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1950 Philadelphia Eagles

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL American Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.8, Offense: -0.8, Defense: 11.6, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 254 points (21.2/g), 7th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 141 points (11.8/g), 1st.
 Differential of 113 points (9.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 9.6-2.4.

Coach: Greasy Neale (6-6-0)

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 254 4014 885 4.5 43 15 10 231 121 285 1686 15 28 5.5 79 581 2328 13 4.0 142
Team Defense 141 3049 690 4.4 48 17 10 141 102 277 1446 10 31 4.8 65 391 1603 5 4.1 66
Lg Rank Offense 7 5 5 4 3 10 8 6 8 7 1 2 9 11
Lg Rank Defense 1 3 4 6 1 2 3 2 2 5 2 5 1 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 16 boxscore L 0-1 Cleveland Browns 10 35 24 248 100 148 5 23 448 307 141 4
1 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 45 7 26 439 163 276 4 12 265 155 110 12
3 Sat October 7 boxscore W 2-1 Los Angeles Rams 56 20 20 473 175 298 1 23 455 329 126 6
4 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-1 @ Baltimore Colts 24 14 28 460 206 254 4 6 225 160 65 1
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 10 17 362 175 187 4 13 306 205 101 6
6 Sun October 29 boxscore W 5-1 Washington Redskins 35 3 18 408 186 222 1 13 291 54 237 5
7 Sun November 5 boxscore L 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 19 258 146 112 7 13 217 10 207 1
8 Sun November 12 boxscore W 6-2 @ Washington Redskins 33 0 21 474 207 267 3 6 127 42 85 9
9 Sun November 19 boxscore L 6-3 Chicago Cardinals 10 14 16 292 89 203 2 16 323 133 190 1
10 Sun November 26 boxscore L 6-4 @ New York Giants 3 7 17 258 89 169 2 6 164 30 134
11 Sun December 3 boxscore L 6-5 @ Cleveland Browns 7 13 10 167 81 86 4 1 69 69
12 Sun December 10 boxscore L 6-6 New York Giants 7 9 15 262 156 106 6 9 204 66 138 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
11 Tommy Thompson 34 QB 12 12 6-6-0 107 239 44.8% 1608 11 4.6 22 9.2 75 6.7 3.5 15.0 134.0 44.4 0 0
39 Bill Mackrides 25 8 0 14 46 30.4% 228 4 8.7 6 13.0 59 5.0 0.8 16.3 28.5 37.5 0 0
Team Total 28.2 12 6-6-0 121 285 42.5% 1836 15 5.3 28 9.8 75 6.4 3.1 15.2 153.0 42.3 0 0
Opp Total 12 102 277 36.8% 1621 10 3.6 31 11.2 5.9 1.54 15.9 135.1 29.6 22 175 4.8 0.8 7.4

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
15 Steve Van Buren 30 LH 10 0 188 629 4 41 3.3 62.9 18.8 2 34 17.0 0 29 0.2 3.4 663 4 3
41 Frank Ziegler 27 RH 12 0 172 733 1 52 4.3 61.1 14.3 13 216 16.6 2 48 1.1 18.0 949 3 10
21 Toy Ledbetter 23 10 0 67 320 1 23 4.8 32.0 6.7 4 81 20.3 2 29 0.4 8.1 401 3 2
43 Jim Parmer 23 10 0 60 203 7 27 3.4 20.3 6.0 6 103 17.2 1 59 0.6 10.3 306 8 2
32 Jack Myers 26 FB 12 0 29 159 0 42 5.5 13.3 2.4 12 204 17.0 0 39 1.0 17.0 363 0 0
39 Bill Mackrides 25 8 0 21 82 0 18 3.9 10.3 2.6 82 0 2
11 Tommy Thompson 34 QB 12 12 15 34 0 7 2.3 2.8 1.3 34 0 3
27 Clyde Scott 26 1 0 13 46 0 22 3.5 46.0 13.0 46 0 1
33 Russ Craft 31 KR/LDH/PR 12 0 8 52 0 19 6.5 4.3 0.7 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.2 66 0 1
49 Pat McHugh 31 RDH 12 0 4 14 0 5 3.5 1.2 0.3 14 0 0
40 Frank Reagan 31 P/S 12 0 3 55 0 40 18.3 4.6 0.3 55 0 1
45 Joe Sutton 26 9 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 2
35 Pete Pihos* 27 RDE/RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 447 11.8 6 43 3.2 37.3 447 6 3
83 Jack Ferrante 34 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 588 16.8 3 75 2.9 49.0 588 3 0
80 Neill Armstrong 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 124 15.5 1 36 0.7 10.3 124 1 0
85 Billy Hix 21 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 20 0.2 2.3 25 0 0
Team Total 28.2 12 581 2328 13 52 4.0 194.0 48.4 121 1836 15.2 15 75 10.1 153.0 4164 28 32
Opp Total 12 391 1603 5 4.1 133.6 32.6 102 1446 14.2 10 8.5 120.5 3049 15 32

