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1973 Philadelphia Eagles

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5-8-1, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: 3.5, Defense: -7.7, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 310 points (22.1/g), 8th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 393 points (28.1/g), 25th.
 Differential of -83 points (-5.9/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Mike McCormack (5-8-1)
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Special Teams)

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Widener University (Chester, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Principal Owner Leonard Tose
General Manager Jim Murray
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 310 4789 930 5.1 28 15 17 267 275 479 2998 23 13 5.8 147 417 1791 9 4.3 103
Team Defense 393 5062 903 5.6 30 15 15 286 219 370 2639 22 15 6.7 135 512 2423 22 4.7 136
Lg Rank Offense 8 2 5 13 4 1 1 2 6 8 24 20 20 8
Lg Rank Defense 25 25 20 16 25 20 25 24 18 25 17 24 25 25

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-1 St. Louis Cardinals 23 34 18 252 143 109 3 20 392 195 197 3
2 Sun September 23 boxscore T 0-1-1 @ New York Giants 23 23 16 344 216 128 2 24 406 272 134 2
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-2-1 Washington Redskins 7 28 14 259 206 53 3 15 276 195 81 1
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 0-3-1 @ Buffalo Bills 26 27 28 451 176 275 1 16 276 47 229 1
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 1-3-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 27 24 20 453 351 102 1 14 343 278 65 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-4-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 28 19 315 189 126 25 409 192 217 1
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 2-4-1 Dallas Cowboys 30 16 19 272 203 69 27 362 232 130 4
8 Sun November 4 boxscore W 3-4-1 New England Patriots 24 23 19 366 234 132 5 20 290 129 161 4
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-5-1 Atlanta Falcons 27 44 20 333 205 128 2 22 292 122 170 1
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 31 12 251 133 118 2 16 393 107 286 3
11 Sun November 25 boxscore W 4-6-1 New York Giants 20 16 22 380 127 253 1 19 370 257 113
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 4-7-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 28 38 22 409 317 92 3 22 389 211 178 4
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 5-7-1 New York Jets 24 23 20 358 203 155 3 24 432 156 276 3
14 Sun December 16 boxscore L 5-8-1 @ Washington Redskins 20 38 18 346 295 51 2 22 432 246 186 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
5 Roman Gabriel* 33 QB 14 14 5-8-1 270 460 58.7% 3219 23 5.0 12 2.6 80 7.0 6.8 11.9 229.9 86.0 31 219 6.11 5.95 6.3 3 2
7 John Reaves 23 1 0 5 19 26.3% 17 0 0.0 1 5.3 6 0.9 -1.5 3.4 17.0 17.7 3 19 -0.09 -2.14 13.6
Team Total 26.3 14 5-8-1 275 479 57.4% 3236 23 4.8 13 2.7 80 6.8 6.5 11.8 231.1 82.8 34 238 5.84 5.60 6.6 3 2
Opp Total 14 219 370 59.2% 2789 22 5.9 15 4.1 7.5 6.90 12.7 199.2 85.7 21 150 6.7 6.1 5.4

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
25 Tom Sullivan 23 RB 13 13 217 968 4 37 4.5 74.5 16.7 50 322 6.4 1 29 3.8 24.8 1290 5 6
36 Norm Bulaich 27 FB 14 14 106 436 1 20 4.1 31.1 7.6 42 403 9.6 3 80 3.0 28.8 839 4 8
27 Po James 24 KR 10 1 36 178 1 24 4.9 17.8 3.6 17 94 5.5 0 13 1.7 9.4 272 1 1
31 Tom Bailey 24 12 0 20 91 0 15 4.6 7.6 1.7 10 80 8.0 1 19 0.8 6.7 171 1 1
46 Lee Bouggess 25 8 0 15 34 1 11 2.3 4.3 1.9 4 18 4.5 0 6 0.5 2.3 52 1 0
5 Roman Gabriel* 33 QB 14 14 12 10 1 5 0.8 0.7 0.9 10 1 10
86 Charle Young*+ 22 TE 14 14 4 24 1 17 6.0 1.7 0.3 55 854 15.5 6 80 3.9 61.0 878 7 0
17 Harold Carmichael* 24 WR 14 14 3 42 0 23 14.0 3.0 0.2 67 1116 16.7 9 73 4.8 79.7 1158 9 3
7 John Reaves 23 1 0 2 2 0 3 1.0 2.0 2.0 2 0 1
48 Greg Oliver 24 11 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.5 0.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 15 0 0
28 Bill Bradley* 26 FS/PR 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 2
80 Don Zimmerman 24 WR 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 220 10.0 3 30 1.6 15.7 220 3 1
18 Ben Hawkins 29 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 114 19.0 0 37 1.5 28.5 114 0 0
81 Stan Davis 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.8 6 0 1
Team Total 26.3 14 417 1791 9 37 4.3 127.9 29.8 275 3236 11.8 23 80 19.6 231.1 5027 32 41
Opp Total 14 512 2423 22 4.7 173.1 36.6 219 2639 12.1 22 15.6 188.5 5062 44 31

