1946 Boston Yanks season
Head coachHerb Kopf
Home fieldBraves Field (first game)
Fenway Park
Results
Record2–8–1
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1946 Boston Yanks season was their third in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 3–6–1, winning only two games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season. The season opener against the Giants was scheduled for Monday, September 30 at Braves Field. Due to heavy rain the game was rescheduled for and played on Tuesday October 1. This was the last NFL regular season game played on a Tuesday until the 2010 season.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue
1 Bye
2 October 1 New York Giants L 0–17 0–1 Braves Field
3 October 6 at Philadelphia Eagles L 25–49 0–2 Shibe Park
4 October 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–16 0–3 Forbes Field
5 October 20 Washington Redskins L 6–14 0–4 Fenway Park
6 October 27 Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–33 0–5 Fenway Park
7 November 3 Chicago Cardinals L 14–28 0–6 Fenway Park
8 November 10 at Washington Redskins L 14–17 0–7 Griffith Stadium
9 November 17 at New York Giants T 28–28 0–7–1 Polo Grounds
10 November 24 Los Angeles Rams W 40–21 1–7–1 Fenway Park
11 November 28 at Detroit Lions W 34–10 2–7–1 Tiger Stadium
12 December 8 Philadelphia Eagles L 14–40 2–8–1 Fenway Park
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Giants 7 3 1 .700 5–2–1 236 162 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 5 0 .545 5–3 231 220 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 5 1 .500 4–3–1 136 117 L2
Washington Redskins 5 5 1 .500 4–3–1 171 191 L2
Boston Yanks 2 8 1 .200 0–7–1 189 273 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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