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1947 Philadelphia Eagles

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8-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 308 points (25.7/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 242 points (20.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of 66 points (5.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.7-4.3.

Coach: Greasy Neale (8-4-0)

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
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 308 3732 697 5.4 33 14 26 203 116 223 1761 18 19 7.9 68 474 1971 21 4.2 109
Team Defense 242 3739 714 5.2 36 13 27 188 151 334 2410 19 23 7.2 86 380 1329 13 3.5 75
Lg Rank Offense 2 6 2 3 6 9 6 4 2 3 3 3 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 5 4 8 8 2 9 7 5 8 6 1 1 5 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 45 42 26 401 202 199 19 387 373 14 2
2 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-0 New York Giants 23 0 21 331 70 261 2 4 101 62 39 4
3 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-1 @ Chicago Bears 7 40 15 273 215 58 9 21 506 364 142 2
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24 35 16 343 168 175 3 25 406 177 229 1
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 3-2 Los Angeles Rams 14 7 14 148 98 50 2 20 283 145 138 4
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-2 @ Washington Redskins 38 14 14 301 97 204 1 19 331 211 120 4
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-2 @ New York Giants 41 24 16 380 164 216 1 15 406 341 65 3
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-2 Boston Yanks 32 0 16 280 102 178 2 6 159 138 21 4
9 Sun November 23 boxscore L 6-3 @ Boston Yanks 14 21 14 243 79 164 4 15 274 140 134 2
10 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 0 15 251 32 219 2 6 120 45 75 3
11 Sun December 7 boxscore L 7-4 Chicago Cardinals 21 45 19 383 314 69 4 21 379 194 185 1
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 8-4 Green Bay Packers 28 14 17 398 220 178 3 17 387 220 167 6
Playoffs
Division Sun December 21 boxscore W 9-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21 0 17 255 131 124 2 7 154 52 102 2
Championship Sun December 28 boxscore L 9-5 @ Chicago Cardinals 21 28 22 357 297 60 3 11 336 54 282 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
Tommy Thompson 31 QB 12 1 106 201 52.7% 1680 16 8.0 15 7.5 69 8.4 6.6 15.8 140.0 76.3
Bill Mackrides 22 8 0 8 17 47.1% 58 2 11.8 3 17.6 15 3.4 -2.2 7.3 7.3 55.1 0 0
Allie Sherman 24 11 0 2 5 40.0% 23 0 0.0 1 20.0 13 4.6 -4.4 11.5 2.1 15.0
Team Total 27.6 12 116 223 52.0% 1761 18 8.1 19 8.5 69 7.9 5.7 15.2 146.8 69.7 0 0
Opp Total 12 151 334 45.2% 2410 19 5.7 23 6.9 7.2 5.25 16.0 200.8 60.1 0 0 7.2 5.3 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
Steve Van Buren+ 27 KR/LH 12 7 217 1008 13 45 4.6 84.0 18.1 9 79 8.8 0 35 0.8 6.6 1087 13 4
Bosh Pritchard 28 PR/RH 11 5 69 294 1 31 4.3 26.7 6.3 16 315 19.7 3 69 1.5 28.6 609 4 1
Art Macioszczyk 27 fb 11 2 30 104 0 11 3.5 9.5 2.7 3 20 6.7 0 8 0.3 1.8 124 0 2
Joe Muha 26 FB/P 12 9 27 107 1 28 4.0 8.9 2.3 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 117 1 1
Ernie Steele 30 lh 12 5 26 138 1 49 5.3 11.5 2.2 4 62 15.5 0 44 0.3 5.2 200 1 3
Tommy Thompson 31 QB 12 1 23 52 2 16 2.3 4.3 1.9 52 2 6
Pat McHugh 28 db 9 1 22 171 1 41 7.8 19.0 2.4 2 16 8.0 0 10 0.2 1.8 187 1 7
Allie Sherman 24 11 0 17 17 1 16 1.0 1.5 1.5 17 1 2
Gil Steinke 28 hb 6 3 16 50 0 15 3.1 8.3 2.7 4 90 22.5 1 60 0.7 15.0 140 1 3
Noble Doss 27 9 0 11 45 0 20 4.1 5.0 1.2 2 17 8.5 0 19 0.2 1.9 62 0 0
Bill Mackrides 22 8 0 7 -15 1 2 -2.1 -1.9 0.9 -15 1 3
Russ Craft 28 db 10 4 5 -1 0 4 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 2 66 33.0 1 34 0.2 6.6 65 1 0
Ben Kish 30 fb 12 8 3 -1 0 1 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.0 11 0 3
Jack Hinkle 30 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 0.3 2 0 0
Pete Pihos 24 RE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 382 16.6 7 66 1.9 31.8 382 7 1
Jack Ferrante 31 LE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 341 18.9 4 54 1.6 31.0 341 4 0
Neill Armstrong 21 e 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 197 11.6 2 46 1.4 16.4 197 2 1
Dick Humbert 29 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 139 10.7 0 19 1.2 12.6 139 0 0
Hal Prescott 27 e 11 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.4 15 0 0
Team Total 27.6 12 474 1971 21 49 4.2 164.3 39.5 116 1761 15.2 18 69 9.7 146.8 3732 39 37
Opp Total 12 380 1329 13 3.5 110.8 31.7 151 2410 16.0 19 12.6 200.8 3739 32 28

