1964 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1964 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Joe Kuharich
Owner Jerry Wolman
Results
Record 6–8
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1963 1965 >

Offseason[edit]

Joe Kuharich is hired as Head Coach after he leaves Notre Dames. He is still their only head coach with a lifetime losing record while coaching there, going 17 – 23 in 4 years. Owner Jerry Wolman give Kuharich an unheard of contract of $1 million over 15 years. He then trades future Hall of Famers Sonny Jurgensen to the Washington Redskins and Tommy McDonald to the Dallas Cowboys.

Earl Gros and Pro Bowler and Hall of Fame member Jim Ringo are acquired reportedly when he tried to have an agent talk for him during Ringo's 1964 contract talks with Green Bay. The Eagles send Lee Roy Caffey and their 1965 1st round draft pick to the Packers.

NFL Draft[edit]

The 1964 NFL Draft and the 1964 AFL Draft were 2 different draft held by the respected leagues. The NFL Draft was held on December 2, 1963, and the AFL Draft was held on November 30, 1963.

Where the NFL teams could draft any eligible player coming out of college, the AFL had territorial picks in the early rounds. These were players that lived in a certain area or went to college there. This could be why the Eagles 2nd round pick (16th pick), was the AFL's 1st pick in the draft. Some players made arrangements with the AFL leaders that they would sign for a set if a certain team drafted them, this was relayed to the AFL teams. Some of these players signed contracts as soon as their last college game was over on the field or in the parking lot.

The NFL Draft was for 20 rounds with 14 teams picking. The Eagles had the second pick in those rounds. They ended up picking 18 players.

The overall pick in the draft was Dave Parks, an End out of Texas Tech. The Eagle choose future Hall of Fame member Bob Brown an Offensive Tackle out of Nebraska. There were 10 Hall of Fame members taken in this draft, 4 of them in the first round. The Dallas Cowboys get 2 of them when they take a chance on Bob Hayes in the 7th round and Roger Staubach in the 10th round. Roger Staubach had to serve a 4-year military obligation in the US Navy before he could play NFL football because he attended the United States Naval Academy.

= Pro Bowler [1] = AFL All-Star [2] = Hall of Famer
Rd PICK PLAYER POS SCHOOL AFL Rd Pick Signed
1 2 Bob Brown HOF Tackle Nebraska Eagles
2 16 Jack Concannon Quarterback Boston College Boston 1 1 Eagles
3 30 Trade to Detroit Lions
4 46 Ray Kubala Center Texas A&M Denver 7 49 Denver
5 58 Mickey Babb End Georgia Oakland 13 103
6 72 Al Denson End Florida A&M Denver 6 47 Denver
7 86 Pete Goimarac Center West Virginia San Diego 5 36
8 100 Traded To New York Giants
9 114 Larry Smith Back Mississippi
10 128 Tom Boris Back Purdue
11 142 Bob Berry Quarterback Oregon Denver 26 201 Acquired by Minnesota
12 156 John Sapinsky Tackle William & Mary Oakland 7 55
13 170 Howard Kindig Center Cal State-Los Angeles San Diego 14 112 San Diego
14 184 Ernie Arizzi Back Maryland
15 198 Bob Burrows Tackle East Texas State Kansas City 21 162
16 212 Will Radosevich Tackle Wyoming New York 22 171
17 226 Mike Morgan End Louisiana State Eagles
18 240 Izzy Lang Running back Tennessee State Eagles
19 254 Dick Bowe Tackle Rice Houston 25 198
20 268 Tommy Lucas Guard Mississippi San Diego 25 200

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1964 New York Giants W 38–7
60,671
2 September 20, 1964 San Francisco 49ers L 28–24
57,353
3 September 27, 1964 Cleveland Browns L 28–20
60,671
4 October 4, 1964 Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–7
59,354
5 October 11, 1964 at Washington Redskins L 35–20
49,219
6 October 18, 1964 at New York Giants W 23–17
62,978
7 October 25, 1964 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–10
38,393
8 November 1, 1964 Washington Redskins L 21–10
60,671
9 November 8, 1964 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–10
53,994
10 November 15, 1964 at Dallas Cowboys W 17–14
55,972
11 November 22, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals L 38–13
60,671
12 November 29, 1964 at Cleveland Browns L 38–24
79,289
13 December 6, 1964 Dallas Cowboys W 24–14
60,671
14 December 13, 1964 at St. Louis Cardinals L 36–34
24,636

Season summary[edit]

Week 3: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Cleveland Browns 28, Philadelphia Eagles 20
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 0 14 7 28
Eagles 7 6 0 7 20

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • PHI - Sam Baker 12 yard field goal - Eagles 10-7
  • PHI - Sam Baker 42 yard field goal - Eagles 13-7
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Browns
Eagles

Week 12: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Cleveland Browns 38, Philadelphia Eagles 24
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 0 7 14 24
Browns 7 14 10 7 38

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Eagles
Browns

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 .769 415 293 W-1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 3 2 .750 357 331 W-4
Philadelphia Eagles 6 8 0 .429 312 313 L-1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 307 305 L-2
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 250 289 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 9 0 .357 253 315 L-1
New York Giants 2 10 2 .167 241 399 L-4

Roster[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Pro Bowl Players

Sam Baker (P)
Maxie Baughan (LB)
Irv Cross (DB)
Floyd Peters (DT)
Pete Retzlaff (TE)
Jim Ringo (C)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their careers.
  2. ^ Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their careers.