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1949 Philadelphia Eagles

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11-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 364 points (30.3/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 134 points (11.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 230 points (19.2/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.0-1.0.

Coach: Greasy Neale (11-1-0)

Stadium: Shibe Park
 Training Camp: UM North Central Agriculture School (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)


Team Info

Majority Owner James P. Clark Led group of investors known as the "Happy Hundred"
General Manager Vince McNally

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 364 4431 894 5.0 26 12 13 243 130 251 1824 18 14 7.0 87 632 2607 25 4.1 143
Team Defense 134 2465 701 3.5 43 14 20 148 121 303 1248 11 29 3.6 68 353 1217 5 3.4 60
Lg Rank Offense 1 2 1 3 3 9 6 5 1 3 1 1 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 4 7 1 2 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Thu September 22 boxscore W 1-0 @ New York Bulldogs 7 0 8 236 66 170 2 1 34 34 2
2 Mon October 3 boxscore W 2-0 @ Detroit Lions 22 14 25 327 91 236 4 13 135 33 102 3
3 Sat October 8 boxscore W 3-0 Chicago Cardinals 28 3 20 376 107 269 2 13 213 57 156 3
4 Sun October 16 boxscore L 3-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 38 14 255 213 42 2 28 457 257 200 1
5 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-1 Washington Redskins 49 14 28 519 188 331 2 15 294 135 159 4
6 Sun October 30 boxscore W 5-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 38 7 21 365 128 237 3 14 224 143 81 3
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 6-1 Los Angeles Rams 38 14 25 439 175 264 1 13 224 197 27 5
8 Sun November 13 boxscore W 7-1 @ Washington Redskins 44 21 26 550 294 256 2 17 371 276 95 6
9 Sun November 20 boxscore W 8-1 New York Bulldogs 42 0 22 356 140 216 5 7 135 38 97 9
10 Sun November 27 boxscore W 9-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 17 26 486 190 296 1 6 196 134 62
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 10-1 @ New York Giants 24 3 16 298 127 171 1 11 112 69 43 3
12 Sun December 11 boxscore W 11-1 New York Giants 17 3 12 250 131 119 1 10 239 78 161 4
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 18 boxscore W 12-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 0 17 342 68 274 3 7 109 88 21 1

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 33 QB 12 9 116 214 54.2% 1727 16 7.5 11 5.1 75 8.1 7.3 14.9 143.9 84.4
Bill Mackrides 24 7 0 14 36 38.9% 182 2 5.6 2 5.6 37 5.1 3.7 13.0 26.0 50.9 0 0
Bosh Pritchard 30 RH 8 7 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 28.5 12 130 251 51.8% 1909 18 7.2 14 5.6 75 7.6 6.5 14.7 159.1 77.6 0 0
Opp Total 12 121 303 39.9% 1607 11 3.6 29 9.6 5.3 1.72 13.3 133.9 30.0 45 359 3.6 0.5 12.9

