1949 NFL Championship Game

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1949 NFL Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Eagles 0 7 7 0 14
Los Angeles Rams 0 0 0 0 0
Date December 18, 1949
Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
City Los Angeles, CA
Attendance 27,980
TV/Radio in the United States
TV Network ABC
TV Announcers Harry Wismer, Red Grange
Timeline
Previous game Next game
1948 1950

The 1949 National Football League championship game was the 17th annual title game for the NFL. It was played on December 18, 1949 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The game is remembered for the driving rain that caused the field to become a mud pit. The attendance for the game was 27,980.

The game featured the Eastern Division champion Philadelphia Eagles (11–1), who were also the defending NFL champions, against the Los Angeles Rams (8–2–2), winners of the Western Division. This was the first NFL title game played in Los Angeles. The Rams had last appeared in a title game in 1945 when the franchise was still in Cleveland.

This was the first NFL game which was broadcast, although only on the West Coast, under the auspices of then NFL Commissioner, Bert Bell.[1] The traditional 60–40 player bonus for playing in a championship game was augmented by $14,000 (presently, $138,766) from the NFL.[2] Although sources are unclear, a source writes the NFL received $20,000 (presently, $198,238) from the broadcasting rights.[3]

  • First Quarter
    • No Scoring
  • Second Quarter
  • Third Quarter
    • Phil-Skladany 2 yard block punt return (Patton kick) 14–0 PHI
  • Fourth Quarter
    • No Scoring

Sources[edit]

  • Lyons, Robert S. (2010). On Any Given Sunday, A Life of Bert Bell. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 978-1-59213-731-2
  • Coenen, Craig R. (2005). From Sandlots to the Super Bowl: The National Football League, 1920–1967. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 1-57233-447-9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyons: 156–157
  2. ^ Lyons: 156–157
  3. ^ Coenen: 155–156

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