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
33 Russ Craft 31 KR/LDH/PR 12 0 19 113 0 13 5.9 10 327 1 103 32.7 506
31 Dan Sandifer 23 5 0 15 155 0 39 10.3 4 89 0 36 22.3 244
41 Frank Ziegler 27 RH 12 0 3 20 0 12 6.7 10 204 0 28 20.4 1173
45 Joe Sutton 26 9 0 9 75 0 14 8.3 1 21 0 21 21.0 97
40 Frank Reagan 31 P/S 12 0 6 38 0 12 6.3 93
15 Steve Van Buren 30 LH 10 0 5 110 0 26 22.0 773
49 Pat McHugh 31 RDH 12 0 2 45 0 28 22.5 59
36 Joe Muha 29 11 0 2 28 0 19 14.0 28
32 Jack Myers 26 FB 12 0 2 25 0 14 12.5 388
89 John Green* 29 LDE 12 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
61 Duke Maronic 29 LG 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 28.2 12 52 401 0 39 7.7 38 867 1 103 22.8 5432
Opp Total 12 32 1515 1 47.3 38 834 0 21.9

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
40 Frank Reagan 31 P/S 12 0 54 2270 68 0 42.0
65 Cliff Patton 27 K 12 0 17 8 47.1%% 33 32 97.0%%
36 Joe Muha 29 11 0 5 0.0%% 2 48 48 1 24.0
Team Total 28.2 12 22 8 36.4%% 33 32 97.0%% 56 2318 68 1 41.4
Opp Total 12 18 8 44.4%% 17 15 88.2%% 77 2985 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
41 Frank Ziegler 27 RH 12 0 0 10 3 0 0
45 Joe Sutton 26 9 0 8 67 0 32 0 0 2 0 0 0
33 Russ Craft 31 KR/LDH/PR 12 0 7 70 0 29 0 0 1 0 0 0
40 Frank Reagan 31 P/S 12 0 4 132 1 47 0 0 1 3 5 0
36 Joe Muha 29 11 0 2 40 1 21 0 0 0 3 0 0
15 Steve Van Buren 30 LH 10 0 0 3 2 1 0
44 Norm Willey 23 12 0 1 41 1 41 0 0 0 4 0 0
80 Neill Armstrong 24 12 0 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Pat McHugh 31 RDH 12 0 4 34 0 27 0
32 Jack Myers 26 FB 12 0 0 0 4 14 0
35 Pete Pihos* 27 RDE/RE 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
89 John Green* 29 LDE 12 0 0 0 3 2 1
31 Dan Sandifer 23 5 0 0 2 1 0 0
11 Tommy Thompson 34 QB 12 12 0 3 0 0 0
60 Chuck Bednarik*+ 25 MLB 12 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Toy Ledbetter 23 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
88 Jay MacDowell 31 12 0 0 0 2 40 0
39 Bill Mackrides 25 8 0 0 2 0 0 0
43 Jim Parmer 23 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
79 Vic Sears 32 LDT/LT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
76 Bucko Kilroy 29 MG/RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 John Magee 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Cliff Patton 27 K 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Clyde Scott 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 Al Wistert* 30 RDT/RT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Alex Wojciechowicz 35 7 0 1 4 0 4 0
Team Total 28.2 12 31 401 3 47 0 0 32 34 62 1
Opp Total 12 19 32 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
65 Cliff Patton 27 K 12 0 32 8 56
43 Jim Parmer 23 10 0 7 1 8 48
35 Pete Pihos* 27 RDE/RE 12 0 6 6 36
15 Steve Van Buren 30 LH 10 0 4 4 24
83 Jack Ferrante 34 LE 12 0 3 3 18
21 Toy Ledbetter 23 10 0 1 2 3 18
41 Frank Ziegler 27 RH 12 0 1 2 3 18
80 Neill Armstrong 24 12 0 1 1 6
33 Russ Craft 31 KR/LDH/PR 12 0 1 1 6
89 John Green* 29 LDE 12 0 1 1 6
36 Joe Muha 29 11 0 1 1 6
40 Frank Reagan 31 P/S 12 0 1 1 6
44 Norm Willey 23 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 28.2 12 13 15 1 1 3 33 32 8 254
Opp Total 12 5 10 1 1 15 8 141

