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1945 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 272 points (27.2/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 133 points (13.3/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 139 points (13.9/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 8.4-1.6.

Coach: Greasy Neale (7-3-0)

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 272 2959 568 5.2 24 10 131 98 187 1321 11 14 7.1 47 381 1638 26 4.3 74 61 529 10
Opp. Stats 133 2060 523 3.9 26 7 104 89 205 1243 10 19 6.1 37 318 817 8 2.6 54 56 422 13
Lg Rank Offense 1 4 3 5 4 8 8 7 3 5 3 3 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 7 8 1 5 2 5 5 3 1 1 2 2

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
3 Sun October 7 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Cardinals 21 6 9 240 76 164 14 213 170 43
4 Sun October 14 boxscore L 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 24 28 8 236 100 136 4 9 178 125 53 3
5 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-2 @ Washington Redskins 14 24 15 199 50 149 3 19 413 161 252
6 Sun October 28 boxscore W 2-2 Cleveland Rams 28 14 6 185 144 41 1 10 243 171 72 4
7 Sun November 4 boxscore W 3-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 45 3 12 425 225 200 2 5 141 108 33 5
8 Sun November 11 boxscore W 4-2 New York Giants 38 17 15 437 176 261 2 7 153 131 22 2
9 Sun November 18 boxscore W 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 6 15 277 106 171 3 13 194 52 142 2
10 Sun November 25 boxscore W 6-2 Washington Redskins 16 0 14 268 157 111 2 11 124 101 23 4
11 Sun December 2 boxscore L 6-3 @ New York Giants 21 28 18 307 148 159 3 8 258 187 71
12 Sun December 9 boxscore W 7-3 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 35 7 18 366 139 227 4 8 131 33 98 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
Roy Zimmerman 27 K/P/QB 10 8 67 127 52.8 991 9 7.1 8 6.3 74 7.8 6.4 14.8 99.1 75.9 0 0
Allie Sherman 22 qb 10 1 15 29 51.7 172 2 6.9 3 10.3 26 5.9 2.7 11.5 17.2 53.3 0 0
Tommy Thompson 29 8 0 15 28 53.6 146 0 0.0 2 7.1 27 5.2 2.0 9.7 18.3 38.7 0 0
Ernie Steele 28 hb 7 1 1 2 50.0 12 0 0.0 1 50.0 12 6.0 -16.5 12.0 1.7 29.2 0 0
Steve Van Buren+ 25 KR/LH/PR 10 9 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.1 10 98 187 52.4 1321 11 5.9 14 7.5 74 7.1 4.9 13.5 132.1 63.6 0 0
Opp Total 10 89 205 43.4 1243 10 4.9 19 9.3 6.1 2.87 14.0 124.3 41.2 0 0 6.1 2.9 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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
Steve Van Buren+ 25 KR/LH/PR 10 9 143 832 15 69 5.8 83.2 14.3 10 123 12.3 2 44 1.0 12.3 955 17 7
Mel Bleeker 25 RH 4 4 50 167 2 20 3.3 41.8 12.5 3 32 10.7 0 15 0.8 8.0 199 2 2
Abe Karnofsky 23 qb 8 2 41 134 2 19 3.3 16.8 5.1 5 113 22.6 0 38 0.6 14.1 247 2 3
Roy Zimmerman 27 K/P/QB 10 8 29 -11 1 9 -0.4 -1.1 2.9 -11 1 3
Johnny Butler 27 7 0 21 61 1 18 2.9 8.7 3.0 2 14 7.0 0 9 0.3 2.0 75 1 0
Ernie Steele 28 hb 7 1 20 212 2 46 10.6 30.3 2.9 3 42 14.0 0 31 0.4 6.0 254 2 2
Allie Sherman 22 qb 10 1 16 -7 1 8 -0.4 -0.7 1.6 -7 1 2
Jack Banta 28 hb 5 1 15 49 1 22 3.3 9.8 3.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.2 2.0 59 1 1
Jim Castiglia 27 fb 1 1 13 29 0 6 2.2 29.0 13.0 29 0 0