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
Bosh Pritchard 28 PR/RH 11 5 24 271 0 30 11.3 8 148 0 27 18.5 1028
Pat McHugh 28 db 9 1 10 156 1 69 15.6 3 50 0 30 16.7 393
Ernie Steele 30 lh 12 5 11 183 0 42 16.6 2 17 0 14 8.5 400
Steve Van Buren+ 27 KR/LH 12 7 13 382 1 95 29.4 1469
Jack Ferrante 31 LE 11 10 7 99 0 34 14.1 440
Gil Steinke 28 hb 6 3 6 69 0 30 11.5 1 2 0 2 2.0 211
Neill Armstrong 21 e 12 1 3 38 0 15 12.7 235
Joe Muha 26 FB/P 12 9 3 55 0 24 18.3 172
Art Macioszczyk 27 fb 11 2 2 36 0 18 18.0 160
Pete Pihos 24 RE 12 12 1 26 1 26 26.0 1 17 0 17 17.0 425
Russ Craft 28 db 10 4 1 5 0 5 5.0 70
Ben Kish 30 fb 12 8 1 10 0 10 10.0 21
Vic Sears 29 LT 7 5 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 27.6 12 54 716 2 69 13.3 44 854 1 95 19.4 5302
Opp Total 12 32 1575 0 49.2 49 989 1 20.2

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
Joe Muha 26 FB/P 12 9 5 1 20.0%% 53 2303 75 0 43.5
Cliff Patton 24 K/LG 12 12 14 3 21.4%% 40 36 90.0%%
Ben Kish 30 fb 12 8 8 301 47 0 37.6
Jim Kekeris 24 t 10 2 1 0.0%% 3 2 66.7%%
Bosh Pritchard 28 PR/RH 11 5 2 64 36 0 32.0
Team Total 27.6 12 20 4 20.0%% 43 38 88.4%% 63 2668 75 0 42.3
Opp Total 12 10 2 20.0%% 34 32 94.1%% 70 2671 38.2

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
Pat McHugh 28 db 9 1 3 52 0 48 0 0 7 4 0 0
Tommy Thompson 31 QB 12 1 0 6 8 -1 0
Ernie Steele 30 lh 12 5 6 103 0 43 0 0 3 2 -4 0
Gil Steinke 28 hb 6 3 1 17 0 17 0 0 3 2 0 0
Steve Van Buren+ 27 KR/LH 12 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 -4 0
Ben Kish 30 fb 12 8 1 37 0 37 0 0 3 1 0 0
Bill Mackrides 22 8 0 0 3 2 -1 0
Hal Prescott 27 e 11 2 3 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 2 0
Art Macioszczyk 27 fb 11 2 0 2 2 1 0
Allie Sherman 24 11 0 0 2 1 -9 0
Alex Wojciechowicz 32 C 12 11 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 5 0
Russ Craft 28 db 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Noble Doss 27 9 0 2 31 0 23 0
Dick Humbert 29 e 11 1 2 12 0 12 0
Bucko Kilroy 26 RG 12 9 0 0 2 0 0
Joe Muha 26 FB/P 12 9 0 1 1 2 1
Pete Pihos 24 RE 12 12 0 1 1 6 0
Bosh Pritchard 28 PR/RH 11 5 1 12 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Al Wistert+ 27 RT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
Neill Armstrong 21 e 12 1 0 1 0 0 0
Jack Ferrante 31 LE 11 10 0 0 1 0 0
Vic Lindskog 33 c 10 1 1 15 0 15 0
Vic Sears 29 LT 7 5 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.6 12 23 287 0 48 0 0 37 36 -3 1
Opp Total 12 28 15

