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1951 Philadelphia Eagles

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4-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL American Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.5, Offense: -0.4, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 234 points (19.5/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 264 points (22.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of -30 points (-2.5/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-6.9.

Coach: Bo McMillin (2-0-0) and Wayne Millner (2-8-0)

Stadium: Shibe Park
 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

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 234 3052 821 3.7 47 18 16 200 120 284 1490 17 29 4.8 73 509 1562 13 3.1 111
Team Defense 264 3294 783 4.2 37 19 14 183 119 287 1478 17 18 4.6 77 462 1816 12 3.9 92
Lg Rank Offense 9 10 12 8 9 8 10 5 11 11 4 9 7 12
Lg Rank Defense 7 3 7 3 2 3 1 7 10 3 6 5 4 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 17 14 12 221 109 112 5 12 247 109 138 5
2 Sat October 6 boxscore W 2-0 San Francisco 49ers 21 14 13 325 228 97 3 14 263 89 174 4
3 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 24 37 16 250 184 66 5 20 308 197 111 3
4 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-2 @ New York Giants 24 26 13 244 195 49 3 16 252 95 157 4
5 Sun October 28 boxscore L 2-3 Washington Redskins 23 27 15 275 152 123 3 19 414 203 211 2
6 Sun November 4 boxscore W 3-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 34 13 15 242 123 119 3 14 187 68 119 3
7 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-4 @ Cleveland Browns 17 20 23 310 76 234 4 10 204 186 18 3
8 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-5 Detroit Lions 10 28 20 225 123 102 5 20 403 161 242 4
9 Sun November 25 boxscore L 3-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 13 17 18 300 136 164 5 17 323 167 156 3
10 Sun December 2 boxscore W 4-6 @ Washington Redskins 35 21 32 410 103 307 2 17 275 94 181 1
11 Sun December 9 boxscore L 4-7 New York Giants 7 23 14 207 83 124 7 9 265 52 213 1
12 Sun December 16 boxscore L 4-8 Cleveland Browns 9 24 9 73 8 65 2 15 243 147 96 4

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
10 Adrian Burk 24 P/QB 12 12 4-8-0 92 218 42.2% 1329 14 6.4 23 10.6 53 6.1 2.6 14.4 110.8 44.5 0 0
39 Bill Mackrides 26 6 0 23 54 42.6% 333 3 5.6 5 9.3 43 6.2 3.1 14.5 55.5 43.2 0 0
11 John Rauch 24 4 0 5 12 41.7% 51 0 0.0 1 8.3 18 4.3 0.5 10.2 12.8 19.8 0 0
Team Total 27.8 12 4-8-0 120 284 42.3% 1713 17 6.0 29 10.2 53 6.0 2.6 14.3 142.8 42.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 119 287 41.5% 1748 17 5.9 18 6.3 6.1 4.45 14.7 145.7 55.6 34 270 4.6 3.1 10.6

