1926 NFL season

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1926 National Football League season
Regular season
Duration September 19, 1926 – December 19, 1926
Champions Frankford Yellow Jackets
National Football League seasons
 < 1925 1927 > 

The 1926 NFL season was the seventh regular season of the National Football League. The league grew to 22 teams, a figure that would not be equaled in professional football until 1961, adding the Brooklyn Lions, the Hartford Blues, the Los Angeles Buccaneers, and the Louisville Colonels, with Racine Tornadoes re-entering. Cleveland Bulldogs sat out the season, the Rock Island Independents defected to the upstart American Football League, and the Rochester Jeffersons suspended operations for the final time (eventually folding in early 1928). The Akron Pros re-branded as the Akron Indians, the Duluth Kelleys as the Duluth Eskimos and the Buffalo Bison as the Buffalo Rangers (the team also used the names "Texas Rangers" and "Buffalo Cowboys").[citation needed].

The Los Angeles Buccaneers and Buffalo Rangers were "showcase teams," the first efforts for the league to reach beyond the northeast and midwest. The Buccaneers, a response to the AFL's Los Angeles Wildcats, represented the state of California, while the Rangers represented the state of Texas [clarification needed] and other areas of the Southwestern United States. Both teams only lasted one season; the Buccaneers folded while the Rangers reverted to their previous status as the Bison.

In mid-November, Brooklyn merged with the AFL's Brooklyn Horsemen and stayed in the NFL, playing one more game as the Lions before changing its name to the Brooklyn Horsemen for the last three games (all shutout losses).

The Frankford Yellow Jackets were named the NFL champions after finishing the season with the best record.

Final standings[edit]

P = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage

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

Standings[edit]

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

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