The 1924 NFL season was the 5th regular season of the National Football League. The league had 18 teams play during the season, including the new clubs Frankford Yellow Jackets, Kansas City Blues, and Kenosha Maroons. The Louisville Brecks, Oorang Indians, St. Louis All-Stars, Toledo Maroons, and Cleveland Indians folded.
|1924 National Football League season|
|Duration||N/A- November 30, 1924|
| National Football League seasons
Before the season, the owner of the now-defunct Cleveland Indians bought the Canton Bulldogs and "mothballed" it, taking the team's nickname and players to Cleveland for the season. The new team, the Cleveland Bulldogs, won the 1924 NFL title with a 7–1–1 record.
The Cleveland Bulldogs, Buffalo Bisons and Chicago Bears were the contenders for the title in November. However, Buffalo faltered down the stretch, dropping their last three games to drop from 6–2 to 6–5, squarely in the middle of the pack. This left Cleveland and Chicago to contend for the title.
The official end of the season was designated as November 30, 1924, with Cleveland atop the league standings. After this date, Chicago challenged Cleveland to a post-season rematch and won, setting up a repeat of 1921, when the Bears (at that time still known as the Staleys) were able to take the championship from Buffalo (at the time known as the All-Americans) using exactly the same trick. This time, however, league officials declared any game after November 30 to be effectively exhibition games, null and void with regard to the season standings, which allowed the Bulldogs to keep their title.
W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972
|Frankford Yellow Jackets||11||2||1||.846|
|Rock Island Independents||5||2||2||.714|
|Green Bay Packers||7||4||0||.636|
|Kansas City Blues||2||7||0||.222|
- NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
- NFL History 1921-1930 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
- 1924 season in details
- Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)
1924 NFL Season
|Akron||Buffalo||Chicago Bears||Chicago Cardinals||Cleveland||Columbus|
|Dayton||Duluth||Frankford||Green Bay||Hammond||Kansas City|