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+ 29 KR/LH 12 10 263 1146 11 41 4.4 95.5 21.9 4 88 22.0 1 50 0.3 7.3 1234 12 3
Bosh Pritchard 30 RH 8 7 84 506 3 77 6.0 63.3 10.5 8 185 23.1 2 75 1.0 23.1 691 5 2
Frank Ziegler 26 hb 10 4 84 283 1 41 3.4 28.3 8.4 3 33 11.0 0 24 0.3 3.3 316 1 4
Jim Parmer 22 fb 12 1 66 234 5 34 3.5 19.5 5.5 5 33 6.6 0 30 0.4 2.8 267 5 3
Jack Myers 25 fb 12 3 48 182 1 12 3.8 15.2 4.0 7 98 14.0 0 26 0.6 8.2 280 1 1
Clyde Scott 25 hb 8 2 40 195 1 39 4.9 24.4 5.0 8 148 18.5 1 70 1.0 18.5 343 2 4
Tommy Thompson 33 QB 12 9 15 17 2 5 1.1 1.4 1.3 17 2 4
Bill Mackrides 24 7 0 14 17 1 17 1.2 2.4 2.0 17 1 2
Russ Craft 30 db 10 2 11 5 0 6 0.5 0.5 1.1 1 37 37.0 0 37 0.1 3.7 42 0 2
Joe Muha 28 FB/P 12 11 3 19 0 13 6.3 1.6 0.3 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 29 0 1
Ben Kish 32 7 0 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -2 0 0
Pat McHugh 30 12 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 0.4 0.2 5 0 2
Jack Ferrante 33 LE 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 508 14.9 5 64 2.8 42.3 508 5 0
Pete Pihos+ 26 RE 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 484 14.2 4 49 3.1 44.0 484 4 0
Neill Armstrong 23 e 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 271 11.3 5 45 2.0 22.6 271 5 0
Dick Humbert 31 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.3 14 0 0
Team Total 28.5 12 632 2607 25 77 4.1 217.3 52.7 130 1909 14.7 18 75 10.8 159.1 4516 43 29
Opp Total 12 353 1217 5 3.4 101.4 29.4 121 1248 10.3 11 10.1 104.0 2465 16 30

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
Frank Reagan 30 PR 12 0 21 266 1 42 12.7 266
Bosh Pritchard 30 RH 8 7 13 99 0 23 7.6 5 99 0 36 19.8 889
Steve Van Buren+ 29 KR/LH 12 10 12 288 0 35 24.0 1522
Clyde Scott 25 hb 8 2 5 114 1 70 22.8 1 54 0 54 54.0 511
Russ Craft 30 db 10 2 3 50 0 19 16.7 92
Pat McHugh 30 12 0 3 26 0 20 8.7 31
Frank Ziegler 26 hb 10 4 2 20 0 10 10.0 1 21 0 21 21.0 357
John Green 28 de 7 2 2 33 0 18 16.5 33
Joe Muha 28 FB/P 12 11 1 2 0 2 2.0 1 20 0 20 20.0 51
Jack Myers 25 fb 12 3 2 27 0 21 13.5 307
Pete Pihos+ 26 RE 11 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 484
Team Total 28.5 12 48 577 2 70 12.0 25 542 0 54 21.7 5635
Opp Total 12 36 1712 0 47.6 53 1087 0 20.5

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
Cliff Patton 26 K/LG 12 7 18 9 50.0%% 43 42 97.7%%
Joe Muha 28 FB/P 12 11 1 0.0%% 5 5 100.0%% 45 1800 59 1 40.0
Frank Reagan 30 PR 12 0 8 362 63 0 45.3
Team Total 28.5 12 19 9 47.4%% 48 47 97.9%% 53 2162 63 1 40.8
Opp Total 12 8 5 62.5%% 17 17 100.0%% 81 3135 38.7

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 30 12 0 6 89 1 36 0 0 2 1 0 0
Frank Reagan 30 PR 12 0 7 146 0 52 0 0 1 1 0 0
Russ Craft 30 db 10 2 1 17 0 17 0 0 2 5 29 1
Frank Ziegler 26 hb 10 4 1 16 0 16 0 0 4 3 4 0
Dick Humbert 31 11 0 7 69 0 37 0
Clyde Scott 25 hb 8 2 0 4 3 -8 0
Jim Parmer 22 fb 12 1 2 12 0 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
Tommy Thompson 33 QB 12 9 0 4 2 0 0
Joe Muha 28 FB/P 12 11 2 31 1 28 0 0 1 1 0 0
Bill Mackrides 24 7 0 0 2 1 0 0
Steve Van Buren+ 29 KR/LH 12 10 0 3 0 0 0
Alex Wojciechowicz 34 c 12 1 2 26 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jack Ferrante 33 LE 12 7 0 0 2 0 0
Mike Jarmoluk 27 9 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 4 0
Jay MacDowell 30 t 8 1 0 0 2 0 0
Bosh Pritchard 30 RH 8 7 0 2 0 0 0
George Savitsky 25 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
Mario Giannelli 29 mg 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
Bucko Kilroy 28 RG 12 12 0 0 1 5 0
Duke Maronic 28 g 11 2 0 0 1 20 0
Jack Myers 25 fb 12 3 0 1 0 0 0
Cliff Patton 26 K/LG 12 7 0 0 1 0 0
Vic Sears 31 LT 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 28.5 12 29 409 2 52 0 0 29 31 54 1 1
Opp Total 12 11 30 16

