- 1940 NFL season
The 1940 NFL season was the 21st
regular seasonof the National Football League. The season ended when the Chicago Bearsdefeated the Washington Redskinsin the NFL Championship Game, 73-0. This game still stands as the most one-sided victory in NFL history.
Major rule changes
*The penalty for a forward pass not from scrimmage is 5 yards.
*Penalties for fouls that occur prior to a pass or kick from behind the line of scrimmage are enforced from the previous spot. However, penalties for fouls during a free ball or when the offensive team fouls behind their line are enforced from the spot of the foul.
*Fouls enforced in the field of play cannot penalize the ball more than half the distance to the offender's goal line.
*If the offensive team commits pass interference in their opponent's end zone, the defense has the choice of 15 yards from the previous spot and a loss of down, or a touchback.
"W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against"
"Note: The NFL did not officially count tie games in the standings until 1972"
* "NFL Record and Fact Book" (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
* [http://www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1931-1940 NFL History 1931-1940] (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
* [http://nflhistory.net/linescores/pdf/1940.pdf 1940 season in details]
* "Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League" (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)
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