1933 Chicago Cardinals season

The 1933 Chicago Cardinals season was their 14th in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their previous year's record of 2–6–2, with only one victory and the worst record in the ten-team league.[3] They failed to qualify for the first scheduled playoff, the 1933 NFL Championship Game.

1933 Chicago Cardinals season
OwnerCharles Bidwill
Head coachPaul Schissler
Home fieldWrigley Field[1][2]
Results
Record1–9–1
Division place5th NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

This was the first season of ownership for attorney Charles Bidwill, who bought the team from Dr. David J. Jones for $50,000.[4]

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 27 at Pittsburgh Pirates L 13–14 0–1 Forbes Field Recap
2 October 1 at Portsmouth Spartans L 6–7 0–2 Spartan Municipal Stadium Recap
3 October 8 at Cincinnati Reds W 3–0 1–2 Redland Field Recap
4 October 15 at Chicago Bears L 9–12 1–3 Wrigley Field Recap
5 October 22 at Boston Redskins L 0–10 1–4 Fenway Park Recap
6 October 29 at Brooklyn Dodgers L 0–7 1–5 Ebbets Field Recap
7 November 5 Green Bay Packers L 6–14 1–6 Wrigley Field Recap
8 November 12 Cincinnati Reds L 9–12 1–7 Wrigley Field Recap
9 November 19 Brooklyn Dodgers L 0–3 1–8 Wrigley Field Recap
10 November 30 Chicago Bears L 6–22 1–9 Wrigley Field Recap
11 December 3 Boston Redskins T 0–0 1–9–1 Wrigley Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 10 2 1 .833 7–0 133 82 W4
Portsmouth Spartans 6 5 0 .545 3–4 128 87 L3
Green Bay Packers 5 7 1 .417 2–4 170 107 L1
Cincinnati Reds 3 6 1 .333 2–2 38 110 W1
Chicago Cardinals 1 9 1 .100 1–5 52 101 T1

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Wilfrid (November 6, 1933). "Bears lose 10-0; Packers beat Cards, 14-6". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 21.
  2. ^ Smith, Wilfrid (November 13, 1933). "Reds whip Cardinals, 12-9; Bears held to 3-3 tie". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 21.
  3. ^ 1933 Chicago Cardinals
  4. ^ "Former owner of Chicago Cards dies". Park City Daily News. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Associated Press. July 29, 1966. p. 10.