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1939 Pittsburgh Pirates

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1-9-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 114 points (10.4/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 216 points (19.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of -102 points (-9.3/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 2.0-9.0.

Coach: Johnny Blood (0-3-0) and Walt Kiesling (1-6-1)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: St. Francis University (Loretto, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/General Manager Art Rooney

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 114 2222 649 3.4 34 0 113 70 221 1084 8 34 4.9 428 1138 7 2.7 113
Team Defense 216 3069 633 4.8 22 11 88 193 1368 10 11 7.1 440 1701 18 3.9
Lg Rank Offense 7 8 10 1 6 6 8 5 10 9 4 8 7 8
Lg Rank Defense 8 9 9 6 1 1 5 6 10 8 8 10 10 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Thu September 14 boxscore L 0-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 7 12 11 215 106 109 3 12 250 100 150 1
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 Chicago Cardinals 0 10 9 287 287 5 195 195
3 Mon October 2 boxscore L 0-3 Chicago Bears 0 32 10 54 39 15 2 18 441 193 248 1
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 0-4 New York Giants 7 14 14 246 78 168 6 9 183 108 75 2
4 Sun October 15 boxscore L 0-5 @ Washington Redskins 14 44 19 260 150 110 4 13 395 173 222
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 0-6 Washington Redskins 14 21 9 345 175 170 2 13 413 105 308 2
7 Sun October 29 boxscore T 0-6-1 @ Cleveland Rams 14 14 8 177 80 97 2 9 249 18 231 7
8 Mon November 6 boxscore L 0-7-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 13 17 13 252 186 66 5 11 284 52 232
9 Sun November 19 boxscore L 0-8-1 @ New York Giants 7 23 5 99 36 63 7 11 260 153 107 3
9 Thu November 23 boxscore L 0-9-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 17 7 294 165 129 6 6 248 208 40 3
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 1-9-1 Philadelphia Eagles 24 12 8 210 44 166 2 14 199 173 26 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
Hugh McCullough 23 P/TB 10 6 32 100 32.0% 443 2 2.0 12 12.0 0 4.4 -0.6 13.8 44.3 14.3 0 0
Lou Tomasetti 23 HB 11 6 13 47 27.7% 140 1 2.1 7 14.9 0 3.0 -3.3 10.8 12.7 7.1 0 0
Coley McDonough 24 7 0 15 38 39.5% 292 2 5.3 6 15.8 0 7.7 1.6 19.5 41.7 45.0 0 0
Ernie Wheeler 24 db 5 3 3 13 23.1% 59 1 7.7 6 46.2 30 4.5 -14.7 19.7 11.8 32.1 0 0
Boyd Brumbaugh 24 b 6 4 3 7 42.9% 121 2 28.6 1 14.3 17 17.3 16.6 40.3 20.2 89.9 0 0
Bill Davidson 24 b 7 2 1 7 14.3% 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 1.1 1.1 8.0 1.1 39.6 0 0
Dick Nardi 24 b 3 2 2 5 40.0% 12 0 0.0 1 20.0 0 2.4 -6.6 6.0 4.0 8.3 0 0
Bob Masters 26 hb 4 1 1 3 33.3% 9 0 0.0 1 33.3 9 3.0 -12.0 9.0 2.3 2.8 0 0
Jack Lee 22 5 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 25.3 11 70 221 31.7% 1084 8 3.6 34 15.4 30 4.9 -1.3 15.5 98.5 21.4 0 0
Opp Total 11 88 193 45.6% 1368 10 5.2 11 5.7 7.1 5.56 15.5 124.4 63.1 0 0 7.1 5.6 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
Boyd Brumbaugh 24 b 6 4 86 282 2 0 3.3 47.0 14.3 4 90 22.5 1 0 0.7 15.0 372 3 0
Hugh McCullough 23 P/TB 10 6 60 96 1 0 1.6 9.6 6.0 4 57 14.3 0 0 0.4 5.7 153 1 0
Swede Johnston 29 b 8 2 59 220 2 0 3.7 27.5 7.4 220 2 0
Sam Francis 26 fb 5 3 55 171 1 0 3.1 34.2 11.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.2 1.0 176 1 0
Lou Tomasetti 23 HB 11 6 49 86 1 0 1.8 7.8 4.5 4 22 5.5 0 0 0.4 2.0 108 1 0
Carl Littlefield 23 FB 10 4 39 141 0 0 3.6 14.1 3.9 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.1 1.8 159 0 0
Coley McDonough 24 7 0 23 63 0 0 2.7 9.0 3.3 1 3 3.0 1 3 0.1 0.4 66 1 0
Bill Davidson 24 b 7 2 21 27 0 0 1.3 3.9 3.0 6 27 4.5 0 0 0.9 3.9 54 0 0
Ernie Wheeler 24 db 5 3 15 8 0 0 0.5 1.6 3.0 8 0 0
Bob Masters 26 hb 4 1 9 39 0 0 4.3 9.8 2.3 2 12 6.0 0 0 0.5 3.0 51 0 0
Dick Nardi 24 b 3 2 8 10 0 0 1.3 3.3 2.7 10 0 0
Karl Schuelke 25 1 0 2 2 0 0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2 0 0
Rink Bond 25 BB 11 11 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 4 0 0
Jack Lee 22 5 0 1 -11 0 -11 -11.0 -2.2 0.2 -11 0 0
Sam Boyd 25 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 423 20.1 2 0 1.9 38.5 423 2 0
Bill Sortet 27 RE 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 196 12.3 1 0 1.5 17.8 196 1 0
George Platukis 24 LE 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 170 24.3 3 63 0.6 15.5 170 3 0
Bernie Scherer 26 e 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 49 24.5 0 0 0.2 5.4 49 0 0
Frank Souchak 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 3.0 12 0 0
Team Total 25.3 11 428 1138 7 4 2.7 103.5 38.9 70 1084 15.5 8 63 6.4 98.5 2222 15 0
Opp Total 11 440 1701 18 3.9 154.6 40.0 88 1368 15.5 10 8.0 124.4 3069 28 0

