1921 Chicago Cardinals season

1921 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coach Paddy Driscoll
Home field Normal Park
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.


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


APFA standings
Chicago Staleys 911.90012853T1
Buffalo All-Americans 912.90021129L1
Akron Pros 831.72714831W1
Canton Bulldogs 523.71410655W1
Rock Island Independents 421.6676530L1
Evansville Crimson Giants 320.6008946W1
Green Bay Packers 321.6007055L1
Dayton Triangles 441.5009667L1
Racine Cardinals 332.5005453T1
Rochester Jeffersons 230.4008576W2
Cleveland Indians 350.3759558L1
Washington Senators 120.3342143L1
Cincinnati Celts 130.25014117L2
Hammond Pros 131.2501745L2
Minneapolis Marines 130.2503741L1
Detroit Tigers 151.16719109L5
Columbus Panhandles 180.11147222W1
Tonawanda Kardex 010.000045L1
Muncie Flyers 020.000028L2
Louisville Brecks 020.000027L2
New York Brickley Giants 020.000072L2

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

1921 Chicago Cardinals Roster

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


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