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Encyclopedia > 1951 NFL season

The 1951 NFL season was the 32nd regular season of the National Football League. Prior to the season, Baltimore Colts owner Abraham Watner faced financial difficulties, and thus gave his team and its player contracts back to the league for $50,000. However, many Baltimore fans started to protest the loss of their team. Supporting groups such as its fan club and its marching band remained in operation and worked for the team's revival (which eventually led to a new Baltimore team in 1953). 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. ... Baltimore Colts started in the All-America Football Conference in 1946 as the Miami Seahawks. ... A fan club is a group that is dedicated to a well known person, group, idea (such as history) or sometimes even an inanimate object (such as a famous building). ... The Wisconsin Band, known for its unique stop at the top high step, performs at the HHH Metrodome during a football game against arch-rival Minnesota. ... The 1953 NFL season was the 34th regular season of the National Football League. ...


For the first time, the NFL Championship Game was televised across the nation. The DuMont Television Network paid $75,000 to broadcast the game. Viewers coast-to-coast watched the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Cleveland Browns 24-17. DuMont Televisions Logo The DuMont Television Network was an American television network, beginning operation in 1946. ... 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. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ...

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Major rule changes

  • No offensive tackle, guard, or center would be eligible to catch or touch a forward pass.
  • Aluminum shoe cleats are banned.

Final standings

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

American Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Cleveland Browns 11 1 0 .917 331 152
New York Giants 9 2 1 .818 254 161
Washington Redskins 5 7 0 .417 183 296
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 7 1 .364 183 235
Philadelphia Eagles 4 8 0 .333 234 264
Chicago Cardinals 3 9 0 .250 210 287
National Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 8 4 0 .667 392 261
Detroit Lions 7 4 1 .636 336 259
San Francisco 49ers 7 4 1 .636 255 205
Chicago Bears 7 5 0 .583 286 282
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 254 375
New York Yanks 1 9 2 .100 241 382


City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 Tempe, Arizona Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family 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 Ron Wolfley-Radio (English); Gabriel... 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. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... 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... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... The New York Yanks started life as the Boston Yanks in the National Football League in 1944. ...


NFL Championship Game

Los Angeles 24, Cleveland 17 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, December 23, 1951 For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation) and Coliseum. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 193299436X)
  • NFL History 1951-1960 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0062701746)
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1950 NFL season
NFL seasons
1951
Succeeded by:
1952 NFL season

 
 

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