Playoff Results: 1930s

01/01/2005

The NFL's first Championship Game occurred in 1933 with the Bears beating the Giants, 23-21. The Giants were one of the strongest teams of the era, appearing in all but two title games through the decade. For a closer look at the League between the years 1920-32, see the special note at the bottom of this page.

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1939

Eastern Division Champs:
N.Y. Giants (9-1-1)

Western Division Champs:
Green Bay (9-2)

NFL Championship: GREEN BAY 27, N.Y. Giants 0

1938

Eastern Division Champs:
N.Y. Giants (8-2-1)

Western Division Champs:
Green Bay (8-3)

NFL Championship: N.Y. GIANTS 23, Green Bay 17

1937

Co-Eastern Division Champs:
Washington (8-3)

Western Division Champs:
Chicago Bears (9-1-1)

NFL Championship: Washington 28, CHICAGO BEARS 21

1936

Eastern Division Champs:
Boston (7-5)

Western Division Champs:
Green Bay (10-1-1)

NFL Championship: Green Bay 21, Boston 6 (at Polo Grounds, NY)

1935

Eastern Division Champs:
N.Y. Giants (9-3)

Western Division Champs:
Detroit (7-3-2)

NFL Championship: DETROIT 36, N.Y. Giants 7

1934

Eastern Division Champs:
N.Y. Giants (8-5)

Western Division Champs:
Chicago Bears (13-0)

NFL Championship: N.Y. GIANTS 30, Chicago Bears 13

1933

Eastern Division Champs:
N.Y. Giants (11-3)

Western Division Champs:
Chicago Bears (10-2-1)

NFL Championship: CHICAGO BEARS 23, N.Y. Giants 21

1920-1932

The League did not have an official Championship game during its first 13 years of existence; therefore, the League champion was determined by best regular season record. In the 1920 season, no official standings were maintained so the Akron Pros were awarded the championship in a meeting on April 30, 1921. In 1932, the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans finished regularly scheduled play tied for first; the Bears won a playoff game, 9-0, which counted in the regular standings. Below are the champions of the League during those 13 years.

1932-Chicago Bears (7-1-6)
1931-Green Bay Packers (12-2)
1930-Green Bay Packers (10-3-1)
1929-Green Bay Packers (12-0-1)
1928-Providence Steam Roller (8-1-2)
1927-N.Y. Giants (11-1-1)
1926-Frankford Yellow Jackets (14-1-2)
1925-Chicago Cardinals (11-2-1)
1924-Cleveland Bulldogs (7-1-1)
1923-Canton Bulldogs (11-0-1)
1922-Canton Bulldogs (10-0-2)
1921-Chicago Staleys (9-1-1)
1920-Akron Pros (8-0-3) -- see copy above

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