1947 Chicago Cardinals season
The 1947 Chicago Cardinals season was the franchise's 28th season in the National Football League. The Cardinals have won their second NFL championship against the Philadelphia Eagles. The team was led by its "Million Dollar Backfield" of Elmer Angsman, Charley Trippi, Paul Christman, and Pat Harder. As of the end of 2018, this is the team's last league championship. This championship drought is currently the longest active one in American professional sports. Until the 2018 season 71 years later, this also marked the last time the Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers on the road.
|1947 Chicago Cardinals season|
|Head coach||Jimmy Conzelman|
|Home field||Comiskey Park|
|Division place||1st NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Won NFL Championship (Eagles) 28–21|
|1||September 28, 1947||Detroit Lions||W 45–21|
|2||October 5, 1947||Chicago Bears||W 31–7|
|3||October 12, 1947||at Green Bay Packers||W 14–10|
|4||October 19, 1947||at Los Angeles Rams||L 7–27|
|5||October 26, 1947||Boston Yanks||W 27–7|
|6||November 2, 1947||Los Angeles Rams||W 17–10|
|7||November 9, 1947||at Detroit Lions||W 17–7|
|8||November 16, 1947||Green Bay Packers||W 21–20|
|9||November 23, 1947||at Washington Redskins||L 21–45|
|10||November 30, 1947||at New York Giants||L 31–35|
|11||December 7, 1947||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 45–21|
|12||December 14, 1947||at Chicago Bears||W 30–21|
|Championship||December 28, 1947||Philadelphia Eagles||W 28–21|
|NFL Western Division|
|Green Bay Packers||6||5||1||.545||5–3||274||210||L1|
|Los Angeles Rams||6||6||0||.500||4–4||259||214||W2|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
|Chicago Cardinals roster|
Rookies in italics
NFL Championship GameEdit
The 1947 NFL Championship Game was the 15th annual championship game and was held December 28, 1947, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The game featured the Western Division champion Chicago Cardinals (9–3) and the Eastern Division champion Philadelphia Eagles (8–4). The Cardinals won the game by a score of 28–21.
Awards and recordsEdit
- "The Cards' Dream Season In '47". Pro Football Hall of Fame. January 1, 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
- Philadelphia Eagles Playoff History and Results
- NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 447
- NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 449