1945 NFL TITLE (December 16 at Cleveland - 32,178)
CLEVELAND RAMS (9-1) 15, WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-2) 14
WESTERN SEMI-FINALS (Calgary wins series, 15-1)
Wednesday, October 31 - Calgary 3, REGINA 1
Saturday, November 3 - CALGARY 12, Regina 0
WESTERN FINAL : Saturday, November 10 - Winnipeg 9, CALGARY 6
IRFU FINALS (Toronto wins series, 33-18)
Saturday, November 3 - Toronto 27, OTTAWA 8
Saturday, November 10 - Ottawa 10, TORONTO 6
ORFU FINALS (Toronto Balmy Beach wins series, 17-1)
Wednesday November 14 - TORONTO BALMY BEACH 2, Toronto Indians 1
Sunday November 17 - Toronto Balmy Beach 15, TORONTO INDIANS 0
EASTERN FINAL : Saturday, November 17 - Toronto 14, TORONTO BALMY BEACH 2

1945 GREY CUP GAME (Saturday, December 1 at Toronto - 18,660)
TORONTO ARGONAUTS (7-2) 35, WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 0 - Football returned to relative normal in 1945 following the conclusion of World War II. Two rivals from the pre-war years met once again in the annual Canadian football classic, but on this occasion, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were no match for the Toronto Argonauts. The Argos had finished in a tie with Ottawa in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union with a 5-1 record. In the playoffs, Toronto defeated Ottawa then cross-town rival Balmy Beach to advance to the Grey Cup game against Winnipeg. Toronto got down to business early on the frozen tundra of Varsity Stadium. Fred Doty and Doug Smylie ran for huge gains against the Winnipeg defence, and scored the only points Toronto would need when Smylie took a lateral pass and dashed across the goal line for a major. The Argos increased their lead to 12-0 at the end of the first quarter when Joe Krol, formerly of the Hamilton Wildcats, threw a touchdown pass to Billy Myers. Toronto was held off the scoreboard until the third quarter when Royal Copeland scored on a 13-yard end sweep. Smylie then scored his second touchdown of the game when he caught a short forward pass from Krol. The Boatmen added two more touchdowns in the final 15 minutes of play. Krol showed his prowess on defence, hauling in a Winnipeg pass attempt and running 55 yards to pay dirt, out sprinting all of his pursuers. Myers then scored his second major in the dying seconds on a 70-yard run, eluding a number of attempted tackles along the way. The Blue Bombers got inside the Toronto 25-yard line only once during the entire game, then proceeded to fumble the ball back to the Boatmen. The 18,660 in attendance were more interested in what they could do with the snow then what was taking place on it. Fans hurled snowballs around the stadium, including at motorcycle cops who were clearing the field for the teams. One reporter unfortunately stopped one snowball with his face, resulting in a black eye. The convert attempt on Myers’ last touchdown was also delayed five minutes, as fans stormed the field. After many years at war, perhaps it was fitting that the crowd let loose. For Winnipeg, it was the worst loss by a Western team in the Grey Cup since 1923 when Queen’s University routed the Regina Roughriders 54-0.
