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1952 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL American Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -1.3, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 252 points (21.0/g), 7th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 271 points (22.6/g), 7th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.6/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-6.5.

Coach: Jim Trimble (7-5-0)

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 252 3335 833 4.0 41 22 11 181 154 361 1965 13 19 4.9 98 434 1370 10 3.2 72
Team Defense 271 3150 802 3.9 39 19 13 187 157 343 1754 19 20 4.5 93 408 1396 12 3.4 81
Lg Rank Offense 7 8 7 8 9 4 7 10 1 8 5 11 10 11
Lg Rank Defense 7 2 9 3 4 8 4 10 9 3 3 4 8 4

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 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 25 18 394 275 119 1 20 320 190 130 4
2 Sat October 4 boxscore L 1-1 New York Giants 7 31 13 290 161 129 6 15 316 108 208 2
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 26 21 14 301 188 113 1 8 178 140 38 4
4 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-2 Cleveland Browns 7 49 11 162 117 45 6 28 507 273 234 2
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 3-2 @ New York Giants 14 10 15 225 120 105 1 12 109 55 54
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 3-3 @ Green Bay Packers 10 12 9 74 18 56 5 13 253 116 137 6
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 4-3 Washington Redskins 38 20 23 369 156 213 1 15 246 126 120 5
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 5-3 Chicago Cardinals 10 7 8 183 117 66 5 20 226 94 132 2
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 6-3 @ Cleveland Browns 28 20 20 365 189 176 3 13 309 227 82 2
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 6-4 @ Chicago Cardinals 22 28 21 354 243 111 4 11 178 81 97 2
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 7-4 Dallas Texans 38 21 15 391 227 164 5 17 241 164 77 7
12 Sun December 14 boxscore L 7-5 @ Washington Redskins 21 27 14 227 154 73 3 15 267 180 87 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 Bobby Thomason 24 QB 12 9 5-4-0 95 212 44.8% 1334 8 3.8 9 4.2 44 6.3 5.1 14.0 111.2 60.5 0 0
10 Adrian Burk 25 P/qb 12 3 2-1-0 37 82 45.1% 561 4 4.9 5 6.1 84 6.8 5.1 15.2 46.8 59.0 0 0
17 Fred Enke 28 9 0 22 67 32.8% 377 1 1.5 5 7.5 65 5.6 2.6 17.1 41.9 26.8 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 7-5-0 154 361 42.7% 2272 13 3.6 19 5.3 84 6.3 4.6 14.8 189.3 53.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 157 343 45.8% 2164 19 5.5 20 5.8 6.3 4.79 13.8 180.3 60.7 51 410 4.5 3.1 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
38 John Huzvar 23 FB 12 0 105 349 2 26 3.3 29.1 8.8 13 37 2.8 0 12 1.1 3.1 386 2 9
41 Frank Ziegler 29 11 0 67 172 2 12 2.6 15.6 6.1 8 120 15.0 2 37 0.7 10.9 292 4 1
22 Ralph Goldston 23 LH 9 0 65 210 3 20 3.2 23.3 7.2 2 12 6.0 0 8 0.2 1.3 222 3 2
21 Al Pollard 24 KR 12 0 55 186 1 23 3.4 15.5 4.6 8 59 7.4 0 14 0.7 4.9 245 1 3
36 John Brewer 24 12 0 50 188 2 71 3.8 15.7 4.2 5 19 3.8 0 12 0.4 1.6 207 2 3
20 Don Stevens 24 RH 11 0 33 95 0 36 2.9 8.6 3.0 13 174 13.4 0 39 1.2 15.8 269 0 7
11 Bobby Thomason 24 QB 12 9 17 88 0 23 5.2 7.3 1.4 88 0 3
17 Fred Enke 28 9 0 14 25 0 12 1.8 2.8 1.6 2 19 9.5 0 18 0.2 2.1 44 0 2
43 Jim Parmer 25 6 0 12 23 0 8 1.9 3.8 2.0 2 10 5.0 0 8 0.3 1.7 33 0 2
31 Ebert Van Buren 28 LS 12 0 7 1 0 6 0.1 0.1 0.6 4 73 18.3 0 38 0.3 6.1 74 0 2
10 Adrian Burk 25 P/qb 12 3 7 28 0 12 4.0 2.3 0.6 28 0 1
44 Bob Stringer 23 12 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 0.4 0.2 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 9 0 0
86 Bud Grant 25 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 997 17.8 7 84 4.7 83.1 997 7 4
83 Bobby Walston 24 K/LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 469 18.0 3 65 2.2 39.1 469 3 1
35 Pete Pihos*+ 29 RDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 219 18.3 1 47 1.0 18.3 219 1 0
81 Bibbles Bawel 22 PR/RS 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 60 30.0 0 52 0.2 5.0 60 0 2
Team Total 26.0 12 434 1370 10 71 3.2 114.2 36.2 154 2272 14.8 13 84 12.8 189.3 3642 23 43
Opp Total 12 408 1396 12 3.4 116.3 34.0 157 1754 11.2 19 13.1 146.2 3150 31 36

