1934 Cincinnati Reds (NFL) season

The 1934 Cincinnati Reds season was their second and final in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 3–6–1, losing eight games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The team was shut out in six of their eight games, losing 64–0 in Week 8 and folding as a franchise.

1934 Cincinnati Reds (NFL) season
Head coachAlgy Clark
Home fieldsee below
Results
Record0–8
Division place6th NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The team played each of the four home games at different stadiums: Crosley Field, Dayton's Triangle Park, Portsmouth's Universal Stadium, and Xavier University's Corcoran Stadium in a rare night game against the Chicago Cardinals.[2]

The 1934 Reds surrendered 6.40 rushing yards per attempt, the worst figure in professional football history.[3] They are the only team in NFL history to surrender more than five yards per carry.

The team was purchased by the St. Louis Gunners, who finished out the remainder of the Reds' schedule.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Game
recap
1 September 9 at Pittsburgh Pirates L 0–13 0–1 Forbes Field Recap
2 Bye
3 September 23 Chicago Cardinals L 0–9 0–2 Triangle Park Recap
4 September 30 Chicago Bears L 3–21 0–3 Crosley Field Recap
5 October 7 Chicago Cardinals L 0–16 0–4 Corcoran Stadium Recap
6 October 14 at Green Bay Packers L 0–41 0–5 City Stadium Recap
7 October 21 at Chicago Bears L 7–41 0–6 Wrigley Field Recap
8 October 28 Detroit Lions L 0–38 0–7 Universal Stadium Recap
9 November 6 at Philadelphia Eagles L 0–64 0–8 Baker Bowl Recap

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 13 0 0 1.000 8–0 286 86 W13
Detroit Lions 10 3 0 .769 5–3 238 59 L3
Green Bay Packers 7 6 0 .538 4–5 156 112 W1
Chicago Cardinals 5 6 0 .455 4–5 80 84 W1
St. Louis Gunners 1 2 0 .333 0–2 27 61 L2
Cincinnati Reds 0 8 0 .000 0–6 10 243 L8

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1934 Cincinnati Reds
  2. ^ "Cincinnati Football Reds". Cincy Sports History. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "Cold Hard Football Facts: The 5.0 Club: run defense in '11 lit up like hippies in '69". Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.