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1935 Pittsburgh Pirates

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4-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1935 NFL Season Summary

Scored 100 points (8.3/g), 5th of 9 in the NFL. Allowed 209 points (17.4/g), 9th.
 Differential of -109 points (-9.1/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 1.8-10.2.

Coach: Joe Bach (4-8-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: South Park (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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 100 1504 561 2.7 40 0 64 67 234 996 5 40 4.3 327 508 4 1.6 64
Team Defense 209 3165 752 4.2 48 27 68 209 1208 13 21 5.8 543 1957 12 3.6
Lg Rank Offense 5 9 9 1 9 1 3 6 9 8 9 9 8 9
Lg Rank Defense 9 9 6 4 1 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 8 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 13 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 7
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 New York Giants 7 42
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 Chicago Bears 7 23
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 @ Green Bay Packers 0 27
5 Wed October 9 boxscore L 1-4 Philadelphia Eagles 6 17
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 2-4 Chicago Cardinals 17 13
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-4 Boston Redskins 6 0
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-5 Brooklyn Dodgers 7 13
8 Sun November 10 boxscore W 4-5 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 16 7 6 187 84 103 3 10 174 68 106 4
10 Sun November 24 boxscore L 4-6 Green Bay Packers 14 34
10 Sun December 1 boxscore L 4-7 @ Boston Redskins 3 13
12 Sun December 8 boxscore L 4-8 @ New York Giants 0 13 2 67 52 15 4 14 333 134 199 1

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
Johnny Gildea 25 TB 12 10 28 105 26.7% 529 2 1.9 20 19.0 0 5.0 -3.2 18.9 44.1 14.8 0 0
Warren Heller 25 hb 12 1 9 41 22.0% 88 0 0.0 8 19.5 0 2.1 -6.6 9.8 7.3 0.0 0 0
John Turley 23 BB 10 9 12 27 44.4% 144 1 3.7 6 22.2 0 5.3 -3.9 12.0 14.4 34.1 0 0
Heinie Weisenbaugh 21 hb 5 5 1 11 9.1% 14 0 0.0 1 9.1 14 1.3 -2.8 14.0 2.8 1.7 0 0
John Doehring 26 b 2 1 4 8 50.0% 83 2 25.0 1 12.5 0 10.4 9.8 20.8 41.5 87.0 0 0
Buzz Wetzel 25 fb 9 5 2 8 25.0% 21 0 0.0 1 12.5 0 2.6 -3.0 10.5 2.3 0.0 0 0
Silvio Zaninelli 22 FB 11 6 1 8 12.5% 4 0 0.0 2 25.0 4 0.5 -10.8 4.0 0.4 0.0 0 0
Swede Ellstrom 29 wb 3 1 6 7 85.7% 68 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 9.7 9.7 11.3 22.7 107.1 0 0
Glenn Campbell 31 1 0 2 5 40.0% 38 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 7.6 7.6 19.0 38.0 67.1 0 0
Cy Casper 23 b 9 4 1 4 25.0% 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.8 0.8 3.0 0.3 39.6 0 0
Jim Levey 29 b 8 1 1 4 25.0% 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 1.0 1.0 4.0 0.5 39.6 0 0
Mike Nixon 24 3 0 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 33.3 0 0.0 -15.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Art Strutt 23 HB 9 5 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Mike Sebastian 25 2 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 24.0 12 67 234 28.6% 996 5 2.1 40 17.1 14 4.3 -3.0 14.9 83.0 12.4 0 0
Opp Total 12 68 209 32.5% 1208 13 6.2 21 10.0 5.8 2.50 17.8 100.7 34.4 0 0 5.8 2.5 0.0

