1949 Los Angeles Dons season

The 1949 Los Angeles Dons season was their fourth and final season in the All-America Football Conference. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 7-7, winning only four games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season and folded with the league after the season.

1949 Los Angeles Dons season
Head coachJimmy Phelan
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Local radioKHJ
Results
Record4–8
Division place4th AAFC
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Game
recap
1 Bye
2 September 2 Baltimore Colts W 49–17 1–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
3 September 9 Chicago Hornets L 21–23 1–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
4 September 18 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–42 1–2 Kezar Stadium Recap
5 September 22 at New York Yankees L 7–10 2–2 Yankee Stadium Recap
6 October 2 at Cleveland Browns L 7–42 2–3 Cleveland Municipal Stadium Recap
7 October 9 Buffalo Bills W 42–28 3–3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
8 October 14 Cleveland Browns L 14–61 3–4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
9 October 23 at Buffalo Bills L 14–17 3–5 Civic Stadium Recap
10 October 28 at Chicago Hornets W 24–14 3–6 Soldier Field Recap
11 Bye
12 November 13 San Francisco 49ers L 24–41 3–7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
13 November 20 at Baltimore Colts W 21–10 4–7 Memorial Stadium Recap
14 November 24 New York Yankees L 16–17 4–8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap

Division standingsEdit

AAFC
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 1 2 .900 339 171 W-2
San Francisco 49ers 9 3 0 .750 416 227 W-3
New York Yankees 8 4 0 .667 196 206 L-1
Buffalo Bills 5 5 2 .500 236 256 W-2
Los Angeles Dons 4 8 0 .333 253 322 L-1
Chicago Hornets 4 8 0 .333 179 268 L-5
Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 .083 172 341 L-6

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