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1938 Philadelphia Eagles

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5-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1938 NFL Season Summary

Scored 154 points (14.0/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 164 points (14.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-5.9.

Coach: Bert Bell (5-6-0)

Stadium: Philadelphia Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: West Chester University (State Teachers College) (West Chester, 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 154 1928 537 3.6 19 0 86 64 191 917 15 19 4.8 346 1011 2 2.9 86
Team Defense 164 3251 660 4.9 33 17 97 197 1396 7 16 7.1 463 1855 12 4.0
Lg Rank Offense 4 10 4 1 10 7 8 2 4 9 9 9 10 9
Lg Rank Defense 7 10 7 1 1 6 9 3 9 9 9 10 9 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-1 Washington Redskins 23 26
3 Fri September 16 boxscore W 1-1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 27 7
3 Sun September 25 boxscore W 2-1 New York Giants 14 10 5 87 9 78 1 18 339 190 149 3
4 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-2 Chicago Bears 6 28
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-3 @ New York Giants 7 17 4 81 70 11 4 14 249 85 164 5
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-4 @ Washington Redskins 14 20
7 Wed October 26 boxscore W 3-4 Chicago Cardinals 7 0 146 30 116 152 51 101
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 3-5 Brooklyn Dodgers 7 10 7 120 8 112 1 11 262 107 155 3
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 3-6 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 14 32 8 136 71 65 1 16 327 137 190
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 4-6 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 7
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 5-6 @ Detroit Lions 21 7

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 24 FB 11 10 42 102 41.2% 524 7 6.9 8 7.8 0 5.1 3.0 12.5 47.6 48.0 0 0
Emmett Mortell 25 TB 11 7 12 57 21.1% 201 6 10.5 7 12.3 0 3.5 0.1 16.8 18.3 37.3 0 0
Dick Riffle 23 b 11 4 9 31 29.0% 178 2 6.5 4 12.9 39 5.7 1.2 19.8 16.2 32.9 0 0
Joe Bukant 23 b 11 1 1 1 100.0% 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 14.0 14.0 14.0 1.3 118.7 0 0
Team Total 24.1 11 64 191 33.5% 917 15 7.9 19 9.9 39 4.8 1.9 14.3 83.4 36.6 0 0
Opp Total 11 97 197 49.2% 1396 7 3.6 16 8.1 7.1 4.14 14.4 126.9 50.6 0 0 7.1 4.1 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
Emmett Mortell 25 TB 11 7 110 296 0 0 2.7 26.9 10.0 296 0 0
Dave Smukler 24 FB 11 10 96 313 1 0 3.3 28.5 8.7 313 1 0
Dick Riffle 23 b 11 4 65 227 1 0 3.5 20.6 5.9 227 1 0
Joe Bukant 23 b 11 1 48 119 0 0 2.5 10.8 4.4 119 0 0
Jay Arnold 26 HB/KR/P/PR 11 11 19 22 0 0 1.2 2.0 1.7 6 74 12.3 2 34 0.5 6.7 96 2 0
Woody Dow 22 BB 10 10 4 20 0 0 5.0 2.0 0.4 5 88 17.6 1 0 0.5 8.8 108 1 0
Rabbit Keen 24 1 0 3 10 0 0 3.3 10.0 3.0 10 0 0
John Cole 11 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 2 9 4.5 0 0 0.2 0.8 13 0 0
Joe Carter* 28 RE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 386 14.3 7 0 2.5 35.1 386 7 0
Bill Hewitt+ 29 LE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 237 13.2 4 0 1.6 21.5 237 4 0
Red Ramsey 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 122 24.4 1 40 0.5 11.1 122 1 0
Bob Pylman 25 t 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
Team Total 24.1 11 346 1011 2 4 2.9 91.9 31.5 64 917 14.3 15 40 5.8 83.4 1928 17 0
Opp Total 11 463 1855 12 4.0 168.6 42.1 97 1396 14.4 7 8.8 126.9 3251 19 0

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
Hank Reese 29 K 11 2 6 1 16.7%% 13 10 76.9%%
Jay Arnold 26 HB/KR/P/PR 11 11 1 0.0%% 3 3 100.0%%
Team Total 24.1 11 7 1 14.3%% 16 19 81.3%%
Opp Total 11 4 22 18 81.8%%

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
Joe Carter* 28 RE 11 11 7 1 8 48
Jay Arnold 26 HB/KR/P/PR 11 11 2 1 1 4 3 27
Bill Hewitt+ 29 LE 11 11 4 4 24
Dave Smukler 24 FB 11 10 1 1 2 6 18
Hank Reese 29 K 11 2 10 1 13
Woody Dow 22 BB 10 10 1 1 6
Bob Pylman 25 t 11 1 1 1 6
Red Ramsey 27 11 0 1 1 6
Dick Riffle 23 b 11 4 1 1 6
Team Total 24.1 11 2 15 1 3 1 22 19 1 154
Opp Total 11 12 7 18 4 1 164

