1945 Chicago Cardinals season

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1945 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coach Phil Handler
Home field Comiskey Park
Results
Record 1–9
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1944 1946 >

The 1945 Chicago Cardinals season was the 26th season the team was in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 0–10, winning one game,[1] and snapping an NFL record 29-game losing streak (dating back to 1942) in the process. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 20th consecutive season. The Cardinals had to play seven consecutive games on the road (albeit one was in Chicago, against the Bears) and they were shut out in four of their ten games.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 23, 1945 Detroit Lions L 10–0
2 September 30, 1945 at Cleveland Rams L 21–0
3 October 7, 1945 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–6
4 October 14, 1945 at Chicago Bears W 16–7
5 October 21, 1945 at Detroit Lions L 26–0
6 October 28, 1945 at Green Bay Packers L 33–14
7 November 4, 1945 at Washington Redskins L 24–21
8 November 11, 1945 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–0
9 November 18, 1945 Cleveland Rams L 35–21
10 December 2, 1945 Chicago Bears L 28–20

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Cleveland Rams 9 1 0 .900 7–0 244 136 W5
Detroit Lions 7 3 0 .700 5–2 195 194 W1
Green Bay Packers 6 4 0 .600 3–4 258 173 L1
Chicago Bears 3 7 0 .300 2–6 192 235 W2
Chicago Cardinals 1 9 0 .100 1–6 98 228 L6

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

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