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1951 New York Yanks

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1-9-2, Finished 6th in NFL National Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.4, Offense: -0.9, Defense: -8.5, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 241 points (20.1/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 382 points (31.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -141 points (-11.8/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 3.0-9.0.

Coach: Jimmy Phelan (1-9-2)

 Training Camp: Ripon College (Ripon, Wisconsin)

Team Info

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 241 3675 829 4.4 36 9 23 211 172 428 2338 16 27 5.0 99 364 1337 12 3.7 89
Team Defense 382 4991 842 5.9 34 12 14 257 182 355 2594 24 22 6.9 118 464 2397 23 5.2 125
Lg Rank Offense 8 7 3 1 7 2 4 6 10 7 11 11 8 9
Lg Rank Defense 12 12 9 9 12 10 12 11 5 12 7 12 12 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 28 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 54 13 111 8 103 34 722 541 181 5
2 Mon October 8 boxscore L 0-2 @ Detroit Lions 10 37 18 258 151 107 3 16 307 148 159 1
3 Sun October 14 boxscore L 0-3 @ Chicago Bears 21 24 17 321 130 191 2 21 452 141 311 3
4 Sun October 21 boxscore T 0-3-1 @ Detroit Lions 24 24 19 242 178 64 1 24 407 326 81 2
5 Sun October 28 boxscore L 0-4-1 Green Bay Packers 27 29 17 418 319 99 3 18 340 276 64 3
6 Sun November 4 boxscore L 0-5-1 @ New York Giants 31 37 24 286 215 71 3 12 289 235 54 3
7 Sun November 11 boxscore L 0-6-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 19 12 245 139 106 2 23 468 223 245 3
8 Sun November 18 boxscore L 0-7-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 48 24 479 255 224 3 24 574 203 371 1
9 Sun November 25 boxscore T 0-7-2 San Francisco 49ers 10 10 14 283 149 134 5 22 337 103 234 2
10 Sun December 2 boxscore W 1-7-2 @ Green Bay Packers 31 28 18 371 288 83 3 23 437 242 195 7
11 Sun December 9 boxscore L 1-8-2 Chicago Bears 21 45 20 360 248 112 2 30 485 149 336 2
12 Sun December 16 boxscore L 1-9-2 New York Giants 17 27 15 374 331 43 9 10 237 71 166 2

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
17 Bob Celeri 24 QB 11 8 1-6-1 102 238 42.9 1797 12 5.0 15 6.3 75 7.6 5.7 17.6 163.4 59.8 0 0
18 John Rauch 24 qb 6 3 0-3-0 25 82 30.5 237 1 1.2 3 3.7 39 2.9 1.5 9.5 39.5 28.8 0 0
25 George Ratterman 25 qb 6 1 0-0-1 31 67 46.3 340 2 3.0 6 9.0 36 5.1 1.6 11.0 56.7 34.4 0 0
20 George Taliaferro* 24 KR/P 12 0 13 33 39.4 251 1 3.0 3 9.1 51 7.6 4.1 19.3 20.9 38.8 0 0
53 Bev Wallace 28 1 0 1 8 12.5 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 1.1 1.1 9.0 9.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 1-9-2 172 428 40.2 2634 16 3.7 27 6.3 75 6.2 4.1 15.3 219.5 47.4 0 0
Opp Total 12 182 355 51.3 2776 24 6.8 22 6.2 7.8 6.38 15.3 231.3 74.1 23 182 6.9 5.5 6.1

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
86 Zollie Toth 27 FB 10 0 119 384 4 16 3.2 38.4 11.9 10 100 10.0 0 23 1.0 10.0 484 4 2
46 Sherman Howard 27 RH 12 0 94 343 4 31 3.6 28.6 7.8 21 447 21.3 3 75 1.8 37.3 790 7 4
20 George Taliaferro* 24 KR/P 12 0 62 330 3 65 5.3 27.5 5.2 16 230 14.4 2 47 1.3 19.2 560 5 5
76 Buddy Young 25 LH/PR 12 0 46 165 1 17 3.6 13.8 3.8 31 508 16.4 3 48 2.6 42.3 673 4 3
17 Bob Celeri 24 QB 11 8 36 107 0 17 3.0 9.7 3.3 2 71 35.5 1 51 0.2 6.5 178 1 3
25 George Ratterman 25 qb 6 1 3 9 0 7 3.0 1.5 0.5 9 0 1
56 Al Pollard 23 6 0 2 2 0 3 1.0 0.3 0.3 0 18 0 18 0.0 3.0 20 0 0
18 John Rauch 24 qb 6 3 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.8 0.2 5 0 0
53 Bev Wallace 28 1 0 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -8.0 1.0 -8 0 1
4 Dan Edwards 25 RE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 509 13.1 3 53 3.9 50.9 509 3 0
7 Dan Garza 27 LE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 470 15.2 4 69 2.8 42.7 470 4 1
66 Bill O'Connor 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 192 13.7 0 33 1.2 16.0 192 0 0
12 Bruce Alford 30 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 65 16.3 0 59 0.3 5.4 65 0 0
3 Paul Crowe 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 20 6.7 0 10 0.3 2.2 20 0 0
65 John Wozniak 30 RG 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 4 0 1
Team Total 26.4 12 364 1337 12 65 3.7 111.4 30.3 172 2634 15.3 16 75 14.3 219.5 3971 28 22
Opp Total 12 464 2397 23 5.2 199.8 38.7 182 2594 14.3 24 15.2 216.2 4991 47 18

