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1937 Philadelphia Eagles

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2-8-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1937 NFL Season Summary

Scored 86 points (7.8/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 177 points (16.1/g), 9th.
 Differential of -91 points (-8.3/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 1.7-9.3.

Coach: Bert Bell (2-8-1)

Stadium: Philadelphia Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Owner/President/GM Bert Bell

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 86 1733 492 3.5 24 0 68 63 207 849 8 24 4.1 285 884 2 3.1 68
Team Defense 177 3127 698 4.5 36 17 79 196 1315 15 19 6.7 502 1812 6 3.6
Lg Rank Offense 8 10 7 1 10 3 8 6 7 10 10 10 10 6
Lg Rank Defense 9 10 8 5 1 8 10 10 6 10 10 10 3 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 5 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 14 27
2 Fri September 10 boxscore L 0-2 Brooklyn Dodgers 7 13
3 Tue September 21 boxscore L 0-3 Cleveland Rams 3 21
4 Sun September 26 boxscore T 0-3-1 Chicago Cardinals 6 6
5 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-4-1 New York Giants 7 16 2 112 29 83 1 15 326 72 254 1
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 1-4-1 @ Washington Redskins 14 0
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 1-5-1 @ New York Giants 0 21 4 103 11 92 4 12 258 46 212 4
8 Sun October 24 boxscore L 1-6-1 Washington Redskins 7 10
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 1-7-1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 7 16
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 2-7-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 14 10 13 244 105 139 1 11 265 122 143 4
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 2-8-1 @ Green Bay Packers 7 37

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
Dave Smukler 23 FB 11 11 42 118 35.6% 432 5 4.2 14 11.9 0 3.7 -0.8 10.3 39.3 21.5 0 0
Emmett Mortell 24 TB 11 11 18 71 25.4% 320 2 2.8 8 11.3 0 4.5 0.0 17.8 29.1 15.7 0 0
John Kusko 23 b 10 4 2 7 28.6% 11 0 0.0 2 28.6 0 1.6 -11.3 5.5 1.1 0.0 0 0
Rabbit Keen 23 8 0 1 5 20.0% 86 1 20.0 0 0.0 86 17.2 21.2 86.0 10.8 118.7 0 0
Winnie Baze 23 b 10 4 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Swede Hanson 30 2 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Glenn Frey 25 BB 6 5 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 24.7 11 63 207 30.4% 849 8 3.9 24 11.6 86 4.1 -0.3 13.5 77.2 17.8 0 0
Opp Total 11 79 196 40.3% 1315 15 7.7 19 9.7 6.7 3.88 16.6 119.5 49.6 0 0 6.7 3.9 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
Emmett Mortell 24 TB 11 11 100 312 0 0 3.1 28.4 9.1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 312 0 0
Dave Smukler 23 FB 11 11 92 247 1 0 2.7 22.5 8.4 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.4 243 1 0
Rabbit Keen 23 8 0 34 154 0 0 4.5 19.3 4.3 5 45 9.0 0 0 0.6 5.6 199 0 0
Swede Hanson 30 2 0 18 59 1 0 3.3 29.5 9.0 59 1 0
John Kusko 23 b 10 4 17 27 0 0 1.6 2.7 1.7 2 47 23.5 0 0 0.2 4.7 74 0 0
Bob Masters 24 hb 9 3 9 32 0 0 3.6 3.6 1.0 4 60 15.0 0 0 0.4 6.7 92 0 0
Jay Arnold 25 K/KR/P/PR/WB 10 6 5 7 0 0 1.4 0.7 0.5 8 142 17.8 0 0 0.8 14.2 149 0 0
Glenn Frey 25 BB 6 5 5 11 0 0 2.2 1.8 0.8 4 19 4.8 0 0 0.7 3.2 30 0 0
Winnie Baze 23 b 10 4 3 14 0 0 4.7 1.4 0.3 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 16 0 0
Joe Pilconis 26 e 11 3 2 21 0 0 10.5 1.9 0.2 6 59 9.8 0 0 0.5 5.4 80 0 0
Bill Hewitt 28 LE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 197 12.3 5 0 1.5 17.9 197 5 0
Joe Carter 27 RE 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 282 18.8 3 86 1.5 28.2 282 3 0
Team Total 24.7 11 285 884 2 0 3.1 80.4 25.9 63 849 13.5 8 86 5.7 77.2 1733 10 0
Opp Total 11 502 1812 6 3.6 164.7 45.6 79 1315 16.6 15 7.2 119.5 3127 21 0

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
Bill Hewitt 28 LE 11 11 5 5 30
Joe Carter 27 RE 10 8 3 3 18
Dave Smukler 23 FB 11 11 1 1 8 1 17
Swede Hanson 30 2 0 1 1 6
Maurice Harper 27 c 9 3 1 1 6
Joe Pilconis 26 e 11 3 1 1 6
Hank Reese 28 C 11 8 3 3
Team Total 24.7 11 2 8 1 1 12 11 1 86
Opp Total 11 6 15 18 5 177

