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1945 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-3-0, 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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 272 2959 568 5.2 24 10 10 131 98 187 1321 11 14 7.1 47 381 1638 26 4.3 74
Team Defense 133 2060 523 3.9 26 7 13 104 89 205 1243 10 19 6.1 37 318 817 8 2.6 54
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

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

Passing

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 26.2 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

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 26.2 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

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 1482
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 9.3 236
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 -4
Team Total 26.2 10 37 452 0 32 12.2 30 734 1 98 24.5 4147
Opp Total 10 28 1281 0 45.8 39 866 0 22.2

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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 26.2 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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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 26.2 10 19 257 0 32 0 0 26 24 -15 0
Opp Total 10 22 15

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Steve Van Buren+ 25 KR/LH/PR 10 9 15 2 1 18 2 110
Roy Zimmerman 27 K/P/QB 10 8 1 1 29 4 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
Team Total 26.2 10 26 11 1 38 32 4 272
Opp Total 10 8 10 16 3 133