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1957 Philadelphia Eagles

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4-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: -5.0, Defense: 0.9, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 173 points (14.4/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (19.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of -57 points (-4.8/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-8.0.

Coach: Hugh Devore (4-8-0)

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
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 173 2737 656 4.2 39 16 18 149 99 204 1155 10 23 5.0 51 424 1582 9 3.7 80
Team Defense 230 3683 722 5.1 36 19 22 199 133 257 1969 10 17 7.3 94 451 1714 15 3.8 83
Lg Rank Offense 11 12 10 8 12 10 12 11 9 10 7 9 11 10
Lg Rank Defense 5 8 5 2 7 5 8 2 8 11 10 7 8 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 29 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 13 17 13 188 63 125 2 17 270 82 188 1
2 Sat October 5 boxscore L 0-2 New York Giants 20 24 6 73 16 57 2 24 376 193 183 4
3 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cleveland Browns 7 24 10 107 44 63 3 11 244 79 165 1
4 Sun October 20 boxscore W 1-3 Cleveland Browns 17 7 13 270 84 186 1 14 285 182 103 6
5 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 6 5 70 70 5 15 334 227 107 3
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 2-4 @ Chicago Cardinals 38 21 20 364 199 165 3 19 354 281 73 6
7 Sun November 10 boxscore L 2-5 Detroit Lions 16 27 13 201 44 157 5 18 376 177 199 4
8 Sun November 17 boxscore L 2-6 @ New York Giants 0 13 16 253 40 213 4 13 189 79 110 1
9 Sun November 24 boxscore W 3-6 Washington Redskins 21 12 12 308 186 122 3 14 230 123 107 3
10 Sun December 1 boxscore W 4-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 6 10 220 67 153 2 13 258 87 171 2
11 Sun December 8 boxscore L 4-7 @ Washington Redskins 7 42 13 247 140 107 7 20 376 173 203 3
12 Sat December 14 boxscore L 4-8 Chicago Cardinals 27 31 18 436 272 164 2 21 391 286 105 2

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 29 QB 12 8 2-5-0 46 92 50.0% 630 4 4.3 10 10.9 67 6.8 2.8 13.7 52.5 47.2 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 23 qb 10 4 2-3-0 33 70 47.1% 470 5 7.1 8 11.4 61 6.7 3.0 14.2 47.0 53.6 0 0
10 Al Dorow 28 6 0 17 36 47.2% 212 1 2.8 4 11.1 49 5.9 1.4 12.5 35.3 35.6 0 0
26 Clarence Peaks 22 FB 12 0 2 3 66.7% 56 0 0.0 1 33.3 37 18.7 3.7 28.0 4.7 70.1 0 0
33 Billy Ray Barnes* 22 LH 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
25 Tommy McDonald 23 PR 12 0 1 1 100.0% 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 11.0 11.0 0.9 112.5 0 0
41 Jerry Norton* 26 LS/P 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 26.4 12 4-8-0 99 204 48.5% 1379 10 4.9 23 11.3 67 6.8 2.7 13.9 114.9 47.4 0 0
Opp Total 12 133 257 51.8% 2083 10 3.9 17 6.6 8.1 5.91 15.7 173.6 64.4 14 114 7.3 5.2 5.2

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
33 Billy Ray Barnes* 22 LH 12 0 143 529 1 41 3.7 44.1 11.9 19 212 11.2 1 67 1.6 17.7 741 2 8
26 Clarence Peaks 22 FB 12 0 125 495 1 35 4.0 41.3 10.4 11 99 9.0 0 53 0.9 8.3 594 1 5
23 Ken Keller 23 KR 12 0 57 195 0 15 3.4 16.3 4.8 4 31 7.8 0 30 0.3 2.6 226 0 3
32 Neil Worden 26 12 0 42 133 0 17 3.2 11.1 3.5 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 136 0 0
10 Al Dorow 28 6 0 17 52 2 14 3.1 8.7 2.8 52 2 1
11 Bobby Thomason 29 QB 12 8 15 62 3 19 4.1 5.2 1.3 62 3 1
25 Tommy McDonald 23 PR 12 0 12 36 0 22 3.0 3.0 1.0 9 228 25.3 3 61 0.8 19.0 264 3 5
9 Sonny Jurgensen 23 qb 10 4 10 -3 2 8 -0.3 -0.3 1.0 -3 2 0
41 Jerry Norton* 26 LS/P 12 0 2 73 0 61 36.5 6.1 0.2 73 0 0
83 Bobby Walston 29 K/LE 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.6 0.1 11 266 24.2 1 49 0.9 22.2 273 1 1
80 Bill Stribling 30 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 194 13.9 1 58 1.2 16.2 194 1 1
44 Pete Retzlaff 26 RH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 120 12.0 0 28 0.8 10.0 120 0 0
36 Dick Bielski 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 81 10.1 2 19 0.7 6.8 81 2 0
84 Hank Burnine 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 63 9.0 0 16 1.0 9.0 63 0 0
45 Rocky Ryan 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 91 22.8 2 46 0.4 10.1 91 2 0
64 Bob Gaona 26 RT 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -9 -9.0 0 -9 0.1 -0.8 -9 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 424 1582 9 61 3.7 131.8 35.3 99 1379 13.9 10 67 8.3 114.9 2961 19 25
Opp Total 12 451 1714 15 3.8 142.8 37.6 133 1969 14.8 10 11.1 164.1 3683 25 26

