1933 Cincinnati Reds (NFL) season

The 1933 Cincinnati Reds season was their inaugural season in the National Football League. The team started 0–5-1, before finishing 3–6–1[2] and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

1933 Cincinnati Reds (NFL) season
Head coachAl Jolley and Mike Palm
Home fieldCrosley Field[1]
Results
Record3–6–1
Division place4th NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The Reds had one of the most anemic offenses in the history of the National Football league, setting records in futility for fewest yards, passing attempts, pass completions and passing touchdowns in a season.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Game
recap
1 September 17 at Portsmouth Spartans L 0–21 0–1 Universal Stadium Recap
2 Bye
3 Bye
4 October 8 Chicago Cardinals L 0–3 0–2 Crosley Field Recap
4 October 11 at Pittsburgh Pirates L 3–17 0–3 Forbes Field Recap
5 October 15 at Brooklyn Dodgers L 0–27 0–4 Ebbets Field Recap
6 October 22 Pittsburgh Pirates T 0–0 0–4–1 Crosley Field Recap
7 Bye
8 November 5 Philadelphia Eagles L 0–6 0–5–1 Crosley Field Recap
9 November 12 at Chicago Cardinals W 12–9 1–5–1 Wrigley Field Recap
10 November 19 Portsmouth Spartans W 10–7 2–5–1 Crosley Field Recap
11 November 26 at Philadelphia Eagles L 3–20 2–6–1 Baker Bowl Recap
12 December 3 Brooklyn Dodgers W 10–0 3–6–1 Crosley Field Recap

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.

NFL RecordsEdit

  • Fewest Yards Gained, Season, 1,150
  • Fewest Passes Attempted, Season, 102
  • Fewest Passes Completed, Season, 25
  • Fewest Touchdowns, Passing, Season, 0 (zero)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cincinnati Football Reds". Cincy Sports History. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  2. ^ 1933 Cincinnati Reds