1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets season

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1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets season
Head coach Guy Chamberlin
Home field Frankford Stadium
Results
Record 16–1–2 Overall
14–1–2 NFL
Division place 1st NFL
Playoff finish NFL Champions
Timeline
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< 1925 1927 >

The 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets season was their third in the National Football League. The team improved on their previous output of 10–4, winning fourteen games.[1] By virtue of their league-best record of 14–1–2, they were crowned the 1926 NFL Champions.[2] The 1926 Yellow Jackets are the last NFL franchise to win a championship, and later go defunct.[3]

Incidentally, the champions of the rival American Football League that year were also based in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Quakers. There had been some brief discussion of fulfilling the crosstown rivalry by staging an interleague championship between the Quakers and Yellow Jackets, but the Yellow Jackets declined. (The Quakers instead played the seventh-place New York Giants, losing 31–0.)

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
September 19, 1926 at Atlantic City Roses W 45–0
1 September 25, 1926 Akron Indians T 6–6
2 October 2, 1926 Hartford Blues W 13–0
3 October 3, 1926 at Hartford Blues W 10–0
4 October 9, 1926 Buffalo Rangers W 30–0
5 October 16, 1926 New York Giants W 6–0
6 October 17, 1926 at New York Giants W 6–0
7 October 23, 1926 Canton Bulldogs W 17–0
8 October 30, 1926 Providence Steam Roller L 7–6
9 October 31, 1926 at Providence Steam Roller W 6–3
10 November 6, 1926 Chicago Cardinals W 33–7
11 November 13, 1926 Duluth Eskimos W 10–0
12 November 20, 1926 Dayton Triangles W 35–0
November 21, 1926 at Clifton Heights Orange & Black W 10–0
13 November 25, 1926 Green Bay Packers W 20–14
14 November 27, 1926 Detroit Panthers W 7–6
15 December 4, 1926 Chicago Bears
Played at Shibe Park
W 7–6
16 December 11, 1926 Providence Steam Roller W 24–0
17 December 18, 1926 Pottsville Maroons T 0–0

Standings[edit]

NFL standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Frankford Yellow Jackets 14 1 2 .933 236 49 W6
Chicago Bears 12 1 3 .923 216 63 L1
Pottsville Maroons 10 2 2 .833 155 29 T1
Kansas City Cowboys 8 3 0 .727 76 53 W7
Green Bay Packers 7 3 3 .700 151 61 T1
New York Giants 8 4 1 .667 151 61 W3
Los Angeles Buccaneers 6 3 1 .667 67 57 L1
Duluth Eskimos 6 5 3 .545 113 81 L1
Buffalo Rangers 4 4 2 .500 53 62 T1
Chicago Cardinals 5 6 1 .455 74 98 L1
Providence Steam Roller 5 7 1 .417 89 103 L1
Detroit Panthers 4 6 2 .400 107 60 L3
Hartford Blues 3 7 0 .300 57 99 L1
Brooklyn Lions 3 8 0 .273 60 150 L3
Milwaukee Badgers 2 7 0 .222 41 66 L5
Dayton Triangles 1 4 1 .200 15 82 L2
Akron Indians 1 4 3 .200 23 89 T1
Racine Tornadoes 1 4 0 .200 8 92 T4
Columbus Tigers 1 6 0 .143 26 93 L5
Canton Bulldogs 1 9 3 .100 46 161 L1
Hammond Pros 0 4 0 .000 3 56 L4
Louisville Colonels 0 4 0 .000 0 108 L4

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

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