1949 NFL season
|East Champions||Philadelphia Eagles|
|West Champions||Los Angeles Rams|
|National Football League seasons
The 1949 NFL season was the 30th regular season of the National Football League. Prior to the season, Boston Yanks owner Ted Collins asked the league to fold his team due to financial woes, and give him a new one in New York City. This new team would be called the New York Bulldogs.
As the season came to a close in December, a merger agreement between the NFL and the All-America Football Conference was announced. Three AAFC teams – Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Colts – would join the NFL in 1950.
Major rule changes
In the Eastern Division, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh both had records of 4–1–0 when they met in Week Six. The Eagles won 38–7, and kept the lead for the remainder of the season. In the Western Division, the Rams got off to a 6–0–0 start while the Bears were 3–3–0 at midseason. Though the Bears won all of their remaining games, they never caught up to the Rams, who finished at 8–2–2.
W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against
Note: The NFL did not officially count tie games in the standings until 1972
|New York Giants||6||6||0||.500||287||298|
|New York Bulldogs||1||10||1||.091||153||368|
|Los Angeles Rams||8||2||2||.800||360||239|
|Green Bay Packers||2||10||0||.167||114||329|
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- NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
- NFL History 1941–1950 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
- 1949 season in details
- Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)