1945 NFL Record and Rules Manual
(Source: SportsPaper)
FRANCHISES MERGING: Brooklyn Tigers and Boston Yanks=Boston Yanks FRANCHISES RETURNING: Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Detroit 10, Chi Cards 0 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  10   0
Washington     0  0 0  .000   0   0 GREEN BAY      0  0 0  .000   0   0
Philadelphia   0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Bears      0  0 0  .000   0   0
Boston         0  0 0  .000   0   0 Cleveland      0  0 0  .000   0   0
Pittsburgh     0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Cards      0  1 0  .000   0  10
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25
BOSTON 28, Pittsburgh 7
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30
GREEN BAY 31, Chi Bears 21          CLEVELAND 21, Chi Cards 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Boston         1  0 0 1.000  28   7 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  10   0
Washington     0  0 0  .000   0   0 Cleveland      1  0 0 1.000  21   0
Philadelphia   0  0 0  .000   0   0 GREEN BAY      1  0 0 1.000  31  21
New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Bears      0  1 0  .000  21  31
Pittsburgh     0  1 0  .000   7  28 Chi Cards      0  2 0  .000   0  31
SUNDAY OCTOBER 7
CLEVELAND 17, Chi Bears 0           PHILADELPHIA 21, Cards 6
BOSTON 28, Washington 20            New York 34, PITTSBURGH 6
GREEN BAY 57, Detroit 21 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Boston         2  0 0 1.000  56  27 Cleveland      2  0 0 1.000  38   0
New York       1  0 0 1.000  34   6 GREEN BAY      2  0 0 1.000  88  42
Philadelphia   1  0 0 1.000  21   6 Detroit        1  1 0  .500  31  57
Washington     0  1 0  .000  20  28 Chi Bears      0  2 0  .000  21  48
Pittsburgh     0  2 0  .000  13  62 Chi Cards      0  3 0  .000   6  52
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14
Chi Cards 16, CHI BEARS 7           Cleveland 27, GREEN BAY 14
DETROIT 28, Philadelphia 24         NEW YORK 13, Boston 13 (T)
Washington 14, PITTSBURGH 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Boston         2  0 1 1.000  69  40 Cleveland      3  0 0 1.000  65  14
New York       1  0 1 1.000  47  19 Detroit        2  1 0  .667  59  81
Philadelphia   1  1 0  .500  45  34 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  .667 102  69
Washington     1  1 0  .500  34  28 Chi Cards      1  3 0  .250  22  59
Pittsburgh     0  3 0  .000  13  76 Chi Bears      0  3 0  .000  28  64
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21
Cleveland 41, CHI BEARS 21          DETROIT 26, Chi Cards 0
Pittsburgh 21, NEW YORK 7           WASHINGTON 24, Philadelphia 14
Green Bay 38, Boston 14 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Boston         2  1 1  .667  83  78 Cleveland      4  0 0 1.000 106  35
Washington     2  1 0  .667  58  42 Detroit        3  1 0  .750  85  81
New York       1  1 1  .500  54  40 GREEN BAY      3  1 0  .750 140  83
Philadelphia   1  2 0  .333  59  58 Chi Cards      1  4 0  .200  22  85
Pittsburgh     1  3 0  .250  34  83 Chi Bears      0  4 0  .000  49 105
SUNDAY OCTOBER 28
GREEN BAY 33, Chi Cards 14          DETROIT 16, Chi Bears 10
Washington 24, NEW YORK 14          Boston 10, PITTSBURGH 6
PHILADELPHIA 28, Cleveland 14
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Boston         3  1 1  .750  93  84 Cleveland      4  1 0  .800 120  63
Washington     3  1 0  .750  82  56 Detroit        4  1 0  .800 101  91
Philadelphia   2  2 0  .500  87  72 GREEN BAY      4  1 0  .800 173  97
New York       1  2 1  .333  68  64 Chi Cards      1  5 0  .167  36 118
Pittsburgh     1  4 0  .200  40  93 Chi Bears      0  5 0  .167  59 121
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4
CHI BEARS 28, Green Bay 24          Cleveland 21, NEW YORK 17
Detroit 10, BOSTON 9                WASHINGTON 24, Cards 21
Philadelphia 45, PITTSBURGH 3
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     4  1 0  .800 103  70 Cleveland      5  1 0  .833 141  80
Boston         3  2 1  .600 102  94 Detroit        5  1 0  .833 111 100
Philadelphia   3  2 0  .600 132  75 GREEN BAY      4  2 0  .667 197 125
New York       1  3 1  .250  85  85 Chi Bears      1  5 0  .167  87 145