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
Cy Casper 23 b 9 4 56 102 1 0 1.8 11.3 6.2 5 94 18.8 1 0 0.6 10.4 196 2 0
Johnny Gildea 25 TB 12 10 49 1 0 0 0.0 0.1 4.1 4 61 15.3 0 0 0.3 5.1 62 0 0
Art Strutt 23 HB 9 5 46 111 0 0 2.4 12.3 5.1 7 112 16.0 0 0 0.8 12.4 223 0 0
Jim Levey 29 b 8 1 42 61 2 0 1.5 7.6 5.3 7 112 16.0 2 34 0.9 14.0 173 4 0
Warren Heller 25 hb 12 1 37 112 0 0 3.0 9.3 3.1 2 16 8.0 0 0 0.2 1.3 128 0 0
Silvio Zaninelli 22 FB 11 6 22 15 0 0 0.7 1.4 2.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 22 0 0
Heinie Weisenbaugh 21 hb 5 5 21 11 0 0 0.5 2.2 4.2 6 67 11.2 2 0 1.2 13.4 78 2 0
Buzz Wetzel 25 fb 9 5 19 41 1 0 2.2 4.6 2.1 4 18 4.5 0 0 0.4 2.0 59 1 0
Swede Ellstrom 29 wb 3 1 10 14 0 0 1.4 4.7 3.3 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 4.0 26 0 0
Mike Nixon 24 3 0 7 5 0 0 0.7 1.7 2.3 5 0 0
Mike Sebastian 25 2 0 4 3 0 0 0.8 1.5 2.0 3 0 0
John Turley 23 BB 10 9 4 -3 0 0 -0.8 -0.3 0.4 -3 0 0
Thomas Cosgrove 1 0 3 18 0 0 6.0 18.0 3.0 18 0 0
John Doehring 26 b 2 1 3 -6 0 0 -2.0 -3.0 1.5 -6 0 0
Al Arndt 24 K/KR/P/PR 7 2 1 21 0 21 21.0 3.0 0.1 21 0 0
Glenn Campbell 31 1 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6.0 1.0 6 0 0
Henry Hayduk 22 8 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.4 0.1 3 0 0
Vic Vidoni 23 LE 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 111 10.1 0 0 1.0 10.1 111 0 0
Ben Smith 24 re 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 166 18.4 0 0 0.8 15.1 166 0 0
Bill Sortet 23 RE 12 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 178 25.4 0 0 0.6 14.8 178 0 0
Cliff Dolaway 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 42 21.0 0 0 0.5 10.5 42 0 0
Armand Niccolai 24 RT 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 0 0 0
Team Total 24.0 12 326 515 4 21 1.6 42.9 27.2 67 996 14.9 5 34 5.6 83.0 1511 9 0
Opp Total 12 543 1957 12 3.6 163.1 45.3 68 1208 17.8 13 5.7 100.7 3165 25 0

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
Armand Niccolai 24 RT 12 10 10 6 28
Jim Levey 29 b 8 1 2 2 4 24
Cy Casper 23 b 9 4 1 1 1 3 18
Heinie Weisenbaugh 21 hb 5 5 2 2 12
Stan Olejniczak 23 rt 12 6 1 1 6
Art Strutt 23 HB 9 5 1 1 6
Buzz Wetzel 25 fb 9 5 1 1 6
Team Total 24.0 12 4 5 1 2 12 10 6 100
Opp Total 12 12 13 23 4 209

