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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 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 310 4789 930 5.1 28 15 267 275 479 2998 23 13 5.8 147 417 1791 9 4.3 103 61 566 17
Opp. Stats 393 5062 903 5.6 30 15 286 219 370 2639 22 15 6.7 135 512 2423 22 4.7 136 73 692 15
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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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
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. 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. 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 21.0 203
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 24.0 271
28 Bill Bradley* 26 FS/PR 14 14 8 106 0 43 13.3 123
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 6649
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 31 16 34

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
19 Tom Dempsey 26 K 14 0 34 34 24 40 106
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 34 24 40 310
Opp Total 14 22 22 1 1 1 45 47 22 40 393

Touchdown Log

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