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
81 Bibbles Bawel 22 PR/RS 12 0 34 261 1 52 7.7 321
20 Don Stevens 24 RH 11 0 16 172 1 56 10.8 16 433 0 51 27.1 874
21 Al Pollard 24 KR 12 0 21 528 0 66 25.1 773
41 Frank Ziegler 29 11 0 4 82 0 27 20.5 374
43 Jim Parmer 25 6 0 2 33 0 17 16.5 66
31 Ebert Van Buren 28 LS 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 12 0 12 12.0 86
83 Bobby Walston 24 K/LE 12 0 2 13 0 13 6.5 482
33 Russ Craft* 33 LDH 12 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
79 Vic Sears 34 LDT 12 0 1 45 0 45 45.0 45
44 Bob Stringer 23 12 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 31
Team Total 26.0 12 53 446 2 56 8.4 47 1173 0 66 25.0 5261
Opp Total 12 55 1869 1 34.0 44 1111 0 25.3

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 25 P/qb 12 3 83 3335 68 2 40.2
83 Bobby Walston 24 K/LE 12 0 20 11 55.0%% 31 31 100.0%%
Team Total 26.0 12 20 11 55.0%% 31 31 100.0%% 83 3335 68 2 40.2
Opp Total 12 14 4 28.6%% 37 31 83.8%% 88 3621 41.1

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
81 Bibbles Bawel 22 PR/RS 12 0 8 121 0 35 0 0 2 2 0 0
38 John Huzvar 23 FB 12 0 0 9 3 0 0
20 Don Stevens 24 RH 11 0 0 7 1 0 0
86 Bud Grant 25 RE 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
21 Al Pollard 24 KR 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
79 Vic Sears 34 LDT 12 0 1 9 1 9 0 0 0 4 0 0
31 Ebert Van Buren 28 LS 12 0 0 2 3 0 1 1
17 Fred Enke 28 9 0 0 2 2 0 0
35 Pete Pihos*+ 29 RDE 12 0 0 0 4 12 1
45 Joe Sutton 28 RDH 10 0 3 54 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Bobby Thomason 24 QB 12 9 0 3 1 0 0
60 Chuck Bednarik*+ 27 LLB 12 0 2 14 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 John Brewer 24 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
78 Mike Jarmoluk 30 RDT 12 0 2 48 1 45 0 0 0 1 16 1
43 Jim Parmer 25 6 0 0 2 1 0 0
33 Russ Craft* 33 LDH 12 0 1 32 1 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Ralph Goldston 23 LH 9 0 0 2 0 0 0
76 Bucko Kilroy* 31 MG 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
44 Bob Stringer 23 12 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Bobby Walston 24 K/LE 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
63 Norm Willey 25 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Frank Wydo 28 LT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
41 Frank Ziegler 29 11 0 0 1 1 9 0
10 Adrian Burk 25 P/qb 12 3 0 1 0 0 0
67 John Magee 29 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Bob Oristaglio 28 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Wayne Robinson 22 RLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Dan Rogas 26 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Clyde Scott 28 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
73 Lum Snyder 22 RT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 20 290 3 45 0 0 43 40 37 3 1
Opp Total 12 38 36 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
83 Bobby Walston 24 K/LE 12 0 3 3 31 11 82
86 Bud Grant 25 RE 12 0 7 7 42
41 Frank Ziegler 29 11 0 2 2 4 24
22 Ralph Goldston 23 LH 9 0 3 3 18
36 John Brewer 24 12 0 2 2 12
38 John Huzvar 23 FB 12 0 2 2 12
78 Mike Jarmoluk 30 RDT 12 0 1 1 2 12
35 Pete Pihos*+ 29 RDE 12 0 1 1 2 12
31 Ebert Van Buren 28 LS 12 0 1 1 1 8
81 Bibbles Bawel 22 PR/RS 12 0 1 1 6
33 Russ Craft* 33 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
21 Al Pollard 24 KR 12 0 1 1 6
79 Vic Sears 34 LDT 12 0 1 1 6
20 Don Stevens 24 RH 11 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 12 10 13 2 3 3 31 31 11 1 252
Opp Total 12 12 19 1 4 1 31 4 271

