GNB W, 23-14 2 2 rush Ted Fritsch 2 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
20 1945-11-25 GNB W, 23-14 3 4 rush Ted Fritsch 4 yard rush
21 1945-11-25 GNB W, 23-14 3 27 interception Charley Brock 27 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
22 1945-12-02 PHI L, 21-28 1 4 rush Steve Van Buren 4 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
23 1945-12-02 PHI L, 21-28 2 4 rush Steve Van Buren 4 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
24 1945-12-02 PHI L, 21-28 3 98 kickoff Steve Van Buren 98 yard kickoff return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
25 1945-12-09 @ WAS W, 17-0 3 25 pass Les Dye 25 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Joe Aguirre kick)
26 1945-12-09 @ WAS W, 17-0 4 2 rush Frank Akins 2 yard rush (Sammy Baugh run)