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1948 Philadelphia Eagles

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9-2-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 376 points (31.3/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 156 points (13.0/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 220 points (18.3/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.7-1.3.

Coach: Greasy Neale (9-2-1)

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 376 4619 829 5.6 34 18 23 241 159 301 2241 27 16 7.4 99 528 2378 21 4.5 119
Team Defense 156 3160 714 4.4 39 16 13 158 139 338 1951 14 23 5.8 83 376 1209 5 3.2 62
Lg Rank Offense 2 2 2 5 2 5 5 2 2 3 3 3 3 2
Lg Rank Defense 2 2 8 7 1 9 3 3 5 2 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 24 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 14 21 15 331 207 124 4 14 340 151 189 2
2 Sun October 3 boxscore T 0-1-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 28 28 12 280 142 138 2 21 403 295 108 2
3 Sun October 10 boxscore W 1-1-1 New York Giants 45 0 19 366 168 198 2 6 125 64 61 5
4 Sun October 17 boxscore W 2-1-1 @ Washington Redskins 45 0 28 416 198 218 1 11 213 132 81 5
5 Sun October 24 boxscore W 3-1-1 Chicago Bears 12 7 15 175 71 104 3 14 223 102 121 4
6 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 34 7 20 334 177 157 3 15 254 144 110 6
7 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-1-1 @ New York Giants 35 14 21 458 189 269 4 19 376 261 115 2
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 6-1-1 Boston Yanks 45 0 22 489 269 220 2 7 162 61 101 3
9 Sun November 21 boxscore W 7-1-1 Washington Redskins 42 21 28 575 199 376 3 10 254 210 44 2
10 Sun November 28 boxscore W 8-1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 0 15 350 167 183 5 12 200 113 87 2
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 8-2-1 @ Boston Yanks 14 37 18 325 196 129 5 9 198 80 118 3
12 Sun December 12 boxscore W 9-2-1 Detroit Lions 45 21 28 520 258 262 20 412 338 74 3
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 19 boxscore W 10-2-1 Chicago Cardinals 7 0 16 232 7 225 3 6 131 35 96 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 32 QB 12 4 141 246 57.3% 1965 25 10.2 11 4.5 70 8.0 8.0 13.9 163.8 98.4 0 1
Bill Mackrides 23 qb 10 1 18 53 34.0% 276 2 3.8 4 7.5 28 5.2 2.6 15.3 27.6 33.2 0 0
Ernie Steele 31 hb 12 2 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Steve Van Buren+ 28 KR/LH 11 8 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 28.0 12 159 301 52.8% 2241 27 9.0 16 5.3 70 7.4 6.8 14.1 186.8 84.9 0 1
Opp Total 12 139 338 41.1% 1951 14 4.1 23 6.8 5.8 3.54 14.0 162.6 45.9 0 0 5.8 3.5 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+ 28 KR/LH 11 8 201 945 10 29 4.7 85.9 18.3 10 96 9.6 0 34 0.9 8.7 1041 10 6
Bosh Pritchard 29 PR/RH 12 9 117 517 4 65 4.4 43.1 9.8 27 252 9.3 2 34 2.3 21.0 769 6 9
Noble Doss 28 11 0 62 193 0 18 3.1 17.5 5.6 8 96 12.0 0 30 0.7 8.7 289 0 4
Jim Parmer 21 fb 11 2 30 167 3 42 5.6 15.2 2.7 167 3 2
Joe Muha 27 FB/P 11 11 25 90 0 14 3.6 8.2 2.3 2 22 11.0 1 20 0.2 2.0 112 1 1
Jack Myers 24 qb 12 7 21 118 1 29 5.6 9.8 1.8 7 57 8.1 0 31 0.6 4.8 175 1 2
Russ Craft 29 db 12 2 13 67 0 23 5.2 5.6 1.1 4 138 34.5 2 70 0.3 11.5 205 2 2
Ernie Steele 31 hb 12 2 13 99 1 56 7.6 8.3 1.1 2 43 21.5 1 32 0.2 3.6 142 2 3
Tommy Thompson 32 QB 12 4 12 46 1 13 3.8 3.8 1.0 46 1 0
Ben Kish 31 9 0 10 106 1 66 10.6 11.8 1.1 106 1 0
Pete Pihos 25 RE 12 11 8 -3 0 5 -0.4 -0.3 0.7 46 766 16.7 11 48 3.8 63.8 763 11 2
Bill Mackrides 23 qb 10 1 7 4 0 9 0.6 0.4 0.7 4 0 0
Gil Steinke 29 hb 2 1 5 17 0 8 3.4 8.5 2.5 17 0 0
Pat McHugh 29 db 10 1 4 12 0 5 3.0 1.2 0.4 12 0 3
Jack Ferrante 32 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 444 15.9 7 66 2.3 37.0 444 7 0
Neill Armstrong 22 e 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 325 13.5 3 33 2.0 27.1 325 3 0
Dick Humbert 30 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 2 0 0
Team Total 28.0 12 528 2378 21 66 4.5 198.2 44.0 159 2241 14.1 27 70 13.3 186.8 4619 48 35
Opp Total 12 376 1209 5 3.2 100.8 31.3 139 1951 14.0 14 11.6 162.6 3160 19 33