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
25 Tommy McDonald 23 PR 12 0 26 127 0 28 4.9 11 304 0 50 27.6 695
23 Ken Keller 23 KR 12 0 9 59 0 38 6.6 15 320 0 37 21.3 605
26 Clarence Peaks 22 FB 12 0 5 98 0 27 19.6 692
32 Neil Worden 26 12 0 4 63 0 19 15.8 199
41 Jerry Norton* 26 LS/P 12 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 2 33 0 18 16.5 119
36 Dick Bielski 25 12 0 2 11 0 10 5.5 92
81 Eddie Bell 26 LDH 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
20 Jimmy Harris 23 RS 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
74 Frank Wydo 33 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Team Total 26.4 12 37 199 0 38 5.4 41 838 0 50 20.4 3998
Opp Total 12 45 1428 0 31.7 31 737 0 23.8

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
41 Jerry Norton* 26 LS/P 12 0 68 2798 63 1 41.1
83 Bobby Walston 29 K/LE 12 0 12 9 75.0%% 21 20 95.2%%
36 Dick Bielski 25 12 0 2 0.0%%
Team Total 26.4 12 14 9 64.3%% 21 20 95.2%% 68 2798 63 1 41.1
Opp Total 12 29 14 48.3%% 27 26 96.3%% 58 2465 42.5

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
33 Billy Ray Barnes* 22 LH 12 0 0 8 3 0 0
41 Jerry Norton* 26 LS/P 12 0 4 155 1 99 0 0 0 5 4 0
25 Tommy McDonald 23 PR 12 0 0 5 3 0 0
26 Clarence Peaks 22 FB 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
60 Chuck Bednarik* 32 LLB 11 0 3 51 0 37 0 0 0 2 0 0
81 Eddie Bell 26 LDH 12 0 2 38 0 38 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Tom Brookshier 26 RDH 12 0 4 74 0 40 0
20 Jimmy Harris 23 RS 12 0 3 99 1 65 0 0 0 1 2 0
23 Ken Keller 23 KR 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
75 Tom Saidock 27 RDT 11 5 0 0 3 0 0
10 Al Dorow 28 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Bob Hudson 27 RLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 23 qb 10 4 0 0 1 0 0
68 Bill Koman 23 lb 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
79 Buck Lansford 24 LT 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
82 Tom Scott* 27 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Bill Stribling 30 RE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 Bobby Thomason 29 QB 12 8 0 1 0 0 0
83 Bobby Walston 29 K/LE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
77 Jim Weatherall 28 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Norm Willey 30 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Frank Wydo 33 12 0 1 25 0 25 0
73 Sid Youngelman 26 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 17 442 2 99 0 0 25 28 6 0
Opp Total 12 28 26 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
83 Bobby Walston 29 K/LE 12 0 1 1 20 9 53
25 Tommy McDonald 23 PR 12 0 3 3 18
11 Bobby Thomason 29 QB 12 8 3 3 18
33 Billy Ray Barnes* 22 LH 12 0 1 1 2 12
36 Dick Bielski 25 12 0 2 2 12
10 Al Dorow 28 6 0 2 2 12
9 Sonny Jurgensen 23 qb 10 4 2 2 12
45 Rocky Ryan 25 9 0 2 2 12
20 Jimmy Harris 23 RS 12 0 1 1 6
41 Jerry Norton* 26 LS/P 12 0 1 1 6
26 Clarence Peaks 22 FB 12 0 1 1 6
80 Bill Stribling 30 RE 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 12 9 10 2 21 20 9 173
Opp Total 12 15 10 1 1 26 14 230

