1952 Dallas Texans season

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1952 Dallas Texans (NFL) season
Head coach Jimmy Phelan
Owner Giles Miller (first 7 games)
NFL (last 5 games)
Home field Cotton Bowl
Results
Record 1–11
Division place 6th NFL National
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1952 Dallas Texans season was the team's only season in the league while in Dallas. They lost their first nine games and finished 1–11,[1] the worst record in the 12-team league.

After its seventh game, the franchise was returned to the NFL on November 14.[2][3] The Texans' home game on Thanksgiving against the Chicago Bears was moved to the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio, and was their only victory.[4] The final home game with the Lions was moved to Briggs Stadium in Detroit.[5]

A new NFL franchise emerged in 1953 as the Colts in Baltimore, Maryland.

Schedule[edit]

Week Day Date Opponent Result Site Record
1 Sun September 28, 1952 New York Giants L, 24–6 Cotton Bowl 0–1
2 Sun October 5, 1952 San Francisco 49ers L, 37–14 Cotton Bowl 0–2
3 Sun October 12, 1952 at Chicago Bears L, 38–20 Wrigley Field 0–3
4 Sat Night October 18, 1952 Green Bay Packers L, 24–14 Cotton Bowl 0–4
5 Sun October 26, 1952 at San Francisco 49ers L, 48–21 Kezar Stadium 0–5
6 Sun November 2, 1952 at Los Angeles Rams L, 42–20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 0–6
7 Sun November 9, 1952 Los Angeles Rams L, 27–6 Cotton Bowl 0–7
8 Sun November 16, 1952 at Detroit Lions L, 43–13 Briggs Stadium 0–8
9 Sun November 23, 1952 at Green Bay Packers L, 42–14 East Stadium 0–9
10 Thu November 27, 1952 Chicago Bears W, 27–23 Rubber Bowl ^ (Akron, Ohio) 1–9
11 Sun December 7, 1952 at Philadelphia Eagles L, 38–21 Shibe Park 1–10
12 Sat December 13, 1952 Detroit Lions L, 41–6 Briggs Stadium ^ 1–11

^ moved from Dallas

Standings[edit]

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 9 3 0 .750 7–3 344 192 W3
Los Angeles Rams 9 3 0 .750 8–2 349 234 W8
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 6–3 285 221 W1
Green Bay Packers 6 6 0 .500 3–6 295 312 L3
Chicago Bears 5 7 0 .417 4–6 245 326 W1
Dallas Texans 1 11 0 .083 1–9 182 427 L2

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1952 Dallas Texans
  2. ^ "NFL takes over Dallas Texans". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 15, 1952. p. 2, part 2. 
  3. ^ "National Football League takes franchise back from Dallas club". New York Times. Associated Press. November 14, 1952. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Texans' last-minute TD upsets Bears, 27-23". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 28, 1952. p. 2, part 2. 
  5. ^ "Detroit wins, 41-6; gains share of title". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 14, 1952. p. 1B.