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1940 Philadelphia Eagles

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1-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 111 points (10.1/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 211 points (19.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of -100 points (-9.1/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 2.0-9.0.

Coach: Bert Bell (1-10-0)

Stadium: Shibe Park
 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 111 2153 679 3.2 20 0 122 152 362 1855 6 20 5.1 317 298 8 0.9 122
Team Defense 211 2790 611 4.6 25 13 80 151 1012 9 12 6.7 460 1778 18 3.9
Lg Rank Offense 9 9 4 1 6 1 2 7 4 8 10 10 8 10
Lg Rank Defense 9 7 9 6 1 1 1 4 9 9 9 10 10 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 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 20 27 11 218 225 -7 4 9 266 118 148 1
1 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-2 @ Cleveland Rams 13 21 11 239 196 43 4 9 229 107 122 1
3 Sat September 28 boxscore L 0-3 New York Giants 14 20 15 213 170 43 1 8 235 82 153
3 Fri October 4 boxscore L 0-4 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 17 30 9 152 100 52 3 14 249 71 178 1
4 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-5 @ New York Giants 7 17 9 117 102 15 1 15 276 87 189 3
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 0-6 Washington Redskins 17 34 10 276 238 38 4 14 380 283 97 4
7 Sat October 26 boxscore L 0-7 Brooklyn Dodgers 7 21 13 257 228 29 2 7 221 22 199 1
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 0-8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3 7 8 129 59 70 1 8 171 26 145 2
9 Sun November 17 boxscore L 0-9 Detroit Lions 0 21 9 129 152 -23 4 14 397 131 266 3
10 Thu November 28 boxscore W 1-9 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 0 8 120 67 53 1 5 130 65 65 6
11 Sun December 1 boxscore L 1-10 @ Washington Redskins 6 13 19 332 316 16 1 12 256 36 220 3

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
Davey O'Brien 23 QB 11 11 124 277 44.8% 1290 5 1.8 17 6.1 47 4.7 2.3 10.4 117.3 39.2 0 0
Foster Watkins 23 9 0 28 85 32.9% 565 1 1.2 3 3.5 0 6.6 5.3 20.2 62.8 46.4 0 0
Team Total 24.3 11 152 362 42.0% 1855 6 1.7 20 5.5 47 5.1 3.0 12.2 168.6 40.9 0 0
Opp Total 11 80 151 53.0% 1012 9 6.0 12 7.9 6.7 4.32 12.7 92.0 60.9 0 0 6.7 4.3 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
Davey O'Brien 23 QB 11 11 100 -180 1 0 -1.8 -16.4 9.1 -180 1 0
Dick Riffle 25 FB 11 6 81 238 4 0 2.9 21.6 7.4 8 58 7.3 1 0 0.7 5.3 296 5 0
Elmer Hackney 24 fb 8 1 32 101 1 0 3.2 12.6 4.0 2 4 2.0 0 0 0.3 0.5 105 1 0
Frank Emmons 22 fb 11 5 29 77 1 0 2.7 7.0 2.6 3 19 6.3 1 19 0.3 1.7 96 2 0
John Cole fb 7 1 26 75 0 0 2.9 10.7 3.7 2 11 5.5 0 0 0.3 1.6 86 0 0
Joe Bukant 25 LH 11 4 18 50 1 0 2.8 4.5 1.6 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.2 63 1 0
Foster Watkins 23 9 0 14 -76 0 0 -5.4 -8.4 1.6 -76 0 0
Fran Murray 25 P/RH 11 6 8 7 0 0 0.9 0.6 0.7 12 125 10.4 0 0 1.1 11.4 132 0 0
Jay Arnold 28 KR/PR 9 3 3 9 0 0 3.0 1.0 0.3 7 145 20.7 0 0 0.8 16.1 154 0 0
Don Looney* 23 RE 11 8 2 -4 0 0 -2.0 -0.4 0.2 58 707 12.2 4 47 5.3 64.3 703 4 0
Les McDonald 26 9 0 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 14 289 20.6 0 0 1.6 32.1 287 0 0
Joe Carter 30 e 6 4 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.5 0.2 12 201 16.8 0 0 2.0 33.5 198 0 0
Theodore Schmitt 24 g 11 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.5 0.1 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 14 0 0
Red Ramsey 29 LE 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 143 8.4 0 0 1.5 13.0 143 0 0
Joe Wendlick 25 e 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 67 8.4 0 0 0.9 7.4 67 0 0
Elmer Kolberg 24 rh 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 43 7.2 0 0 0.6 4.3 43 0 0
Chuck Newton 24 fb 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.3 7.3 22 0 0
Team Total 24.3 11 317 298 8 6 0.9 27.1 28.8 152 1855 12.2 6 47 13.8 168.6 2153 14 0
Opp Total 11 460 1778 18 3.9 161.6 41.8 80 1012 12.7 9 7.3 92.0 2790 27 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
Fran Murray 25 P/RH 11 6 1 0.0%% 8 6 75.0%% 30 1098 50 0 36.6
John Cole fb 7 1 1 1 100.0%% 5 3 60.0%% 10 336 66 0 33.6
Joe Bukant 25 LH 11 4 15 568 52 0 37.9
Dick Riffle 25 FB 11 6 14 479 48 0 34.2
Elmer Kolberg 24 rh 10 5 10 401 50 0 40.1
George Somers 25 K/RT 10 7 9 2 22.2%% 1 1 100.0%%
Davey O'Brien 23 QB 11 11 6 246 56 0 41.0
Foster Watkins 23 9 0 2 2 100.0%% 2 45 35 0 22.5
Team Total 24.3 11 11 3 27.3%% 16 12 75.0%% 87 3173 66 0 36.5
Opp Total 11 6 28 23 82.1%%