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+ 29 KR/LH 12 10 11 1 12 72
Cliff Patton 26 K/LG 12 7 42 9 69
Neill Armstrong 23 e 12 4 5 5 30
Jack Ferrante 33 LE 12 7 5 5 30
Jim Parmer 22 fb 12 1 5 5 30
Bosh Pritchard 30 RH 8 7 3 2 5 30
Pete Pihos+ 26 RE 11 9 4 4 24
Clyde Scott 25 hb 8 2 1 1 1 3 18
Tommy Thompson 33 QB 12 9 2 2 12
Joe Muha 28 FB/P 12 11 1 1 5 11
Russ Craft 30 db 10 2 1 1 6
Bill Mackrides 24 7 0 1 1 6
Pat McHugh 30 12 0 1 1 6
Jack Myers 25 fb 12 3 1 1 6
Frank Reagan 30 PR 12 0 1 1 6
Frank Ziegler 26 hb 10 4 1 1 6
Mario Giannelli 29 mg 10 1 1 2
Team Total 28.5 12 25 18 2 1 2 48 47 9 1 364
Opp Total 12 5 11 1 17 5 134

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-22 @ NYY W, 7-0 1 16 rush Bosh Pritchard 16 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
2 1949-10-03 @ DET W, 22-14 4 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
3 1949-10-03 @ DET W, 22-14 4 6 rush Steve Van Buren 6 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
4 1949-10-08 CRD W, 28-3 1 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
5 1949-10-08 CRD W, 28-3 2 1 rush Jim Parmer 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
6 1949-10-08 CRD W, 28-3 3 12 rush Jim Parmer 12 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
7 1949-10-08 CRD W, 28-3 4 4 rush Steve Van Buren 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
8 1949-10-16 @ CHI L, 21-38 1 16 pass Pete Pihos 16 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
9 1949-10-16 @ CHI L, 21-38 2 50 pass Steve Van Buren 50 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
10 1949-10-16 @ CHI L, 21-38 3 64 pass Jack Ferrante 64 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
11 1949-10-23 WAS W, 49-14 1 75 pass Bosh Pritchard 75 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
12 1949-10-23 WAS W, 49-14 1 3 rush Steve Van Buren 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
13 1949-10-23 WAS W, 49-14 2 1 rush Tommy Thompson 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
14 1949-10-23 WAS W, 49-14 2 77 rush Bosh Pritchard 77 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
15 1949-10-23 WAS W, 49-14 2 4 pass Neill Armstrong 4 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
16 1949-10-23 WAS W, 49-14 3 1 rush Frank Ziegler 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1949-10-23 WAS W, 49-14 4 1 rush Bill Mackrides 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
18 1949-10-30 @ PIT W, 38-7 2 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Joe Muha kick)
19 1949-10-30 @ PIT W, 38-7 2 70 punt Clyde Scott 70 yard punt return (Joe Muha kick)
20 1949-10-30 @ PIT W, 38-7 3 6 rush Steve Van Buren 6 yard rush (Joe Muha kick)
21 1949-10-30 @ PIT W, 38-7 4 1 rush Tommy Thompson 1 yard rush (Joe Muha kick)
22 1949-10-30 @ PIT W, 38-7 4 15 pass Pete Pihos 15 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Joe Muha kick)
23 1949-11-06 RAM W, 38-14 2 2 rush Jack Myers 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
24 1949-11-06 RAM W, 38-14 2 34 pass Bosh Pritchard 34 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
25 1949-11-06 RAM W, 38-14 3 21 fumble Russ Craft 21 yard fumble return (Cliff Patton kick)
26 1949-11-06 RAM W, 38-14 3 45 pass Pete Pihos 45 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
27 1949-11-06 RAM W, 38-14 4 4 rush Jim Parmer 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
28 1949-11-13 @ WAS W, 44-21 1 4 rush Bosh Pritchard 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
29 1949-11-13 @ WAS W, 44-21 1 70 pass Clyde Scott 70 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
30 1949-11-13 @ WAS W, 44-21 2 14 pass Jack Ferrante 14 yard pass from Tommy Thompson