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
27 Po James 24 KR 10 1 16 413 0 36 25.8 685
39 Kermit Alexander 32 14 0 5 10 0 5 2.0 9 189 0 25 21.0 199
81 Stan Davis 23 8 0 2 0 0 4 0.0 10 236 0 28 23.6 242
25 Tom Sullivan 23 RB 13 13 12 280 0 32 23.3 1570
26 Al Nelson 30 8 8 11 264 0 53 24.0 264
28 Bill Bradley* 26 FS/PR 14 14 8 106 0 43 13.3 106
31 Tom Bailey 24 12 0 2 18 0 18 9.0 189
8 Al Coleman 29 14 0 2 24 0 19 12.0 24
48 Greg Oliver 24 11 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 32
Team Total 26.3 14 15 116 0 43 7.7 63 1441 0 53 22.9 6584
Opp Total 14 35 376 0 10.7 55 1246 1 22.7

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
19 Tom Dempsey 26 K 14 0 7 7 7 4 11 7 9 4 6 2 40 24 60.0%% 34 34 100.0%%
12 Tom McNeill 31 P 10 0 46 1881 66 0 40.9
28 Bill Bradley* 26 FS/PR 14 14 18 735 61 0 40.8
Team Total 26.3 14 7 7 7 4 11 7 9 4 6 2 40 24 60.0%% 34 34 100.0%% 64 2616 66 0 40.9
Opp Total 14 40 22 55.0%% 47 45 95.7%% 49 1955 39.9

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
5 Roman Gabriel* 33 QB 14 14 0 10 6 -2 0
36 Norm Bulaich 27 FB 14 14 0 8 4 7 0
39 Kermit Alexander 32 14 0 0 5 3 4 0
25 Tom Sullivan 23 RB 13 13 0 6 2 0 0
28 Bill Bradley* 26 FS/PR 14 14 4 21 0 18 0 0 2 1 17 0
41 Randy Logan 22 SS 14 14 5 38 0 30 0
17 Harold Carmichael* 24 WR 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
31 Tom Bailey 24 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
81 Stan Davis 23 8 0 0 1 2 0 0
85 Marlin McKeever 33 MLB 13 11 0 0 3 0 0
96 John Sodaski 25 RLB 14 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
71 Will Wynn 24 RDE 12 8 0 0 3 24 1
27 Po James 24 KR 10 1 0 1 1 0 0
20 John Outlaw 28 LCB 7 7 2 48 1 45 0
7 John Reaves 23 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
89 Steve Zabel 25 LLB 11 11 2 13 0 7 0
80 Don Zimmerman 24 WR 14 10 0 1 1 5 0
95 John Bunting 23 rlb 7 5 0 0 1 2 0
8 Al Coleman 29 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Bill Dunstan 24 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
62 Guy Morriss 22 C 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
26 Al Nelson 30 8 8 0 0 1 7 0
48 Greg Oliver 24 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Jerry Sisemore 22 RT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
74 Steve Smith 29 LT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
99 Mel Tom 32 4 4 0 0 1 1 0
75 Dennis Wirgowski 26 LDE 13 8 1 0 0 0 0
86 Charle Young*+ 22 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 15 120 1 45 0 0 41 40 65 1
Opp Total 14 34 31 16

