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1949 New York Bulldogs

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1-10-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 153 points (12.8/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 368 points (30.7/g), 10th.
 Differential of -215 points (-17.9/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 1.3-10.7.

Coach: Charley Ewart (1-10-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

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 153 2831 743 3.8 45 22 19 183 172 343 1647 10 23 4.2 88 353 1184 10 3.4 76
Team Defense 368 4415 848 5.2 28 14 15 238 147 303 2055 25 14 6.6 92 535 2360 20 4.4 131
Lg Rank Offense 9 10 6 10 8 5 7 8 3 9 10 10 8 9
Lg Rank Defense 10 9 10 7 10 2 7 10 10 10 10 10 7 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Thu September 22 boxscore L 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 0 7 1 34 34 2 8 236 66 170 2
2 Fri September 30 boxscore L 0-2 New York Giants 14 38 21 277 160 117 5 21 253 67 186 1
3 Fri October 7 boxscore L 0-3 Green Bay Packers 0 19 17 189 117 72 2 20 385 154 231 2
4 Sun October 16 boxscore L 0-4 @ Washington Redskins 14 38 16 389 132 257 5 16 469 287 182 2
5 Sun October 23 boxscore L 0-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 24 19 315 244 71 3 24 402 46 356 3
6 Sun October 30 boxscore T 0-5-1 Washington Redskins 14 14 13 287 157 130 1 20 418 285 133 5
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 1-5-1 @ New York Giants 31 24 21 387 333 54 3 18 325 201 124 3
8 Sun November 13 boxscore L 1-6-1 Chicago Cardinals 20 65 20 393 254 139 7 32 572 253 319 2
9 Sun November 20 boxscore L 1-7-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 42 7 135 38 97 9 22 356 140 216 5
10 Sun November 27 boxscore L 1-8-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 20 42 19 363 221 142 2 23 462 354 108
11 Sun December 4 boxscore L 1-9-1 @ Detroit Lions 27 28 20 278 223 55 2 17 326 145 181 2
12 Sun December 11 boxscore L 1-10-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 27 9 162 146 16 4 17 289 135 154 1

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
Bobby Layne 23 QB 12 12 155 299 51.8% 1796 9 3.0 18 6.0 69 6.0 3.9 11.6 149.7 55.3 0 0
John Rauch 22 9 0 11 25 44.0% 169 1 4.0 3 12.0 61 6.8 2.2 15.4 18.8 40.7 0 0
Bob DeMoss 22 3 0 6 18 33.3% 60 0 0.0 2 11.1 20 3.3 -1.7 10.0 20.0 4.2 0 0
Mike Boyda 28 P 9 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 172 343 50.1% 2025 10 2.9 23 6.7 69 5.9 3.5 11.8 168.8 50.2 0 0
Opp Total 12 147 303 48.5% 2132 25 8.3 14 4.6 7.0 6.61 14.5 177.7 80.1 10 77 6.6 6.2 3.2

