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1937 Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL)

3rd place Eastern Division 4-7-0 .364
1937 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Johnny Blood
Walt KieslingAssistant Coach
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sun9/5/1937HPhiladelphia Eagles27-14WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field8588
Sun9/19/1937ABrooklyn Dodgers21-0WNew York, NYEbbets Field18000
Sun9/26/1937HNew York Giants7-10LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field33095
Mon10/4/1937HChicago Bears0-7LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field22511
Sun10/10/1937ADetroit Lions3-7LDetroit, MIUniversity of Detroit Stadium16000
Sun10/17/1937AWashington Redskins20-34LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium12835
Sun10/24/1937HChicago Cardinals7-13LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field8963
Sun10/31/1937HPhiladelphia Eagles16-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field2772
Sun11/7/1937ANew York Giants0-17LNew York, NYPolo Grounds21447
Sun11/14/1937HWashington Redskins21-13WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field12242
Sun11/21/1937HBrooklyn Dodgers0-23LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field3706

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
11Mike BasrakC-LB6-222025Duquesne1110
18Frank BillockLOG-LDG-OT-DT6-023025St. Mary's (Minnesota)21
15Johnny BloodWB-RDH-TB-LDH-BB-S6-118834St. John's (Minnesota)92
44Bill BreedenROE-RDE-B6-121024Oklahoma93
24Ed BrettLOE-LDE6-220323Washington State107
10Dom CaraROE-RDE-LOE-LDE5-1019323North Carolina State104
30Joe CardwellROT-RDT-LOG-LDG6-323525Duke73
12Bill DavidsonTB-LDH-WB-RDH6-018222Temple1110
19Max FiskeWB-RDH-BB-S-TB-LDH6-019924DePaul71
18Byron GentryLOG-LDG5-1122724Southern California32
33Johnny GildeaBB-S-WB-RDH6-020527St. Bonaventure118
53By HainesWB-RDH5-1118523Washington61
Bill HarrisOE-DE6-219623Oklahoma; Hardin-Simmons10
26Bill HolcombROT-RDT6-223524Texas Tech73
14George KakasicLOG-LDG-ROG-RDG5-1020025Duquesne118
64Bull KarcisFB-LB5-922329Carnegie Mellon112
36Ed KarpowichLOT-LDT-ROT-RDT6-422325Catholic104
35Walt KieslingROG-RDG-OT-DT6-224934St. Thomas (Minnesota)71
40Lindy MayhewLOT-LDT-LOG-LDG6-122330Texas-El Paso103
17Armand NiccolaiROT-RDT6-222626Duquesne115
39John PerkoROG-RDG6-120723Duquesne108
13Buster RabornC-LB6-019824Southern Methodist111
53George RadoOG-DG5-919425Duquesne10
28Sandy SandbergLOT-LDT6-122827Iowa Wesleyan66
10Dick SandefurFB-LB5-1019525Purdue10
25Vince SitesLOE-LDE6-221525Pittsburgh71
29Stu SmithFB-LB-TB-LDH6-019522Bucknell106
20Bill SortetROE-RDE6-118728West Virginia96
27Tuffy ThompsonTB-LDH-WB-RDH-LOE-LDE5-1117223Minnesota74
47Izzy WeinstockFB-LB-BB-S6-021124Pittsburgh116
22Silvio ZaninelliBB-S5-1020724Duquesne105
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
15Mike BasrakCDuquesne
215Bob FinleyBSouthern Methodist
325Bill BreedenEOklahoma
435Elmo HewesBOklahoma
545Jack FryeBMissouri
655Walt RoachETexas Christian
765By HainesEWashington
875Marty KordickGSt. Mary's (California)
985Matt PatanelliEMichigan
1095Stan NeversTKentucky
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals20283143122
Opponents Totals20215054145
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals105/ %/ %358
Opponents Totals/ %/ %
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Johnny Blood5000030
Bill Davidson4000024
Bull Karcis3000018
Armand Niccolai05771.44017
Ed Brett1010.0006
Johnny Gildea100006
Bill Sortet100006
Tuffy Thompson100006
Izzy Weinstock04580.0004
George Kakasic033100.0003
Lindy Mayhew000012
Team Totals16121675.041122
Opponents Totals20162080.030145
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Armand Niccolai4411/2/0/1/0/
Team Totals4411/2/0/1/0/
Opponents Totals31/1/1/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bull Karcis1275134.03
Bill Davidson1012932.91
Stu Smith662113.20
Izzy Weinstock30882.90
Tuffy Thompson43801.90
Johnny Gildea49651.31
Max Fiske28441.60
Johnny Blood9374.10
By Haines24291.20
Bill Breeden10252.50
Ed Karpowich11515.0150
Silvio Zaninelli4143.560
John Perko155.050
Team Totals49314192.95
Opponents Totals40513113.27
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Max Fiske431717223187.418.749.349.358.1
Johnny Gildea471414242886.120.624.3919.127.2
Johnny Blood251010131154.611.514.028.034.6
Tuffy Thompson146641007.116.717.1428.651.8
Bill Davidson248811813.410.100.0520.84.3
By Haines6114142.314.01400.0116.70.0
Bull Karcis311120.72.02t133.3133.342.4
Stu Smith200100.000.0150.00.0
Team Totals1645757809185.616.195.52716.533.1
Opponents Totals18560601089024.915.094.9179.227.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Blood1016816.84
Bill Sortet912113.41
Ed Brett813516.91
Tuffy Thompson612621.01
Bill Breeden6599.80
Bill Davidson416942.365t2
Johnny Gildea34715.70
Dom Cara23618.0290
Bull Karcis2189.0110
By Haines2178.5110
Silvio Zaninelli2126.080
Vince Sites2105.080
Max Fiske100.000
Team Totals5791816.19
Opponents Totals6090215.09
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Davidson1
Team Totals171
Opponents Totals272
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Team Totals
Opponents Totals544
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals5440
Opponents Totals1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Blood1
Team Totals1
Opponents Totals0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals310
Opponents Totals1
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