1937 Philadelphia Eagles season
|1937 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Bert Bell|
|Home field||Philadelphia Municipal Stadium|
|Division place||5th NFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1937 Philadelphia Eagles season was their fifth in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 1–11, winning two games. The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.
The 1937 NFL Draft took place December 12, 1936. It would be for 10 rounds and teams picking a total of 100 players.
The Eagles would have the 1st pick in the draft. They used this pick to choose, running up in Heisman Trophy, Sam Francis, a back out of Nebraska. He never played a game for the Eagles but he did play for the Chicago Bears
The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.
|= Pro Bowler ||= Hall of Famer|
|7||61||Herb Barna||Guard||West Virginia|
|9||81||Paul Fanning||Back||Kansas State|
The Eagles 1937 NFL season started on September 5 and ended 11 weeks later on November 14. The Eagles would play 4 games at home and 7 games on the road.
|1||September 5, 1937||at Pittsburgh Pirates||L 27–14|
|2||September 10, 1937||at Brooklyn Dodgers||L 13–7|
|3||September 21, 1937||Cleveland Rams||L 21–3|
|4||September 26, 1937||Chicago Cardinals||T 6–6|
|5||October 3, 1937||New York Giants||L 16–7|
|6||October 10, 1937||at Washington Redskins||W 14–0|
|7||October 17, 1937||at New York Giants||L 21–0|
|8||October 24, 1937||Washington Redskins||L 10–7|
|9||October 31, 1937||at Pittsburgh Pirates||L 16–7|
|10||November 7, 1937||at Brooklyn Dodgers||W 14–10|
|11||November 14, 1937||at Green Bay Packers||L 37–7|
|NFL Eastern Division|
|New York Giants||6||3||2||.667||5–2–1||128||109||L1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
With a 2–8–1 record in 1937, the Eagles do not make the playoffs and play in the 1937 NFL Championship Game. The Washington Redskins defeated Chicago Bears in Chicago.
(All time List of Philadelphia Eagles players in franchise history)
A List of the 1937 Philadelphia Eagles.
|Bert Bell||42||Coach||1937 record
|Winnie Baze||23||B||10||4||190||5–11||Rookie||Missouri, Texas-El Paso|
|Art Buss||26||T||11||11||219||6–3||3||Michigan State|
|Joe Carter||27||E||10||8||201||6–1||4||Austin, SMU|
|Fritz Ferko||25||T||10||5||242||6–1||Rookie||Mount St. Mary's University|
|Tex Holcomb||24||T||1||1||235||6–2||Rookie||Texas Tech|
|Charlie Knox||?||B||1||0||185||5–11||Rookie||St. Edmonds|
|Jim Leonard||27||B||2||0||204||6–0||3||Notre Dame|
|Emmett Mortell||21||B||11||11||181||6–1||Rookie||Notre Dame, Wisconsin|
|Dave Smukler||23||FB-LB||11||11||226||6–1||1||Missouri, Temple|
With a record of 2–8–1 the Philadelphia Eagles failed to make it to the NFL Championship game
Awards and honors
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- Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.