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1944 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-1-2, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1944 NFL Season Summary

Scored 267 points (26.7/g), 1st of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 131 points (13.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 136 points (13.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 8.4-1.6.

Coach: Greasy Neale (7-1-2)

Stadium: Shibe Park
 Training Camp: West Chester University (State Teachers College) (West Chester, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Principal Owner Alexis Thompson
General Manager 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 267 2604 560 4.7 32 20 10 110 55 136 941 9 12 6.9 27 424 1663 23 3.9 73
Team Defense 131 1937 552 3.5 37 4 8 86 105 231 1379 12 33 6.0 35 321 558 6 1.7 43
Lg Rank Offense 1 5 5 10 4 9 9 6 1 3 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 5 10 1 8 7 7 2 5 2 1 2 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Tue September 26 boxscore W 1-0 @ Boston Yanks 28 7 11 228 23 205 6 66 58 8 3
2 Sun October 8 boxscore T 1-0-1 Washington Redskins 31 31 11 313 154 159 1 15 394 291 103
3 Sun October 22 boxscore W 2-0-1 Boston Yanks 38 0 8 291 135 156 1 7 111 121 -10 3
4 Sun October 29 boxscore W 3-0-1 @ New York Giants 24 17 16 219 74 145 4 8 273 116 157 4
6 Sun November 5 boxscore W 4-0-1 @ Brooklyn Tigers 21 7 4 263 60 203 1 6 132 106 26 5
6 Sun November 12 boxscore T 4-0-2 New York Giants 21 21 11 274 102 172 6 6 257 148 109 3
7 Sun November 19 boxscore W 5-0-2 @ Washington Redskins 37 7 10 306 114 192 2 10 287 266 21 4
8 Sun November 26 boxscore L 5-1-2 Chicago Bears 7 28 13 96 94 2 6 9 176 85 91 2
9 Sun December 3 boxscore W 6-1-2 Brooklyn Tigers 34 0 11 300 47 253 3 6 29 16 13 4
10 Sun December 10 boxscore W 7-1-2 Cleveland Rams 26 13 13 317 140 177 5 7 216 179 37 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
Roy Zimmerman 26 K/P/QB 10 10 39 105 37.1% 785 8 7.6 10 9.5 75 7.5 4.7 20.1 78.5 50.0 0 0
Allie Sherman 21 10 0 16 31 51.6% 156 1 3.2 2 6.5 23 5.0 2.8 9.8 15.6 49.9 0 0
Team Total 25.7 10 55 136 40.4% 941 9 6.6 12 8.8 75 6.9 4.3 17.1 94.1 49.9 0 0
Opp Total 10 105 231 45.5% 1379 12 5.2 33 14.3 6.0 0.58 13.1 137.9 42.6 0 0 6.0 0.6 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
Jack Hinkle 27 RH 10 7 92 421 2 26 4.6 42.1 9.2 2 34 17.0 0 22 0.2 3.4 455 2 0
Steve Van Buren+ 24 KR/LH/PR 9 6 80 444 5 70 5.6 49.3 8.9 444 5 0
Mel Bleeker 24 hb 9 3 60 315 4 37 5.3 35.0 6.7 8 299 37.4 4 75 0.9 33.2 614 8 0
Ernie Steele 27 hb 9 2 59 247 5 56 4.2 27.4 6.6 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.1 2.4 269 5 0
Jack Banta 27 hb 7 2 38 198 3 60 5.2 28.3 5.4 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 1.1 206 3 0
Roy Zimmerman 26 K/P/QB 10 10 26 -84 2 5 -3.2 -8.4 2.6 -84 2 0
Ben Kish 27 FB 10 10 22 96 0 20 4.4 9.6 2.2 5 73 14.6 1 45 0.5 7.3 169 1 0
Allie Sherman 21 10 0 22 -42 1 17 -1.9 -4.2 2.2 -42 1 0
Art Macioszczyk 24 10 0 16 55 0 12 3.4 5.5 1.6 3 28 9.3 0 21 0.3 2.8 83 0 0
Toimi Jarvi 24 5 0 5 16 0 4 3.2 3.2 1.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.8 25 0 0
Ted Laux 26 1 0 2 -1 0 0 -0.5 -1.0 2.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 1.0 6.0 5 0 0
Larry Cabrelli 27 RE 9 9 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 14 169 12.1 1 30 1.6 18.8 167 1 0
Tom Miller 26 de 10 3 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 8 135 16.9 0 49 0.8 13.5 133 0 0
Flip McDonald 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 26 6.5 1 9 0.8 5.2 26 1 0
Jack Ferrante 28 LE 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 66 22.0 1 45 0.3 6.6 66 1 0
John Durko 30 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 31 15.5 1 23 0.3 5.2 31 1 0
Charlie Gauer 23 fb 7 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 35 17.5 0 18 0.3 5.0 35 0 0
Team Total 25.7 10 424 1661 22 70 3.9 166.1 42.4 55 941 17.1 9 75 5.5 94.1 2602 31 0
Opp Total 10 321 558 6 1.7 55.8 32.1 105 1379 13.1 12 10.5 137.9 1937 18 29