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
Joe Osmanski 32 FB 8 8 66 267 2 48 4.0 33.4 8.3 17 135 7.9 0 42 2.1 16.9 402 2 0
Joe Golding 28 RH 11 11 63 240 0 39 3.8 21.8 5.7 12 78 6.5 2 16 1.1 7.1 318 2 6
Bobby Layne 23 QB 12 12 54 196 3 27 3.6 16.3 4.5 196 3 10
Paul Shoults 24 KR/LH/PR 12 6 46 124 0 17 2.7 10.3 3.8 10 124 12.4 0 23 0.8 10.3 248 0 8
Phil Slosburg 23 b 3 2 37 121 1 23 3.3 40.3 12.3 4 11 2.8 0 9 1.3 3.7 132 1 2
Jim Canady 23 b 7 1 23 91 0 46 4.0 13.0 3.3 5 80 16.0 0 26 0.7 11.4 171 0 3
Dean Sensanbaugher 24 hb 4 2 20 36 1 7 1.8 9.0 5.0 36 1 3
Jim Wade 23 hb 10 1 9 23 0 6 2.6 2.3 0.9 4 58 14.5 0 33 0.4 5.8 81 0 1
Frank Muehlheuser 23 fb 8 2 9 10 1 3 1.1 1.3 1.1 2 26 13.0 0 10 0.3 3.3 36 1 2
Frank Nelson 26 4 0 8 26 0 25 3.3 6.5 2.0 26 0 2
Ed Smith 26 hb 8 1 7 9 0 0 1.3 1.1 0.9 9 0 1
Bob DeMoss 22 3 0 5 1 0 4 0.2 0.3 1.7 1 0 1
Ralph Heywood 28 e 12 2 3 -6 0 2 -2.0 -0.5 0.3 37 499 13.5 3 61 3.1 41.6 493 3 1
John Rauch 22 9 0 3 46 1 17 15.3 5.1 0.3 46 1 1
Bill Chipley 29 LE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 57 631 11.1 2 69 4.8 52.6 631 2 0
Hal Prescott 29 e 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 162 16.2 1 41 2.0 32.4 162 1 0
Joe Abbey 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 110 13.8 0 48 1.3 18.3 110 0 0
Nick Scollard 29 K/RE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 81 27.0 2 40 0.3 6.8 81 2 0
Bob Sponaugle 21 e 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0 14 0.5 6.5 26 0 0
Steve Pritko 29 e 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.5 2.0 4 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 353 1184 9 48 3.4 98.7 29.4 172 2025 11.8 10 69 14.3 168.8 3209 19 41
Opp Total 12 535 2360 20 4.4 196.7 44.6 147 2055 14.0 25 12.3 171.3 4415 45 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
Paul Shoults 24 KR/LH/PR 12 6 8 27 0 8 3.4 14 271 0 26 19.4 546
Joe Golding 28 RH 11 11 5 27 0 12 5.4 13 289 0 55 22.2 634
Jim Canady 23 b 7 1 4 36 0 12 9.0 10 233 0 40 23.3 440
Jim Wade 23 hb 10 1 7 32 0 10 4.6 3 58 0 29 19.3 171
Phil Slosburg 23 b 3 2 4 32 0 12 8.0 4 98 0 27 24.5 262
Frank Nelson 26 4 0 3 14 0 9 4.7 3 52 0 24 17.3 92
Joe Osmanski 32 FB 8 8 4 46 0 16 11.5 448
Dean Sensanbaugher 24 hb 4 2 1 9 0 9 9.0 3 81 0 29 27.0 126
Nick Scollard 29 K/RE 12 9 1 6 0 6 6.0 2 16 0 14 8.0 103
Ed Smith 26 hb 8 1 3 22 0 14 7.3 31
Tom Blake 22 5 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Bill Chipley 29 LE 12 9 1 7 0 7 7.0 638
Frank Muehlheuser 23 fb 8 2 1 40 0 40 40.0 76
Team Total 25.8 12 37 211 0 14 5.7 58 1191 0 55 20.5 4611
Opp Total 12 52 1634 2 31.4 31 618 0 19.9

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
Mike Boyda 28 P 9 0 56 2475 61 0 44.2
Nick Scollard 29 K/RE 12 9 10 3 30.0%% 21 18 85.7%%
Ralph Heywood 28 e 12 2 20 697 53 0 34.9
Frank Muehlheuser 23 fb 8 2 1 0 0 1 0.0
Team Total 25.8 12 10 3 30.0%% 21 18 85.7%% 77 3172 61 1 41.2
Opp Total 12 12 7 58.3%% 50 47 94.0%% 63 2519 40.0

