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1955 Philadelphia Eagles

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4-7-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.6, Offense: 1.3, Defense: 3.3, SoS: 3.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 248 points (20.7/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 17 points (1.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-5.5.

Coach: Jim Trimble (4-7-1)

Stadium: Connie Mack Stadium
 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 248 3789 820 4.6 45 21 20 219 198 400 2472 19 24 5.8 128 392 1317 9 3.4 71
Team Defense 231 3231 754 4.3 36 20 16 174 124 272 1594 12 16 5.3 69 455 1637 12 3.6 89
Lg Rank Offense 6 5 9 10 5 1 1 2 9 5 11 11 12 11
Lg Rank Defense 4 4 8 3 2 3 2 2 10 6 8 5 7 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 24 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 27 17 17 402 252 150 4 12 192 57 135 3
2 Sat October 1 boxscore L 1-1 Washington Redskins 30 31 27 465 344 121 3 16 254 136 118 2
3 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-2 @ Cleveland Browns 17 21 14 179 136 43 21 372 207 165 3
4 Sat October 15 boxscore L 1-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 13 6 148 140 8 5 17 306 105 201 3
5 Sun October 23 boxscore T 1-3-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 24 24 19 334 144 190 3 18 422 242 180 4
6 Sun October 30 boxscore W 2-3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 0 18 245 86 159 1 11 176 119 57 3
7 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-4-1 @ Washington Redskins 21 34 19 380 345 35 6 14 288 125 163 2
8 Sun November 13 boxscore W 3-4-1 Cleveland Browns 33 17 18 331 183 148 3 12 272 131 141 7
9 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-5-1 @ New York Giants 7 31 14 143 101 42 7 15 278 160 118 1
10 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-6-1 Los Angeles Rams 21 23 19 330 237 93 3 14 330 233 97 1
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 4-6-1 Chicago Cardinals 27 3 27 424 268 156 3 9 49 1 48 3
12 Sun December 11 boxscore L 4-7-1 @ Chicago Bears 10 17 21 408 236 172 7 15 292 78 214 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* 28 P/QB 12 8 3-5-1 110 228 48.2% 1359 9 3.9 17 7.5 59 6.0 3.4 12.4 113.3 49.2 0 0
11 Bobby Thomason* 27 qb 10 4 1-2-0 88 171 51.5% 1337 10 5.8 7 4.1 63 7.8 7.1 15.2 133.7 80.0 0 0
41 Jerry Norton 24 PR 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.0 12 4-7-1 198 400 49.5% 2696 19 4.8 24 6.0 63 6.7 5.0 13.6 224.7 62.2 0 0
Opp Total 12 124 272 45.6% 1810 12 4.4 16 5.9 6.7 4.89 14.6 150.8 58.0 27 216 5.3 3.7 9.0

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
27 Hal Giancanelli 26 KR 12 0 97 385 2 20 4.0 32.1 8.1 25 379 15.2 1 59 2.1 31.6 764 3 8
38 Rob Goode 28 8 0 76 274 0 36 3.6 34.3 9.5 10 137 13.7 0 50 1.3 17.1 411 0 4
41 Jerry Norton 24 PR 12 0 36 144 1 23 4.0 12.0 3.0 11 125 11.4 1 36 0.9 10.4 269 2 6
10 Adrian Burk* 28 P/QB 12 8 36 132 2 30 3.7 11.0 3.0 132 2 4
43 Jim Parmer 28 12 0 34 129 1 36 3.8 10.8 2.8 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 125 1 0
36 Dick Bielski 23 FB/K 12 0 28 67 1 8 2.4 5.6 2.3 8 48 6.0 0 19 0.7 4.0 115 1 1
46 Ted Wegert 23 RH 7 0 26 120 2 38 4.6 17.1 3.7 3 17 5.7 0 12 0.4 2.4 137 2 2
25 Toy Ledbetter 28 LH 8 0 21 48 0 7 2.3 6.0 2.6 7 88 12.6 1 37 0.9 11.0 136 1 0
11 Bobby Thomason* 27 qb 10 4 17 29 0 20 1.7 2.9 1.7 29 0 4
22 Ralph Goldston 26 10 0 14 -7 0 7 -0.5 -0.7 1.4 2 8 4.0 0 9 0.2 0.8 1 0 2
24 George Taliaferro 28 3 0 3 -2 0 0 -0.7 -0.7 1.0 3 17 5.7 0 14 1.0 5.7 15 0 2
40 Don Johnson 24 2 0 3 1 0 4 0.3 0.5 1.5 1 0 0
83 Bobby Walston 27 12 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 27 443 16.4 3 63 2.3 36.9 440 3 0
35 Pete Pihos*+ 32 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 62 864 13.9 7 40 5.2 72.0 864 7 0
80 Bill Stribling 28 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 568 14.9 6 56 3.2 47.3 568 6 0
20 Bibbles Bawel 25 RDH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.5 6 0 2
Team Total 27.0 12 392 1317 9 38 3.4 109.8 32.7 198 2696 13.6 19 63 16.5 224.7 4013 28 35
Opp Total 12 455 1637 12 3.6 136.4 37.9 124 1594 12.9 12 10.3 132.8 3231 24 27