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 29 PR/RH 12 9 24 282 1 55 11.8 9 249 0 50 27.7 1300
Pat McHugh 29 db 10 1 18 220 0 55 12.2 232
Steve Van Buren+ 28 KR/LH 11 8 14 292 0 34 20.9 1333
Russ Craft 29 db 12 2 3 32 0 17 10.7 237
Ernie Steele 31 hb 12 2 1 5 0 5 5.0 2 30 0 20 15.0 177
Noble Doss 28 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 26 0 26 26.0 315
John Green 27 LE 12 9 2 24 0 21 12.0 24
Dick Humbert 30 12 0 2 7 0 7 3.5 9
Les Palmer 25 5 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 1 20 0 20 20.0 28
Ben Kish 31 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 106
Jim Parmer 21 fb 11 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 181
Pete Pihos 25 RE 12 11 1 9 0 9 9.0 772
Gil Steinke 29 hb 2 1 1 17 0 17 17.0 34
Team Total 28.0 12 51 554 1 55 10.9 32 681 0 50 21.3 5854
Opp Total 12 38 1658 0 43.6 48 990 0 20.6

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 27 FB/P 11 11 5 0.0%% 57 2694 82 0 47.3
Cliff Patton 25 K 12 2 12 8 66.7%% 50 50 100.0%%
Les Palmer 25 5 0 4 148 47 0 37.0
Al Johnson 26 5 0 1 5 5 1 5.0
Team Total 28.0 12 17 8 47.1%% 50 50 100.0%% 62 2847 82 1 45.9
Opp Total 12 5 1 20.0%% 22 21 95.5%% 88 3416 38.8

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
Bosh Pritchard 29 PR/RH 12 9 0 9 5 18 1
Steve Van Buren+ 28 KR/LH 11 8 2 32 0 20 0 0 6 4 0 0
Ernie Steele 31 hb 12 2 6 55 0 33 0 0 3 1 0 0
Pat McHugh 29 db 10 1 2 27 0 15 0 0 3 1 0 0
Russ Craft 29 db 12 2 0 2 3 9 0
Noble Doss 28 11 0 0 4 0 0 0
John Green 27 LE 12 9 0 1 3 0 0
Dick Humbert 30 12 0 4 35 0 20 0
Ben Kish 31 9 0 3 32 0 22 0 0 0 1 5 0
Jack Myers 24 qb 12 7 2 9 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 0
Alex Wojciechowicz 33 c 10 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 5 0
Neill Armstrong 22 e 12 4 2 30 0 19 0 0 0 1 1 0
Jim Parmer 21 fb 11 2 1 6 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
Vic Lindskog 34 C 12 11 0 0 2 0 0
Joe Muha 27 FB/P 11 11 0 1 1 0 0
Pete Pihos 25 RE 12 11 0 2 0 0 0
Mario Giannelli 28 mg 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
Bucko Kilroy 27 RG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Jay MacDowell 29 LT 12 10 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Mackrides 23 qb 10 1 0 0 1 0 0
John Magee 25 LG 12 8 0 0 1 0 0
Bap Manzini 28 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Cliff Patton 25 K 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
Al Wistert 28 RT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 28.0 12 23 228 0 33 0 0 35 33 38 1 1
Opp Total 12 33 17

