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1946 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Greasy Neale
Home Field Shibe Park
Results
Record 6–5
Place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1945 1947

The 1946 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 14th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 7–3, winning only six games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 14th consecutive season.

Off SeasonEdit

With the war restrictions over the Eagles move their training camp from West Chester State Teachers College in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Saranac High School Field in (Saranac Lake, New York)

NFL DraftEdit

The 1946 NFL Draft was held on January 14, 1946. There was 32 rounds and the Eagles had the 7 or 8th pick in the rounds. The top 5 teams in the league, from the 1947 season, did not get a draft pick in rounds 2 and 4. The Eagles made 30 selections in this draft.

The overall number one pick in the draft was by the Boston Yanks and the choose Frank Dancewicz a quarterback from the Notre Dame.

Player SelectionsEdit

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer
Rd Pick Player Position School . Rd Pick Player Position School
1 8 Leo Riggs Back USC 2 No PICK
3 22 Gordon Gray Back USC 4 No PICK
5 37 Walt Slater Back Tennessee 6 48 Felto Prewitt Center Tulsa
7 57 George Robotham End UCLA 8 68 Jim Lecture Guard Northwestern
9 77 Ernie Lewis Back Colorado 10 88 Al Vandeweghe End William & Mary
11 97 Bill Iancelli End Franklin & Marshall 12 108 Pat McHugh Back Georgia Tech
13 117 John Wingender Back Washington 14 128 Homer Paine Tackle Tulsa
15 137 John Kerns Tackle Ohio 16 148 Buddy Hubbard Back William & Mary
17 157 Allen Smith Back Tulsa 18 168 Bernie Millham End Fordham
19 177 Lawrence Mauss Center Utah 20 188 Dave Butcher Back William & Mary
21 197 Don Fabling Back Colorado 22 208 George Feldman Back Tufts
23 217 Ed Cameron Guard Miami (FL) 24 228 Charley Steed Back Arkansas-Monticello
25 237 Ed Grygiel Back Dartmouth 26 248 Ben Raimondi Back Indiana
27 257 Sam Bailey End Georgia 28 268 Bob Long Back Tennessee
29 277 Bill Fisher Tackle Harvard 30 288 George Slusser Back Ohio State
31 292 John Itzel Back Pittsburgh 32 298 Larry Kirkman Back Boston University

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 29, 1946 at Los Angeles Rams W 25–14
2 October 6, 1946 Boston Yanks W 49–25
3 October 13, 1946 Green Bay Packers L 19–7
4 October 20, 1946 at Chicago Bears L 21–14
5 October 27, 1946 at Washington Redskins W 28–24
6 November 3, 1946 New York Giants W 24–14
7 November 10, 1946 at New York Giants L 45–17
8 November 17, 1946 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–7
9 November 24, 1946 Washington Redskins L 27–10
10 December 1, 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers W 10–7
11 December 8, 1946 at Boston Yanks W 40–14

Game recapsEdit

Week 2 vs Boston YanksEdit

For the first time in Eagles franchise history a Head coach has a .500 winning percentage. By winning this game the Eagles are 25–25–4 under Greasy Neale. The Eagles would have a 63–43–5 record, 3 Championship games appearances and winning 2 of them, under Neale lifetime as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Week 2: Philadelphia Eagles (2–0–0) vs Boston Yanks (0–2–0)
1 2 3 4 Total
Yanks 12 0 6 7

25

Eagles 14 14 7 14

49

at Shibe Park on Grass,

  • Date: Sunday, October 6, 1946
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: degrees, wind mph
  • [1]
Game information
1st quarter
  • Eagles Jack Ferrante 48 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Augie Lio kick), Eagles 7 – 0
  • Eagles Bosh Pritchard 68 yard rush (Augie Lio kick), Eagles 14 – 0
  • Yanks John Grigas 1 yard rush (kick failed), Eagles 14 – 6
  • Yanks Paul Governali 3 yard rush (kick failed), Eagles 14 – 12
2nd quarter
  • Eagles Dick Humbert 7 yard pass from Allie Sherman (Augie Lio kick), Eagles 21 – 12
  • Eagles Steve Van Buren 31 yard rush (Augie Lio kick), Eagles 28 – 12
3rd quarter
  • Yanks Don Currivan 60 yard pass from Paul Governali (kick failed), Eagles 28 – 18
  • Eagles Steve Van Buren 2 yard rush (Augie Lio kick), Eagles 35 – 18
4th quarter
  • Eagles Bosh Pritchard 35 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Augie Lio kick), Eagles 42 – 18
  • Eagles Bert Kuczynski 9 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Augie Lio kick), Eagles 49 – 18
  • Yanks Hal Crisler 62 yard pass from Paul Governali (Nick Scollard kick), Eagles 49 – 25

