1942 National Football League season
Regular season
DurationSeptember 13 – December 13, 1942
East ChampionsWashington Redskins
West ChampionsChicago Bears
Championship Game
ChampionsWashington Redskins
1942 NFL season is located in USA Midwest and Northeast
Giants
Giants
Eagles
Eagles
Dodgers
Dodgers
Steelers
Steelers
Redskins
Redskins
Bears
Bears
Cardinals
Cardinals
Packers
Packers
Rams
Rams
Lions
Lions
NFL teams:
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West,
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East

The 1942 NFL season was the 23rd regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, many players left for service in World War II, thus depleting the rosters of all the teams.

The Chicago Bears finished the regular season at 11–0, and faced the 10–1 Washington Redskins in the championship game. Washington, which had been beaten 73–0 in the 1940 title game, got a measure of revenge in spoiling the Bears' hope for a perfect season, winning 14–6.

Draft

The 1942 NFL Draft was held on December 22, 1941 at Chicago's Palmer House Hotel. With the first pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected runningback Bill Dudley from the University of Virginia.

Major rule changes

Final standings

NFL Championship Game

Washington 14, Chi. Bears 6, at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C., December 13, 1942

League leaders

Statistic Name Team Yards
Passing Cecil Isbell Green Bay 2021
Rushing Bill Dudley Pittsburgh 696
Receiving Don Hutson Green Bay 1211

Awards

Joe F. Carr Trophy (Most Valuable Player)   Don Hutson, Wide receiver, Green Bay

Coaching changes

Stadium changes

References