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1938-09-11 WAS L, 23-26 2 9 rush Dave Smukler 9 yard rush (Hank Reese kick)
2 1938-09-11 WAS L, 23-26 2 39 pass Joe Carter 39 yard pass from Dick Riffle
3 1938-09-11 WAS L, 23-26 3 9 pass Joe Carter 9 yard pass from Emmett Mortell (Hank Reese kick)
4 1938-09-16 @ PIT W, 27-7 1 20 fumble Jay Arnold 20 yard fumble return (Dave Smukler kick)
5 1938-09-16 @ PIT W, 27-7 2 34 pass Jay Arnold 34 yard pass from Dick Riffle (Hank Reese kick)
6 1938-09-16 @ PIT W, 27-7 2 23 interception Jay Arnold 23 yard interception return
7 1938-09-16 @ PIT W, 27-7 3 44 rush Dick Riffle 44 yard rush (Dave Smukler kick)
8 1938-09-25 NYG W, 14-10 2 88 fumble Bob Pylman 88 yard fumble return (Hank Reese kick)
9 1938-09-25 NYG W, 14-10 4 92 fumble Joe Carter 92 yard fumble return (Hank Reese kick)
10 1938-10-02 CHI L, 6-28 4 pass Joe Carter unknown yard pass from Dave Smukler
11 1938-10-16 @ NYG L, 7-17 3 25 pass Woody Dow 25 yard pass from Emmett Mortell (Hank Reese kick)
12 1938-10-23 @ WAS L, 14-20 3 40 pass Red Ramsey 40 yard pass from Emmett Mortell (Hank Reese kick)
13 1938-10-23 @ WAS L, 14-20 4 55 pass Joe Carter 55 yard pass from Emmett Mortell (Hank Reese kick)
14 1938-10-26 CRD W, 7-0 2 5 pass Joe Carter 5 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Hank Reese kick)
15 1938-11-06 BKN L, 7-10 3 8 pass Bill Hewitt 8 yard pass from Emmett Mortell (Jay Arnold kick)
16 1938-11-13 @ BKN L, 14-32 3 101 kickoff Dave Smukler 101 yard kickoff return (Jay Arnold kick)
17 1938-11-13 @ BKN L, 14-32 3 27 pass Bill Hewitt 27 yard pass from Emmett Mortell (Jay Arnold kick)
18 1938-11-20 PIT W, 14-7 1 pass Bill Hewitt unknown yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
19 1938-11-20 PIT W, 14-7 4 11 pass Joe Carter 11 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Hank Reese kick)
20 1938-12-04 @ DET W, 21-7 1 52 lateral Joe Carter 52 yard lateral return (Dave Smukler kick)
21 1938-12-04 @ DET W, 21-7 1 7 pass Jay Arnold 7 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
22 1938-12-04 @ DET W, 21-7 3 25 pass Bill Hewitt 25 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1938-09-11 WAS W, 26-23 1 rush Max Krause unknown yard rush (Bob Masterson kick)
2 1938-09-11 WAS W, 26-23 2 40 pass Max Krause 40 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
3 1938-09-11 WAS W, 26-23 3 71 rush Max Krause 71 yard rush
4 1938-09-11 WAS W, 26-23 3 62 pass Bill Young 62 yard pass from Bill Hartman
5 1938-09-16 @ PIT L, 7-27 4 1 rush Whizzer White 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
6 1938-09-25 NYG L, 10-14 2 28 pass Jim Poole 28 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ward Cuff kick)
7 1938-10-02 CHI W, 28-6 1 10 pass Les McDonald 10 yard pass from Ray Buivid (Jack Manders kick)
8 1938-10-02 CHI W, 28-6 2 32 pass Fred Dreher 32 yard pass from Ray Buivid (Jack Manders kick)
9 1938-10-02 CHI W, 28-6 2 23 interception Joe Zeller 23 yard interception return (Jack Manders kick)
10 1938-10-02 CHI W, 28-6 3 52 interception George Corbett 52 yard interception return (Les McDonald kick)
11 1938-10-16 @ NYG W, 17-7 2 76 fumble Bull Karcis 76 yard fumble return (Ward Cuff kick)
12 1938-10-16 @ NYG W, 17-7 2 3 rush Tuffy Leemans 3 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
13 1938-10-23 @ WAS W, 20-14 1 39 pass Riley Smith 39 yard pass from Bill Hartman (Riley Smith kick)
14 1938-10-23 @ WAS W, 20-14 3 5 rush Andy Farkas 5 yard rush (Riley Smith kick)
15 1938-10-23 @ WAS W, 20-14 4 2 rush Andy Farkas 2 yard rush
16 1938-11-06 BKN W, 10-7 2 32 rush Ace Parker 32 yard rush (Ace Parker kick)
17 1938-11-13 @ BKN W, 32-14 1 1 rush Scrapper Farrell 1 yard rush (Ralph Kercheval kick)
18 1938-11-13 @ BKN W, 32-14 2 1 rush Scrapper Farrell 1 yard rush
19 1938-11-13 @ BKN W, 32-14 2 1 rush Wendell Butcher 1 yard rush (Ralph Kercheval kick)
20 1938-11-13 @ BKN W, 32-14 4 4 pass Jim Austin 4 yard pass from Ace Parker (Ralph Kercheval kick)
21 1938-11-20 PIT L, 7-14 3 79 rush Whizzer White 79 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
22 1938-12-04 @ DET L, 7-21 4 2 rush Ace Gutowsky 2 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)