The 1922 NFL season was the 3rd regular season of what was now called National Football League (the league changed their name from American Professional Football Association on June 24). The NFL fielded 18 teams during the season, including new league teams such as the Milwaukee Badgers, the Oorang Indians, the Racine Legion, and the Toledo Maroons. Meanwhile the Chicago Staleys changed their name to the Chicago Bears. The Muncie Flyers, Cleveland Indians, New York Brickley Giants, Cincinnati Celts, Tonawanda Kardex, Washington Senators, and Detroit Tigers dropped out of the league. A 19th team, the Youngstown Patricians, was scheduled to join the league, and had its schedule laid out, but folded before playing in the league. A 20th, the Philadelphia Union Quakers, also was set to join (but presumably not as far along as the Youngstown plans), but did not, due partly to the fact that the Quakers were merely a front for the existing Buffalo All-Americans to play extra games on Saturday. After a four-year hiatus, the Quakers instead joined the American Football League (1926).
The Canton Bulldogs were named the 1922 NFL Champions after ending the season with a 10–0–2 record.
W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972
- NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
- NFL History 1921-1930 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
- 1922 season in details
- Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)