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
Hugh McCullough 23 P/TB 10 6 31 1006 52 0 32.5
Armand Niccolai 28 K/RT 11 8 8 3 37.5%% 15 15 100.0%%
Sam Francis 26 fb 5 3 10 389 52 0 38.9
Swede Johnston 29 b 8 2 10 372 52 0 37.2
Ernie Wheeler 24 db 5 3 10 460 75 0 46.0
Coley McDonough 24 7 0 9 325 49 0 36.1
Lou Tomasetti 23 HB 11 6 3 111 46 0 37.0
Boyd Brumbaugh 24 b 6 4 1 34 34 0 34.0
Jack Lee 22 5 0 1 44 44 0 44.0
Dick Nardi 24 b 3 2 1 19 19 0 19.0
Team Total 25.3 11 8 3 37.5%% 15 15 100.0%% 76 2760 75 0 36.3
Opp Total 11 7 29 19 65.5%%

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 28 K/RT 11 8 15 3 24
Boyd Brumbaugh 24 b 6 4 2 1 3 18
George Platukis 24 LE 11 6 3 3 18
Sam Boyd 25 e 11 4 2 2 12
Swede Johnston 29 b 8 2 2 2 12
Sam Francis 26 fb 5 3 1 1 6
Hugh McCullough 23 P/TB 10 6 1 1 6
Coley McDonough 24 7 0 1 1 6
Bill Sortet 27 RE 11 8 1 1 6
Lou Tomasetti 23 HB 11 6 1 1 6
Team Total 25.3 11 7 8 15 15 3 114
Opp Total 11 18 10 19 7 1 216

