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Encyclopedia > 1939 NFL season

The 1939 NFL season was the 20th regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, NFL president Joseph Carr died, and Carl Storck was named to replace him. 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. ... Joseph F. Carr (October 22, 1880 - May 20, 1939) was an early figure in professional football. ... Carl Storck served as president of the National Football League from 1939 until 1941. ...


An NFL game was televised for the first time when NBC broadcasted a Brooklyn Dodgers - Philadelphia Eagles game. NBC, formerly called the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 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, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ...


The season ended when the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants in the NFL Championship Game. Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers...

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Major rule changes

  • The penalty for an ineligible receiver who touches a forward pass is 15 yards and a loss of down.
  • The penalty for an ineligible receiver who is downfield prior to a forward pass being thrown is 15 yards and a loss of down.
  • If a kickoff goes out of bounds after only being touched by members of the receiving team, the receiving team takes possession of the ball at that inbounds spot.
  • 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 9 1 1 .900 168 85
Washington Redskins 8 2 1 .800 242 94
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 6 1 .400 108 219
Philadelphia Eagles 1 9 1 .100 105 200
Pittsburgh Pirates 1 9 1 .100 114 216
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 9 2 0 .818 233 153
Chicago Bears 8 3 0 .727 298 157
Detroit Lions 6 5 0 .545 145 150
Cleveland Rams 5 5 1 .500 195 164
Chicago Cardinals 1 10 0 .091 84 254


City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... 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, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... 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 Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... 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 Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and...


NFL Championship Game

Green Bay 27, N.Y. Giants 0, at State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 10, 1939 Nickname: The City of Festivals, The Genuine American City, Cream City, Brewtown/Brew City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Awards

Joe F. Carr Trophy (Most Valuable Player)   Parker Hall, Halfback, Cleveland

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. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ...

References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 193299436X)
  • NFL History 1931-1940 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0062701746)
Preceded by:
1938 NFL season
NFL seasons
1939
Succeeded by:
1940 NFL season

 
 

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