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 @ RAM L, 13-17 4 4 rush Billy Ray Barnes 4 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1957-10-05 NYG L, 20-24 1 1 rush Clarence Peaks 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1957-10-05 NYG L, 20-24 3 99 interception Jerry Norton 99 yard interception return (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1957-10-13 @ CLE L, 7-24 4 65 interception Jimmy Harris 65 yard interception return (Bobby Walston kick)
5 1957-10-20 CLE W, 17-7 2 46 pass Rocky Ryan 46 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
6 1957-10-20 CLE W, 17-7 4 1 rush Sonny Jurgensen 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1957-11-03 @ CRD W, 38-21 1 58 pass Bill Stribling 58 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1957-11-03 @ CRD W, 38-21 1 21 pass Bobby Walston 21 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
9 1957-11-03 @ CRD W, 38-21 4 1 rush Bobby Thomason 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
10 1957-11-03 @ CRD W, 38-21 4 1 rush Bobby Thomason 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
11 1957-11-03 @ CRD W, 38-21 4 13 pass Rocky Ryan 13 yard pass from Al Dorow (Bobby Walston kick)
12 1957-11-10 DET L, 16-27 2 1 rush Al Dorow 1 yard rush
13 1957-11-10 DET L, 16-27 4 1 rush Sonny Jurgensen 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
14 1957-11-24 WAS W, 21-12 2 61 pass Tommy McDonald 61 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
15 1957-11-24 WAS W, 21-12 3 9 pass Dick Bielski 9 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
16 1957-11-24 WAS W, 21-12 4 36 pass Tommy McDonald 36 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
17 1957-12-01 PIT W, 7-6 2 7 pass Dick Bielski 7 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
18 1957-12-08 @ WAS L, 7-42 4 1 rush Al Dorow 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
19 1957-12-14 CRD L, 27-31 1 2 rush Bobby Thomason 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
20 1957-12-14 CRD L, 27-31 3 7 pass Tommy McDonald 7 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
21 1957-12-14 CRD L, 27-31 4 67 pass Billy Ray Barnes 67 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 @ RAM W, 17-13 2 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
2 1957-09-29 @ RAM W, 17-13 2 1 rush Norm Van Brocklin 1 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
3 1957-10-05 NYG W, 24-20 1 1 rush Don Heinrich 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1957-10-05 NYG W, 24-20 2 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1957-10-05 NYG W, 24-20 3 31 interception Johnny Bookman 31 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1957-10-13 @ CLE W, 24-7 1 5 pass Jim Brown 5 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Lou Groza kick)
7 1957-10-13 @ CLE W, 24-7 1 64 rush Chet Hanulak 64 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1957-10-13 @ CLE W, 24-7 3 5 rush Billy Reynolds 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
9 1957-10-20 CLE L, 7-17 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1957-10-27 @ PIT W, 6-0 2 35 pass Ray Mathews 35 yard pass from Earl Morrall
11 1957-11-03 @ CRD L, 21-38 2 1 rush Ollie Matson 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
12 1957-11-03 @ CRD L, 21-38 3 21 fumble Leo Sugar 21 yard fumble return (Pat Summerall kick)
13 1957-11-03 @ CRD L, 21-38 4 4 rush Ollie Matson 4 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
14 1957-11-10 DET W, 27-16 2 8 pass Steve Junker 8 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
15 1957-11-10 DET W, 27-16 2 43 pass Jim Doran 43 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
16 1957-11-10 DET W, 27-16 2 11 pass Howard Cassady 11 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
17 1957-11-17 @ NYG W, 13-0 3 5 rush Frank Gifford 5 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1957-12-08 @ WAS W, 42-7 1 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
19 1957-12-08 @ WAS W, 42-7 2 9 rush Jim Podoley 9 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
20 1957-12-08 @ WAS W, 42-7 2 17 pass Ed Sutton 17 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
21 1957-12-08 @ WAS W, 42-7 3 49 pass Leo Elter 49 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
22 1957-12-08 @ WAS W, 42-7 4 1 rush Don Bosseler 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
23 1957-12-08 @ WAS W, 42-7 4 5 rush Don Bosseler 5 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
24 1957-12-14 CRD W, 31-27 2 42 pass Woodley Lewis 42 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
25 1957-12-14 CRD W, 31-27 3 53 pass Woodley Lewis 53 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)
26 1957-12-14 CRD W, 31-27 4 1 rush Johnny Olszewski 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
27 1957-12-14 CRD W, 31-27 4 34 pass Woodley Lewis 34 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Pat Summerall kick)