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1939-09-14 @ BKN L, 7-12 2 30 pass George Platukis 30 yard pass from Ernie Wheeler (Armand Niccolai kick)
2 1939-10-08 NYG L, 7-14 2 1 rush Swede Johnston 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
3 1939-10-15 @ WAS L, 14-44 1 rush Sam Francis unknown yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
4 1939-10-15 @ WAS L, 14-44 2 3 pass Coley McDonough 3 yard pass from Lou Tomasetti (Armand Niccolai kick)
5 1939-10-22 WAS L, 14-21 2 pass Sam Boyd unknown yard pass from Coley McDonough (Armand Niccolai kick)
6 1939-10-22 WAS L, 14-21 4 pass Boyd Brumbaugh unknown yard pass from Coley McDonough (Armand Niccolai kick)
7 1939-10-29 @ RAM T, 14-14 2 9 rush Hugh McCullough 9 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
8 1939-10-29 @ RAM T, 14-14 3 27 pass Sam Boyd 27 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Armand Niccolai kick)
9 1939-11-06 @ BKN L, 13-17 4 22 pass Bill Sortet 22 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Armand Niccolai kick)
10 1939-11-19 @ NYG L, 7-23 4 19 rush Boyd Brumbaugh 19 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
11 1939-11-23 @ PHI L, 14-17 4 1 rush Boyd Brumbaugh 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
12 1939-11-23 @ PHI L, 14-17 4 63 pass George Platukis 63 yard pass from Boyd Brumbaugh (Armand Niccolai kick)
13 1939-11-26 PHI W, 24-12 2 2 rush Swede Johnston 2 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
14 1939-11-26 PHI W, 24-12 2 1 rush Lou Tomasetti 1 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
15 1939-11-26 PHI W, 24-12 3 37 pass George Platukis 37 yard pass from Boyd Brumbaugh (Armand Niccolai kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1939-09-14 @ BKN W, 12-7 2 10 rush Ace Parker 10 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
2 1939-09-24 CRD W, 10-0 1 4 rush Marshall Goldberg 4 yard rush (Regis Monahan kick)
3 1939-10-02 CHI W, 32-0 2 21 rush Bill Osmanski 21 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
4 1939-10-02 CHI W, 32-0 2 24 pass Eggs Manske 24 yard pass from Bernie Masterson
5 1939-10-02 CHI W, 32-0 3 75 rush Joe Maniaci 75 yard rush
6 1939-10-02 CHI W, 32-0 3 4 rush Joe Maniaci 4 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
7 1939-10-02 CHI W, 32-0 4 29 pass Bob MacLeod 29 yard pass from Billy Patterson
8 1939-10-08 NYG W, 14-7 3 20 pass Ward Cuff 20 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ward Cuff kick)
9 1939-10-08 NYG W, 14-7 3 5 pass Ward Cuff 5 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Ward Cuff kick)
10 1939-10-15 @ WAS W, 44-14 1 15 rush Jimmy German 15 yard rush
11 1939-10-15 @ WAS W, 44-14 1 14 rush Jimmy German 14 yard rush (Bo Russell kick)
12 1939-10-15 @ WAS W, 44-14 2 11 rush Andy Farkas 11 yard rush
13 1939-10-15 @ WAS W, 44-14 3 99 pass Andy Farkas 99 yard pass from Frank Filchock
14 1939-10-15 @ WAS W, 44-14 3 19 pass Dick Todd 19 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Dick Todd kick)
15 1939-10-15 @ WAS W, 44-14 3 60 rush Dick Todd 60 yard rush
16 1939-10-15 @ WAS W, 44-14 4 33 rush Ed Justice 33 yard rush
17 1939-10-22 WAS W, 21-14 1 56 pass Wayne Millner 56 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Bo Russell kick)
18 1939-10-22 WAS W, 21-14 1 40 pass Andy Farkas 40 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Bo Russell kick)
19 1939-10-22 WAS W, 21-14 3 25 rush Don Irwin 25 yard rush (Andy Farkas kick)
20 1939-10-29 @ RAM T, 14-14 1 88 rush Parker Hall 88 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
21 1939-10-29 @ RAM T, 14-14 4 3 rush Johnny Drake 3 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
22 1939-11-06 @ BKN W, 17-13 2 9 pass Perry Schwartz 9 yard pass from Ace Parker (Bruiser Kinard kick)
23 1939-11-06 @ BKN W, 17-13 3 28 rush Ace Parker 28 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
24 1939-11-19 @ NYG W, 23-7 1 2 rush Hank Soar 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
25 1939-11-19 @ NYG W, 23-7 4 21 rush Eddie Miller 21 yard rush (Len Barnum kick)
26 1939-11-23 @ PHI W, 17-14 2 65 pass Joe Carter 65 yard pass from Davey O'Brien (Fran Murray kick)
27 1939-11-23 @ PHI W, 17-14 4 40 lateral Jay Arnold 40 yard lateral return (Fran Murray kick)
28 1939-11-26 PHI L, 12-24 3 2 rush Davey O'Brien 2 yard rush
29 1939-11-26 PHI L, 12-24 4 3 rush Joe Bukant 3 yard rush