31 1949-11-13 @ WAS W, 44-21 2 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
32 1949-11-13 @ WAS W, 44-21 3 8 pass Pete Pihos 8 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
33 1949-11-13 @ WAS W, 44-21 3 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
34 1949-11-20 NYY W, 42-0 1 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
35 1949-11-20 NYY W, 42-0 2 5 rush Steve Van Buren 5 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
36 1949-11-20 NYY W, 42-0 2 15 rush Clyde Scott 15 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
37 1949-11-20 NYY W, 42-0 3 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
38 1949-11-20 NYY W, 42-0 3 21 interception Pat McHugh 21 yard interception return (Cliff Patton kick)
39 1949-11-20 NYY W, 42-0 3 16 pass Neill Armstrong 16 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
40 1949-11-27 PIT W, 34-17 1 13 pass Neill Armstrong 13 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
41 1949-11-27 PIT W, 34-17 2 3 pass Jack Ferrante 3 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
42 1949-11-27 PIT W, 34-17 3 1 rush Jim Parmer 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
43 1949-11-27 PIT W, 34-17 4 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
44 1949-12-04 @ NYG W, 24-3 2 41 punt Frank Reagan 41 yard punt return (Cliff Patton kick)
45 1949-12-04 @ NYG W, 24-3 3 45 pass Neill Armstrong 45 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
46 1949-12-04 @ NYG W, 24-3 3 28 interception Joe Muha 28 yard interception return (Cliff Patton kick)
47 1949-12-11 NYG W, 17-3 2 20 pass Neill Armstrong 20 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
48 1949-12-11 NYG W, 17-3 4 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-10-03 @ DET L, 14-22 1 23 pass John Greene 23 yard pass from Fred Enke (Bill Dudley kick)
2 1949-10-03 @ DET L, 14-22 2 8 pass John Greene 8 yard pass from Fred Enke (Bill Dudley kick)
3 1949-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-21 1 1 rush George Gulyanics 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
4 1949-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-21 2 32 pass Ken Kavanaugh 32 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
5 1949-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-21 2 1 rush Johnny Lujack 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
6 1949-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-21 3 15 pass Jim Keane 15 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
7 1949-10-16 @ CHI W, 38-21 4 54 interception George McAfee 54 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
8 1949-10-23 WAS L, 14-49 1 54 rush Rob Goode 54 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
9 1949-10-23 WAS L, 14-49 3 23 pass Pete Stout 23 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
10 1949-10-30 @ PIT L, 7-38 3 35 pass Val Jansante 35 yard pass from Jim Finks (Joe Glamp kick)
11 1949-11-06 RAM L, 14-38 1 7 pass Tom Fears 7 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
12 1949-11-06 RAM L, 14-38 4 13 rush Vitamin Smith 13 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
13 1949-11-13 @ WAS L, 21-44 1 39 pass Pete Stout 39 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Dick Poillon kick)
14 1949-11-13 @ WAS L, 21-44 3 21 rush Harry Dowda 21 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
15 1949-11-13 @ WAS L, 21-44 4 61 pass Hugh Taylor 61 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Dick Poillon kick)
16 1949-11-27 PIT L, 17-34 1 67 pass Jerry Nuzum 67 yard pass from Joe Geri (Joe Geri kick)
17 1949-11-27 PIT L, 17-34 4 40 pass Elbie Nickel 40 yard pass from Bob Gage (Joe Geri kick)