Jack Hinkle 28 b 3 2 11 40 0 14 3.6 13.3 3.7 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.7 48 0 1
Ben Kish 28 FB 9 5 9 82 0 22 9.1 9.1 1.0 8 78 9.8 0 18 0.9 8.7 160 0 0
Tommy Thompson 29 8 0 8 -13 0 7 -1.6 -1.6 1.0 -13 0 3
Gil Steinke 26 hb 7 1 7 46 1 18 6.6 6.6 1.0 2 12 6.0 0 9 0.3 1.7 58 1 1
Dick Erdlitz 25 7 0 6 24 0 16 4.0 3.4 0.9 24 0 0
John Rogalla 28 fb 8 4 2 2 0 6 1.0 0.3 0.3 2 22 11.0 0 17 0.3 2.8 24 0 0
Buss Warren 29 1 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -7.0 1.0 -7 0 1
Jack Ferrante 29 LE 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 464 22.1 7 74 2.1 46.4 464 7 0
Larry Cabrelli 28 RE 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 140 9.3 0 19 1.5 14.0 140 0 0
Fred Meyer 26 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 135 12.3 1 27 1.4 16.9 135 1 0
Flip McDonald 24 e 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 75 9.4 1 21 0.9 8.3 75 1 0
Dick Humbert 27 e 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 53 8.8 0 12 1.5 13.3 53 0 0
Team Total 26.1 10 392 1640 26 69 4.2 164.0 39.2 98 1321 13.5 11 74 9.8 132.1 2961 37 26
Opp Total 10 318 817 8 2.6 81.7 31.8 89 1243 14.0 10 8.9 124.3 2060 18 22

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Steve Van Buren+ 25 KR/LH/PR 10 9 14 154 0 24 11.0 13 373 1 98 28.7 1476
Abe Karnofsky 23 qb 8 2 7 103 0 32 14.7 6 164 0 57 27.3 514
Jack Banta 28 hb 5 1 4 74 0 20 18.5 2 37 0 19 18.5 170
Ernie Steele 28 hb 7 1 2 22 0 12 11.0 3 72 0 27 24.0 348
Mel Bleeker 25 RH 4 4 4 37 0 18 9.3 238
Jack Hinkle 28 b 3 2 3 28 0 14 9.3 1 17 0 17 17.0 93
Gil Steinke 26 hb 7 1 2 27 0 15 13.5 1 18 0 18 18.0 103
Larry Cabrelli 28 RE 10 8 2 25 0 17 12.5 165
Johnny Butler 27 7 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 96
Bucko Kilroy 24 9 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Roy Zimmerman 27 K/P/QB 10 8 1 7 0 7 7.0 -5
Team Total 26.1 10 37 452 0 32 12.2 30 734 1 98 24.5 4132
Opp Total 10 28 1281 0 45.8 39 866 0 22.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
Roy Zimmerman 27 K/P/QB 10 8 8 4 50.0% 33 29 87.9% 47 1778 64 1 37.8
Steve Van Buren+ 25 KR/LH/PR 10 9 2 2 100.0%
John Rogalla 28 fb 8 4 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.1 10 8 4 50.0% 36 32 88.9% 47 1778 64 1 37.8
Opp Total 10 6 3 50.0% 18 16 88.9% 63 1031 16.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
Roy Zimmerman 27 K/P/QB 10 8 7 90 0 23 0 0 3 2 -1 0
Steve Van Buren+ 25 KR/LH/PR 10 9 1 2 0 2 0 0 7 2 -6 0
Tommy Thompson 29 8 0 2 33 0 25 0 0 3 3 0 0
Abe Karnofsky 23 qb 8 2 1 27 0 27 0 0 3 1 0 0
Ernie Steele 28 hb 7 1 1 15 0 15 0 0 2 1 0 0
Jack Banta 28 hb 5 1 0 1 2 0 0
Mel Bleeker 25 RH 4 4 0 2 1 2 0
Jack Hinkle 28 b 3 2 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 1 0 0
Allie Sherman 22 qb 10 1 0 2 1 -10 0
Johnny Butler 27 7 0 1 32 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
Larry Cabrelli 28 RE 10 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Vic Lindskog 31 C 10 6 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
Vic Sears 27 LT 10 9 0 0 2 0 0
Gil Steinke 26 hb 7 1 0 1 1 0 0
Buss Warren 29 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Dick Erdlitz 25 7 0 1 3 0 3 0
Jack Ferrante 29 LE 10 8 1 15 0 15 0
George Fritts 26 t 10 1 0 0 1 0 0
Dick Humbert 27 e 4 2 0 0 1 0 0
