1958 Chicago Cardinals season

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1958 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coach Pop Ivy
Owner Violet Bidwill Wolfner
Home field Comiskey Park
Results
Record 2–9–1
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did 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]

Main article: 1958 NFL draft
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 Attendance
1 September 28 New York Giants L 37–7 0–1
21,923
2 October 4 Washington Redskins W 37–10 1–1
21,824
3 October 12 at Cleveland Browns L 35–28 1–2
65,403
4 October 19 at New York Giants W 23–6 2–2
52,684
5 October 26 Cleveland Browns L 38–24 2–3
30,933
6 November 2 Philadelphia Eagles T 21–21 2–3–1
17,486
7 November 9 at Washington Redskins L 45–31 2–4–1
26,196
8 November 16 at Philadelphia Eagles L 49–21 2–5–1
18,315
9 November 23 Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–20 2–6–1
15,946
10 November 30 Los Angeles Rams L 20–14 2–7–1
13,014
11 December 7 at Chicago Bears L 30–14 2–8–1
41,617
12 December 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 38–21 2–9–1
16,660

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 2014-08-25.