1940 NFL TITLE (December 8 at Washington)
CHICAGO BEARS (8-3) 73, WASHINGTON REDSKINS (9-2) 0
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16
A-Boston 10, BUFFALO 0              A-COLUMBUS 7, Milwaukee 3
SUNDAY OCTOBER 20
Detroit 23, GREEN BAY 14            CLEVELAND 26, Chi Cards 14
CHI BEARS 16, Brooklyn 7            NEW YORK 12, Pittsburgh 0
Washington 34, PHILADELPHIA 17      A-NEW YORK 30, Milwaukee 7
A-BOSTON 20, Buffalo 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     5  0 0 1.000 147  72 Chi Bears      4  1 0  .800  92  52
New York       3  1 1  .750  66  52 GREEN BAY      3  2 0  .600 113 104
Brooklyn       3  2 0  .600  85  60 Detroit        3  2 1  .600  79  48
Pittsburgh     1  4 2  .200  40 107 Cleveland      2  3 0  .400  74  85
Philadelphia   0  6 0  .000  88 149 Chi Cards      1  4 2  .200  86 142
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       4  1 0  .800  66  37 New York       2  2 0  .500  90  71
Boston         4  1 0  .800  87  31 Buffalo        1  4 0  .200  24  77
Milwaukee      3  2 0  .600  96  39 Cincinnati     0  4 0  .000  27 135
WESTERN FINALS (Winnipeg wins series, 30-2)
Saturday, November 2 - Winnipeg 7, CALGARY 0
Saturday, November 9 - WINNIPEG 23, Calgary 2
NOTE: Winnipeg would have advanced to the Grey Cup game, but were refused by the Canadian Rugby Union
IRFU FINALS (Ottawa wins series, 20-2)
Saturday, November 16 - OTTAWA 12, Toronto 1
Saturday, November 23 - Ottawa 8, TORONTO 1
ORFU FINALS (Toronto wins series, 36-0)
Saturday, November 16 - TORONTO BALMY BEACH 12, Sarnia 0
Saturday, November 23 - Toronto Balmy Beach 24, SARNIA 0

1940 GREY CUP GAME (Ottawa wins series, 20-7)
OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS (7-1) 8, TORONTO BALMY BEACH BEACHERS (8-0) 2 (Saturday, November 30 at Toronto - 4,998) 
OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS (8-1) 12, TORONTO BALMY BEACH BEACHERS (8-1) 5 (AT OTTAWA (Saturday, December 7 at Ottawa - 1,700)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were not given a chance to defend their Grey Cup title in 1940, as the Canadian Rugby Union refused to allow the team to compete for the crown because of a rules dispute. The CRU instead set up a two-game, total points series between Ontario Rugby Football Union champion Balmy Beach and the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union champion Ottawa Rough Riders. It turned out to be a complete bust at the box office, as less than 7,000 combined people paid to watch either of the games. The Rough Riders won the first game at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium in a blinding snowstorm. With the game tied 2-2 and the Rough Riders on the Balmy Beach four-yard line, Andy Tommy faked a run up the middle and threw a lateral pass to Dave Sprague who busted through the right side of the line for the game-winning major. Earlier in the game Sprague knocked Balmy Beach’s Bruce Barron out cold on a swinging-straight arm. Twice in the second quarter Balmy Beach had possession in the shadow of the Rough Riders’ goal posts, once on the four-yard line and again on the Ottawa one-yard line. Both times Balmy Beach came away with no major. It may have changed the entire complexion of the series had the Toronto team been able to cross the goal line. The field conditions didn’t change for the rematch a week later at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park, as the game was played on a snow-covered gridiron. Balmy Beach took a 5-0 lead in the opening seven minutes of Game 2. Ottawa’s Sammy Sward fumbled Don Crowe’s kick at the Ottawa 27-yard line, which was recovered by George Shields. A few plays later, Bobby Porter scored on a three-yard run to cut Balmy Beach’s overall deficit to 8-7. It was as close as Balmy Beach would get. The Rough Riders added a pair of rouges before Porter’s untimely fumble was recovered by Ottawa’s Rick Perley. Orville Burke threw a lateral pass to Tommy, who in turn passed to Tommy Daley who ran around the right end for the touchdown. Sammy Sward booted three rouges in the final quarter to seal a 20-7 total-points victory for the Rough Riders. It was Ottawa’s first Grey Cup championship since the Senators won back-to-back titles in 1925 and 1926. It was Balmy Beach’s fourth and final appearance at a Grey Cup, winning two times in four opportunities.
