1935 Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) season

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1935 Pittsburgh Pirates season
Head coach Joe Bach
Owner Art Rooney
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 4–8
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1934 1936

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 13, 1935 at Philadelphia Eagles W 17–7
2 September 22, 1935 New York Giants L 42–7
3 September 29, 1935 Chicago Bears L 23–7
4 October 6, 1935 at Green Bay Packers L 27–0
5 October 9, 1935 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–6
6 October 20, 1935 Chicago Cardinals W 17–13
7 October 27, 1935 Boston Redskins W 6–0
8 November 3, 1935 Brooklyn Dodgers L 13–7
9 November 10, 1935 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 16–7
10 November 24, 1935 Green Bay Packers L 34–14
11 December 1, 1935 at Boston Redskins L 13–3
12 December 8, 1935 at Brooklyn Dodgers L 13–0

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 9 3 0 .750 180 96 W-5
Brooklyn Dodgers 5 6 1 .455 90 141 T-1
Pittsburgh Pirates 4 8 0 .333 100 209 L-3
Boston Redskins 2 8 1 .200 65 123 T-1
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 0 .182 60 179 L-5

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Friday September 13, 1935): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 14 0 0 3 17
Eagles 7 0 0 0 7

at Temple Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

Week 2 (Sunday September 22, 1935): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 21 0 14 42
Pirates 0 0 0 7 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 23,298
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Notes: New York head coach Steve Owen admits in 1952 that he "shaved" the game, ordering his Giants to fumble 3 times inside the 10 & didn't call a pass play in the 4th quarter, the world's first public admission of game fixing.[1]

Week 3 (Sunday September 29, 1935): Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 23 0 0 23
Pirates 0 0 7 0 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 11,858
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Sunday October 6, 1935): Green Bay[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 0 0 0
Packers 0 20 0 7 27

at East Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 5,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

Week 5 (Wednesday October 9, 1935): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 0 0 7 17
Pirates 0 0 0 6 6

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 6,271
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Matesic 2 run (Reese kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Reese 40
  • Philadelphia – Carter 58 pass from Storm (Reese kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Weisenbaugh 10 pass from Doehring (kick failed)

Week 6 (Sunday October 20, 1935): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 0 0 7
Pirates 6 6 0 14 26

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 7,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Casper 14 pass from Doehring (Niccolai kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Sarboe 80 punt return (Smith kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Niccolai 22
  • Chicago Cardinals – Nichelini 5 run (kick blocked)
  • Pittsburgh – Strutt 74 interception (Niccolai kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 27, 1935): Boston Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 0 0 0
Pirates 0 3 3 0 6

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 12,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

Week 8 (Sunday November 3, 1935): Brooklyn Dodgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dodgers 7 6 0 0 13
Pirates 0 0 7 0 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 13,390
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Brooklyn – Becker pass from Franklin (Kercheval kick)
  • Brooklyn – Hubbard 56 pass from Kercheval (kick blocked)
  • Pittsburgh – Wetzel 1 run (Niccolai kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 10, 1935): Brooklyn Dodgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 6 0 3 7 16
Dodgers 7 0 0 0 7

at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 18,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Brooklyn – Grossman 5 run (Kercheval kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Levey 34 pass from Gildea (kick blocked)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Niccolai 25
  • Pittsburgh – Levey run (Niccolai kick)

Week 11 (Sunday November 24, 1935): Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 6 14 0 14 34
Pirates 0 7 7 0 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 12,902
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

Week 12 (Sunday December 1, 1935): Boston Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 3 0 0 3
Redskins 0 0 0 13 13

at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 5,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Niccolai 27
  • Boston – Musick run (Musick kick)
  • Boston – Renter 19 run (kick failed)

Week 13 (Sunday December 8, 1935): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 0 0 0
Giants 3 7 0 3 13

at Polo Grounds, New York, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 7,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eHxIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4WoDAAAAIBAJ&dq=rooney%20halas%20easy&pg=4195%2C2226761