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
Davey O'Brien 23 QB 11 11 4 92 0 0 0
Fran Murray 25 P/RH 11 6 2 10 0 0 0
Jay Arnold 28 KR/PR 9 3 1 4 0 4 0
Joe Bukant 25 LH 11 4 1 10 0 10 0
Chuck Cherundolo 24 c 11 5 1 0 0 0 0
Elmer Kolberg 24 rh 10 5 1 15 0 15 0
Chuck Newton 24 fb 3 2 1 12 0 12 0
Red Ramsey 29 LE 11 8 1 5 0 5 0
Team Total 24.3 11 12 148 0 15 0
Opp Total 11 0 -13 1

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
Don Looney* 23 RE 11 8 4 1 5 30
Dick Riffle 25 FB 11 6 4 1 5 30
Frank Emmons 22 fb 11 5 1 1 2 12
George Somers 25 K/RT 10 7 1 2 7
Joe Bukant 25 LH 11 4 1 1 6
John Cole fb 7 1 3 1 6
Elmer Hackney 24 fb 8 1 1 1 6
Fran Murray 25 P/RH 11 6 6 6
Davey O'Brien 23 QB 11 11 1 1 6
Foster Watkins 23 9 0 2 2
Team Total 24.3 11 8 6 1 15 12 3 111
Opp Total 11 18 9 23 6 1 211

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-15 @ GNB L, 20-27 2 8 pass Dick Riffle 8 yard pass from Davey O'Brien
2 1940-09-15 @ GNB L, 20-27 4 31 interception Don Looney 31 yard interception return (John Cole kick)
3 1940-09-15 @ GNB L, 20-27 4 pass Don Looney unknown yard pass from Davey O'Brien (John Cole kick)
4 1940-09-22 @ RAM L, 13-21 2 10 pass Don Looney 10 yard pass from Davey O'Brien (John Cole kick)
5 1940-09-22 @ RAM L, 13-21 4 23 pass Don Looney 23 yard pass from Foster Watkins
6 1940-09-28 NYG L, 14-20 1 1 rush Joe Bukant 1 yard rush (Fran Murray kick)
7 1940-09-28 NYG L, 14-20 3 2 rush Dick Riffle 2 yard rush (Fran Murray kick)
8 1940-10-04 @ BKN L, 17-30 3 1 rush Elmer Hackney 1 yard rush (Fran Murray kick)
9 1940-10-04 @ BKN L, 17-30 4 10 rush Davey O'Brien 10 yard rush (Fran Murray kick)
10 1940-10-13 @ NYG L, 7-17 4 1 rush Frank Emmons 1 yard rush (Foster Watkins kick)
11 1940-10-20 WAS L, 17-34 2 1 rush Dick Riffle 1 yard rush (Fran Murray kick)
12 1940-10-20 WAS L, 17-34 2 47 pass Don Looney 47 yard pass from Davey O'Brien (Fran Murray kick)
13 1940-10-26 BKN L, 7-21 4 4 rush Dick Riffle 4 yard rush (Foster Watkins kick)
14 1940-11-28 PIT W, 7-0 4 17 rush Dick Riffle 17 yard rush (George Somers kick)
15 1940-12-01 @ WAS L, 6-13 4 19 pass Frank Emmons 19 yard pass from Davey O'Brien

