American Football Database
1947 NFL Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Eagles 0 7 7 7 21
Chicago Cardinals 7 7 7 7 28
Date December 28, 1947
Stadium Comiskey Park
City Chicago, IL
Referee William Downes
Attendance 30,759
TV/Radio in the United States
Radio Network ABC
Radio Announcers Harry Wismer, Red Grange
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1946 1948

The 1947 National Football League Championship game was the 15th annual championship game and was held December 28, 1947 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The attendance was 30,759. The game featured the Western Division champion Chicago Cardinals (9-3) and the Eastern Division champion Philadelphia Eagles (8-4). The Eagles had the week earlier defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-0 to determine the championship of the east. Both the Eagles and Cardinals were making their first appearance in the championship game.

The Cardinals (later moved to St. Louis and now in Arizona) have not won a championship since, a six-decade drought that is currently the longest in the NFL.

Scoring summary

  • CHI Trippi 44 run (Harder kick) 7-0 CHI
  • CHI Angsman 70 run (Harder kick) 14-0 CHI
  • PHI McHugh 53 pass from Thompson (Patton kick) 14-7 CHI
  • CHI Trippi 75 punt return (Harder kick) 21-7 CHI
  • PHI Van Buren 1 run (Patton kick) 21-14 CHI
  • CHI Angsman 70 run (Harder kick) 28-14 CHI
  • PHI Craft 1 run (Patton kick) 28-21 CHI

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Preceded by
1946 NFL Championship Game
NFL Championship Game
Succeeded by
1948 NFL Championship Game