NFL Champions Pre-Super Bowl era

What is today known as the National Football League was formed in 1920 and was initially called the American Professional Football Association.  Only two franchises from that inaugural 1920 season are still in existence today; the Decatur Staleys (Chicago Bears) and the Chicago Cardinals (Arizona Cardinals).  The Green Bay packers joined the league in 1921.  By 1922, the league was renamed the National Football League and consisted of ten teams.

From 1920 -1932, the league champion was determined by the team with the best regular season winning percentage.  By 1933, The NFL Championship game was created.  The Super Bowl was first played following the 1966 season and pitted the champions of the National Football League against the champions of the American Football League.

NFL Champions 1920-1965

1920 Akron Pros 8-0-3

1921 Chicago Staleys 9-1-1

1922 Canton Bulldogs 10-0-1

1923 Canton Bulldogs 11-0-1

1924 Cleveland Bulldogs 7-1-1

1925 Chicago Cardinals 11-2-1

1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets 14-1-2

1927 New York Giants 11-1-1

1928 Providence Steam Rollers 8-1-2

1929 Green Bay Packers 12-0-1

1930 Green Bay Packers 10-3-1

1931 Green Bay Packers 12-2-0

1932 Chicago Bears 7-1-6

1933 Chicago Bears 23, New York Giants 21

1934 New York Giants 30, Chicago Bears 13

1935 Detroit Lions 26, New York Giants 7

1936 Green Bay Packers 21, Boston Redskins 6

1937 Washington Redskins 28, Chicago Bears 21

1938 New York Giants 23, Green Bay Packers 17

1939 Green Bay packers 27, New York Giants 0

1940 Chicago Bears 73, Washington Redskins 0

1941 Chicago Bears 37, New York Giants 9

1942 Washington redskins 14, Chicago Bears 6

1943 Chicago Bears 41, Washington Redskins 21

1944 Green Bay Packers 14, New York Giants 7

1945 Cleveland Rams 15, Washington Redskins 14

1946 Chicago Bears 21, New York Giants 14

1947 Chicago Cardinals 28, Philadelphia Eagles 21

1948 Philadelphia Eagles 7, Chicago Cardinals 0

1949 Philadelphia Eagles 14, Los Angeles Rams 0

1950 Cleveland Browns 30, Los Angeles Rams 28

1951 Los Angeles Rams 24, Cleveland Browns 17

1952 Detroit Lions 17, Cleveland Browns 0

1953 Detroit Lions 17, Cleveland Browns 16

1954 Cleveland Browns 56, Detroit Lions 10

1955 Cleveland Browns 38, Los Angeles Rams 14

1956 New York Giants 47, Chicago Bears 7

1957 Detroit Lions 59, Cleveland Browns 14

1958 Baltimore Colts 23, New York Giants 17 OT

1959 Baltimore Colts 31, New York Giants 16

1960 Philadelphia Eagles 17, Green Bay Packers 13

1961 Green Bay Packers 37, New York Giants 0

1962 Green Bay Packers 16, New York Giants 7

1963 Chicago Bears 14, New York Giants 10

1964 Cleveland Browns 27, Baltimore Colts 0

1965 Green Bay Packers 23, Cleveland Browns 12

Super Bowl Champions

NFC Champions

AFC Champions

AFL Champions

Source: Wikipedia

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