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
41 Frank Ziegler 28 RH 12 0 113 418 2 34 3.7 34.8 9.4 8 59 7.4 0 19 0.7 4.9 477 2 6
15 Steve Van Buren 31 LH 10 0 112 327 6 17 2.9 32.7 11.2 4 28 7.0 0 18 0.4 2.8 355 6 3
43 Jim Parmer 24 FB 11 0 92 316 2 15 3.4 28.7 8.4 13 80 6.2 0 16 1.2 7.3 396 2 2
27 Clyde Scott 27 12 0 45 161 1 40 3.6 13.4 3.8 10 212 21.2 3 53 0.8 17.7 373 4 6
31 Dan Sandifer 24 RDH 12 0 35 113 1 13 3.2 9.4 2.9 2 36 18.0 1 30 0.2 3.0 149 2 3
30 Bosh Pritchard 32 6 0 31 6 0 0 0.2 1.0 5.2 8 103 12.9 0 38 1.3 17.2 109 0 2
10 Adrian Burk 24 P/QB 12 12 28 12 1 11 0.4 1.0 2.3 12 1 5
21 Al Pollard 23 KR/LS/PR 6 0 24 119 0 28 5.0 19.8 4.0 3 17 5.7 0 8 0.5 2.8 136 0 2
17 Ebert Van Buren 27 12 0 16 60 0 11 3.8 5.0 1.3 60 0 2
39 Bill Mackrides 26 6 0 7 9 0 3 1.3 1.5 1.2 9 0 0
11 John Rauch 24 4 0 6 21 0 11 3.5 5.3 1.5 21 0 2
35 Pete Pihos* 28 RDE/RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 536 15.3 5 38 2.9 44.7 536 5 1
83 Bobby Walston 23 K/LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 512 16.5 8 43 2.6 42.7 512 8 1
80 Neill Armstrong 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 44 14.7 0 18 0.5 7.3 44 0 0
81 Red O'Quinn 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 58 19.3 0 34 0.6 11.6 58 0 0
Team Total 27.8 12 509 1562 13 40 3.1 130.2 42.4 120 1713 14.3 17 53 10.0 142.8 3275 30 36
Opp Total 12 462 1816 12 3.9 151.3 38.5 119 1478 12.4 17 9.9 123.2 3294 29 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
21 Al Pollard 23 KR/LS/PR 6 0 15 114 0 23 7.6 14 326 0 36 23.3 576
31 Dan Sandifer 24 RDH 12 0 14 137 0 26 9.8 8 147 0 40 18.4 433
30 Bosh Pritchard 32 6 0 7 50 0 21 7.1 5 81 0 20 16.2 240
27 Clyde Scott 27 12 0 4 72 0 30 18.0 8 171 0 30 21.4 616
83 Bobby Walston 23 K/LE 12 0 5 57 0 17 11.4 569
33 Russ Craft* 32 LDH 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 2 53 0 38 26.5 53
35 Pete Pihos* 28 RDE/RE 12 0 3 40 0 20 13.3 576
74 Walt Barnes 33 LG 12 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
36 Gerry Cowhig 30 RLB 11 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
86 Bud Grant 24 LDE 12 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
76 Bucko Kilroy 30 RT 12 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Team Total 27.8 12 43 382 0 30 8.9 48 920 0 40 19.2 4577
Opp Total 12 34 1659 1 48.8 41 923 0 22.5

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
10 Adrian Burk 24 P/QB 12 12 67 2646 60 0 39.5
83 Bobby Walston 23 K/LE 12 0 11 6 54.5%% 31 28 90.3%%
40 Frank Reagan 32 RS 12 0 10 367 48 0 36.7
Team Total 27.8 12 11 6 54.5%% 31 28 90.3%% 77 3013 60 0 39.1
Opp Total 12 21 13 61.9%% 32 31 96.9%% 70 3092 44.2

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
10 Adrian Burk 24 P/QB 12 12 0 5 5 10 0
27 Clyde Scott 27 12 0 0 6 2 0 0
41 Frank Ziegler 28 RH 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
78 Mike Jarmoluk* 29 RDT 12 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 1 3 0 0
40 Frank Reagan 32 RS 12 0 4 60 0 44 0 0 0 1 3 0
31 Dan Sandifer 24 RDH 12 0 1 28 0 28 0 0 3 1 0 0
45 Joe Sutton 27 11 0 2 8 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 0
80 Neill Armstrong 25 6 0 4 18 0 18 0
17 Ebert Van Buren 27 12 0 1 23 0 23 0 0 2 1 25 0
36 Gerry Cowhig 30 RLB 11 0 0 0 3 25 1
33 Russ Craft* 32 LDH 12 0 2 61 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Pete Pihos* 28 RDE/RE 12 0 2 30 0 30 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Al Pollard 23 KR/LS/PR 6 0 0 2 1 13 0
30 Bosh Pritchard 32 6 0 0 2 1 0 0
15 Steve Van Buren 31 LH 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
70 Al Wistert 31 MG/RG 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
60 Chuck Bednarik*+ 26 LLB 12 0 0 0 2 5 0
86 Bud Grant 24 LDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
43 Jim Parmer 24 FB 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
11 John Rauch 24 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
83 Bobby Walston 23 K/LE 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
74 Walt Barnes 33 LG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Ken Farragut 23 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Bucko Kilroy 30 RT 12 0 0 0 1 1 0
52 Vic Lindskog+ 37 C 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
39 Bill Mackrides 26 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Pat McHugh 32 8 0 1 19 0 19 0
81 Red O'Quinn 26 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Walt Stickel 29 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Team Total 27.8 12 18 256 0 44 0 0 36 38 82 1 1
Opp Total 12 28 28 9 1