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
19 Tom Dempsey 26 K 14 0 34 24 106
17 Harold Carmichael* 24 WR 14 14 9 9 54
86 Charle Young*+ 22 TE 14 14 1 6 7 42
25 Tom Sullivan 23 RB 13 13 4 1 5 30
36 Norm Bulaich 27 FB 14 14 1 3 4 24
80 Don Zimmerman 24 WR 14 10 3 3 18
31 Tom Bailey 24 12 0 1 1 6
46 Lee Bouggess 25 8 0 1 1 6
5 Roman Gabriel* 33 QB 14 14 1 1 6
27 Po James 24 KR 10 1 1 1 6
20 John Outlaw 28 LCB 7 7 1 1 6
71 Will Wynn 24 RDE 12 8 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 9 23 1 1 34 34 24 310
Opp Total 14 22 22 1 1 1 45 22 393

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 STL L, 23-34 3 6 pass Harold Carmichael 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
2 1973-09-16 STL L, 23-34 4 4 pass Tom Bailey 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
3 1973-09-23 @ NYG T, 23-23 3 8 rush Tom Sullivan 8 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
4 1973-09-23 @ NYG T, 23-23 4 16 pass Harold Carmichael 16 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
5 1973-09-30 WAS L, 7-28 2 80 pass Norm Bulaich 80 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
6 1973-10-07 @ BUF L, 26-27 2 7 pass Norm Bulaich 7 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
7 1973-10-07 @ BUF L, 26-27 3 9 pass Charle Young 9 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
8 1973-10-14 @ STL W, 27-24 2 1 pass Harold Carmichael 1 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
9 1973-10-14 @ STL W, 27-24 4 27 pass Harold Carmichael 27 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
10 1973-10-14 @ STL W, 27-24 4 24 pass Don Zimmerman 24 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
11 1973-10-21 @ MIN L, 21-28 2 12 rush Po James 12 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
12 1973-10-21 @ MIN L, 21-28 3 2 rush Lee Bouggess 2 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
13 1973-10-21 @ MIN L, 21-28 4 17 rush Charle Young 17 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
14 1973-10-28 DAL W, 30-16 1 6 pass Harold Carmichael 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
15 1973-10-28 DAL W, 30-16 2 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
16 1973-10-28 DAL W, 30-16 2 10 pass Harold Carmichael 10 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
17 1973-11-04 NWE W, 24-23 3 20 pass Charle Young 20 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
18 1973-11-04 NWE W, 24-23 3 7 pass Charle Young 7 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
19 1973-11-04 NWE W, 24-23 3 24 fumble Will Wynn 24 yard fumble return (Tom Dempsey kick)
20 1973-11-11 ATL L, 27-44 1 4 pass Tom Sullivan 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
21 1973-11-11 ATL L, 27-44 3 4 pass Norm Bulaich 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
22 1973-11-11 ATL L, 27-44 4 19 pass Harold Carmichael 19 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
23 1973-11-18 @ DAL L, 10-31 2 80 pass Charle Young 80 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
24 1973-11-25 NYG W, 20-16 1 30 pass Don Zimmerman 30 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
25 1973-11-25 NYG W, 20-16 3 3 rush Tom Sullivan 3 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
26 1973-12-02 @ SFO L, 28-38 3 14 pass Harold Carmichael 14 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
27 1973-12-02 @ SFO L, 28-38 4 18 pass Charle Young 18 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
28 1973-12-02 @ SFO L, 28-38 4 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
29 1973-12-02 @ SFO L, 28-38 4 1 rush Norm Bulaich 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
30 1973-12-09 NYJ W, 24-23 2 2 pass Don Zimmerman 2 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
31 1973-12-09 NYJ W, 24-23 3 62 pass Harold Carmichael 62 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
32 1973-12-09 NYJ W, 24-23 3 45 interception John Outlaw 45 yard interception return (Tom Dempsey kick)
33 1973-12-16 @ WAS L, 20-38 1 34 pass Charle Young 34 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
34 1973-12-16 @ WAS L, 20-38 3 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 STL W, 34-23 1 2 pass Donny Anderson 2 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1973-09-16 STL W, 34-23 1 4 rush Donny Anderson 4 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1973-09-16 STL W, 34-23 1 40 pass Mel Gray 40 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1973-09-16 STL W, 34-23 4 26 rush Donny Anderson 26 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1973-09-23 @ NYG T, 23-23 1 2 rush Vince Clements 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1973-09-23 @ NYG T, 23-23 4 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1973-09-30 WAS W, 28-7 1 23 pass Charley Taylor 23 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