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
Bobby Layne 23 QB 12 12 0 10 6 -6 0
Paul Shoults 24 KR/LH/PR 12 6 0 8 4 27 0
Joe Golding 28 RH 11 11 1 65 1 65 0 0 6 1 0 0
Jim Canady 23 b 7 1 2 36 0 36 0 0 3 2 2 0
Frank Nelson 26 4 0 1 10 0 10 0 0 2 1 0 0
John Rauch 22 9 0 2 4 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
Phil Slosburg 23 b 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Jim Wade 23 hb 10 1 1 12 0 12 0 0 1 2 4 0
Ralph Heywood 28 e 12 2 0 1 2 0 1
John Nolan 23 LT 12 12 0 0 3 0 0
Dean Sensanbaugher 24 hb 4 2 0 3 0 0 0
Ed Smith 26 hb 8 1 2 21 0 18 0 0 1 0 0 0
Joe Domnanovich 30 C 12 12 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
Frank Muehlheuser 23 fb 8 2 0 2 0 0 0
Nick Scollard 29 K/RE 12 9 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 5 0
John Weaver 23 RG 12 6 0 0 2 3 0
Fritz Barzilauskas 29 LG 12 10 0 0 1 0 0
Tom Blake 22 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mike Boyda 28 P 9 0 1 25 0 25 0
Bob DeMoss 22 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Herb Ellis 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Osmanski 32 FB 8 8 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Sabasteanski 28 rg 12 5 0 0 1 0 0
Carroll Vogelaar 29 RT 12 12 0 0 1 13 0
Joe Watt 30 hb 5 1 1 5 0 5 0
Team Total 25.8 12 14 211 1 65 0 0 41 33 48 1
Opp Total 12 47 33 19

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
Nick Scollard 29 K/RE 12 9 2 2 18 3 39
Ralph Heywood 28 e 12 2 3 1 4 24
Joe Golding 28 RH 11 11 2 1 3 18
Bobby Layne 23 QB 12 12 3 3 18
Bill Chipley 29 LE 12 9 2 2 12
Joe Osmanski 32 FB 8 8 2 2 12
Frank Muehlheuser 23 fb 8 2 1 1 6
Hal Prescott 29 e 5 1 1 1 6
John Rauch 22 9 0 1 1 6
Dean Sensanbaugher 24 hb 4 2 1 1 6
Phil Slosburg 23 b 3 2 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 12 9 10 1 1 21 18 3 153
Opp Total 12 20 25 2 1 1 47 7 368

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-30 NYG L, 14-38 2 1 rush Phil Slosburg 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
2 1949-09-30 NYG L, 14-38 2 1 rush Dean Sensanbaugher 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
3 1949-10-16 @ WAS L, 14-38 2 1 rush Bobby Layne 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
4 1949-10-16 @ WAS L, 14-38 3 fumble Ralph Heywood yard fumble return (Nick Scollard kick)
5 1949-10-23 @ PIT L, 13-24 1 1 rush Bobby Layne 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
6 1949-10-30 WAS T, 14-14 1 6 pass Joe Golding 6 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
7 1949-10-30 WAS T, 14-14 4 40 pass Nick Scollard 40 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
8 1949-11-06 @ NYG W, 31-24 2 18 pass Hal Prescott 18 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
9 1949-11-06 @ NYG W, 31-24 3 13 pass Bill Chipley 13 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
10 1949-11-06 @ NYG W, 31-24 3 4 rush Joe Osmanski 4 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
11 1949-11-06 @ NYG W, 31-24 4 3 rush Joe Osmanski 3 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
12 1949-11-13 CRD L, 20-65 1 13 pass Joe Golding 13 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
13 1949-11-13 CRD L, 20-65 3 1 rush Frank Muehlheuser 1 yard rush
14 1949-11-13 CRD L, 20-65 4 1 rush John Rauch 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
15 1949-11-27 @ RAM L, 20-42 2 21 pass Ralph Heywood 21 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
16 1949-11-27 @ RAM L, 20-42 3 1 rush Bobby Layne 1 yard rush
17 1949-11-27 @ RAM L, 20-42 4 5 pass Nick Scollard 5 yard pass from John Rauch (Nick Scollard kick)
18 1949-12-04 @ DET L, 27-28 2 9 pass Bill Chipley 9 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
19 1949-12-04 @ DET L, 27-28 3 65 interception Joe Golding 65 yard interception return (Nick Scollard kick)
20 1949-12-04 @ DET L, 27-28 4 3 pass Ralph Heywood 3 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Nick Scollard kick)
21 1949-12-04 @ DET L, 27-28 4 16 pass Ralph Heywood 16 yard pass from Bobby Layne

