1958 Chicago Cardinals season

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1958 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coachPop Ivy
OwnerViolet Bidwill Wolfner
Home fieldComiskey Park
Results
Record2–9–1
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1958 Chicago Cardinals season was the team's 39th season the team was in the National Football League. The Cardinals failed to improve on their previous year's 3–9 record, winning only two games during the franchise's penultimate season in the Windy City.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs (NFL title game) for the tenth consecutive season.

Draft picks[edit]

Player Position Round Pick College
King Hill Quarterback 1 1 Rice
John David Crow Halfback 1 2 Texas A&M
Jim McCusker Tackle 2 14 Pittsburgh
Larry Cowart Center 3 26 Baylor
Jon Jelacic End 7 74 Minnesota
John Keelan Tackle 9 98 Kansas State
Gil Robertshaw Tackle 10 111 Brown

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 28 New York Giants L 37–7 0–1 War Memorial Stadium ^
21,923
2 October 4 Washington Redskins W 37–10 1–1 Comiskey Park
21,824
3 October 12 at Cleveland Browns L 35–28 1–2 Cleveland Stadium
65,403
4 October 19 at New York Giants W 23–6 2–2 Yankee Stadium
52,684
5 October 26 Cleveland Browns L 38–24 2–3 Comiskey Park
30,933
6 November 2 Philadelphia Eagles T 21–21 2–3–1 Comiskey Park
17,486
7 November 9 at Washington Redskins L 45–31 2–4–1 Griffith Stadium
26,196
8 November 16 at Philadelphia Eagles L 49–21 2–5–1 Franklin Field
18,315
9 November 23 Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–20 2–6–1 Comiskey Park
15,946
10 November 30 Los Angeles Rams L 20–14 2–7–1 Comiskey Park
13,014
11 December 7 at Chicago Bears L 30–14 2–8–1 Wrigley Field
41,617
12 December 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 38–21 2–9–1 Forbes Field
16,660

^ The September 28th game was played in Buffalo, New York because the Chicago White Sox were playing a home game at Comiskey Park on that day.

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 9 3 0 .750 7–3 246 183 W4
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 8–2 302 217 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 1 .636 6–3–1 261 230 W1
Washington Redskins 4 7 1 .364 3–6–1 214 268 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 9 1 .182 2–7–1 261 356 L6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 1 .182 2–7–1 235 306 L4

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1958 Chicago Cardinals
  2. ^ "1958 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved August 25, 2014.