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-15 @ GNB W, 27-20 1 39 rush Cecil Isbell 39 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
2 1940-09-15 @ GNB W, 27-20 1 6 pass Carl Mulleneaux 6 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
3 1940-09-15 @ GNB W, 27-20 1 pass Carl Mulleneaux unknown yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
4 1940-09-22 @ RAM W, 21-13 1 2 rush Johnny Drake 2 yard rush
5 1940-09-22 @ RAM W, 21-13 1 rush Johnny Drake unknown yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
6 1940-09-22 @ RAM W, 21-13 2 8 rush Johnny Drake 8 yard rush
7 1940-09-28 NYG W, 20-14 1 42 rush Ward Cuff 42 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
8 1940-09-28 NYG W, 20-14 3 38 pass Jim Poole 38 yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ward Cuff kick)
9 1940-10-04 @ BKN W, 30-17 2 pass Perry Schwartz unknown yard pass from Ace Parker (Ace Parker kick)
10 1940-10-04 @ BKN W, 30-17 2 2 pass Art Jocher 2 yard pass from Dick Cassiano (Ralph Kercheval kick)
11 1940-10-04 @ BKN W, 30-17 4 1 rush Pug Manders 1 yard rush
12 1940-10-04 @ BKN W, 30-17 4 2 rush Ace Parker 2 yard rush (Ace Parker kick)
13 1940-10-13 @ NYG W, 17-7 3 25 rush Eddie Miller 25 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
14 1940-10-13 @ NYG W, 17-7 4 6 pass Lee Shaffer 6 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Len Barnum kick)
15 1940-10-20 WAS W, 34-17 1 41 pass Wayne Millner 41 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
16 1940-10-20 WAS W, 34-17 2 52 pass Bob Masterson 52 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
17 1940-10-20 WAS W, 34-17 2 29 pass Dick Todd 29 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
18 1940-10-20 WAS W, 34-17 3 5 rush Bob Seymour 5 yard rush
19 1940-10-20 WAS W, 34-17 4 2 rush Dick Todd 2 yard rush (Bob Masterson kick)
20 1940-10-26 BKN W, 21-7 1 75 rush Banks McFadden 75 yard rush (Ace Parker kick)
21 1940-10-26 BKN W, 21-7 3 2 rush Pug Manders 2 yard rush (Ace Parker kick)
22 1940-10-26 BKN W, 21-7 4 98 kickoff Bill Leckonby 98 yard kickoff return (Ralph Kercheval kick)
23 1940-11-10 @ PIT W, 7-3 3 1 rush Coley McDonough 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
24 1940-11-17 DET W, 21-0 1 30 rush Lloyd Cardwell 30 yard rush (Chuck Hanneman kick)
25 1940-11-17 DET W, 21-0 3 7 rush Whizzer White 7 yard rush (Chuck Hanneman kick)
26 1940-11-17 DET W, 21-0 3 5 rush Whizzer White 5 yard rush (Chuck Hanneman kick)
27 1940-12-01 @ WAS W, 13-6 2 23 rush Wilbur Moore 23 yard rush
28 1940-12-01 @ WAS W, 13-6 3 6 rush Dick Todd 6 yard rush (Bob Masterson kick)