|1935 National Football League season|
|Duration||September 13, 1935 - December 15, 1935|
|East Champions||New York Giants|
|West Champions||Detroit Lions|
|National Football League seasons
Major rule changes
- The inbounds lines or hashmarks were moved closer to the center of the field, 15 yards from the sidelines.
The NFL teams played 12 games in the 1935 season. In the Eastern Division, the key game took place on Thanksgiving Day at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, as the 5-4 Dodgers hosted the 6-3 Giants. A Brooklyn win would have tied the teams at 6-4, but New York won, 21-0, eventually finishing at 9-3. The same Thanksgiving Day saw the Lions and the Cardinals both win, giving them records of 6-3-2 and 6-3-1 respectively, and ties didn't count. Three days later on December 1, the Lions beat Brooklyn 28-0; the Cardinals were losing to the Bears before tying them 7-7, but Detroit finished its season at 7-3-2 while the Cards were at 6-3-2. The Chicago Cardinals needed a win in order to have a chance for a playoff, and faced the Bears again on December 8. This time, the Bears won 13-0, and the Lions were the division champs.
W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against
Note 1: The NFL did not officially count tie games in the standings until 1972
Note 2: The November 17 Boston at Philadelphia game was canceled due to rain and snow.
|New York Giants||9||3||0||.750||180||96|
|Green Bay Packers||8||4||0||.667||181||96|
NFL Championship Game
|Passing||Ed Danowski||New York||794|
|Rushing||Doug Russell||Chicago Cardinals||499|
|Receiving||Tod Goodwyn||New York||432|
- NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
- NFL History 1931-1940 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
- 1935 season in details
- Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)
1935 NFL Season
|Eastern Division||Western Division|