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Encyclopedia > 1938 NFL season

The 1938 NFL season was the 19th regular season of the National Football League. The season ended when the New York Giants defeated the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship Game. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, the Giants, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Forest Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner Green Bay Packers, Inc. ...

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Major rule changes

  • A new 15-yard penalty for roughing the passer is enacted.
  • If a kickoff goes out of bounds, the receiving team may opt to take possession of the ball at their own 45-yard line.
  • The penalty for a second forward pass during a play is changed from 5 yards and a loss of down to just 5 yards.

Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 8 2 1 .800 194 79
Washington Redskins 6 3 2 .667 148 154
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 4 3 .500 131 161
Philadelphia Eagles 5 6 0 .455 154 164
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 9 0 .182 79 169
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 8 3 0 .727 223 118
Detroit Lions 7 4 0 .636 119 108
Chicago Bears 6 5 0 .545 194 148
Cleveland Rams 4 7 0 .364 131 215
Chicago Cardinals 2 9 0 .182 111 168


City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, the Giants, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Forest Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner Green Bay Packers, Inc. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... City St. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and Ron Wolfley-Radio...


NFL Championship Game

N.Y. Giants 23, Green Bay 17, at Polo Grounds, New York City, December 11, 1938 The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by Major League Baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Awards

Joe F. Carr Trophy (Most Valuable Player)   Mel Hein, Center, N.Y. Giants

The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Melvin Jack Hein (born August 22, 1909, in Redding, California, USA; died January 31, 1992, at age of 82) was a professional football player for the New York Giants. ... Center (C) is a position in American football. ...

References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
  • NFL History 1931-1940 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • 1938 season in details
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)

 
 

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