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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.[1] They played eight of their twelve games on the road, including seven of the first eight.

1951 New York Yanks season
Head coachJimmy Phelan
Home fieldYankee Stadium
Results
Record1–9–2
Division place6th NFL National
Playoff finishdid 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.[2][3] The World Series concluded in six games on October 10 and the first home football game came in week five on October 28.[4]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
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
  • Week 1 was Friday night,[2] Week 2 was Monday night.[3]

StandingsEdit

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
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
Detroit Lions 7 4 1 .636 5–4–1 336 259 L1
Chicago Bears 7 5 0 .583 6–2 286 282 L1
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1951 New York Yanks Archived August 2, 2013, at WebCite
  2. ^ a b "Rams rout Yanks, 54-14; pass record is set". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. September 28, 1951. p. 4, part 2.
  3. ^ a b "Walker, Harder score twice Lions' victory". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. October 9, 1951. p. 8, part 2.
  4. ^ "Packers win, 29-27, on last-minute field goal". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. October 29, 1951. p. 3, part 2.