1940 NFL Championship Game Program - Bears over Redskins
(Source: Heritage Auctions)
AFL (1940) - Boston Bears, Buffalo Indians, Cincinnati Bengals, Columbus Bullies, Milwaukee Chiefs, New York Yankees
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8
PITTSBURGH 7, Chi Cards 7 (T)
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Detroit        0  0 0  .000   0   0
Washington     0  0 0  .000   0   0 GREEN BAY      0  0 0  .000   0   0
Brooklyn       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Bears      0  0 0  .000   0   0
Philadelphia   0  0 0  .000   0   0 Cleveland      0  0 0  .000   0   0
Pittsburgh     0  0 1  .000   7   7 Chi Cards      0  0 1  .000   7   7
SUNIDAY SEPTEMBER 15
PITTSBURGH 10, New York 10 (T)      WASHINGTON 24, Brooklyn 17
GREEN BAY 27, Philadelphia 20       Cards 0, Detroit 0 (T) at Buffalo
A-MILWAUKEE 14, Columbus 2
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     1  0 0 1.000  24  17 GREEN BAY      1  0 0 1.000  27  20
New York       0  0 1  .000  10  10 Detroit        0  0 1  .000   0   0
Pittsburgh     0  0 2  .000  17  17 Chi Bears      0  0 0  .000   0   0
Philadelphia   0  1 0  .000  20  27 Cleveland      0  0 0  .000   0   0
Brooklyn       0  1 0  .000  17  24 Chi Cards      0  0 2  .000   7   7
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      1  0 0 1.000  14   2 Boston         0  0 0  .000   0   0
New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Cincinnati     0  0 0  .000   0   0
Buffalo        0  0 0  .000   0   0 Columbus       0  1 0  .000   2  14
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22
Chi Bears 41, GREEN BAY 10          Pittsburgh 10, DETROIT 7
WASHINGTON 21, New York 7           CLEVELAND 21, Philadelphia 13
A-Milwaukee 23, BUFFALO 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     2  0 0 1.000  45  24 Chi Bears      1  0 0 1.000  41  10
Pittsburgh     1  0 2 1.000  27  24 Cleveland      1  0 0 1.000  21  13
New York       0  1 1  .000  17  31 GREEN BAY      1  1 0  .500  37  61
Brooklyn       0  1 0  .000  17  24 Chi Cards      0  0 2  .000   7   7
Philadelphia   0  2 0  .000  33  48 Detroit        0  1 1  .000   7  10
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      2  0 0 1.000  37   2 Boston         0  0 0  .000   0   0
New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Buffalo        0  1 0  .000   0  23
Cincinnati     0  0 0  .000   0   0 Columbus       0  1 0  .000   2  14
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25
CHI CARDS 21, Chi Bears 7
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28
New York 20, PHILADELPHIA 14
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29
DETROIT 6, Cleveland 0              Brooklyn 10, PITTSBURGH 3
Green Bay 31, Chi Cards 6 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     2  0 0 1.000  45  24 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  .667  68  67
Pittsburgh     1  1 2  .500  30  34 Cleveland      1  1 0  .500  21  19
New York       1  1 1  .500  37  45 Chi Bears      1  1 0  .500  48  31
Brooklyn       1  1 0  .500  27  27 Chi Cards      1  1 2  .500  34  45
Philadelphia   0  3 0  .000  47  68 Detroit        1  1 1  .500  13  10
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      2  0 0 1.000  37   2 Boston         0  0 0  .000   0   0
New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Buffalo        0  1 0  .000   0  23
Cincinnati     0  0 0  .000   0   0 Columbus       0  1 0  .000   2  14
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2
A-BUFFALO 17, Cincinnati 7          A-Columbus 17, BOSTON 0
FRIDAY OCTOBER 4