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1937-09-05 @ PIT L, 14-27 2 3 rush Swede Hanson 3 yard rush (Dave Smukler kick)
2 1937-09-05 @ PIT L, 14-27 4 7 pass Bill Hewitt 7 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
3 1937-09-10 BKN L, 7-13 2 16 pass Bill Hewitt 16 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
4 1937-09-26 CRD T, 6-6 4 50 pass Joe Carter 50 yard pass from Dave Smukler
5 1937-10-03 NYG L, 7-16 1 4 pass Bill Hewitt 4 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
6 1937-10-10 @ WAS W, 14-0 1 10 pass Bill Hewitt 10 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Hank Reese kick)
7 1937-10-10 @ WAS W, 14-0 4 20 interception Maurice Harper 20 yard interception return (Dave Smukler kick)
8 1937-10-24 WAS L, 7-10 2 36 pass Joe Carter 36 yard pass from Emmett Mortell (Dave Smukler kick)
9 1937-10-31 @ PIT L, 7-16 1 22 fumble Joe Pilconis 22 yard fumble return (Dave Smukler kick)
10 1937-11-07 @ BKN W, 14-10 2 9 pass Bill Hewitt 9 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
11 1937-11-07 @ BKN W, 14-10 4 1 rush Dave Smukler 1 yard rush (Dave Smukler kick)
12 1937-11-14 @ GNB L, 7-37 4 86 pass Joe Carter 86 yard pass from Rabbit Keen (Hank Reese kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1937-09-05 @ PIT W, 27-14 1 39 pass Jeep Brett 39 yard pass from Tuffy Thompson (Izzy Weinstock kick)
2 1937-09-05 @ PIT W, 27-14 3 44 pass Bill Davidson 44 yard pass from Johnny Gildea (Armand Niccolai kick)
3 1937-09-05 @ PIT W, 27-14 4 92 kickoff Johnny Blood 92 yard kickoff return (Bill Breeden kick)
4 1937-09-05 @ PIT W, 27-14 4 44 pass Johnny Blood 44 yard pass from Max Fiske
5 1937-09-10 BKN W, 13-7 2 6 rush Ralph Kercheval 6 yard rush
6 1937-09-10 BKN W, 13-7 4 60 pass Jeff Barrett 60 yard pass from Reino Nori (Joe Maniaci kick)
7 1937-09-21 RAM W, 21-3 2 38 pass Johnny Drake 38 yard pass from Bob Snyder (Bob Snyder kick)
8 1937-09-21 RAM W, 21-3 4 25 pass Johnny Drake 25 yard pass from Bob Snyder (Bob Snyder kick)
9 1937-09-21 RAM W, 21-3 4 42 pass Joe Keeble 42 yard pass from Harry Mattos (Harry Mattos kick)
10 1937-09-26 CRD T, 6-6 1 1 rush Hal Pangle 1 yard rush
11 1937-10-03 NYG W, 16-7 2 2 rush Kink Richards 2 yard rush (Hank Soar kick)
12 1937-10-03 NYG W, 16-7 4 20 rush Ward Cuff 20 yard rush
13 1937-10-17 @ NYG W, 21-0 1 1 rush Kink Richards 1 yard rush (Tillie Manton kick)
14 1937-10-17 @ NYG W, 21-0 2 11 pass Hank Soar 11 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Tillie Manton kick)
15 1937-10-17 @ NYG W, 21-0 4 rush Ed Danowski unknown yard rush (Hank Soar kick)
16 1937-10-24 WAS W, 10-7 3 59 pass Charley Malone 59 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Riley Smith kick)
17 1937-10-31 @ PIT W, 16-7 1 87 interception Bill Davidson 87 yard interception return
18 1937-10-31 @ PIT W, 16-7 3 26 pass Bill Sortet 26 yard pass from Johnny Gildea (Armand Niccolai kick)
19 1937-11-07 @ BKN L, 10-14 3 71 rush Joe Maniaci 71 yard rush (Joe Maniaci kick)
20 1937-11-14 @ GNB W, 37-7 1 14 pass Ed Jankowski 14 yard pass from Bob Monnett
21 1937-11-14 @ GNB W, 37-7 2 2 pass Don Hutson 2 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Clarke Hinkle kick)
22 1937-11-14 @ GNB W, 37-7 4 78 pass Bernie Scherer 78 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
23 1937-11-14 @ GNB W, 37-7 4 27 interception Buckets Goldenberg 27 yard interception return (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
24 1937-11-14 @ GNB W, 37-7 4 34 pass Don Hutson 34 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Tiny Engebretsen kick)