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
41 Jerry Norton 24 PR 12 0 20 33 0 13 1.7 8 281 1 96 35.1 583
20 Bibbles Bawel 25 RDH 12 0 15 32 0 17 2.1 8 169 0 41 21.1 207
27 Hal Giancanelli 26 KR 12 0 5 30 0 15 6.0 11 267 0 29 24.3 1061
46 Ted Wegert 23 RH 7 0 4 87 0 28 21.8 224
73 Lum Snyder 25 RT 12 0 3 34 0 14 11.3 34
38 Rob Goode 28 8 0 2 36 0 20 18.0 447
42 Bob Hudson 25 LS 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
25 Toy Ledbetter 28 LH 8 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 157
66 Ed Sharkey 28 7 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
24 George Taliaferro 28 3 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 31
Team Total 27.0 12 41 95 0 17 2.3 39 922 1 96 23.6 5030
Opp Total 12 36 1421 1 39.5 40 987 0 24.7

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* 28 P/QB 12 8 61 2615 75 0 42.9
36 Dick Bielski 23 FB/K 12 0 23 9 39.1%% 24 23 95.8%%
83 Bobby Walston 27 12 0 3 2 66.7%% 7 6 85.7%%
Team Total 27.0 12 26 11 42.3%% 31 29 93.5%% 61 2615 75 0 42.9
Opp Total 12 23 12 52.2%% 28 27 96.4%% 74 2864 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
27 Hal Giancanelli 26 KR 12 0 0 8 4 0 0
20 Bibbles Bawel 25 RDH 12 0 9 168 2 42 0 0 2 0 0 0
41 Jerry Norton 24 PR 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0
42 Bob Hudson 25 LS 12 0 3 48 0 25 0 0 0 5 0 0
10 Adrian Burk* 28 P/QB 12 8 0 4 1 0 0
11 Bobby Thomason* 27 qb 10 4 0 4 1 0 0
22 Ralph Goldston 26 10 0 0 2 2 0 0
38 Rob Goode 28 8 0 0 4 0 0 0
52 Wayne Robinson* 25 RLB 12 0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 George Taliaferro 28 3 0 0 2 1 4 0
81 Eddie Bell 24 LDH 12 0 1 30 0 30 0 0 0 1 25 0
71 Tom Higgins 25 RG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
63 Ken Huxhold 26 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
78 Mike Jarmoluk 33 MG 12 0 0 0 2 6 0
46 Ted Wegert 23 RH 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
86 Norm Willey* 28 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Frank Wydo 31 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 28 0
60 Chuck Bednarik 30 LLB 12 0 1 36 0 36 0
36 Dick Bielski 23 FB/K 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Harry Dowda 33 RS 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Bob Kelley 25 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jess Richardson 25 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Tom Scott 25 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 12 16 302 2 42 0 0 35 33 63 0
Opp Total 12 28 27 7

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
36 Dick Bielski 23 FB/K 12 0 1 1 23 9 56
35 Pete Pihos*+ 32 RE 12 0 7 7 42
80 Bill Stribling 28 LE 12 0 6 6 36
83 Bobby Walston 27 12 0 3 3 6 2 30
27 Hal Giancanelli 26 KR 12 0 2 1 3 18
41 Jerry Norton 24 PR 12 0 1 1 1 3 18
20 Bibbles Bawel 25 RDH 12 0 2 2 12
10 Adrian Burk* 28 P/QB 12 8 2 2 12
46 Ted Wegert 23 RH 7 0 2 2 12
25 Toy Ledbetter 28 LH 8 0 1 1 6
43 Jim Parmer 28 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 12 9 19 1 2 31 29 11 248
Opp Total 12 12 12 1 3 27 12 231