BROOKLYN 30, Philadelphia 17
SATURDAY OCTOBER 5
DETROIT 43, Chi Cards 17
SUNDAY OCTOBER 6
Washington 40, PITTSBURGH 10        Chi Bears 21, CLEVELAND 14
A-BOSTON 29, Cincinnati 7           A-Columbus 23, NEW YORK 13
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     3  0 0 1.000  85  34 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  .667  68  67
Brooklyn       2  1 0  .667  57  44 Chi Bears      2  1 0  .667  69  45
New York       1  1 1  .500  37  45 Detroit        2  1 1  .667  56  27
Pittsburgh     1  2 2  .333  40  74 Chi Cards      1  2 2  .333  51  88
Philadelphia   0  4 0  .000  64  98 Cleveland      1  2 0  .333  34  40
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      2  0 0 1.000  37   2 Boston         1  1 0  .500  29  24
Columbus       2  1 0  .667  42  27 New York       0  1 0  .000  13  23
Buffalo        1  1 0  .500  17  30 Cincinnati     0  2 0  .000  14  46
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9
A-Columbus 17, BUFFALO 7            A-NEW YORK 40, Cincinnati 13
SUNDAY OCTOBER 13
GREEN BAY 31, Cleveland 14          CHI BEARS 7, Detroit 0
WASHINGTON 28, Cards 21             BROOKLYN 21, Pittsburgh 0
NEW YORK 17, Philadelphia 7         A-MILWAUKEE 49, Cincinnati 0
A-BOSTON 28, New York 7
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     4  0 0 1.000 113  55 GREEN BAY      3  1 0  .750  99  81
Brooklyn       3  1 0  .750  78  44 Chi Bears      3  1 0  .750  76  45
New York       2  1 1  .667  54  52 Detroit        2  2 1  .500  56  34
Pittsburgh     1  3 2  .250  40  95 Chi Cards      1  3 2  .250  72 116
Philadelphia   0  5 0  .000  71 115 Cleveland      1  3 0  .250  48  71
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      3  0 0 1.000  86   2 Buffalo        1  2 0  .333  24  47
Columbus       3  1 0  .750  59  34 New York       1  2 0  .333  60  64
Boston         2  1 0  .667  57  31 Cincinnati     0  4 0  .000  27 135
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26
Brooklyn 21, PHILADELPHIA 7
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27
Chi Bears 37, NEW YORK 21           CHI CARDS 17, Cleveland 7
Washington 20, DETROIT 14           Green Bay 24, Pittsburgh 3 at Milwaukee
A-COLUMBUS 17, Cincinnati 7         A-Milwaukee 14, BOSTON 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     6  0 0 1.000 167  86 Chi Bears      5  1 0  .833 129  73
Brooklyn       4  2 0  .667 106  67 GREEN BAY      4  2 0  .667 137 107
New York       3  2 1  .600  87  89 Detroit        3  3 1  .500  93  68
Pittsburgh     1  5 2  .167  43 131 Cleveland      2  4 0  .333  81 102
Philadelphia   0  7 0  .000  95 170 Chi Cards      2  4 2  .333 103 149
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       5  1 0  .833  83  44 New York       2  2 0  .500  90  71
Boston         4  2 0  .667  87  45 Buffalo        1  4 0  .200  24  77
Milwaukee      4  2 0  .667 110  39 Cincinnati     0  5 0  .000  34 152
New York 10, BROOKLYN 7             WASHINGTON 37, Pittsburgh 10
A-NEW YORK 17, Buffalo 0            A-MILWAUKEE 10, Boston 0
A-COLUMBUS 21, Cincinnati 2
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     7  0 0 1.000 204  96 Chi Bears      6  1 0  .857 143  80
New York       4  2 1  .667  97  96 GREEN BAY      4  3 0  .571 144 121
Brooklyn       4  3 0  .571 113  77 Detroit        3  4 1  .429  93  92
Pittsburgh     1  6 2  .143  53 168 Cleveland      3  4 0  .429 105 102
Philadelphia   0  7 0  .000  95 170 Chi Cards      2  4 2  .333 103 149
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       6  1 0  .857 104  46 New York       3  2 0  .600 107  71