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
Steve Van Buren+ 24 KR/LH/PR 9 6 15 230 1 55 15.3 8 266 1 97 33.3 940
Ernie Steele 27 hb 9 2 11 181 0 25 16.5 5 128 0 51 25.6 578
Jack Banta 27 hb 7 2 7 81 0 10 11.6 3 54 0 25 18.0 341
Jack Hinkle 27 RH 10 7 4 32 0 14 8.0 6 134 0 30 22.3 621
Toimi Jarvi 24 5 0 2 22 0 15 11.0 47
Ben Kish 27 FB 10 10 2 36 0 27 18.0 205
Art Macioszczyk 24 10 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 1 4 0 4 4.0 101
Mel Bleeker 24 hb 9 3 1 3 0 3 3.0 617
Tom Miller 26 de 10 3 1 8 0 8 8.0 141
Team Total 25.7 10 41 563 1 55 13.7 26 630 1 97 24.2 3795
Opp Total 10 26 1255 0 48.3 46 830 1 18.0

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
Roy Zimmerman 26 K/P/QB 10 10 8 4 50.0%% 34 32 94.1%% 39 1531 61 0 39.3
Jack Banta 27 hb 7 2 9 398 56 0 44.2
Ben Kish 27 FB 10 10 1 1 100.0%% 4 182 65 0 45.5
Ted Laux 26 1 0 1 18 18 0 18.0
Allie Sherman 21 10 0 1 27 27 0 27.0
Steve Van Buren+ 24 KR/LH/PR 9 6 1 35 35 0 35.0
Team Total 25.7 10 8 4 50.0%% 35 33 94.3%% 55 2191 65 0 39.8
Opp Total 10 5 1 20.0%% 19 14 73.7%% 71 2513 35.4

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
Ernie Steele 27 hb 9 2 6 113 0 62 0
Steve Van Buren+ 24 KR/LH/PR 9 6 5 47 0 13 0
Ben Kish 27 FB 10 10 4 52 0 15 0
Roy Zimmerman 26 K/P/QB 10 10 4 36 0 14 0
Jack Hinkle 27 RH 10 7 2 62 1 50 0
Allie Sherman 21 10 0 2 34 0 20 0
Jack Banta 27 hb 7 2 1 34 0 34 0
Mel Bleeker 24 hb 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
Bob Friedman 23 LT 10 8 1 2 0 2 0
Charlie Gauer 23 fb 7 4 1 2 0 2 0
Toimi Jarvi 24 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
Vic Lindskog 30 c 7 4 1 65 1 65 0
Bap Manzini 24 C 10 6 1 16 0 16 0
Duke Maronic 23 9 0 1 32 0 32 0
Flip McDonald 23 5 0 1 14 0 14 0
Tom Miller 26 de 10 3 1 35 1 35 0
Team Total 25.7 10 33 544 3 65 0
Opp Total 10 29 25

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
Roy Zimmerman 26 K/P/QB 10 10 2 1 3 32 4 62
Mel Bleeker 24 hb 9 3 4 4 8 48
Steve Van Buren+ 24 KR/LH/PR 9 6 5 1 1 7 42
Ernie Steele 27 hb 9 2 5 5 30
Jack Banta 27 hb 7 2 3 3 18
Jack Hinkle 27 RH 10 7 2 1 3 18
Ben Kish 27 FB 10 10 1 1 1 7
Larry Cabrelli 27 RE 9 9 1 1 6
John Durko 30 6 0 1 1 6
Jack Ferrante 28 LE 10 4 1 1 6
Vic Lindskog 30 c 7 4 1 1 6
Flip McDonald 23 5 0 1 1 6
Tom Miller 26 de 10 3 1 1 6
Allie Sherman 21 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.7 10 22 9 1 1 3 1 37 33 4 267
Opp Total 10 6 12 1 1 14 1 131