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
83 Bobby Walston 23 K/LE 12 0 8 8 28 6 94
15 Steve Van Buren 31 LH 10 0 6 6 36
35 Pete Pihos* 28 RDE/RE 12 0 5 5 30
27 Clyde Scott 27 12 0 1 3 4 24
43 Jim Parmer 24 FB 11 0 2 2 12
31 Dan Sandifer 24 RDH 12 0 1 1 2 12
41 Frank Ziegler 28 RH 12 0 2 2 12
10 Adrian Burk 24 P/QB 12 12 1 1 6
36 Gerry Cowhig 30 RLB 11 0 1 1 6
75 Walt Stickel 29 11 0 1 2
Team Total 27.8 12 13 17 1 31 28 6 1 234
Opp Total 12 12 17 1 2 31 13 1 264

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1951-09-30 @ CRD W, 17-14 2 22 pass Bobby Walston 22 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1951-09-30 @ CRD W, 17-14 3 19 pass Pete Pihos 19 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1951-10-06 SFO W, 21-14 1 4 rush Jim Parmer 4 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1951-10-06 SFO W, 21-14 3 49 pass Clyde Scott 49 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
5 1951-10-06 SFO W, 21-14 4 28 pass Clyde Scott 28 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
6 1951-10-14 @ GNB L, 24-37 2 25 pass Pete Pihos 25 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1951-10-14 @ GNB L, 24-37 4 2 rush Dan Sandifer 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1951-10-14 @ GNB L, 24-37 4 1 rush Frank Ziegler 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
9 1951-10-21 @ NYG L, 24-26 1 22 pass Bobby Walston 22 yard pass from Bill Mackrides (Bobby Walston kick)
10 1951-10-21 @ NYG L, 24-26 2 1 rush Frank Ziegler 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
11 1951-10-21 @ NYG L, 24-26 4 22 pass Bobby Walston 22 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
12 1951-10-28 WAS L, 23-27 2 43 pass Bobby Walston 43 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
13 1951-10-28 WAS L, 23-27 3 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
14 1951-10-28 WAS L, 23-27 4 53 pass Clyde Scott 53 yard pass from Adrian Burk
15 1951-11-04 @ PIT W, 34-13 2 26 pass Bobby Walston 26 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
16 1951-11-04 @ PIT W, 34-13 2 12 pass Pete Pihos 12 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
17 1951-11-04 @ PIT W, 34-13 3 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush
18 1951-11-04 @ PIT W, 34-13 3 25 fumble Gerry Cowhig 25 yard fumble return (Bobby Walston kick)
19 1951-11-04 @ PIT W, 34-13 4 30 pass Dan Sandifer 30 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
20 1951-11-11 @ CLE L, 17-20 2 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
21 1951-11-11 @ CLE L, 17-20 3 1 rush Adrian Burk 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
22 1951-11-18 DET L, 10-28 2 38 pass Pete Pihos 38 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
23 1951-11-25 PIT L, 13-17 2 16 pass Pete Pihos 16 yard pass from Adrian Burk
24 1951-11-25 PIT L, 13-17 4 15 rush Jim Parmer 15 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
25 1951-12-02 @ WAS W, 35-21 1 31 rush Steve Van Buren 31 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
26 1951-12-02 @ WAS W, 35-21 1 29 rush Clyde Scott 29 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
27 1951-12-02 @ WAS W, 35-21 2 1 rush Steve Van Buren 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
28 1951-12-02 @ WAS W, 35-21 3 14 pass Bobby Walston 14 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
29 1951-12-02 @ WAS W, 35-21 4 10 pass Bobby Walston 10 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
30 1951-12-09 NYG L, 7-23 2 2 rush Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
