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1934 National Football League season
Regular season
Duration September 9 – December 2, 1934
East Champions New York Giants
West Champions Chicago Bears
Championship Game
Champions New York Giants
National Football League seasons
 < 1933 1935 > 

The 1934 NFL season was the 15th regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, the Portsmouth Spartans moved to Detroit, Michigan and were renamed the Detroit Lions.

The Cincinnati Reds lost their first eight games, then were suspended for not paying league dues. The St. Louis Gunners, an independent team, played the last 3 games of the season in place of the Reds.

The season ended with the NFL Championship Game when the New York Giants defeated the Chicago Bears in what has come to be known as the "Sneakers Game".

Major rule changesEdit

  • 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.

Final standingsEdit

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Eastern Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
New York Giants 850.615147107
Boston Redskins 660.50010794
Brooklyn Dodgers 470.36461153
Philadelphia Eagles 470.36412785
Pittsburgh Pirates 2100.16751206
Western Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Chicago Bears 13001.00028686
Detroit Lions 1030.76923859
Green Bay Packers 760.538156112
Chicago Cardinals 560.4558084
St. Louis Gunners 120.3332761
Cincinnati Reds 080.00010243


NFL Championship GameEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1934 NFL Championship Game.

N.Y. Giants 30, Chi. Bears 13 at Polo Grounds, New York, December 9, 1934

League leadersEdit

Statistic Name Team Yards
Passing Arnie Herber Green Bay 799
Rushing Beattie Feathers Chicago Bears 1,004
Receiving Joe Carter, Red Badgro Philadelphia, New York 238

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