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1944-09-26 @ BOS W, 28-7 1 1 rush Roy Zimmerman 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
2 1944-09-26 @ BOS W, 28-7 2 2 rush Jack Banta 2 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
3 1944-09-26 @ BOS W, 28-7 3 1 rush Mel Bleeker 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
4 1944-09-26 @ BOS W, 28-7 4 7 rush Ernie Steele 7 yard rush (Ben Kish kick)
5 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 1 16 rush Mel Bleeker 16 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
6 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 2 6 rush Jack Hinkle 6 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
7 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 2 45 pass Jack Ferrante 45 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
8 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 4 8 fumble Jack Banta 8 yard fumble return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
9 1944-10-22 BOS W, 38-0 1 56 rush Ernie Steele 56 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
10 1944-10-22 BOS W, 38-0 2 55 punt Steve Van Buren 55 yard punt return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
11 1944-10-22 BOS W, 38-0 2 18 rush Mel Bleeker 18 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
12 1944-10-22 BOS W, 38-0 3 75 pass Mel Bleeker 75 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
13 1944-10-22 BOS W, 38-0 4 23 pass John Durko 23 yard pass from Allie Sherman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
14 1944-10-29 @ NYG W, 24-17 2 6 rush Steve Van Buren 6 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
15 1944-10-29 @ NYG W, 24-17 3 15 pass Roy Zimmerman 15 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
16 1944-10-29 @ NYG W, 24-17 4 1 rush Roy Zimmerman 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
17 1944-11-05 @ BKN W, 21-7 1 44 rush Steve Van Buren 44 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
18 1944-11-05 @ BKN W, 21-7 1 70 rush Steve Van Buren 70 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
19 1944-11-05 @ BKN W, 21-7 2 57 pass Mel Bleeker 57 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
20 1944-11-12 NYG T, 21-21 1 97 kickoff Steve Van Buren 97 yard kickoff return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
21 1944-11-12 NYG T, 21-21 2 9 pass Mel Bleeker 9 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
22 1944-11-12 NYG T, 21-21 3 48 pass Mel Bleeker 48 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
23 1944-11-19 @ WAS W, 37-7 1 20 rush Steve Van Buren 20 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
24 1944-11-19 @ WAS W, 37-7 2 9 rush Mel Bleeker 9 yard rush
25 1944-11-19 @ WAS W, 37-7 2 50 interception Jack Hinkle 50 yard interception return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
26 1944-11-19 @ WAS W, 37-7 4 8 pass Flip McDonald 8 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
27 1944-11-19 @ WAS W, 37-7 4 21 rush Ernie Steele 21 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
28 1944-11-26 CHI L, 7-28 4 35 interception Tom Miller 35 yard interception return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
29 1944-12-03 BKN W, 34-0 1 65 interception Vic Lindskog 65 yard interception return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
30 1944-12-03 BKN W, 34-0 2 24 rush Ernie Steele 24 yard rush
31 1944-12-03 BKN W, 34-0 3 30 pass Larry Cabrelli 30 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
32 1944-12-03 BKN W, 34-0 3 3 rush Allie Sherman 3 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
33 1944-12-03 BKN W, 34-0 4 60 rush Jack Banta 60 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
34 1944-12-10 RAM W, 26-13 1 10 rush Steve Van Buren 10 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
35 1944-12-10 RAM W, 26-13 2 4 rush Jack Hinkle 4 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
36 1944-12-10 RAM W, 26-13 2 45 pass Ben Kish 45 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman
37 1944-12-10 RAM W, 26-13 4 10 rush Ernie Steele 10 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1944-09-26 @ BOS L, 7-28 4 25 rush Ted Williams 25 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
2 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 1 16 pass Wilbur Moore 16 yard pass from Frank Filchock
3 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 2 3 pass Les Dye 3 yard pass from Frank Filchock
4 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 3 47 pass Larry Fuller 47 yard pass from Frank Filchock
5 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 3 40 pass Bob Seymour 40 yard pass from Frank Filchock
6 1944-10-08 WAS T, 31-31 4 21 pass Wilbur Moore 21 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Joe Aguirre kick)
7 1944-10-29 @ NYG L, 17-24 1 63 fumble Frank Liebel 63 yard fumble return (Ken Strong kick)
8 1944-10-29 @ NYG L, 17-24 2 68 rush Bill Paschal 68 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
9 1944-11-05 @ BKN L, 7-21 3 58 pass Andy Kowalski 58 yard pass from Cecil Johnson (Bruiser Kinard kick)
10 1944-11-12 NYG T, 21-21 1 rush Bill Paschal yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
11 1944-11-12 NYG T, 21-21 4 12 pass Howie Livingston 12 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
12 1944-11-12 NYG T, 21-21 4 58 pass Frank Liebel 58 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
13 1944-11-19 @ WAS L, 7-37 1 59 pass Wilbur Moore 59 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Joe Aguirre kick)
14 1944-11-26 CHI W, 28-7 1 11 rush Bob Margarita 11 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
15 1944-11-26 CHI W, 28-7 1 1 rush Jim Fordham 1 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
16 1944-11-26 CHI W, 28-7 2 18 pass Rudy Smeja 18 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
17 1944-11-26 CHI W, 28-7 4 1 rush Gary Famiglietti 1 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
18 1944-12-10 RAM L, 13-26 2 53 pass Lou Zontini 53 yard pass from Albie Reisz
19 1944-12-10 RAM L, 13-26 4 70 pass Ray Hamilton 70 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Lou Zontini kick)