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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.[1] 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 coachJimmy Conzelman
Home fieldComiskey Park
Results
Record9–3
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship (Eagles) 28–21

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
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

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 28, 1947 Philadelphia Eagles W 28–21

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Cardinals 9 3 0 .750 7–1 306 231 W2
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 4–4 363 241 L2
Green Bay Packers 6 5 1 .545 5–3 274 210 L1
Los Angeles Rams 6 6 0 .500 4–4 259 214 W2
Detroit Lions 3 9 0 .250 0–8 231 305 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

RosterEdit

Chicago Cardinals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

PostseasonEdit

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.[2]

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Pat Harder, NFL scoring leader: 102 points [3]
  • Pat Harder, NFL record, most field goals in one game: 7 [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Cards' Dream Season In '47". Pro Football Hall of Fame. January 1, 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Philadelphia Eagles Playoff History and Results
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 447
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 449

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