1954 Chicago Cardinals season

The 1954 Chicago Cardinals season was the 35th season the team was in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 1–10–1, winning two games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. The Cardinals became the first NFL team in history to concede 30 or more points in each of its first five games in a season.[2]

1954 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coachJoe Stydahar
Home fieldComiskey Park
Results
Record2–10–0
Division place6th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 26, 1954 New York Giants L 41–10
16,780
2 October 3, 1954 Philadelphia Eagles L 35–16
17,084
3 October 10, 1954 at Cleveland Browns L 31–7
24,101
4 October 17, 1954 at New York Giants L 31–17
31,256
5 October 24, 1954 Cleveland Browns L 35–3
23,823
6 October 31, 1954 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
18,765
7 November 7, 1954 at Philadelphia Eagles L 30–14
21,963
8 November 14, 1954 at Los Angeles Rams L 28–17
40,739
9 November 21, 1954 Washington Redskins W 38–16
15,619
10 November 28, 1954 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–17
14,460
11 December 5, 1954 Chicago Bears L 29–7
33,594
12 December 12, 1954 at Washington Redskins L 37–20
18,107

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 8–2 336 162 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 7–3 284 230 W1
New York Giants 7 5 0 .583 7–3 293 184 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 4–6 219 263 L2
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 2–8 207 432 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 2–8 183 347 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ 1954 Chicago Cardinals
  2. ^ "Elias Says..." ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
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