8 1973-09-30 WAS W, 28-7 3 10 pass Charley Taylor 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
9 1973-09-30 WAS W, 28-7 4 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
10 1973-09-30 WAS W, 28-7 4 34 interception Ted Vactor 34 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
11 1973-10-07 @ BUF W, 27-26 1 101 kickoff Wallace Francis 101 yard kickoff return (John Leypoldt kick)
12 1973-10-07 @ BUF W, 27-26 2 1 rush Joe Ferguson 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
13 1973-10-07 @ BUF W, 27-26 2 2 rush O.J. Simpson 2 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
14 1973-10-14 @ STL L, 24-27 3 21 rush Donny Anderson 21 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
15 1973-10-14 @ STL L, 24-27 3 9 pass Ahmad Rashad 9 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
16 1973-10-14 @ STL L, 24-27 4 65 pass Ahmad Rashad 65 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1973-10-21 @ MIN W, 28-21 1 44 rush John Gilliam 44 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
18 1973-10-21 @ MIN W, 28-21 2 1 rush Oscar Reed 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
19 1973-10-21 @ MIN W, 28-21 3 24 pass John Gilliam 24 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
20 1973-10-21 @ MIN W, 28-21 4 5 rush Chuck Foreman 5 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
21 1973-10-28 DAL L, 16-30 2 8 pass Otto Stowe 8 yard pass from Roger Staubach
22 1973-10-28 DAL L, 16-30 2 14 pass Otto Stowe 14 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mike Clark kick)
23 1973-11-04 NWE L, 23-24 1 16 pass Darryl Stingley 16 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Jeff White kick)
24 1973-11-04 NWE L, 23-24 3 14 pass Darryl Stingley 14 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Jeff White kick)
25 1973-11-04 NWE L, 23-24 4 4 rush Sam Cunningham 4 yard rush
26 1973-11-11 ATL W, 44-27 1 3 rush Eddie Ray 3 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
27 1973-11-11 ATL W, 44-27 2 12 pass Ken Burrow 12 yard pass from Bob Lee (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
28 1973-11-11 ATL W, 44-27 4 2 rush Eddie Ray 2 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
29 1973-11-11 ATL W, 44-27 4 1 rush Harmon Wages 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
30 1973-11-11 ATL W, 44-27 4 21 pass Ken Burrow 21 yard pass from Pat Sullivan (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
31 1973-11-18 @ DAL W, 31-10 2 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
32 1973-11-18 @ DAL W, 31-10 2 2 pass Walt Garrison 2 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
33 1973-11-18 @ DAL W, 31-10 3 28 pass Bob Hayes 28 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
34 1973-11-18 @ DAL W, 31-10 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
35 1973-11-25 NYG L, 16-20 4 4 pass Johnny Roland 4 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
36 1973-12-02 @ SFO W, 38-28 1 61 fumble Windlan Hall 61 yard fumble return (Bruce Gossett kick)
37 1973-12-02 @ SFO W, 38-28 2 1 rush Steve Spurrier 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
38 1973-12-02 @ SFO W, 38-28 2 3 rush Doug Cunningham 3 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
39 1973-12-02 @ SFO W, 38-28 2 28 pass Gene Washington 28 yard pass from Steve Spurrier (Bruce Gossett kick)
40 1973-12-02 @ SFO W, 38-28 4 1 rush Steve Spurrier 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
41 1973-12-09 NYJ L, 23-24 1 11 pass Emerson Boozer 11 yard pass from Al Woodall (Bobby Howfield kick)
42 1973-12-09 NYJ L, 23-24 1 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
43 1973-12-16 @ WAS W, 38-20 2 14 pass Larry Brown 14 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
44 1973-12-16 @ WAS W, 38-20 2 32 pass Roy Jefferson 32 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
45 1973-12-16 @ WAS W, 38-20 2 27 pass Larry Brown 27 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
46 1973-12-16 @ WAS W, 38-20 3 64 pass Larry Brown 64 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
47 1973-12-16 @ WAS W, 38-20 4 8 rush Larry Brown 8 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)