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1959 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.6, Offense: 0.4, Defense: -3.0, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 268 points (22.3/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 278 points (23.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-6.3.

Coach: Buck Shaw (7-5-0)

Stadium: Franklin Field
 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Majority Owner James P. Clark
General Manager Vince McNally
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 268 3887 752 5.2 24 8 13 211 194 352 2572 17 16 7.1 120 391 1315 13 3.4 78
Team Defense 278 3938 747 5.3 40 20 16 220 144 292 1870 17 20 5.9 101 429 2068 15 4.8 103
Lg Rank Offense 4 5 3 2 5 3 2 4 4 2 10 12 6 12
Lg Rank Defense 9 9 2 2 10 5 4 7 5 5 8 11 7 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 24 15 278 174 104 18 291 121 170 2
2 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-1 New York Giants 49 21 18 299 223 76 21 333 223 110 5
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 24 18 281 172 109 2 15 269 203 66 2
4 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-2 @ New York Giants 7 24 16 247 179 68 2 20 432 269 163 5
5 Sun October 25 boxscore W 3-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 28 24 22 399 231 168 2 14 313 150 163 6
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-2 Washington Redskins 30 23 17 354 142 212 2 21 378 124 254 3
7 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-3 @ Cleveland Browns 7 28 15 314 247 67 3 16 311 128 183
8 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-3 Chicago Cardinals 27 17 18 377 218 159 4 11 181 52 129 7
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-3 Los Angeles Rams 23 20 21 390 278 112 2 14 270 93 177 3
10 Sun November 29 boxscore L 6-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 31 9 225 196 29 4 24 393 165 228 2
11 Sun December 6 boxscore W 7-4 @ Washington Redskins 34 14 26 426 275 151 2 16 317 188 129 4
12 Sun December 13 boxscore L 7-5 Cleveland Browns 21 28 16 297 237 60 1 30 450 154 296 1

Passing

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 Norm Van Brocklin* 33 P/QB 12 12 7-5-0 191 340 56.2 2617 16 4.7 14 4.1 71 7.7 6.8 13.7 218.1 79.5 0 0
33 Billy Ray Barnes* 24 LH 12 0 0 7 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 28.6 0 0.0 -12.9 0.0 0.0 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 25 12 0 3 5 60.0 27 1 20.0 0 0.0 19 5.4 9.4 9.0 2.3 114.2 0 0
Team Total 26.1 12 7-5-0 194 352 55.1 2644 17 4.8 16 4.5 71 7.5 6.4 13.6 220.3 76.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 144 292 49.3 2074 17 5.8 20 6.8 7.1 5.18 14.4 172.8 63.6 26 204 5.9 4.1 8.2

Rushing & Receiving

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* 24 LH 12 0 181 687 7 61 3.8 57.3 15.1 32 314 9.8 2 47 2.7 26.2 1001 9 7
26 Clarence Peaks 24 FB 12 0 124 451 3 34 3.6 37.6 10.3 28 209 7.5 0 23 2.3 17.4 660 3 7
30 Theron Sapp 24 12 0 41 145 1 17 3.5 12.1 3.4 6 47 7.8 0 13 0.5 3.9 192 1 0
43 Walt Kowalczyk 24 12 0 26 37 0 6 1.4 3.1 2.2 9 33 3.7 0 13 0.8 2.8 70 0 0
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 33 P/QB 12 12 11 13 2 12 1.2 1.1 0.9 13 2 4
25 Tommy McDonald* 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 2 -10 0 -4 -5.0 -0.8 0.2 47 846 18.0 10 71 3.9 70.5 836 10 4
44 Pete Retzlaff 28 LE 10 0 2 -11 0 -5 -5.5 -1.1 0.2 34 595 17.5 1 45 3.4 59.5 584 1 1
83 Bobby Walston 31 12 0 2 8 0 7 4.0 0.7 0.2 16 279 17.4 3 40 1.3 23.3 287 3 1
32 Joe Pagliei 25 7 0 2 -5 0 1 -2.5 -0.7 0.3 2 9 4.5 0 11 0.3 1.3 4 0 0
36 Dick Bielski 27 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 264 17.6 1 57 1.3 22.0 264 1 0
80 Ken MacAfee 30 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 48 9.6 0 14 1.3 12.0 48 0 0
Team Total 26.1 12 391 1315 13 61 3.4 109.6 32.6 194 2644 13.6 17 71 16.2 220.3 3959 30 26
Opp Total 12 429 2068 15 4.8 172.3 35.8 144 1870 13.0 17 12.0 155.8 3938 32 28