Ben Kish 28 FB 9 5 1 0 0 0 0
Bap Manzini 25 c 9 4 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 10 19 257 0 32 0 0 26 24 -15 0
Opp Total 10 22 15

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
Steve Van Buren+ 25 KR/LH/PR 10 9 15 2 1 18 2 2 110
Roy Zimmerman 27 K/P/QB 10 8 1 1 29 33 4 8 47
Jack Ferrante 29 LE 10 8 7 7 42
Mel Bleeker 25 RH 4 4 2 2 12
Abe Karnofsky 23 qb 8 2 2 2 12
Ernie Steele 28 hb 7 1 2 2 12
Jack Banta 28 hb 5 1 1 1 6
Johnny Butler 27 7 0 1 1 6
Flip McDonald 24 e 9 2 1 1 6
Fred Meyer 26 8 0 1 1 6
Allie Sherman 22 qb 10 1 1 1 6
Gil Steinke 26 hb 7 1 1 1 6
John Rogalla 28 fb 8 4 1 1 1
Team Total 26.1 10 26 11 1 38 32 36 4 8 272
Opp Total 10 8 10 1 16 18 3 6 133

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1945-10-07 CRD W, 21-6 1 47 rush Steve Van Buren 47 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
2 1945-10-07 CRD W, 21-6 2 26 pass Jack Ferrante 26 yard pass from Allie Sherman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
3 1945-10-07 CRD W, 21-6 4 33 pass Steve Van Buren 33 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
4 1945-10-14 @ DET L, 24-28 1 69 rush Steve Van Buren 69 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
5 1945-10-14 @ DET L, 24-28 3 26 rush Steve Van Buren 26 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
6 1945-10-14 @ DET L, 24-28 4 4 pass Jack Ferrante 4 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
7 1945-10-21 @ WAS L, 14-24 2 15 rush Steve Van Buren 15 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
8 1945-10-21 @ WAS L, 14-24 4 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
9 1945-10-28 RAM W, 28-14 2 74 pass Jack Ferrante 74 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
10 1945-10-28 RAM W, 28-14 3 1 rush Roy Zimmerman 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
11 1945-10-28 RAM W, 28-14 4 1 rush Mel Bleeker 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
12 1945-10-28 RAM W, 28-14 4 21 pass Flip McDonald 21 yard pass from Allie Sherman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
13 1945-11-04 @ PIT W, 45-3 1 26 pass Jack Ferrante 26 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman
14 1945-11-04 @ PIT W, 45-3 2 65 pass Jack Ferrante 65 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
15 1945-11-04 @ PIT W, 45-3 3 20 rush Steve Van Buren 20 yard rush
16 1945-11-04 @ PIT W, 45-3 3 27 pass Fred Meyer 27 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
17 1945-11-04 @ PIT W, 45-3 4 22 rush Jack Banta 22 yard rush
18 1945-11-04 @ PIT W, 45-3 4 14 rush Mel Bleeker 14 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
19 1945-11-04 @ PIT W, 45-3 4 19 rush Abe Karnofsky 19 yard rush
20 1945-11-11 NYG W, 38-17 1 64 pass Jack Ferrante 64 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
21 1945-11-11 NYG W, 38-17 2 24 pass Jack Ferrante 24 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
22 1945-11-11 NYG W, 38-17 2 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
23 1945-11-11 NYG W, 38-17 4 22 rush Steve Van Buren 22 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
24 1945-11-11 NYG W, 38-17 4 5 rush Gil Steinke 5 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