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-22 PHI W, 7-0 1 16 rush Bosh Pritchard 16 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
2 1949-09-30 NYG W, 38-14 1 3 rush Joe Scott 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1949-09-30 NYG W, 38-14 3 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1949-09-30 NYG W, 38-14 3 1 rush Gene Roberts 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1949-09-30 NYG W, 38-14 4 fumble Al DeRogatis yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1949-09-30 NYG W, 38-14 4 7 rush Gene Roberts 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
7 1949-10-07 GNB W, 19-0 2 14 pass Nolan Luhn 14 yard pass from Jug Girard
8 1949-10-07 GNB W, 19-0 4 15 rush Tony Canadeo 15 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
9 1949-10-16 @ WAS W, 38-14 1 1 rush Pete Stout 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
10 1949-10-16 @ WAS W, 38-14 2 25 pass Hal Crisler 25 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
11 1949-10-16 @ WAS W, 38-14 2 32 pass Hal Crisler 32 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
12 1949-10-16 @ WAS W, 38-14 3 44 pass Hal Crisler 44 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
13 1949-10-16 @ WAS W, 38-14 4 67 pass Harry Dowda 67 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
14 1949-10-23 @ PIT W, 24-13 1 25 rush Jerry Nuzum 25 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
15 1949-10-23 @ PIT W, 24-13 2 3 rush Joe Geri 3 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
16 1949-10-23 @ PIT W, 24-13 3 6 rush Jerry Nuzum 6 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
17 1949-10-30 WAS T, 14-14 2 44 pass Hugh Taylor 44 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
18 1949-10-30 WAS T, 14-14 3 1 rush Leon Cochran 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
19 1949-11-06 @ NYG L, 24-31 1 67 punt Emlen Tunnell 67 yard punt return (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1949-11-06 @ NYG L, 24-31 1 7 rush Joe Scott 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1949-11-06 @ NYG L, 24-31 2 24 pass Joe Scott 24 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 1 19 pass Charlie Trippi 19 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
23 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 2 3 rush Pat Harder 3 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
24 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 2 25 pass Billy Dewell 25 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
25 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 2 42 rush Pat Harder 42 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
26 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 2 12 pass Mal Kutner 12 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
27 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 3 12 pass Bob Ravensberg 12 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
28 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 3 12 pass Vic Schwall 12 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
29 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 4 41 pass Red Cochran 41 yard pass from Paul Christman
30 1949-11-13 CRD W, 65-20 4 22 rush Red Cochran 22 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
31 1949-11-20 @ PHI W, 42-0 1 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
32 1949-11-20 @ PHI W, 42-0 2 5 rush Steve Van Buren 5 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
33 1949-11-20 @ PHI W, 42-0 2 15 rush Clyde Scott 15 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
34 1949-11-20 @ PHI W, 42-0 3 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
35 1949-11-20 @ PHI W, 42-0 3 21 interception Pat McHugh 21 yard interception return (Cliff Patton kick)
36 1949-11-20 @ PHI W, 42-0 3 16 pass Neill Armstrong 16 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
37 1949-11-27 @ RAM W, 42-20 1 16 pass Fred Gehrke 16 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
38 1949-11-27 @ RAM W, 42-20 1 23 pass Vitamin Smith 23 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
39 1949-11-27 @ RAM W, 42-20 3 30 pass Tom Fears 30 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
40 1949-11-27 @ RAM W, 42-20 3 31 pass Tom Fears 31 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
41 1949-11-27 @ RAM W, 42-20 4 15 pass Tom Fears 15 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
42 1949-11-27 @ RAM W, 42-20 4 40 pass Don Currivan 40 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
43 1949-12-04 @ DET W, 28-27 1 62 punt Wally Triplett 62 yard punt return (Bill Dudley kick)
44 1949-12-04 @ DET W, 28-27 2 1 rush Frank Tripucka 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
45 1949-12-04 @ DET W, 28-27 2 58 pass John Greene 58 yard pass from Fred Enke (Bill Dudley kick)
46 1949-12-04 @ DET W, 28-27 4 8 pass John Greene 8 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Bill Dudley kick)
47 1949-12-11 PIT W, 27-0 2 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush
48 1949-12-11 PIT W, 27-0 3 44 pass Val Jansante 44 yard pass from Joe Geri (Joe Geri kick)
49 1949-12-11 PIT W, 27-0 3 1 rush Joe Geri 1 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
50 1949-12-11 PIT W, 27-0 4 17 pass Jim Finks 17 yard pass from Charlie Seabright (Joe Geri kick)