31 1951-12-16 CLE L, 9-24 4 11 pass Bobby Walston 11 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1951-09-30 @ CRD L, 14-17 3 28 rush Elmer Angsman 28 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
2 1951-09-30 @ CRD L, 14-17 4 2 rush Elmer Angsman 2 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
3 1951-10-06 SFO L, 14-21 1 60 rush Verl Lillywhite 60 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
4 1951-10-06 SFO L, 14-21 4 11 pass Verl Lillywhite 11 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
5 1951-10-14 @ GNB W, 37-24 1 5 pass Bob Mann 5 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Fred Cone kick)
6 1951-10-14 @ GNB W, 37-24 3 44 pass Bob Mann 44 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
7 1951-10-14 @ GNB W, 37-24 4 6 pass Carl Elliott 6 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Fred Cone kick)
8 1951-10-14 @ GNB W, 37-24 4 88 interception Bob Summerhays 88 yard interception return (Fred Cone kick)
9 1951-10-14 @ GNB W, 37-24 4 38 pass Bob Mann 38 yard pass from Bobby Thomason
10 1951-10-21 @ NYG W, 26-24 3 15 pass Bill Stribling 15 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
11 1951-10-21 @ NYG W, 26-24 3 71 punt Emlen Tunnell 71 yard punt return (Ray Poole kick)
12 1951-10-21 @ NYG W, 26-24 3 25 rush Eddie Price 25 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
13 1951-10-28 WAS W, 27-23 2 2 rush Rob Goode 2 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
14 1951-10-28 WAS W, 27-23 2 53 pass George Thomas 53 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bill Dudley kick)
15 1951-10-28 WAS W, 27-23 4 9 rush Bill Dudley 9 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
16 1951-11-04 @ PIT L, 13-34 2 20 interception Jerry Shipkey 20 yard interception return (Joe Geri kick)
17 1951-11-11 @ CLE W, 20-17 3 24 pass Ken Carpenter 24 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
18 1951-11-11 @ CLE W, 20-17 4 17 pass Dante Lavelli 17 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
19 1951-11-18 DET W, 28-10 2 18 pass Bob Hoernschemeyer 18 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
20 1951-11-18 DET W, 28-10 3 20 pass Dorne Dibble 20 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
21 1951-11-18 DET W, 28-10 3 30 pass Dorne Dibble 30 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Doak Walker kick)
22 1951-11-18 DET W, 28-10 4 7 pass Leon Hart 7 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
23 1951-11-25 PIT W, 17-13 1 1 rush Fran Rogel 1 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
24 1951-11-25 PIT W, 17-13 2 37 pass Lynn Chandnois 37 yard pass from Chuck Ortmann (Joe Geri kick)
25 1951-12-02 @ WAS L, 21-35 2 1 rush Bill Dudley 1 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
26 1951-12-02 @ WAS L, 21-35 3 6 rush Rob Goode 6 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
27 1951-12-02 @ WAS L, 21-35 4 2 rush Rob Goode 2 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
28 1951-12-09 NYG W, 23-7 2 80 rush Eddie Price 80 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
29 1951-12-09 NYG W, 23-7 3 39 pass Kelley Mote 39 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
30 1951-12-16 CLE W, 24-9 1 12 pass Dante Lavelli 12 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
31 1951-12-16 CLE W, 24-9 3 1 rush Carl Taseff 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1951-12-16 CLE W, 24-9 4 18 pass Rex Bumgardner 18 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)