25 1945-11-18 PIT W, 30-6 1 12 rush Abe Karnofsky 12 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
26 1945-11-18 PIT W, 30-6 2 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush
27 1945-11-18 PIT W, 30-6 3 6 rush Steve Van Buren 6 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
28 1945-11-18 PIT W, 30-6 4 4 rush Ernie Steele 4 yard rush (John Rogalla kick)
29 1945-11-25 WAS W, 16-0 2 10 pass Ernie Steele 10 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
30 1945-11-25 WAS W, 16-0 3 44 pass Steve Van Buren 44 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman
31 1945-12-02 @ NYG L, 21-28 1 4 rush Steve Van Buren 4 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
32 1945-12-02 @ NYG L, 21-28 2 4 rush Steve Van Buren 4 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
33 1945-12-02 @ NYG L, 21-28 3 98 kickoff Steve Van Buren 98 yard kickoff return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
34 1945-12-09 BOS W, 35-7 2 1 rush Allie Sherman 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
35 1945-12-09 BOS W, 35-7 3 29 rush Steve Van Buren 29 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
36 1945-12-09 BOS W, 35-7 4 4 rush Johnny Butler 4 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
37 1945-12-09 BOS W, 35-7 4 7 rush Steve Van Buren 7 yard rush (Steve Van Buren kick)
38 1945-12-09 BOS W, 35-7 4 8 rush Steve Van Buren 8 yard rush (Steve Van Buren kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1945-10-07 CRD W, 21-6 4 2 rush Frank Seno 2 yard rush
2 1945-10-14 @ DET L, 24-28 1 31 pass Bob Westfall 31 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)
3 1945-10-14 @ DET L, 24-28 2 10 blocked punt Jack Matheson 10 yard blocked punt return (Bill Callihan kick)
4 1945-10-14 @ DET L, 24-28 3 43 pass Bob Westfall 43 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)
5 1945-10-14 @ DET L, 24-28 4 4 pass John Greene 4 yard pass from Cotton Price (Bill Callihan kick)
6 1945-10-21 @ WAS L, 14-24 2 1 rush Sal Rosato 1 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
7 1945-10-21 @ WAS L, 14-24 3 5 rush Frank Akins 5 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
8 1945-10-21 @ WAS L, 14-24 4 3 rush Frank Akins 3 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
9 1945-10-28 RAM W, 28-14 2 27 pass Jim Benton 27 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
10 1945-10-28 RAM W, 28-14 4 44 pass Harvey Jones 44 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
11 1945-11-11 NYG W, 38-17 4 8 rush Howie Livingston 8 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
12 1945-11-11 NYG W, 38-17 4 37 pass Frank Liebel 37 yard pass from Marion Pugh (Ken Strong kick)
13 1945-11-18 PIT W, 30-6 1 1 rush George Kiick 1 yard rush
14 1945-12-02 @ NYG L, 21-28 3 38 pass Frank Liebel 38 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
15 1945-12-02 @ NYG L, 21-28 3 41 pass Frank Liebel 41 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
16 1945-12-02 @ NYG L, 21-28 3 54 pass Frank Liebel 54 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
17 1945-12-02 @ NYG L, 21-28 4 5 pass Sam Fox 5 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
18 1945-12-09 BOS W, 35-7 2 18 rush Pug Manders 18 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)