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1952-09-28 @ PIT W, 31-25 1 84 pass Bud Grant 84 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1952-09-28 @ PIT W, 31-25 1 4 pass Frank Ziegler 4 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1952-09-28 @ PIT W, 31-25 3 3 rush Frank Ziegler 3 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1952-09-28 @ PIT W, 31-25 4 25 pass Pete Pihos 25 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
5 1952-10-04 NYG L, 7-31 1 71 rush John Brewer 71 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
6 1952-10-12 PIT W, 26-21 2 1 rush John Brewer 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1952-10-12 PIT W, 26-21 4 17 pass Bud Grant 17 yard pass from Fred Enke (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1952-10-19 CLE L, 7-49 4 4 rush Ralph Goldston 4 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
9 1952-10-26 @ NYG W, 14-10 2 52 punt Bibbles Bawel 52 yard punt return (Bobby Walston kick)
10 1952-10-26 @ NYG W, 14-10 2 19 pass Bobby Walston 19 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
11 1952-11-02 @ GNB L, 10-12 4 32 interception Russ Craft 32 yard interception return (Bobby Walston kick)
12 1952-11-09 WAS W, 38-20 1 56 punt Don Stevens 56 yard punt return (Bobby Walston kick)
13 1952-11-09 WAS W, 38-20 1 7 pass Bud Grant 7 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
14 1952-11-09 WAS W, 38-20 2 1 rush John Huzvar 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
15 1952-11-09 WAS W, 38-20 2 16 fumble Mike Jarmoluk 16 yard fumble return (Bobby Walston kick)
16 1952-11-09 WAS W, 38-20 3 4 pass Bud Grant 4 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
17 1952-11-16 CRD W, 10-7 2 12 fumble Pete Pihos 12 yard fumble return (Bobby Walston kick)
18 1952-11-23 @ CLE W, 28-20 1 3 rush Frank Ziegler 3 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
19 1952-11-23 @ CLE W, 28-20 1 3 pass Bobby Walston 3 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
20 1952-11-23 @ CLE W, 28-20 4 2 rush Ralph Goldston 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
21 1952-11-23 @ CLE W, 28-20 4 2 rush Ralph Goldston 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
22 1952-11-30 @ CRD L, 22-28 3 8 pass Bobby Walston 8 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
23 1952-11-30 @ CRD L, 22-28 4 30 pass Bud Grant 30 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
24 1952-12-07 DTX W, 38-21 1 5 rush John Huzvar 5 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
25 1952-12-07 DTX W, 38-21 1 41 pass Bud Grant 41 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
26 1952-12-07 DTX W, 38-21 2 fumble Ebert Van Buren yard fumble return (Bobby Walston kick)
27 1952-12-07 DTX W, 38-21 3 23 pass Bud Grant 23 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
28 1952-12-07 DTX W, 38-21 3 9 interception Vic Sears 9 yard interception return (Bobby Walston kick)
29 1952-12-14 @ WAS L, 21-27 1 19 pass Frank Ziegler 19 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
30 1952-12-14 @ WAS L, 21-27 2 2 rush Al Pollard 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
31 1952-12-14 @ WAS L, 21-27 4 45 interception Mike Jarmoluk 45 yard interception return (Bobby Walston kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1952-09-28 @ PIT L, 25-31 2 20 rush Jim Finks 20 yard rush
2 1952-09-28 @ PIT L, 25-31 2 1 rush Ed Modzelewski 1 yard rush
3 1952-09-28 @ PIT L, 25-31 4 1 rush Jim Finks 1 yard rush (Gary Kerkorian kick)
