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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 173 2737 656 4.2 39 16 149 99 204 1155 10 23 5.0 51 424 1582 9 3.7 80 75 654 18
Opp. Stats 230 3683 722 5.1 36 19 199 133 257 1969 10 17 7.3 94 451 1714 15 3.8 83 65 642 22
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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 Yds 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. 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. 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 16.5 123
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 2
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 4004
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 26 7 28

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
83 Bobby Walston 29 K/LE 12 0 1 1 20 21 9 12 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 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 21 9 14 173
Opp Total 12 15 10 1 1 26 27 14 29 230

Touchdown Log

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