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
Cliff Patton 25 K 12 2 50 8 74
Pete Pihos 25 RE 12 11 11 11 66
Steve Van Buren+ 28 KR/LH 11 8 10 10 60
Bosh Pritchard 29 PR/RH 12 9 4 2 1 1 8 48
Jack Ferrante 32 12 0 7 7 42
Neill Armstrong 22 e 12 4 3 3 18
Jim Parmer 21 fb 11 2 3 3 18
Russ Craft 29 db 12 2 2 2 12
Ernie Steele 31 hb 12 2 1 1 2 12
Ben Kish 31 9 0 1 1 6
Joe Muha 27 FB/P 11 11 1 1 6
Jack Myers 24 qb 12 7 1 1 6
Tommy Thompson 32 QB 12 4 1 1 6
Walt Barnes 30 11 0 1 2
Team Total 28.0 12 21 27 1 1 50 50 8 1 376
Opp Total 12 5 14 1 2 21 1 156

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-24 @ CRD L, 14-21 2 34 pass Bosh Pritchard 34 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
2 1948-09-24 @ CRD L, 14-21 3 42 pass Pete Pihos 42 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
3 1948-10-03 @ RAM T, 28-28 1 40 pass Pete Pihos 40 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
4 1948-10-03 @ RAM T, 28-28 2 36 pass Pete Pihos 36 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
5 1948-10-03 @ RAM T, 28-28 2 13 pass Neill Armstrong 13 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
6 1948-10-03 @ RAM T, 28-28 3 52 rush Bosh Pritchard 52 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
7 1948-10-10 NYG W, 45-0 1 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
8 1948-10-10 NYG W, 45-0 1 28 pass Pete Pihos 28 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
9 1948-10-10 NYG W, 45-0 2 32 pass Ernie Steele 32 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
10 1948-10-10 NYG W, 45-0 4 1 rush Tommy Thompson 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
11 1948-10-10 NYG W, 45-0 4 66 rush Ben Kish 66 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
12 1948-10-10 NYG W, 45-0 4 7 rush Jim Parmer 7 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
13 1948-10-17 @ WAS W, 45-0 1 19 pass Pete Pihos 19 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
14 1948-10-17 @ WAS W, 45-0 1 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
15 1948-10-17 @ WAS W, 45-0 2 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
16 1948-10-17 @ WAS W, 45-0 3 32 rush Bosh Pritchard 32 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1948-10-17 @ WAS W, 45-0 3 7 rush Steve Van Buren 7 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
18 1948-10-17 @ WAS W, 45-0 4 4 rush Ernie Steele 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
19 1948-10-24 CHI W, 12-7 1 8 rush Steve Van Buren 8 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
20 1948-10-31 @ PIT W, 34-7 2 20 rush Steve Van Buren 20 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
21 1948-10-31 @ PIT W, 34-7 2 7 pass Jack Ferrante 7 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
22 1948-10-31 @ PIT W, 34-7 4 55 punt Bosh Pritchard 55 yard punt return (Cliff Patton kick)
23 1948-10-31 @ PIT W, 34-7 4 18 fumble Bosh Pritchard 18 yard fumble return (Cliff Patton kick)
24 1948-11-07 @ NYG W, 35-14 1 26 pass Pete Pihos 26 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
25 1948-11-07 @ NYG W, 35-14 2 34 pass Pete Pihos 34 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
26 1948-11-07 @ NYG W, 35-14 3 6 rush Steve Van Buren 6 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
27 1948-11-07 @ NYG W, 35-14 3 65 rush Bosh Pritchard 65 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
28 1948-11-07 @ NYG W, 35-14 4 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
29 1948-11-14 BOS W, 45-0 2 70 pass Russ Craft 70 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
30 1948-11-14 BOS W, 45-0 2 20 pass Jack Ferrante 20 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
31 1948-11-14 BOS W, 45-0 2 26 pass Pete Pihos 26 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
32 1948-11-14 BOS W, 45-0 3 2 pass Bosh Pritchard 2 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
33 1948-11-14 BOS W, 45-0 4 14 pass Neill Armstrong 14 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