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-16 CLE L, 10-35 4 17 pass Pete Pihos 17 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
2 1950-09-24 @ CRD W, 45-7 1 7 pass Pete Pihos 7 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
3 1950-09-24 @ CRD W, 45-7 2 12 pass Neill Armstrong 12 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
4 1950-09-24 @ CRD W, 45-7 2 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
5 1950-09-24 @ CRD W, 45-7 2 6 rush Jim Parmer 6 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
6 1950-09-24 @ CRD W, 45-7 3 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
7 1950-09-24 @ CRD W, 45-7 3 32 interception Frank Reagan 32 yard interception return (Cliff Patton kick)
8 1950-10-07 RAM W, 56-20 1 48 pass Jack Ferrante 48 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
9 1950-10-07 RAM W, 56-20 1 48 pass Frank Ziegler 48 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
10 1950-10-07 RAM W, 56-20 2 5 rush Jim Parmer 5 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
11 1950-10-07 RAM W, 56-20 2 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
12 1950-10-07 RAM W, 56-20 3 103 kickoff Russ Craft 103 yard kickoff return (Cliff Patton kick)
13 1950-10-07 RAM W, 56-20 3 37 rush Frank Ziegler 37 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
14 1950-10-07 RAM W, 56-20 4 4 pass Pete Pihos 4 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
15 1950-10-07 RAM W, 56-20 4 35 pass Jack Ferrante 35 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
16 1950-10-15 @ BAL W, 24-14 1 11 pass Pete Pihos 11 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1950-10-15 @ BAL W, 24-14 2 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
18 1950-10-15 @ BAL W, 24-14 4 3 rush Toy Ledbetter 3 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
19 1950-10-22 @ PIT W, 17-10 3 41 interception Norm Willey 41 yard interception return (Cliff Patton kick)
20 1950-10-22 @ PIT W, 17-10 4 5 rush Steve Van Buren 5 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
21 1950-10-29 WAS W, 35-3 2 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
22 1950-10-29 WAS W, 35-3 2 39 pass Pete Pihos 39 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
23 1950-10-29 WAS W, 35-3 4 19 interception Joe Muha 19 yard interception return (Cliff Patton kick)
24 1950-10-29 WAS W, 35-3 4 2 fumble John Green 2 yard fumble return (Cliff Patton kick)
25 1950-10-29 WAS W, 35-3 4 18 pass Toy Ledbetter 18 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
26 1950-11-05 PIT L, 7-9 2 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
27 1950-11-12 @ WAS W, 33-0 2 13 pass Frank Ziegler 13 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
28 1950-11-12 @ WAS W, 33-0 3 11 rush Steve Van Buren 11 yard rush
29 1950-11-12 @ WAS W, 33-0 3 9 rush Jim Parmer 9 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
30 1950-11-12 @ WAS W, 33-0 4 19 pass Toy Ledbetter 19 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Cliff Patton kick)
31 1950-11-19 CRD L, 10-14 1 9 pass Pete Pihos 9 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
32 1950-12-03 @ CLE L, 7-13 4 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
33 1950-12-10 NYG L, 7-9 2 36 pass Jim Parmer 36 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1950-09-16 CLE W, 35-10 1 59 pass Dub Jones 59 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chubby Grigg kick)
2 1950-09-16 CLE W, 35-10 2 26 pass Dante Lavelli 26 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chubby Grigg kick)
3 1950-09-16 CLE W, 35-10 3 13 pass Mac Speedie 13 yard pass from Otto Graham (Chubby Grigg kick)
4 1950-09-16 CLE W, 35-10 4 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
5 1950-09-16 CLE W, 35-10 4 2 rush Rex Bumgardner 2 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
6 1950-09-24 @ CRD L, 7-45 3 34 pass Fran Polsfoot 34 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
7 1950-10-07 RAM L, 20-56 3 13 rush Jerry Williams 13 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
8 1950-10-07 RAM L, 20-56 3 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush
9 1950-10-07 RAM L, 20-56 4 11 pass Bob Reinhard 11 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
10 1950-10-15 @ BAL L, 14-24 1 69 pass Billy Stone 69 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Rex Grossman kick)
11 1950-10-15 @ BAL L, 14-24 2 29 pass Billy Stone 29 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Rex Grossman kick)
12 1950-10-22 @ PIT L, 10-17 3 64 pass Fran Rogel 64 yard pass from Joe Geri (Joe Geri kick)
13 1950-11-19 CRD W, 14-10 3 15 pass Elmer Angsman 15 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)
14 1950-11-19 CRD W, 14-10 3 82 punt Don Paul 82 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
15 1950-11-26 @ NYG W, 7-3 1 15 rush Randy Clay 15 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
16 1950-12-03 @ CLE W, 13-7 1 30 interception Warren Lahr 30 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
17 1950-12-10 NYG W, 9-7 1 5 pass Bob McChesney 5 yard pass from Charlie Conerly