Milwaukee      5  2 0  .714 120  39 Buffalo        1  5 0  .167  24  94
Boston         4  3 0  .571  87  55 Cincinnati     0  6 0  .000  36 173
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10
Green Bay 28, CHI CARDS 7           DETROIT 17, Chi Bears 14
Cleveland 13, NEW YORK 0            BROOKLYN 16, Washington 14
PITTSBURGH 7, Philadelphia 3        A-COLUMBUS 13, Buffalo 7
A-MILWAUKEE 30, New York 7          A-Cincinnati 17, Boston 13 at Charleston, WV
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     7  1 0  .875 218 112 Chi Bears      6  2 0  .750 157  97
Brooklyn       5  3 0  .625 129  91 GREEN BAY      5  3 0  .625 172 128
New York       4  3 1  .571  97 109 Detroit        4  4 1  .500 110 106
Pittsburgh     2  6 2  .250  60 171 Cleveland      4  4 0  .500 118 102
Philadelphia   0  8 0  .000  98 177 Chi Cards      2  5 2  .286 110 177
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       7  1 0  .875 117  53 New York       3  3 0  .500 114 101
Milwaukee      6  2 0  .750 150  46 Buffalo        1  6 0  .143  31 107
Boston         4  4 0  .500 100  72 Cincinnati     1  6 0  .143  53 186
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17
NEW YORK 7, Green Bay 3             Detroit 21, PHILADELPHIA 0
BROOKLYN 29, Cleveland 14           WASHINGTON 7, Chi Bears 3
A-New York 1, BUFFALO 0 (F)         A-COLUMBUS 0, Boston 0 (T)
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Z-Washington   8  1 0  .889 225 115 Chi Bears      6  3 0  .667 160 104
Brooklyn       6  3 0  .667 158 105 GREEN BAY      5  4 0  .556 175 135
New York       5  3 1  .625 104 112 Detroit        5  4 1  .556 131 106
Pittsburgh     2  6 2  .250  60 171 Cleveland      4  5 0  .444 132 131
Philadelphia   0  9 0  .000  98 198 Chi Cards      2  5 2  .286 110 177
Z-Clinched tie for division title
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       7  1 1  .875 117  53 New York       4  3 0  .571 115 101
Milwaukee      6  2 0  .750 150  46 Cincinnati     1  6 0  .143  53 186
Boston         4  4 1  .500 100  72 Buffalo        1  7 0  .125  31 108
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21
A-MILWAUKEE 30, Buffalo 13          A-COLUMBUS 17, New York 16
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23
A-Boston 20, NEW YORK 7
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24
Green Bay 50, DETROIT 7             CHI BEARS 47, Cleveland 25
BROOKLYN 14, Chi Cards 9            NEW YORK 21, Washington 7
A-Buffalo 1, CINCINNATI 0 (Forfeit)
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Z-Washington   8  2 0  .800 232 136 Z-Chi Bears    7  3 0  .700 205 131
Brooklyn       7  3 0  .700 172 114 GREEN BAY      6  4 0  .600 225 142
New York       6  3 1  .667 125 119 Detroit        5  5 1  .500 138 156
Pittsburgh     2  6 2  .250  60 171 Cleveland      4  6 0  .400 159 176
Philadelphia   0  9 0  .000  98 198 Chi Cards      2  6 2  .250 119 191
Z-Clinched tie for division title
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       8  1 1  .889 134  69 New York       4  5 0  .444 138 138
Milwaukee      7  2 0  .778 180  59 Buffalo        2  8 0  .200  45 138
Boston         5  4 1  .556 120  79 Cincinnati     1  7 0  .125  53 187
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3
CHI BEARS 14, Green Bay 7           CLEVELAND 24, Detroit 0
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28
PHILADELPHIA 7, Pittsburgh 0
SUNDAY DECEMBER 1
CLEVELAND 13, Green Bay 13 (T)      CHI BEARS 31, Chi Cards 23
WASHINGTON 13, Philadelphia 6       Brooklyn 14, NEW YORK 6
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
X-Washington   9  2 0  .818 245 142 X-Chi Bears    8  3 0  .727 238 152
