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1948 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Earle "Greasy" Neale
Home field Shibe Park
Results
Record 9-2-1
Place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1947 1949

The 1948 Philadelphia Eagles season, their 16th in the league, resulted in winning the NFL Championship.

Contents

Offseason

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NFL Draft

In the first round of the 1948 NFL Draft, the Eagles selected Steve Van Buren, a running back from Louisiana State University.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 24, 1948 at Chicago Cardinals L 21-14
2 October 3, 1948 at Los Angeles Rams T 28-28
3 October 10, 1948 New York Giants W 45-0
4 October 17, 1948 at Washington Redskins W 45-0
5 October 24, 1948 Chicago Bears W 12-7
6 October 31, 1948 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 34-7
7 November 7, 1948 at New York Giants W 35-14
8 November 14, 1948 Boston Yanks W 45-0
9 November 21, 1948 Washington Redskins W 42-21
10 November 28, 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17-0
11 December 5, 1948 at Boston Yanks L 37-14
12 December 12, 1948 Detroit Lions W 45-21

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 19, 1948 Chicago Cardinals W 7-0

Standings

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 9 2 1 .818 376 156 W-1
Washington Redskins 7 5 0 .583 291 287 W-1
New York Giants 4 8 0 .333 297 388 L-2
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 8 0 .333 200 243 L-1
Boston Yanks 3 9 0 .250 174 372 W-1

Roster

Postseason

NFL Championship Game

The NFL Championship game was played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park on December 19, 1948 during a blizzard. Thinking the game wouldn't be played in the blizzard, Van Buren remained home until Eagles coach Earle "Greasy" Neale called him and told him the game was still on. He had to catch 3 trolleys and walk 12 blocks in order to make the game on time.

The attendance for the game was 36,309 and both teams played a scoreless game until early in the fourth quarter. The Eagles recovered a fumble that set up Steve Van Buren's five yard touchdown at 1:05 into the fourth quarter. This game turned out be the Cardinals' last appearance in any NFL Championship game in the 20th Century.

Awards and honors

References

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Chicago Bears
New York Chicago Cardinals
Philadelphia Detroit
Pittsburgh Green Bay
Washington Los Angeles
1948 NFL DraftNFL Championship
Related: 1948 AAFC Season

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