1926 Buffalo Rangers season

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1926 Buffalo Rangers season
Head coach Jim Kendrick
Home field Bison Stadium
Results
Record 4–4–2
Division place 9th NFL

The 1926 Buffalo Rangers season was their seventh in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 1–6–2, winning four games.[1] They finished ninth in the league.

Background[edit]

In response to the creation of the Los Angeles Buccaneers, the revival of the Louisville Colonels as well as the AFL I's Los Angeles Wildcats, Buffalo (under new coach Jim Kendrick) changed its name for one year to the Buffalo Rangers, also known as the Texas Rangers. The team, although remaining based in Buffalo, would consist mostly of players from the state of Texas and the Southwestern United States. (Coincidentally, there was—and is—a city known as Buffalo, Texas.)[2] The team had little to lose; after the retirement of star player and part-owner Tommy Hughitt after the 1924 season, the team slid to 1–6–2 in 1925.

Although the team returned to .500 play, sporting a 4–4–2 record (the best record the team would have without Hughitt), the experiment was not continued after 1926.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 26, 1926 Akron Indians W 7–0
2 October 3, 1926 Dayton Triangles L 3–0
3 October 9, 1926 at Frankford Yellow Jackets L 30–0
4 October 17, 1926 at Dayton Triangles W 7–6
5 October 24, 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers T 0–0
6 October 31, 1926 at Pottsville Maroons L 14–0
7 November 7, 1926 Columbus Tigers W 26–0
8 November 14, 1926 at Hartford Blues W 13–7
9 November 21, 1926 Kansas City Cowboys L 2–0
10 November 28, 1926 at 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1926 Buffalo Rangers
  2. ^ Crippen, Ken. 1926 Buffalo Rangers. Accessed March 11, 2009. Archived 2009-05-04.