1947 Los Angeles Dons season

The 1947 Los Angeles Dons season was their second in the All-America Football Conference. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 7-5-2, losing seven games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

1947 Los Angeles Dons season
Head coachMel Hein, Ted Shipkey, and Dudley DeGroot
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record7–7
Division place3rd AAFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The team's statistical leaders included Charlie O'Rourke with 1,449 passing yards, John Kimbrough with 562 rushing yards, Dale Gentry with 352 receiving yards, and Ben Agajanian with 84 points scored (39 extra points, 15 field goals).[2]

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 August 29, 1947 at Chicago Rockets W 24-21
2 September 7, 1947 at San Francisco 49ers L 17-14
3 September 12, 1947 New York Yankees L 30-14
4 September 19, 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers W 48-21
5 October 5, 1947 Buffalo Bills L 27-25
6 October 12, 1947 at Cleveland Browns W 13-10
7 October 19, 1947 at Baltimore Colts W 38-10
8 October 26, 1947 Baltimore Colts W 56-0
9 November 2, 1947 San Francisco 49ers L 26-16
10 November 9, 1947 at Buffalo Bills L 25-0
11 November 16, 1947 at New York Yankees L 16-13
12 November 23, 1947 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 16-12
13 November 27, 1947 Cleveland Browns L 27-17
14 December 7, 1947 Chicago Rockets W 34-14

Division standingsEdit

AAFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 12 1 1 .923 410 185 W-2
San Francisco 49ers 8 4 2 .667 327 264 T-1
Los Angeles Dons 7 7 0 .500 328 256 W-1
Chicago Rockets 1 13 0 .071 263 425 L-3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1947 Los Angeles Dons
  2. ^ "1947 Los Angeles Dons Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2020.