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1934 Philadelphia Eagles season

1934 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Lud Wray
Owner Bert Bell
Home field Baker Bowl
Results
Record 4–7
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1933      1935 >

The 1934 Philadelphia Eagles season was their second in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 3–5–1, losing seven games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Off Season

The Eagles held their preseason training camp in the New Jersey resort city of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Regular Season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1934 at Green Bay Packers L 19–6
5,000
2 September 26, 1934 at Pittsburgh Pirates W 17–0
N/A
3 October 7, 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates L 9–7
N/A
4 October 14, 1934 Detroit Lions L 10–0
9,860
5 October 21, 1934 at Boston Redskins L 6–0
10,344
6 October 28, 1934 at New York Giants L 17–0
N/A
7 November 6, 1934 Cincinnati Reds W 64–0
N/A
8 November 11, 1934 Brooklyn Dodgers L 10–7
N/A
9 November 18, 1934 Boston Redskins L 14–7
8,500
10 November 25, 1934 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 13–0
N/A
11 December 2, 1934 New York Giants W 6–0
12,471

Standings

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 5 0 .615 147 107 L-1
Boston Redskins 6 6 0 .500 107 94 W-1
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 7 0 .364 61 153 L-3
Philadelphia Eagles 4 7 0 .364 127 85 W-2
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 10 0 .167 51 206 L-7

Playoffs

In their second year of existence the Eagles failed to play for the NFL Championship.

1934 Roster

(All time List of Philadelphia Eagles players in franchise history)

Being an 2nd year expansion team the Eagles were mostly stocked with Rookies and 1st or 2nd years players. This was before the NFL Draft was started. All the NFL teams competed for the same players in an open market.

A List of the 1933 Philadelphia Eagles.

NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Lud Wray 40 Coach 1934 record
4–7
As Eagles Coach
7–12–1
NFL Lifetime
11–16–3
2nd Pennsylvania
Dan Barnhart 22 TB 1 0 200 6–0 Rookie Centenary and
St. Mary's (CA)
Joe Carter 24 E 11 10 201 6–1 1 Austin and SMU
Algy Clark ? B 3 0 190 5–10 4 Ohio State
Paul Cuba 26 T 10 10 212 6–0 1 Pittsburgh
Jack Dempsey 22 T 1 0 225 6–2 Rookie Bucknell
Swede Ellstrom 28 WB-HB 8 7 203 6–1 Rookie Oklahoma
Bob Gonya 24 T 9 1 208 6–2 1 Northwewstern
Len Gudd 24 E 1 0 212 6–3 Rookie Temple
Chuck Hajek 24 C-LB 11 2 210 6–1 Rookie Northwestern and
South Carolina
Swede Hanson 27 B 11 8 192 6–1 3 Temple
Lorne Johnson 25 FB-LB 1 0 195 6–2 Rookie Temple
George Kavel 24 HB 1 0 170 5–11 Rookie Carnegie Mellon
George Kenneally 32 E 11 10 190 6–1 8 St. Bonaventure University
Red Kirkman 29 B 10 7 195 6–1 1 Case Western Reserve and
Washington & Jefferson
Jack Knapper 24 B 2 0 190 6–3 Rookie Ottawa (KS)
Joe Kresky 28 G-T 10 6 215 6–0 2 Wisconsin
Rick Lackman 24 HB 8 0 186 5–11 1 none
Jim Leonard 24 B 9 5 204 6–0 Rookie Notre Dame
John Lipski ? C 10 9 200 5–11 1 Temple
Jim MacMurdo 25 T-G 11 11 209 6–1 2 Pittsburgh
Ed Matesic 27 TB-HB 11 11 198 6–1 Rookie Pittsburgh
Barnes Milam 28 G-T 2 0 190 6–2 Rookie Austin
John Norby 24 HB 1 0 195 6–0 Rookie Idaho
Joe Pilconis 23 E 9 2 189 6–1 Rookie Temple
Phil Poth 23 G 1 0 195 5–11 Rookie Gonzaga
Jack Roberts 24 B 1 1 210 6–0 2 Georgia
Ed Storm 27 B 10 5 195 6–1 1 Santa Clara
Guy Turnbow 26 T-E-DB 2 0 217 6–2 Rookie Mississippi
Reds Weiner 23 B 5 0 180 5–9 Rookie Muhlenberg
Diddie Willson 23 G-E-DE 11 11 196 5–1 1 Pennsylvania
Vince Zizak 26 G-T 6 1 208 5–8 Rookie Villanova
Jim Zyntell 24 G 8 5 200 6–1 1 Holy Cross
32 Players
Team Average
23.6 11 199.4 6–0.3 0.9

Post Season

Awards and Honors

  • Tom "Swede" Hanson ties as NFL Leader in Rushing Attempts with 146 attempts[2]
  • Tom Hanson finishes 2nd in yards rushing with 805 yards.
  • Joe Carter ties for league lead with 16 receptions, and Receiving yards with 14.9 yards/catch.
  • Joe Carter finished 2nd in 4 Receiving TDs
  • Ed Matesic ties for league lead in Interception TD Returns with 1
  • Al Weiner finished the season with only 1 FG with. The leader Jack Manders had 10, and 5 finished second with 4 each.

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