Brooklyn       8  3 0  .727 186 120 GREEN BAY      6  4 1  .600 238 155
New York       6  4 1  .600 131 133 Detroit        5  5 1  .500 138 153
Pittsburgh     2  7 2  .222  60 178 Cleveland      4  6 1  .400 171 191
Philadelphia   1 10 0  .091 111 211 Chi Cards      2  7 2  .222 139 222
X-Clinched division title
TEAMS FOLDING (WIFU) - Edmonton Eskimos
FRIDAY AUGUST 30
CALGARY 12, Winnipeg 1
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2
REGINA 3, Winnipeg 1
WIFU
Regina      1  0 0   3   1  2 Winnipeg    0  2 0   2  15  0
Calgary     1  0 0  12   1  2
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6
WINNIPEG 12, Regina 0
WIFU
Calgary     1  0 0  12   1  2 Winnipeg    1  2 0  14  15  2
Regina      1  1 0   3  13  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Calgary 12, REGINA 3
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16
WINNIPEG 22, Calgary 11
WIFU
Calgary     2  1 0  35  26  4 Regina      1  2 0   6  25  2
Winnipeg    2  2 0  36  26  4
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
CALGARY 17, Regina 3
WIFU
Calgary     3  1 0  52  29  6 Regina      1  3 0   9  42  2
Winnipeg    2  2 0  36  26  4
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Winnipeg 20, REGINA 11
WIFU
Calgary     3  1 0  52  29  6 Regina      1  4 0  20  62  2
Winnipeg    3  2 0  56  37  6
SATURDAY OCTOBER 5
Winnipeg 3, CALGARY 1
SATURDAY OCTOBER 5
Toronto 9, MONTREAL 8         Ottawa 21, HAMILTON 1
IRFU                          WIFU
Toronto     1  0 0   9   8  2 Winnipeg    4  2 0  59  38  8
Ottawa      1  0 0  21   1  2 Calgary     3  2 0  53  32  6
Hamilton    0  1 0   1  21  0 Regina      1  4 0  20  62  2
Montreal    0  1 0   8   9  0
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
WINNIPEG 26, Calgary 19       TORONTO 17, Hamilton 5
OTTAWA 19, Montreal 0
MONDAY OCTOBER 14
REGINA 17, Calgary 0
IRFU                          WIFU
Toronto     2  0 0  26  13  4 *-Winnipeg  5  2 0  85  57 10
Ottawa      2  0 0  40   1  4 Calgary     3  4 0  72  75  6
Hamilton    0  2 0   6  38  0 Regina      2  4 0  37  62  4
Montreal    0  2 0   8  28  0 *-Clinched playoff berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26
TORONTO 11, Ottawa 9          Hamilton 12, MONTREAL 7
WINNIPEG 23, Regina 1
IRFU                          WIFU
Ottawa      3  1 0  90  18  6 *-Winnipeg  6  2 0 108  55 12
Toronto     3  1 0  43  63  6 *-Calgary   4  4 0  79  76  6
Montreal    1  3 0  24  44  2 Regina      2  6 0  39  92  4
Hamilton    1  3 0  22  54  2 *-Clinched playoff berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26
TORONTO 11, Ottawa 9          Hamilton 12, MONTREAL 7
IRFU
Ottawa      3  1 0  90  18  6 Montreal    1  3 0  24  44  2
Toronto     3  1 0  43  63  6 Hamilton    1  3 0  22  54  2
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2
Ottawa 7, MONTREAL 4          HAMILTON 5, Toronto 0
IRFU
Ottawa      4  1 0  97  22  8 Hamilton    2  3 0  27  54  4
Toronto     3  2 0  43  68  6 Montreal    1  4 0  28  51  2
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11
TORONTO 15, Montreal 11       OTTAWA 19, Hamilton 18
IRFU
Ottawa      5  1 0 116  40 10 Hamilton    2  4 0  45  73  4
Toronto     4  2 0  58  79  8 Montreal    1  5 0  39  66  2
​SATURDAY OCTOBER 19
CALGARY 7, Regina 1           OTTAWA 41, Toronto 6
Montreal 9, HAMILTON 4
IRFU                          WIFU
Ottawa      3  0 0  81   7  6 *-Winnipeg  5  2 0  85  57 10
Toronto     2  1 0  32  54  4 *-Calgary   4  4 0  79  76  6
Montreal    1  2 0  17  32  2 Regina      2  5 0  38  69  4
Hamilton    0  3 0  10  47  0 *-Clinched playoff berth