1921 Chicago Cardinals season

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1921 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coach Paddy Driscoll
Home field Normal Park
Results
Record 6–3–2 Overall
3–3–2 APFA
League place 8th APFA

The 1921 Chicago Cardinals season was their second in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 6–2–2, winning only three NFL games.[1] They finished eighth in the league.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
September 25, 1921 Horlick-Racine Legion W 27–0
1 October 2, 1921 Minneapolis Marines W 20–0
2 October 9, 1921 Akron Pros L 23–0
3 October 16, 1921 Rock Island Independents L 14–7
4 October 23, 1921 Columbus Panhandles W 17–6
October 24, 1921 at Chicago Staym-Foresters W 27–0
October 24, 1921 Gary Elks W 21–0
5 November 6, 1921 Hammond Pros W 7–0
6 November 20, 1921 Green Bay Packers T 3–3
7 December 4, 1921 Akron Pros L 7–0
8 December 18, 1921 at Chicago Staleys T 0–0
  • Games in italics are against non-NFL teams

Standings[edit]

APFA standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Staleys 9 1 1 .900 128 53 T1
Buffalo All-Americans 9 1 2 .900 211 29 L1
Akron Pros 8 3 1 .727 148 31 W1
Canton Bulldogs 5 2 3 .714 106 55 W1
Rock Island Independents 4 2 1 .667 65 30 L1
Evansville Crimson Giants 3 2 0 .600 89 46 W1
Green Bay Packers 3 2 1 .600 70 55 L1
Dayton Triangles 4 4 1 .500 96 67 L1
Racine Cardinals 3 3 2 .500 54 53 T1
Rochester Jeffersons 2 3 0 .400 85 76 W2
Cleveland Indians 3 5 0 .375 95 58 L1
Washington Senators 1 2 0 .334 21 43 L1
Cincinnati Celts 1 3 0 .250 14 117 L2
Hammond Pros 1 3 1 .250 17 45 L2
Minneapolis Marines 1 3 0 .250 37 41 L1
Detroit Tigers 1 5 1 .167 19 109 L5
Columbus Panhandles 1 8 0 .111 47 222 W1
Tonawanda Kardex 0 1 0 .000 0 45 L1
Muncie Flyers 0 2 0 .000 0 28 L2
Louisville Brecks 0 2 0 .000 0 27 L2
New York Brickley Giants 0 2 0 .000 0 72 L2

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

1921 Chicago Cardinals Roster[edit]

Paddy Driscoll QB

Bob Koehler FB

Rube Marquardt

Lenny Sachs LE

John Scanlon

Ralph Horween

Fred Gillies LT

Frank Rydzeski

Norm Barry

Red O'Connor

Lenny Sachs

Bernie Halstrom

Pete Steger

Garland Buckeye

Ping Bodie

Willis Berennan

Arnie Horween

Ralph Horween

Charlie Knight

Leo Chappell

Harry Curran

Dick Egan

Earl Potteiger

Walter Voight

John Scanlon

Paul LaRosa

Clyde Zoia

References[edit]