1951 New York Yanks season
The 1951 New York Yanks season was their second as the Yanks (previously being the New York Bulldogs), and their final season before the franchise folded. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 7–5, winning only one game. They played eight of their twelve games on the road, including seven of the first eight.
|1951 New York Yanks season|
|Head coach||Jimmy Phelan|
|Home field||Yankee Stadium|
|Division place||6th NFL National|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The baseball Yankees had the rights to Yankee Stadium, so the football Yanks were forced to move their first two home games (weeks 1 and 2) onto the road, which were both night games. The World Series concluded in six games on October 10 and the first home football game came in week five on October 28.
|1||September 28||at Los Angeles Rams||L 14–54|
|2||October 8||at Detroit Lions||L 10–37|
|3||October 14||at Chicago Bears||L 21–24|
|4||October 21||at Detroit Lions||T 24–24|
|5||October 28||Green Bay Packers||L 27–29|
|6||November 4||at New York Giants||L 31–37|
|7||November 11||at San Francisco 49ers||L 14–19|
|8||November 18||at Los Angeles Rams||L 21–48|
|9||November 25||San Francisco 49ers||T 10–10|
|10||December 2||at Green Bay Packers||W 28–31|
|11||December 9||Chicago Bears||L 21–45|
|12||December 16||New York Giants||L 17–27|
|NFL National Conference|
|Los Angeles Rams||8||4||0||.667||7–2||392||261||W1|
|San Francisco 49ers||7||4||1||.636||5–2–1||255||205||W3|
|Green Bay Packers||3||9||0||.250||1–8||254||375||L7|
|New York Yanks||1||9||2||.100||1–7–2||241||382||L2|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- 1951 New York Yanks Archived August 2, 2013, at WebCite
- "Rams rout Yanks, 54-14; pass record is set". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. September 28, 1951. p. 4, part 2.
- "Walker, Harder score twice Lions' victory". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. October 9, 1951. p. 8, part 2.
- "Packers win, 29-27, on last-minute field goal". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. October 29, 1951. p. 3, part 2.