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Encyclopedia > 1946 NFL season

The 1946 NFL season was the 27th regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, Elmer Layden resigned as NFL Commissioner and Bert Bell, co-founder of the Philadelphia Eagles, replaced him. Meanwhile, the Rams became the first NFL team based on the West Coast after they relocated from Cleveland, Ohio to Los Angeles. 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. ... Elmer Francis Layden (May 4, 1903 – June 30, 1973) served as Commissioner of the National Football League and as head football coach at Notre Dame. ... Bert Bell (1895-1959) was co-founder (with Lud Wray) of the Frankford Yellowjackets in 1924 (whose name was changed to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933), and commissioner of the National Football League from 1946 until his death. ... 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 Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... In general, the term West Coast is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States). ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Official website: www. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


The season ended when the Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants in the NFL Championship Game. 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 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

  • A forward pass that strikes the goal posts is automatically ruled incomplete. This is sometimes known as the "Baugh/Marshall Rule" after Washington Redskins quarterback Sammy Baugh and team owner George Preston Marshall. In the previous year's NFL Championship Game, the Rams scored a safety when Baugh, throwing the ball from his own end zone, hit the goal posts (which were on the goal line between 1927 and 1973). The two points was the margin of victory as the Rams won 15-14. Marshall was so mad at the outcome that he was a major force in passing this rule change.
  • The free substitution rule was repealed and substitutions were limited to no more than three players at a time.
  • The receiving team is permitted to return punts and missed field goal attempts from behind their own goal line.
  • The penalty for an invalid fair catch signal is 5 yards from the spot of the signal.
  • A fair catch signal is valid when it is made while the ball is in flight.

City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The pins Team colors brown pink Head Coach Billie Joe Owner Joe Bob General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Here we go Steelers!!!! Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Samuel Adrian Baugh (born March 17, 1914) is an American football player born in Temple, Texas. ... George Preston Marshall (1896 – 1969) was the long-time owner and president of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). ... In the 1945 National Football League Championship Game, the Cleveland Rams defeated the Washington Redskins, 15–14, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio on December 16, 1945. ...

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 7 3 1 .700 236 162
Philadelphia Eagles 6 5 0 .545 231 220
Washington Redskins 5 5 1 .500 171 191
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 5 1 .500 136 117
Boston Yanks 2 8 1 .200 189 273
Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 8 2 1 .800 289 193
Los Angeles Rams 6 4 1 .600 277 257
Green Bay Packers 6 5 0 .545 148 158
Chicago Cardinals 6 5 0 .545 260 198
Detroit Lions 1 10 0 .091 142 310


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 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 Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The pins Team colors brown pink Head Coach Billie Joe Owner Joe Bob General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Here we go Steelers!!!! Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... 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. ... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ... 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 Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... 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... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


NFL Championship Game

Chi. Bears 24, N.Y. Giants 14, at Polo Grounds, New York City, December 15, 1946 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... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] 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... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Awards

Joe F. Carr Trophy (Most Valuable Player)   Bill Dudley, Halfback, Pittsburgh

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. ... Bill Bullet Dudley (born December 24, 1921 ) is a former NFL Hall of Famer who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions. ... 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 1941-1950 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0062701746)
Preceded by:
1945 NFL season
NFL seasons
1946
Succeeded by:
1947 NFL season

 
 

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