Kick & Punt Returns

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* 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 21 115 1 81 5.5 24 444 0 36 18.5 1395
87 Art Powell 22 RS 12 0 15 124 1 58 8.3 14 379 0 95 27.1 503
88 Jerry Wilson 23 RDE 12 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 4
74 Jerry DeLucca 23 LT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
29 John Nocera 25 12 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 26.1 12 36 239 2 81 6.6 42 842 0 95 20.0 5040
Opp Total 12 40 1491 1 37.3 37 819 0 22.1

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 33 P/QB 12 12 53 2263 59 1 42.7
83 Bobby Walston 31 12 0 1 0.0% 34 33 97.1%
45 Paige Cothren 24 K 7 0 18 8 44.4% 1 1 100.0%
36 Dick Bielski 27 RE 12 0 5 0.0%
32 Joe Pagliei 25 7 0 1 45 45 0 45.0
Team Total 26.1 12 24 8 33.3% 35 34 97.1% 54 2308 59 1 42.7
Opp Total 12 20 9 45.0% 36 35 97.2% 48 1973 41.1

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
26 Clarence Peaks 24 FB 12 0 0 7 2 0 0
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 33 P/QB 12 12 0 4 5 0 0
33 Billy Ray Barnes* 24 LH 12 0 0 7 1 0 0
87 Art Powell 22 RS 12 0 3 17 0 17 0 0 2 2 0 0
40 Tom Brookshier* 28 RDH 12 0 3 13 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 0
21 Jimmy Carr 26 LDH 12 0 5 65 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Tommy McDonald* 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 0 4 2 0 0
53 Bob Pellegrini 25 LLB 12 0 3 42 0 39 0 0 0 2 0 0
78 Marion Campbell* 30 RDT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
73 Ed Khayat 24 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 16 0
83 Bobby Walston 31 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
51 Chuck Weber 29 MLB 12 0 2 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 1
63 Tom Catlin 28 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
65 Jerry Huth 26 LG 10 0 0 0 2 3 1
27 Gene Johnson 24 LS 12 0 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Jerry Wilson 23 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
60 Chuck Bednarik 34 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Dick Bielski 27 RE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Tom Louderback 26 RLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Don Owens 27 12 0 0 0 1 3 1
44 Pete Retzlaff 28 LE 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Lee Riley 27 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
66 Joe Robb 22 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 12 20 167 0 39 0 0 26 38 22 3
Opp Total 12 9 28 8

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
25 Tommy McDonald* 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 10 1 11 66
33 Billy Ray Barnes* 24 LH 12 0 7 2 9 54
83 Bobby Walston 31 12 0 3 3 33 51
45 Paige Cothren 24 K 7 0 1 8 25
26 Clarence Peaks 24 FB 12 0 3 3 18
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 33 P/QB 12 12 2 2 12
36 Dick Bielski 27 RE 12 0 1 1 6
65 Jerry Huth 26 LG 10 0 1 1 6
70 Don Owens 27 12 0 1 1 6
87 Art Powell 22 RS 12 0 1 1 6
44 Pete Retzlaff 28 LE 10 0 1 1 6
30 Theron Sapp 24 12 0 1 1 6
51 Chuck Weber 29 MLB 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 12 13 17 2 3 35 34 8 268
Opp Total 12 15 17 1 2 35 9 278