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1964 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Joe Kuharich
Home Field
Results
Record 6–8
Place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1963 1965

OffseasonEdit

Joe Kuharich is hired as Head Coach after he leaves Notre Dames. He is still their only head coach with a lifetime losing record while coaching there, going 17 – 23 in 4 years. Owner Jerry Wolman give Kuharich a unheard of contract of $1 million over 15 years. He then trades future Hall of Famers Sonny Jurgensen to the Washington Redskins and Tommy McDonald to the Dallas Cowboys.

Earl Gros and Pro Bowler and Hall of Fame member Jim Ringo are acquired reportedly when he tried to have an agent talk for him during Ringo's 1964 contract talks with Green Bay. The Eagles send Lee Roy Caffey and their 1965 1st round draft pick to the Packers.

NFL DraftEdit

The 1964 NFL Draft and the 1964 AFL Draft were 2 different draft held by the respected leagues. The NFL Draft was held on December 2, 1963, and the AFL Draft was held on November 30, 1963.

Where the NFL teams could draft any eligible player coming out of college, the AFL had territorial picks in the early rounds. These were players that lived in a certain area or went to college there. This could be why the Eagles 2nd round pick (16th pick), was the AFL's 1st pick in the draft. Some players made arrangements with the AFL leaders that they would sign for a set if a certain team drafted them, this was relayed to the AFL teams. Some of these players signed contracts as soon as their last college game was over on the field or in the parking lot.

The NFL Draft was for 20 rounds with 14 teams picking. The Eagles had the second pick in those rounds. They ended up picking 18 players.

The over all pick in the draft was Dave Parks an End out of Texas Tech. The Eagle choose future Hall of Fame member Bob Brown an Offensive Tackle out of Nebraska. There were 10 Hall of Fame members taken in this draft, 4 of them in the first round. The Dallas Cowboys get 2 of them when they take a chance on Bob Hayes in the 7th round and Roger Staubach in the 10th round. Roger Staubach had to serve a 4 year military obligation in the US Navy before he could play NFL football because he attended the United State Naval Academy.

= Pro Bowler [1] = AFL All-Star [2] = Hall of Famer
Rd PICK PLAYER POS SCHOOL AFL Rd Pick Signed
1 2 Bob Brown HOFTackleNebraska Eagles
2 16 Jack ConcannonQuarterbackBoston CollegeBoston 1 1 Eagles
3 30 Trade to Detroit Lions
4 46Ray KubalaCenterTexas A&M Denver 7 49 Denver
5 58 Mickey BabbEndGeorgia Oakland 13 103
6 72 Al DensonEndFlorida A&M Denver 6 47 Denver
7 86 Pete GoimaracCenterWest Virginia San Diego 5 36
8 100 Traded To New York Giants
9 114 Larry SmithBackMississippi
10 128 Tom BorisBackPurdue
11 142 Bob Berry QuarterbackOregon Denver26 201 Acquired by Minnesota
12 156 John SapinskyTackleWilliam & Mary Oakland 7 55
13 170 Howard KindigCenterCal State-Los Angeles San Diego 14 112 San Diego
14 184 Ernie ArizziBackMaryland
15 198 Bob BurrowsTackleEast Texas State Kansas City 21 162
16 212 Will RadosevichTackleWyoming New York 22 171
17 226 Mike MorganEndLouisiana State Eagles
18 240 Izzy LangRunning backTennessee State Eagles
19 254 Dick BoweTackleRice Houston 25 198
20 268 Tommy LucasGuardMississippi San Diego 25 200

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1964 New York Giants W 38–7
60,671
2 September 20, 1964 San Francisco 49ers L 28–24
57,353
3 September 27, 1964 Cleveland Browns L 28–20
60,671
4 October 4, 1964 Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–7
59,354
5 October 11, 1964 at Washington Redskins L 35–20
49,219
6 October 18, 1964 at New York Giants W 23–17
62,978
7 October 25, 1964 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–10
38,393
8 November 1, 1964 Washington Redskins L 21–10
60,671
9 November 8, 1964 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–10
53,994
10 November 15, 1964 at Dallas Cowboys W 17–14
55,972
11 November 22, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals L 38–13
60,671
12 November 29, 1964 at Cleveland Browns L 38–24
79,289
13 December 6, 1964 Dallas Cowboys W 24–14
60,671
14 December 13, 1964 at St. Louis Cardinals L 36–34
24,636

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 .769 415 293 W-1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 3 2 .750 357 331 W-4
Philadelphia Eagles 6 8 0 .429 312 313 L-1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 307 305 L-2
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 250 289 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 9 0 .357 253 315 L-1
New York Giants 2 10 2 .167 241 399 L-4

RosterEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Pro Bowl Players

Sam Baker (P)
Maxie Baughan (LB)
Irv Cross (DB)
Floyd Peters (DT)
Pete Retzlaff (TE)
Jim Ringo (C)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their careers.
  2. Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their careers.
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
Dallas Chicago
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
1964 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1964 AFL Season


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