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1935-09-13 @ PHI W, 17-7 1 1 rush Cy Casper 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
2 1935-09-13 @ PHI W, 17-7 1 blocked punt Dave Ribble unknown yard blocked punt return (Armand Niccolai kick)
3 1935-09-22 NYG L, 7-42 4 3 pass Heinie Weisenbaugh 3 yard pass from Johnny Gildea (Armand Niccolai kick)
4 1935-09-29 CHI L, 7-23 3 lateral Cy Casper unknown yard lateral return (Armand Niccolai kick)
5 1935-10-09 PHI L, 6-17 4 10 pass Heinie Weisenbaugh 10 yard pass from John Doehring
6 1935-10-20 CRD W, 17-13 1 14 pass Cy Casper 14 yard pass from John Doehring (Armand Niccolai kick)
7 1935-10-20 CRD W, 17-13 4 74 interception Art Strutt 74 yard interception return (Armand Niccolai kick)
8 1935-11-03 BKN L, 7-13 3 1 rush Buzz Wetzel 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
9 1935-11-10 @ BKN W, 16-7 1 34 pass Jim Levey 34 yard pass from Johnny Gildea
10 1935-11-10 @ BKN W, 16-7 4 rush Jim Levey unknown yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
11 1935-11-24 GNB L, 14-34 2 3 rush Jim Levey 3 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
12 1935-11-24 GNB L, 14-34 3 13 pass Jim Levey 13 yard pass from John Turley (Armand Niccolai kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1935-09-13 @ PHI L, 7-17 1 1 pass Eggs Manske 1 yard pass from Red Kirkman (Red Kirkman kick)
2 1935-09-22 NYG W, 42-7 1 13 rush Kink Richards 13 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
3 1935-09-22 NYG W, 42-7 2 45 pass Dale Burnett 45 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ken Strong kick)
4 1935-09-22 NYG W, 42-7 2 30 interception Bo Molenda 30 yard interception return (Ken Strong kick)
5 1935-09-22 NYG W, 42-7 2 10 rush Stu Clancy 10 yard rush (Tony Sarausky kick)
6 1935-09-22 NYG W, 42-7 4 25 pass Dale Burnett 25 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ken Strong kick)
7 1935-09-22 NYG W, 42-7 4 10 rush Tony Sarausky 10 yard rush (Bo Molenda kick)
8 1935-09-29 CHI W, 23-7 2 13 pass Red Pollock 13 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
9 1935-09-29 CHI W, 23-7 2 18 pass Luke Johnsos 18 yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Jack Manders kick)
10 1935-09-29 CHI W, 23-7 2 13 pass Luke Johnsos 13 yard pass from Bob Dunlap
11 1935-10-06 @ GNB W, 27-0 2 3 rush George Sauer 3 yard rush (Ade Schwammel kick)
12 1935-10-06 @ GNB W, 27-0 2 rush Joe Laws unknown yard rush
13 1935-10-06 @ GNB W, 27-0 2 50 pass Don Hutson 50 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ernie Smith kick)
14 1935-10-06 @ GNB W, 27-0 4 1 pass Don Hutson 1 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
15 1935-10-09 PHI W, 17-6 1 2 rush Ed Matesic 2 yard rush (Hank Reese kick)
16 1935-10-09 PHI W, 17-6 4 58 pass Joe Carter 58 yard pass from Ed Storm (Hank Reese kick)
17 1935-10-20 CRD L, 13-17 2 80 punt Phil Sarboe 80 yard punt return (Bill Smith kick)
18 1935-10-20 CRD L, 13-17 4 5 rush Al Nichelini 5 yard rush
19 1935-11-03 BKN W, 13-7 1 pass Wayland Becker unknown yard pass from Red Franklin (Ralph Kercheval kick)
20 1935-11-03 BKN W, 13-7 2 56 pass Bud Hubbard 56 yard pass from Ralph Kercheval
21 1935-11-10 @ BKN L, 7-16 1 5 rush Jack Grossman 5 yard rush (Ralph Kercheval kick)
22 1935-11-24 GNB W, 34-14 1 3 rush George Sauer 3 yard rush
23 1935-11-24 GNB W, 34-14 2 75 interception George Sauer 75 yard interception return (Ernie Smith kick)
24 1935-11-24 GNB W, 34-14 2 41 pass Johnny Blood 41 yard pass from Bob Monnett (Ernie Smith kick)
25 1935-11-24 GNB W, 34-14 4 2 rush Clarke Hinkle 2 yard rush (Ernie Smith kick)
26 1935-11-24 GNB W, 34-14 4 11 interception Johnny Blood 11 yard interception return (Ernie Smith kick)
27 1935-12-01 @ BOS W, 13-3 4 rush Jim Musick unknown yard rush (Jim Musick kick)
28 1935-12-01 @ BOS W, 13-3 4 19 rush Pug Rentner 19 yard rush
29 1935-12-08 @ NYG W, 13-0 2 65 pass Tod Goodwin 65 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ken Strong kick)