1934 NFL season
|Duration||September 9 – December 9, 1934|
|East Champions||New York Giants|
|West Champions||Chicago Bears|
|Champions||New York Giants|
The Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy was established as the league's award for the NFL champion, and was awarded through 1969. The host team for the NFL Championship Game would now alternate between the two divisions, with the Eastern Division champion hosting in even-numbered years, and the Western champion hosting in odd-numbered years.
Major rule changes
- A hand-to-hand forward pass made behind the line of scrimmage that becomes incomplete (hits the ground before it is caught) is to be ruled as a fumble.
P = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against
|New York Giants||13||8||5||0||.615||147||107|
|Green Bay Packers||13||7||6||0||.538||156||112|
|St. Louis Gunners||3||1||2||0||.333||27||61|
NFL Championship Game
N.Y. Giants 30, Chi. Bears 13 at Polo Grounds, New York City, December 9, 1934
|Passing||Arnie Herber||Green Bay||799|
|Rushing||Beattie Feathers||Chicago Bears||1004|
|Receiving||Harry Ebding||Detroit Lions||264|
- Cincinnati Reds: Algy Clark served as head coach, replacing Al Jolley and Mike Palm (who served three and seven games of the previous season, respectively).
- Pittsburgh Pirates: Forrest Douds was replaced by Luby DiMeolo.
- St. Louis Gunners: The team entered the league with Chile Walsh as head coach.
- "Thorp memorial trophy for pro football champs". The Day. New London, Connecticut. Associated Press. July 2, 1934. p. 14.