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1946 Philadelphia Eagles

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6-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 231 points (21.0/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 220 points (20.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of 11 points (1.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.8-5.2.

Coach: Greasy Neale (6-5-0)

Stadium: Shibe Park
 Training Camp: Saranac High School Field / Eagles Residence (Saranac Lake, New York)

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 231 2904 640 4.5 47 27 12 156 115 217 1641 14 20 7.6 69 423 1263 13 3.0 75
Team Defense 220 2483 638 3.9 44 18 18 146 95 220 1360 11 26 6.2 56 418 1123 17 2.7 72
Lg Rank Offense 5 6 9 9 7 7 5 5 5 2 4 8 6 9
Lg Rank Defense 7 2 5 5 2 4 4 5 2 4 6 3 8 1

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 25 14 16 316 175 141 2 15 233 117 116 4
2 Sun October 6 boxscore W 2-0 Boston Yanks 49 25 21 405 208 197 2 17 341 282 59 4
3 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-1 Green Bay Packers 7 19 15 254 204 50 6 10 134 99 35 1
4 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-2 @ Chicago Bears 14 21 11 199 154 45 6 17 297 145 152 3
5 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-2 @ Washington Redskins 28 24 18 262 228 34 5 11 127 61 66 4
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-2 New York Giants 24 14 11 197 62 135 2 18 251 148 103 5
7 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-3 @ New York Giants 17 45 14 273 198 75 5 19 341 90 251 4
9 Sun November 17 boxscore L 4-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 10 9 190 29 161 5 6 122 53 69 3
9 Sun November 24 boxscore L 4-5 Washington Redskins 10 27 15 271 161 110 5 18 345 168 177 2
10 Sun December 1 boxscore W 5-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 7 14 225 14 211 1 9 158 37 121 5
11 Sun December 8 boxscore W 6-5 @ Boston Yanks 40 14 12 312 208 104 8 6 134 160 -26 9

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
Tommy Thompson 30 qb 10 3 57 103 55.3 745 6 5.8 9 8.7 45 7.2 4.5 13.1 74.5 61.3 0 0
Roy Zimmerman 28 P/QB 11 7 41 79 51.9 597 4 5.1 8 10.1 59 7.6 4.0 14.6 54.3 54.1 0 0
Allie Sherman 23 11 0 17 33 51.5 264 4 12.1 3 9.1 53 8.0 6.3 15.5 24.0 80.1 0 0
Bosh Pritchard 27 PR/RH 11 5 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Steve Van Buren 26 KR/LH 9 8 1 1 100.0 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 3.9 118.7 0 0
Team Total 27.6 11 116 217 53.5 1641 14 6.5 20 9.2 59 7.6 4.7 14.1 149.2 61.2 0 0
Opp Total 11 95 220 43.2 1360 11 5.0 26 11.8 6.2 1.86 14.3 123.6 40.9 0 0 6.2 1.9 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 26 KR/LH 9 8 116 529 5 58 4.6 58.8 12.9 6 75 12.5 0 33 0.7 8.3 604 5 8
Bosh Pritchard 27 PR/RH 11 5 42 218 3 68 5.2 19.8 3.8 14 309 22.1 3 59 1.3 28.1 527 6 5
Jim Castiglia 28 fb 11 2 39 87 1 14 2.2 7.9 3.5 11 51 4.6 0 23 1.0 4.6 138 1 2
Gil Steinke 27 10 0 38 154 1 40 4.1 15.4 3.8 5 107 21.4 2 32 0.5 10.7 261 3 5
Tommy Thompson 30 qb 10 3 34 -116 0 6 -3.4 -11.6 3.4 -116 0 8
Ernie Steele 29 hb 9 4 31 108 1 43 3.5 12.0 3.4 5 69 13.8 0 24 0.6 7.7 177 1 4
Russ Craft 27 db 9 1 27 108 0 24 4.0 12.0 3.0 4 48 12.0 0 35 0.4 5.3 156 0 4
Roy Zimmerman 28 P/QB 11 7 23 43 1 12 1.9 3.9 2.1 43 1 3
Allie Sherman 23 11 0 21 8 0 12 0.4 0.7 1.9 8 0 6
Jack Hinkle 29 b 10 3 18 33 0 8 1.8 3.3 1.8 33 0 0
Joe Muha 25 FB 10 8 12 41 0 16 3.4 4.1 1.2 41 0 4
Mel Bleeker 26 4 0 6 -7 0 6 -1.2 -1.8 1.5 3 29 9.7 0 20 0.8 7.3 22 0 1
Ben Kish 29 b 10 2 6 13 0 4 2.2 1.3 0.6 3 16 5.3 0 7 0.3 1.6 29 0 1
Pete Kmetovic 27 5 0 5 30 0 27 6.0 6.0 1.0 4 68 17.0 0 38 0.8 13.6 98 0 1
Elliott Ormsbee 25 4 0 4 12 0 11 3.0 3.0 1.0 12 0 1
Dick Humbert 28 e 11 4 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 18 191 10.6 3 22 1.6 17.4 193 3 0
Jack Ferrante 30 LE 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 451 16.1 4 48 2.5 41.0 451 4 0
Larry Cabrelli 29 RE 8 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 98 12.3 1 38 1.0 12.3 98 1 0
Rudy Smeja 26 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 45 15.0 0 17 0.3 4.1 45 0 0
Bob Krieger 26 e 7 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 47 23.5 0 35 0.3 6.7 47 0 0
Bert Kuczynski 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 1 9 0.3 3.0 9 1 0
Jay MacDowell 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 28 28.0 0 28 0.2 4.7 28 0 0
Team Total 27.6 11 423 1263 12 68 3.0 114.8 38.5 116 1641 14.1 14 59 10.5 149.2 2904 26 54
Opp Total 11 418 1123 17 2.7 102.1 38.0 95 1360 14.3 11 8.6 123.6 2483 28 36