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-24 NYG W, 27-17 1 96 kickoff Jerry Norton 96 yard kickoff return (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1955-09-24 NYG W, 27-17 3 2 rush Jim Parmer 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1955-09-24 NYG W, 27-17 4 52 pass Bill Stribling 52 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1955-10-01 WAS L, 30-31 2 14 pass Hal Giancanelli 14 yard pass from Bobby Thomason
5 1955-10-01 WAS L, 30-31 3 15 pass Pete Pihos 15 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
6 1955-10-01 WAS L, 30-31 3 36 pass Jerry Norton 36 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1955-10-01 WAS L, 30-31 4 6 pass Bill Stribling 6 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Dick Bielski kick)
8 1955-10-09 @ CLE L, 17-21 1 3 rush Hal Giancanelli 3 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
9 1955-10-09 @ CLE L, 17-21 4 4 pass Pete Pihos 4 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
10 1955-10-15 @ PIT L, 7-13 2 42 interception Bibbles Bawel 42 yard interception return (Dick Bielski kick)
11 1955-10-23 @ CRD T, 24-24 2 31 pass Pete Pihos 31 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
12 1955-10-23 @ CRD T, 24-24 3 9 rush Hal Giancanelli 9 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
13 1955-10-23 @ CRD T, 24-24 4 23 rush Jerry Norton 23 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
14 1955-10-30 PIT W, 24-0 3 29 rush Ted Wegert 29 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
15 1955-10-30 PIT W, 24-0 3 10 pass Pete Pihos 10 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
16 1955-10-30 PIT W, 24-0 4 2 rush Ted Wegert 2 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
17 1955-11-06 @ WAS L, 21-34 2 19 pass Pete Pihos 19 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Dick Bielski kick)
18 1955-11-06 @ WAS L, 21-34 4 23 pass Bobby Walston 23 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Dick Bielski kick)
19 1955-11-06 @ WAS L, 21-34 4 15 pass Bill Stribling 15 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Dick Bielski kick)
20 1955-11-13 CLE W, 33-17 2 2 pass Bill Stribling 2 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
21 1955-11-13 CLE W, 33-17 3 21 pass Bill Stribling 21 yard pass from Adrian Burk
22 1955-11-13 CLE W, 33-17 4 1 rush Adrian Burk 1 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
23 1955-11-13 CLE W, 33-17 4 40 interception Bibbles Bawel 40 yard interception return (Dick Bielski kick)
24 1955-11-20 @ NYG L, 7-31 2 17 pass Bill Stribling 17 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
25 1955-11-27 RAM L, 21-23 2 40 pass Pete Pihos 40 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
26 1955-11-27 RAM L, 21-23 4 63 pass Bobby Walston 63 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Dick Bielski kick)
27 1955-11-27 RAM L, 21-23 4 13 pass Bobby Walston 13 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Dick Bielski kick)
28 1955-12-04 CRD W, 27-3 2 3 rush Dick Bielski 3 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
29 1955-12-04 CRD W, 27-3 3 14 pass Pete Pihos 14 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
30 1955-12-04 CRD W, 27-3 4 14 rush Adrian Burk 14 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
31 1955-12-11 @ CHI L, 10-17 4 37 pass Toy Ledbetter 37 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-24 NYG L, 17-27 1 31 pass Frank Gifford 31 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
2 1955-09-24 NYG L, 17-27 2 fumble Cliff Livingston yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1955-10-01 WAS W, 31-30 3 19 pass Vic Janowicz 19 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Vic Janowicz kick)
4 1955-10-01 WAS W, 31-30 3 fumble Ralph Thomas yard fumble return (Vic Janowicz kick)
5 1955-10-01 WAS W, 31-30 3 1 rush Vic Janowicz 1 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
6 1955-10-01 WAS W, 31-30 3 1 rush Eddie LeBaron 1 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
7 1955-10-09 @ CLE W, 21-17 2 3 rush Otto Graham 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1955-10-09 @ CLE W, 21-17 2 28 pass Ed Modzelewski 28 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
9 1955-10-09 @ CLE W, 21-17 4 5 pass Dante Lavelli 5 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
10 1955-10-15 @ PIT W, 13-7 1 1 rush Jim Finks 1 yard rush (Art Michalik kick)
11 1955-10-15 @ PIT W, 13-7 3 2 rush Lynn Chandnois 2 yard rush
12 1955-10-23 @ CRD T, 24-24 1 39 pass Frank Bernardi 39 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
13 1955-10-23 @ CRD T, 24-24 3 70 pass Ollie Matson 70 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
14 1955-10-23 @ CRD T, 24-24 4 13 pass Don Stonesifer 13 yard pass from Dave Mann (Pat Summerall kick)
15 1955-11-06 @ WAS W, 34-21 2 17 fumble Roy Barni 17 yard fumble return (Vic Janowicz kick)
16 1955-11-06 @ WAS W, 34-21 2 1 rush Ralph Guglielmi 1 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
17 1955-11-06 @ WAS W, 34-21 3 2 rush Jim Monachino 2 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
18 1955-11-06 @ WAS W, 34-21 4 3 rush Bert Zagers 3 yard rush (Vic Janowicz kick)
19 1955-11-13 CLE L, 17-33 1 61 pass Ray Renfro 61 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
20 1955-11-13 CLE L, 17-33 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
21 1955-11-20 @ NYG W, 31-7 1 1 rush Don Heinrich 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1955-11-20 @ NYG W, 31-7 3 1 rush Bobby Epps 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
23 1955-11-20 @ NYG W, 31-7 3 66 punt Emlen Tunnell 66 yard punt return (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1955-11-20 @ NYG W, 31-7 3 22 pass Kyle Rote 22 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1955-11-27 RAM W, 23-21 1 72 pass Elroy Hirsch 72 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
26 1955-11-27 RAM W, 23-21 1 23 pass Tom Fears 23 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
27 1955-12-11 @ CHI W, 17-10 1 2 rush Bobby Watkins 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
28 1955-12-11 @ CHI W, 17-10 2 5 pass Rick Casares 5 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)