4 1952-09-28 @ PIT L, 25-31 4 27 pass Ray Mathews 27 yard pass from Jim Finks
5 1952-10-04 NYG W, 31-7 1 18 pass Bob McChesney 18 yard pass from Frank Gifford (Ray Poole kick)
6 1952-10-04 NYG W, 31-7 2 30 rush Joe Scott 30 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
7 1952-10-04 NYG W, 31-7 2 20 pass Bill Stribling 20 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick)
8 1952-10-04 NYG W, 31-7 3 10 rush Joe Scott 10 yard rush (Ray Poole kick)
9 1952-10-12 PIT L, 21-26 2 93 kickoff Lynn Chandnois 93 yard kickoff return (Gary Kerkorian kick)
10 1952-10-12 PIT L, 21-26 3 25 pass Ray Mathews 25 yard pass from Jim Finks (Gary Kerkorian kick)
11 1952-10-12 PIT L, 21-26 4 54 pass Elbie Nickel 54 yard pass from Jim Finks (Gary Kerkorian kick)
12 1952-10-19 CLE W, 49-7 1 fumble Len Ford yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
13 1952-10-19 CLE W, 49-7 1 47 pass Pete Brewster 47 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
14 1952-10-19 CLE W, 49-7 2 35 pass Sherman Howard 35 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
15 1952-10-19 CLE W, 49-7 3 63 pass Dub Jones 63 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
16 1952-10-19 CLE W, 49-7 3 8 pass Mac Speedie 8 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
17 1952-10-19 CLE W, 49-7 3 16 rush Dub Jones 16 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1952-10-19 CLE W, 49-7 4 11 pass Horace Gillom 11 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
19 1952-10-26 @ NYG L, 10-14 3 fumble Bud Sherrod yard fumble return (Ray Poole kick)
20 1952-11-02 @ GNB W, 12-10 1 21 pass Breezy Reid 21 yard pass from Babe Parilli
21 1952-11-02 @ GNB W, 12-10 4 5 blocked punt John Martinkovic 5 yard blocked punt return
22 1952-11-09 WAS L, 20-38 2 74 punt Johnny Williams 74 yard punt return (George Buksar kick)
23 1952-11-09 WAS L, 20-38 3 1 rush Chuck Drazenovich 1 yard rush
24 1952-11-09 WAS L, 20-38 4 55 pass Hugh Taylor 55 yard pass from Harry Gilmer (George Buksar kick)
25 1952-11-16 CRD L, 7-10 2 14 pass Cliff Anderson 14 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Joe Geri kick)
26 1952-11-23 @ CLE L, 20-28 1 28 pass Mac Speedie 28 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
27 1952-11-23 @ CLE L, 20-28 3 48 pass Mac Speedie 48 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
28 1952-11-30 @ CRD W, 28-22 2 4 pass Johnny Karras 4 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Joe Geri kick)
29 1952-11-30 @ CRD W, 28-22 2 10 fumble Volney Peters 10 yard fumble return (Joe Geri kick)
30 1952-11-30 @ CRD W, 28-22 3 13 rush Ollie Matson 13 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
31 1952-11-30 @ CRD W, 28-22 3 79 kickoff Ollie Matson 79 yard kickoff return (Joe Geri kick)
32 1952-12-07 DTX L, 21-38 2 1 rush Buddy Young 1 yard rush (Pat Cannamela kick)
33 1952-12-07 DTX L, 21-38 4 24 fumble Stan Williams 24 yard fumble return (Pat Cannamela kick)
34 1952-12-07 DTX L, 21-38 4 42 pass Dick Wilkins 42 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Pat Cannamela kick)
35 1952-12-14 @ WAS W, 27-21 1 23 pass Gene Brito 23 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (George Buksar kick)
36 1952-12-14 @ WAS W, 27-21 2 38 interception Johnny Williams 38 yard interception return (George Buksar kick)
37 1952-12-14 @ WAS W, 27-21 4 16 pass Hugh Taylor 16 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (George Buksar kick)
38 1952-12-14 @ WAS W, 27-21 4 1 rush Eddie LeBaron 1 yard rush