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
Bosh Pritchard 27 PR/RH 11 5 12 166 0 42 13.8 8 164 0 42 20.5 857
Ernie Steele 29 hb 9 4 9 82 0 18 9.1 8 120 0 51 15.0 379
Steve Van Buren 26 KR/LH 9 8 5 89 1 50 17.8 11 319 0 63 29.0 1012
Gil Steinke 27 10 0 8 116 0 27 14.5 3 92 0 56 30.7 469
Russ Craft 27 db 9 1 4 47 0 16 11.8 4 86 0 28 21.5 289
Jack Hinkle 29 b 10 3 1 4 0 4 4.0 1 25 0 25 25.0 62
Jim Castiglia 28 fb 11 2 1 17 0 17 17.0 155
Henry Gude 27 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Dick Humbert 28 e 11 4 1 18 0 18 18.0 211
Joe Muha 25 FB 10 8 1 23 0 23 23.0 64
Elliott Ormsbee 25 4 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 17
Rudy Smeja 26 e 11 1 1 12 0 12 12.0 57
Team Total 27.6 11 39 504 1 50 12.9 41 881 0 63 21.5 4289
Opp Total 11 30 1558 0 51.9 40 822 0 20.6

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
Augie Lio 28 K/lg 11 5 11 6 54.5% 27 27 100.0%
Roy Zimmerman 28 P/QB 11 7 4 2 50.0% 2 2 100.0% 23 890 52 0 38.7
Joe Muha 25 FB 10 8 22 843 64 0 38.3
Bosh Pritchard 27 PR/RH 11 5 7 242 64 0 34.6
Ben Kish 29 b 10 2 4 163 50 0 40.8
Steve Van Buren 26 KR/LH 9 8 1 41 41 0 41.0
Team Total 27.6 11 15 8 53.3% 29 29 100.0% 57 2179 64 0 38.2
Opp Total 11 10 4 40.0% 30 26 86.7% 64 2574 40.2

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
Steve Van Buren 26 KR/LH 9 8 0 8 5 0 0
Tommy Thompson 30 qb 10 3 0 8 4 0 0
Russ Craft 27 db 9 1 3 105 0 49 0 0 4 4 0 0
Ernie Steele 29 hb 9 4 3 69 0 30 0 0 4 4 10 0
Gil Steinke 27 10 0 6 72 1 52 0 0 5 0 0 0
Bosh Pritchard 27 PR/RH 11 5 3 7 0 4 0 0 5 1 0 0
Allie Sherman 23 11 0 0 6 3 1 0
Joe Muha 25 FB 10 8 1 8 0 8 0 0 4 3 0 0
Roy Zimmerman 28 P/QB 11 7 3 58 0 37 0 0 3 2 0 0
Duke Maronic 25 RG 11 11 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 0
Ben Kish 29 b 10 2 1 13 0 13 0 0 1 2 0 0
Augie Lio 28 K/lg 11 5 0 0 3 0 0
Mel Bleeker 26 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
Jim Castiglia 28 fb 11 2 0 2 0 0 0
Jack Ferrante 30 LE 11 9 0 0 2 2 0
Jack Hinkle 29 b 10 3 2 37 0 34 0
Vic Lindskog 32 C 11 10 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
Al Wistert+ 26 RT 9 9 1 27 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
Alex Wojciechowicz 31 c 7 1 0 1 1 0 0
Bucko Kilroy 25 g 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
Pete Kmetovic 27 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bob Krieger 26 e 7 2 0 0 1 0 0
Jay MacDowell 27 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Elliott Ormsbee 25 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
Rudy Smeja 26 e 11 1 0 0 1 0 0
John Wyhonic 27 g 11 2 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.6 11 26 413 1 52 0 0 54 45 13 0 1
Opp Total 11 36 18 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Augie Lio 28 K/lg 11 5 1 1 27 6 51
Bosh Pritchard 27 PR/RH 11 5 3 3 6 36
Steve Van Buren 26 KR/LH 9 8 5 1 6 36
Jack Ferrante 30 LE 11 9 4 4 24
Gil Steinke 27 10 0 1 2 1 4 24
Dick Humbert 28 e 11 4 3 3 18
Roy Zimmerman 28 P/QB 11 7 1 1 2 2 14
Larry Cabrelli 29 RE 8 6 1 1 6
Jim Castiglia 28 fb 11 2 1 1 6
Bert Kuczynski 26 3 0 1 1 6
Ernie Steele 29 hb 9 4 1 1 6
Jay MacDowell 27 6 0 1 2
Team Total 27.6 11 12 14 1 1 1 29 29 8 2 229
Opp Total 11 17 11 2 1 26 4 1 220