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
20 George Taliaferro* 24 KR/P 12 0 9 68 0 23 7.6 27 622 0 47 23.0 1250
76 Buddy Young 25 LH/PR 12 0 12 231 1 79 19.3 14 427 1 90 30.5 1331
56 Al Pollard 23 6 0 3 34 0 0 11.3 5 138 0 45 27.6 192
61 Bobbie Griffin 23 LDH 12 0 4 46 0 27 11.5 46
44 Sisto Averno 26 12 0 3 28 0 16 9.3 28
31 Bennie Aldridge 25 RDH 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
15 Duke Iverson 31 LLB 9 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
62 Harvey Johnson 32 K/RLB 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
71 Mike McCormack* 21 RT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
47 Paul Mitchell 31 LT 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
66 Bill O'Connor 25 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 202
24 Wayne Siegert 22 4 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Team Total 26.4 12 29 379 1 79 13.1 55 1256 1 90 22.8 5606
Opp Total 12 33 1709 1 51.8 48 1077 1 22.4

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
20 George Taliaferro* 24 KR/P 12 0 76 2881 72 1 37.9
62 Harvey Johnson 32 K/RLB 12 0 14 6 42.9% 31 31 100.0%
17 Bob Celeri 24 QB 11 8 5 224 54 0 44.8
Team Total 26.4 12 14 6 42.9% 31 31 100.0% 81 3105 72 1 38.3
Opp Total 12 18 12 66.7% 49 44 89.8% 66 2632 39.9

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
20 George Taliaferro* 24 KR/P 12 0 4 74 0 34 0 0 5 3 0 0
31 Bennie Aldridge 25 RDH 12 0 5 57 0 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Sherman Howard 27 RH 12 0 0 4 2 0 0
61 Bobbie Griffin 23 LDH 12 0 4 27 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Joe Golding 30 S 11 0 2 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 10 0
33 Darrel Meisenheimer 24 9 0 3 26 0 26 0 0 0 1 11 0
17 Bob Celeri 24 QB 11 8 0 3 0 0 0
3 Paul Crowe 27 9 0 3 15 0 9 0
45 Ross Nagel 28 MLB 9 0 1 27 0 27 0 0 0 2 0 0
86 Zollie Toth 27 FB 10 0 0 2 1 0 0
76 Buddy Young 25 LH/PR 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
62 Harvey Johnson 32 K/RLB 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Barney Poole 28 RDE 11 0 0 0 2 1 0
1 Art Tait 22 LDE 12 0 0 0 2 70 2
53 Bev Wallace 28 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
65 John Wozniak 30 RG 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
44 Sisto Averno 26 12 0 0 0 1 4 0
36 Don Colo 26 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Joe Domnanovich 32 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
39 Art Donovan 26 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Dan Garza 27 LE 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
71 Mike McCormack* 21 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 George Ratterman 25 qb 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 22 235 0 36 0 0 22 25 96 2
Opp Total 12 37 18 6 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
62 Harvey Johnson 32 K/RLB 12 0 31 6 49
46 Sherman Howard 27 RH 12 0 4 3 7 42
76 Buddy Young 25 LH/PR 12 0 1 3 1 1 6 36
20 George Taliaferro* 24 KR/P 12 0 3 2 5 30
7 Dan Garza 27 LE 11 0 4 4 24
86 Zollie Toth 27 FB 10 0 4 4 24
4 Dan Edwards 25 RE 10 0 3 3 18
1 Art Tait 22 LDE 12 0 2 2 12
17 Bob Celeri 24 QB 11 8 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 12 12 16 1 1 2 32 31 6 241
Opp Total 12 23 24 1 1 1 44 12 1 382