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
Steve Van Buren+ 27 KR/LH 12 7 13 1 14 84
Pete Pihos 24 RE 12 12 7 1 8 48
Cliff Patton 24 K/LG 12 12 36 3 45
Jack Ferrante 31 LE 11 10 4 4 24
Bosh Pritchard 28 PR/RH 11 5 1 3 4 24
Joe Muha 26 FB/P 12 9 1 1 2 1 15
Neill Armstrong 21 e 12 1 2 2 12
Pat McHugh 28 db 9 1 1 1 2 12
Tommy Thompson 31 QB 12 1 2 2 12
Russ Craft 28 db 10 4 1 1 6
Bill Mackrides 22 8 0 1 1 6
Allie Sherman 24 11 0 1 1 6
Ernie Steele 30 lh 12 5 1 1 6
Gil Steinke 28 hb 6 3 1 1 6
Jim Kekeris 24 t 10 2 2 2
Team Total 27.6 12 21 18 2 1 1 43 38 4 308
Opp Total 12 13 19 1 2 32 2 242

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-09-28 WAS W, 45-42 1 19 pass Pete Pihos 19 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
2 1947-09-28 WAS W, 45-42 2 95 kickoff Steve Van Buren 95 yard kickoff return (Cliff Patton kick)
3 1947-09-28 WAS W, 45-42 2 1 rush Allie Sherman 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
4 1947-09-28 WAS W, 45-42 3 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
5 1947-09-28 WAS W, 45-42 3 21 pass Pete Pihos 21 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
6 1947-09-28 WAS W, 45-42 4 29 pass Neill Armstrong 29 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
7 1947-10-05 NYG W, 23-0 1 2 fumble Joe Muha 2 yard fumble return (Cliff Patton kick)
8 1947-10-05 NYG W, 23-0 2 1 rush Tommy Thompson 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
9 1947-10-05 NYG W, 23-0 3 22 rush Ernie Steele 22 yard rush
10 1947-10-12 @ CHI L, 7-40 4 60 pass Gil Steinke 60 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
11 1947-10-19 @ PIT L, 24-35 1 43 pass Pete Pihos 43 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
12 1947-10-19 @ PIT L, 24-35 2 69 pass Bosh Pritchard 69 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
13 1947-10-19 @ PIT L, 24-35 2 17 pass Pete Pihos 17 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
14 1947-10-26 RAM W, 14-7 1 4 rush Steve Van Buren 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
15 1947-10-26 RAM W, 14-7 3 1 rush Tommy Thompson 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
16 1947-11-02 @ WAS W, 38-14 1 26 blocked punt Pete Pihos 26 yard blocked punt return (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1947-11-02 @ WAS W, 38-14 1 10 pass Pete Pihos 10 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
18 1947-11-02 @ WAS W, 38-14 3 23 rush Steve Van Buren 23 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
19 1947-11-02 @ WAS W, 38-14 3 37 rush Steve Van Buren 37 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
20 1947-11-02 @ WAS W, 38-14 4 42 pass Jack Ferrante 42 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
21 1947-11-09 @ NYG W, 41-24 1 14 rush Steve Van Buren 14 yard rush
22 1947-11-09 @ NYG W, 41-24 2 15 rush Pat McHugh 15 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
23 1947-11-09 @ NYG W, 41-24 3 22 rush Bosh Pritchard 22 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
24 1947-11-09 @ NYG W, 41-24 3 39 pass Bosh Pritchard 39 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
25 1947-11-09 @ NYG W, 41-24 4 50 pass Jack Ferrante 50 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
26 1947-11-09 @ NYG W, 41-24 4 7 pass Bosh Pritchard 7 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
27 1947-11-16 BOS W, 32-0 1 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
28 1947-11-16 BOS W, 32-0 1 54 pass Jack Ferrante 54 yard pass from Tommy Thompson
29 1947-11-16 BOS W, 32-0 2 14 pass Jack Ferrante 14 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
30 1947-11-16 BOS W, 32-0 3 13 rush Steve Van Buren 13 yard rush
31 1947-11-16 BOS W, 32-0 4 7 pass Neill Armstrong 7 yard pass from Bill Mackrides
32 1947-11-23 @ BOS L, 14-21 2 69 punt Pat McHugh 69 yard punt return (Jim Kekeris kick)
33 1947-11-23 @ BOS L, 14-21 3 10 rush Steve Van Buren 10 yard rush (Jim Kekeris kick)
34 1947-11-30 PIT W, 21-0 1 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
35 1947-11-30 PIT W, 21-0 4 28 rush Joe Muha 28 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
36 1947-11-30 PIT W, 21-0 4 1 rush Bill Mackrides 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