34 1948-11-14 BOS W, 45-0 4 5 rush Jim Parmer 5 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
35 1948-11-21 WAS W, 42-21 1 6 rush Steve Van Buren 6 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
36 1948-11-21 WAS W, 42-21 1 25 pass Neill Armstrong 25 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
37 1948-11-21 WAS W, 42-21 2 29 rush Jack Myers 29 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
38 1948-11-21 WAS W, 42-21 3 24 pass Russ Craft 24 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
39 1948-11-21 WAS W, 42-21 3 19 pass Pete Pihos 19 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
40 1948-11-21 WAS W, 42-21 4 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
41 1948-11-28 PIT W, 17-0 1 5 rush Bosh Pritchard 5 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
42 1948-11-28 PIT W, 17-0 2 13 pass Pete Pihos 13 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
43 1948-12-05 @ BOS L, 14-37 1 14 pass Jack Ferrante 14 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
44 1948-12-05 @ BOS L, 14-37 2 20 pass Joe Muha 20 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
45 1948-12-12 DET W, 45-21 2 10 pass Pete Pihos 10 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
46 1948-12-12 DET W, 45-21 2 66 pass Jack Ferrante 66 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
47 1948-12-12 DET W, 45-21 3 16 rush Steve Van Buren 16 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
48 1948-12-12 DET W, 45-21 4 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
49 1948-12-12 DET W, 45-21 4 42 rush Jim Parmer 42 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
50 1948-12-12 DET W, 45-21 4 23 pass Jack Ferrante 23 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-24 @ CRD W, 21-14 1 8 rush Charlie Trippi 8 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
2 1948-09-24 @ CRD W, 21-14 2 30 pass Mal Kutner 30 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
3 1948-09-24 @ CRD W, 21-14 4 64 pass Mal Kutner 64 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Pat Harder kick)
4 1948-10-03 @ RAM T, 28-28 3 27 pass Jack Zilly 27 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1948-10-03 @ RAM T, 28-28 4 3 pass Bill Smyth 3 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1948-10-03 @ RAM T, 28-28 4 1 rush Bob Hoffman 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
7 1948-10-03 @ RAM T, 28-28 4 20 pass Jack Zilly 20 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
8 1948-10-24 CHI L, 7-12 3 42 pass Ken Kavanaugh 42 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
9 1948-10-31 @ PIT L, 7-34 2 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
10 1948-11-07 @ NYG L, 14-35 3 11 pass Joe Scott 11 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
11 1948-11-07 @ NYG L, 14-35 4 26 pass John Atwood 26 yard pass from Ray Coates (Len Younce kick)
12 1948-11-21 WAS L, 21-42 2 30 pass Hal Crisler 30 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
13 1948-11-21 WAS L, 21-42 2 79 pass Hal Crisler 79 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
14 1948-11-21 WAS L, 21-42 4 93 fumble Dick Poillon 93 yard fumble return (Dick Poillon kick)
15 1948-12-05 @ BOS W, 37-14 1 35 rush Frank Muehlheuser 35 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
16 1948-12-05 @ BOS W, 37-14 2 68 pass Frank Seno 68 yard pass from Phil Slosburg (Nick Scollard kick)
17 1948-12-05 @ BOS W, 37-14 2 38 interception Bill Chipley 38 yard interception return (Nick Scollard kick)
18 1948-12-05 @ BOS W, 37-14 2 89 interception Joe Golding 89 yard interception return (Nick Scollard kick)
19 1948-12-05 @ BOS W, 37-14 4 2 rush Rudy Romboli 2 yard rush
20 1948-12-12 DET L, 21-45 2 4 pass Bill Dudley 4 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
21 1948-12-12 DET L, 21-45 3 10 pass Bill Dudley 10 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
22 1948-12-12 DET L, 21-45 4 38 pass John Greene 38 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)