1937 Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) season

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1937 Pittsburgh Pirates season
Head coach John McNally
Owner Art Rooney
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 4–7
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1936 1938

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week 1 (Sunday September 5, 1937): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 7 14
Pirates 7 0 7 13 27

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 8,588
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

Week 3 (Sunday September 19, 1937): Brooklyn Dodgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 7 7 7 21
Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0

at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York

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

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Sunday September 26, 1937): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 7 0 3 10
Pirates 0 0 7 0 7

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 33,095
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York – Richards 13 pass from Danowski (Manton kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Karcis 4 run (Niccolai kick)
  • New York – FG Manton 13

Week 5 (Monday October 4, 1937): Chicago Bears[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,511
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Chicago Bears – Nolting 13 run (Manders kick)

Week 6 (Sunday October 10, 1937): Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 3 0 0 3
Lions 0 0 7 0 7

at Titan Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 16,000
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Niccolai 11
  • Detroit – Caddel 2 run (Clark kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 17, 1937): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 13 0 7 20
Redskins 7 0 13 14 34

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 12,835
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Battles 65 interception (Smith kick)
  • Pittsburgh – McNally 43 pass from Fiske (Weinstock kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Thompson 55 pass from McNally (kick blocked)
  • Washington – Malone 7 pass from Baugh
  • Washington – Justice 3 pass from Smith (Smith kick)
  • Washington – Battles 60 run (Smith kick)
  • Washington – Battles 62 run (Smith kick)
  • Pittsburgh – McNally 2 pass from Karcis (Niccolai kick)

Week 8 (Sunday October 24, 1937): Chicago Cardinals[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 8,963
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Chicago Cardinals – Deskin 18 pass from Coffee (May kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Lawrence 2 run (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Davidson 65 pass from Fiske (Weinstock kick)

Week 9 (Sunday October 31, 1937): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 2,772
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Pilconis 22 fumble run (Smukler kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Davidson 87 interception (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Niccolai 27
  • Pittsburgh – Sortet 26 pass from Gildea (Niccolai kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 7, 1937): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 0 0 0
Giants 0 7 3 7 17

at Polo Grounds, New York, NY

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 21,447
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • New York – Burnett 5 pass from Danowski (Manton kick)
  • New York – FG Cuf 35
  • New York – Soar 25 interception

Week 11 (Sunday November 14, 1937): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 6 0 0 7 13
Pirates 7 2 3 9 21

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Pinckert 3 pass from Smith (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Davidson 68 run (Weinstock kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Safety, Baugh tackled in end zone by Mayhew
  • Pittsburgh – FG Niccolai 21
  • Washington – Justice 40 pass from Baugh (Smith kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Niccolai 41
  • Pittsburgh – Karcis 21 run (kick failed)

Week 12 (Sunday November 21, 1937): Brooklyn Dodgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dodgers 0 0 13 10 23
Pirates 0 0 0 0 0
  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 3,706
  • Referee:

Scoring Drives:

  • Brooklyn – Parker 2 run (Parker kick)
  • Brooklyn – Parker 44 punt return (kick failed)
  • Brooklyn – FG Maniaci 29
  • Brooklyn – Mitchell 15 pass from Parker (Maniaci kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 8 3 0 .727 195 120 W-3
New York Giants 6 3 2 .667 128 109 L-1
Pittsburgh Pirates 4 7 0 .364 122 145 L-1
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 7 1 .300 82 174 T-1
Philadelphia Eagles 2 8 1 .200 86 177 L-1

References[edit]