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1947 NFL playoffs

The 1947 National Football League season resulted in a tie for the Eastern Division championship between the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. The division championship game, the Steelers' only playoff appearance of any kind prior to the AFL-NFL merger, was played on December 21, 1947 at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. The winner of that game would travel to Chicago to play in the championship game against the Chicago Cardinals on December 28.

Tournament bracket

  Eastern Division playoff     NFL Championship
                 
   

<td style="text-align:center;background-color:#f2f2f2;border:1px solid #aaa;"> W</td> <td style="border:1px solid #aaa;background-color:#f9f9f9;" >  Chicago Cardinals</td>

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<td style="text-align:center;background-color:#f2f2f2;border:1px solid #aaa;"> E</td> <td style="border:1px solid #aaa;background-color:#f9f9f9;" >  Pittsburgh Steelers</td>

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<td style="text-align:center;background-color:#f2f2f2;border:1px solid #aaa;"> E</td> <td style="border:1px solid #aaa;background-color:#f9f9f9;" >  Philadelphia Eagles</td>

21
 

<td style="text-align:center;background-color:#f2f2f2;border:1px solid #aaa;"> E</td> <td style="border:1px solid #aaa;background-color:#f9f9f9;" >  Philadelphia Eagles</td>

21  

Eastern Division championship

Philadelphia Eagles 21, Pittsburgh Steelers 0
1 2 34Total
Eagles 7 7 7021
Steelers 0 0 000

at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh

  • Date: December 21, 1947

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Scoring
  • PHI Van Buren 15 pass from Thompson (Patton kick) PHI 7–0
  • PHI Ferrante 28 pass from Thompson (Patton kick) PHI 14–0
  • PHI Pritchard 79 punt return (Patton kick) PHI 21–0

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NFL Championship game

For more details on this topic, see 1947 NFL Championship Game.

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