1953 Chicago Cardinals season

The 1953 Chicago Cardinals season was the 34th season the team was in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 4–8, winning only one game, the final game of the season.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

1953 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coachJoe Stydahar
Home fieldComiskey Park
Results
Record1–10–1
Division place6th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 27 Washington Redskins L 13–24 0–1 Comiskey Park 16,055
2 October 4 Cleveland Browns L 7–27 0–2 Comiskey Park 24,374
3 October 11 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–31 0–3 Forbes Field 25,935
4 October 18 at New York Giants L 7–21 0–4 Polo Grounds 30,301
5 October 25 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–56 0–5 Comiskey Park 22,064
6 November 1 New York Giants L 20–23 0–6 Comiskey Park 17,499
7 November 8 at Washington Redskins L 17–28 0–7 Griffith Stadium 19,654
8 November 15 Los Angeles Rams T 24–24 0–7–1 Comiskey Park 26,674
9 November 21 at Philadelphia Eagles L 0–38 0–8–1 Connie Mack Stadium 19,402
10 November 29 at Cleveland Browns L 16–27 0–9–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 24,499
11 December 6 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–21 0–10–1 Comiskey Park 14,138
12 December 13 at Chicago Bears W 24–17 1–10–1 Wrigley Field 38,059
Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 1 0 .917 9–1 348 162 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 6–3–1 352 215 W1
Washington Redskins 6 5 1 .545 6–3–1 208 215 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 .500 5–5 211 263 W2
New York Giants 3 9 0 .250 3–7 179 277 L2
Chicago Cardinals 1 10 1 .091 0–10 190 337 W1

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

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