37 1947-12-07 CRD L, 21-45 1 4 rush Steve Van Buren 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
38 1947-12-07 CRD L, 21-45 4 66 pass Pete Pihos 66 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
39 1947-12-07 CRD L, 21-45 4 32 pass Russ Craft 32 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
40 1947-12-14 GNB W, 28-14 1 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
41 1947-12-14 GNB W, 28-14 2 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
42 1947-12-14 GNB W, 28-14 3 38 rush Steve Van Buren 38 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
43 1947-12-14 GNB W, 28-14 3 66 pass Pete Pihos 66 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-09-28 WAS L, 42-45 2 25 pass Bob Nussbaumer 25 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
2 1947-09-28 WAS L, 42-45 2 62 pass Hugh Taylor 62 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
3 1947-09-28 WAS L, 42-45 3 94 kickoff Eddie Saenz 94 yard kickoff return (Dick Poillon kick)
4 1947-09-28 WAS L, 42-45 3 57 pass Dick Poillon 57 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
5 1947-09-28 WAS L, 42-45 4 36 pass Hugh Taylor 36 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
6 1947-09-28 WAS L, 42-45 4 18 pass Hugh Taylor 18 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
7 1947-10-12 @ CHI W, 40-7 2 74 pass Ken Kavanaugh 74 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
8 1947-10-12 @ CHI W, 40-7 2 2 rush Hugh Gallarneau 2 yard rush (Ray McLean kick)
9 1947-10-12 @ CHI W, 40-7 2 70 pass Ken Kavanaugh 70 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
10 1947-10-12 @ CHI W, 40-7 3 1 rush Hugh Gallarneau 1 yard rush
11 1947-10-12 @ CHI W, 40-7 3 24 pass Mike Jarmoluk 24 yard pass from Sid Luckman
12 1947-10-12 @ CHI W, 40-7 4 29 pass Jim Keane 29 yard pass from Nick Sacrinty (Ray McLean kick)
13 1947-10-19 @ PIT W, 35-24 1 39 pass Tony Compagno 39 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
14 1947-10-19 @ PIT W, 35-24 2 5 rush Johnny Clement 5 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
15 1947-10-19 @ PIT W, 35-24 4 19 pass Bill Garnaas 19 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
16 1947-10-19 @ PIT W, 35-24 4 23 rush Johnny Clement 23 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
17 1947-10-19 @ PIT W, 35-24 4 1 rush Steve Lach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
18 1947-10-26 RAM L, 7-14 4 1 rush Bob Hoffman 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
19 1947-11-02 @ WAS L, 14-38 1 3 pass Eddie Saenz 3 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
20 1947-11-02 @ WAS L, 14-38 4 3 rush Jim Youel 3 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
21 1947-11-09 @ NYG L, 24-41 2 18 pass Victor Carroll 18 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
22 1947-11-09 @ NYG L, 24-41 4 21 pass George Franck 21 yard pass from Paul Governali (Ken Strong kick)
23 1947-11-09 @ NYG L, 24-41 4 1 rush Gordon Paschka 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
24 1947-11-23 @ BOS W, 21-14 1 40 pass Don Currivan 40 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
25 1947-11-23 @ BOS W, 21-14 2 20 pass Joe Golding 20 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
26 1947-11-23 @ BOS W, 21-14 4 6 rush Boley Dancewicz 6 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
27 1947-12-07 CRD W, 45-21 3 3 rush Charlie Trippi 3 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
28 1947-12-07 CRD W, 45-21 3 1 rush Paul Christman 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
29 1947-12-07 CRD W, 45-21 4 5 rush Pat Harder 5 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
30 1947-12-07 CRD W, 45-21 4 59 interception Charlie Trippi 59 yard interception return (Pat Harder kick)
31 1947-12-07 CRD W, 45-21 4 56 interception Mal Kutner 56 yard interception return (Pat Harder kick)
32 1947-12-07 CRD W, 45-21 4 21 pass Mal Kutner 21 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
33 1947-12-14 GNB L, 14-28 2 17 pass Nolan Luhn 17 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ted Fritsch kick)
34 1947-12-14 GNB L, 14-28 3 11 pass Clyde Goodnight 11 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Roy McKay kick)