Team Stats

  • First downs – Bos 17 – Phila 21
  • Rush-yards-TDs – Bos 26–59–2 – Phila 37–197–3
  • Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT – Bos 13–24–282–2–3 – Phila 14–18–208–4–1
  • Sacked-yards – Bos 0–0 – Phila 0–0
  • Net pass yards – Bos 282 – Phila 208
  • Total yards – Bos 341 – Phila 405
  • Fumbles-lost – Bos 2–1 – Phila 2–1
  • Turnovers – Bos 4 – Phila 2
  • Penalties-yards – Bos 7–55 – Phila 6–67
American Conference Standing
  • Philadelphia (2–0–0)
  • New York (2–0–0)
  • Pittsburgh (1–1–1)
  • Washington (0–1–1)
  • Boston Yanks (0–2–0)

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 7 3 1 .700 236 162 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 5 0 .545 231 220 W-2
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 5 1 .500 136 117 L-2
Washington Redskins 5 5 1 .500 171 191 L-2
Boston Yanks 2 8 1 .200 189 273 L-1

1946 RosterEdit

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

= 1946 Pro All-Star[2]
  • + = 1st team All-Star
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale 55 Coach 1946
record

6–5–0
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

29–30–4
6th West Virginia Wesleyan
Mel Bleeker26HB401895–11 2 USC
Larry Cabrelli29E-DB861945–115Colgate
Jim Castiglia28FB1122085–115Georgetown (DC)
Russ Craft25DB-HB9 11785–9RookieAlabama
Otis Douglas35T1102246–1RookieWilliam & Mary
John Eibner32T902286–25Kentucky
Jack Ferrante30E-DE1191976–15 none
Bob Friedlund26E202106–3RookieMichigan State
Ray Graves28C702056–14Tennessee, and
Tennessee Wesleyan College
Henry Gude27C-G202256–12Vanderbilt
Jack Hinkle29B1031956–06Syracuse
Dick Humbert28E-DE1141796–14Richmond
Bucko Kilroy25G-MG-T-DT912436–23Notre Dame, and
Temple
Ben Kish29B1022076–06Pittsburgh
Pete Kmetovic27HB501755–9RookieStanford
Bob Krieger28E721906–15Dartmouth
Bert Kuczynski26E301966–03Pennsylvania
Vic Lindskog32C11102036–12Stanford
Augie Lio28G-T-PK1152346–05Georgetown (DC)
Jay MacDowell27T-DE602176–2RookieWashington
Duke Maronic25G11112095–92 none
Flip McDonald25E102006–22Oklahoma
Bob McDonough27G1002055–11RookieDuke
Eddie Michaels32G1052055–1110Villanova
Joe Muha25FB-LB1082056–1RookieVirginia Military Institute
Elliott Ormsbee25HB401855–11RookieBradley
Cliff Patton23G-LB402436–2RookieTCU
Bosh Pritchard27HB1151645–114Georgia Tech, and
VMI
Vic Sears28T-DT11112236–35Oregon State
Allie Sherman23QB1101705–113Brooklyn
Rudy Smeja26E1111956–22Michigan
Ernie Steele29HB-DB941876–04Washington
Gil Steinke27HB1001756–01Texas A&M-Kingsville
Tommy Thompson30QB1031926–16Tulsa
Steve Van Buren26HB982006–02LSU
Al Wistert+26T-G-DT992146–13Michigan
Alex Wojciechowicz31C-LB-E712175–118Fordham
John Wyhonic27G1122136–0RookieAlabama
Roy Zimmerman28QB-WB-K1172016–26San Jose State
41 Players
Team Average
27.6 11 202.6 6–0.3 3.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1946 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. 2.0 2.1 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
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Related: 1946 AAFC Season

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