Pittsburgh     1  5 0  .167  43 138 Chi Cards      1  6 0  .143  50 139
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11
Detroit 35, CHI BEARS 28            CLEVELAND 20, Green Bay 7
PITTSBURGH 23, Chi Cards 0          WASHINGTON 34, Boston 7
PHILADELPHIA 38, New York 17
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     5  1 0  .833 137  77 Cleveland      6  1 0  .857 161  87
Philadelphia   4  2 0  .667 170  92 Detroit        6  1 0  .857 146 128
Boston         3  3 1  .500 109 128 GREEN BAY      4  3 0  .571 204 145
Pittsburgh     2  5 0  .286  66 138 Chi Bears      1  6 0  .143 115 180
New York       1  4 1  .250 102 123 Chi Cards      1  7 0  .125  50 162
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18
NEW YORK 35, Detroit 14             Cleveland 35, CARDS 21
Green Bay 28, BOSTON 0              WASHINGTON 28, Bears 21
PHILADELPHIA 30, Pittsburgh 6
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22
Cleveland 28, DETROIT 21
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25
CHI BEARS 28, Pittsburgh 7         Green Bay 23, NEW YORK 14
PHILADELPHIA 16, Washington 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     6  2 0  .750 165 114 X-Cleveland    8  1 0  .889 224 129
Philadelphia   6  2 0  .750 216  98 Detroit        6  3 0  .667 181 191
Boston         3  4 1  .429 109 156 GREEN BAY      6  3 0  .667 255 159
New York       2  5 1  .286 151 160 Chi Bears      2  7 0  .222 164 215
Pittsburgh     2  7 0  .222  79 196 Chi Cards      1  8 0  .111  71 197
X-Clinched Division Title
SUNDAY DECEMBER 2
Chi Bears 28, CHI CARDS 20          CLEVELAND 20, Boston 7
N.YORK 28, Philadelphia 21          DETROIT 14, Green Bay 3
WASHINGTON 24, Pittsburgh 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Z-Washington   7  2 0  .778 189 114 X-Cleveland    9  1 0  .900 244 136
Philadelphia   6  3 0  .667 237 126 Detroit        7  3 0  .700 195 194
Boston         3  5 1  .375 116 176 GREEN BAY      6  4 0  .600 258 173
New York       3  5 1  .375 179 181 Chi Bears      3  7 0  .300 192 235
Pittsburgh     2  8 0  .200  79 220 Chi Cards      1  9 0  .100  91 215
Z-Clinched Tie for Division Title   X-Clinched Division Title
SUNDAY DECEMBER 9
PHILADELPHIA 35, Boston 7           WASHINGTON 17, New York 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
X-Washington   8  2 0  .800 209 121 X-Cleveland    9  1 0  .900 244 136
Philadelphia   7  3 0  .700 272 133 Detroit        7  3 0  .700 195 194
Boston         3  6 1  .333 123 211 GREEN BAY      6  4 0  .600 258 173
New York       3  6 1  .333 179 198 Chi Bears      3  7 0  .300 235 225
Pittsburgh     2  8 0  .200  79 220 Chi Cards      1  9 0  .100  98 228
X-Clinched Division Title
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     6  1 0  .857 165  98 Cleveland      7  1 0  .875 196 108
Philadelphia   5  2 0  .714 200  98 Detroit        6  2 0  .750 160 163
Boston         3  4 1  .429 109 156 GREEN BAY      5  3 0  .625 232 145
New York       2  4 1  .333 137 137 Chi Bears      1  7 0  .125 136 208
Pittsburgh     2  6 0  .250  72 168 Chi Cards      1  8 0  .111  71 197
NOTE: On Friday, September 28th, the Calgary Bronks changed their name to the Calgary Stampeders. The IRFU would resume play, but the WIFU was still suspended.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22
Toronto 11, OTTAWA 9
Toronto     1  0 0  11   9  2 Hamilton    0  0 0   0   0  0
Montreal    0  0 0   0   0  0 Ottawa      0  1 0   9  11  0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29
Ottawa 8, TORONTO 6           Hamilton 5, MONTREAL 0
Hamilton    1  0 0   5   0  2 Toronto     1  1 0  17  17  2
Ottawa      1  1 0  17  17  2 Montreal    0  1 0   0   5  0
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6
TORONTO 21, Montreal 3        OTTAWA 19, Hamilton 10
MONDAY OCTOBER 8
Montreal 10, HAMILTON 3
Toronto     2  1 0  38  20  4 Hamilton    1  2 0  18  29  2
Ottawa      2  1 0  36  27  4 Montreal    1  2 0  13  29  2
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13
Ottawa 25, MONTREAL 8         Toronto 10, HAMILTON 8
Toronto     3  1 0  48  28  6 Hamilton    1  3 0  26  39  2
Ottawa      3  1 0  61  35  6 Montreal    1  3 0  21  54  2
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20
TORONTO 13, Hamilton 10       OTTAWA 28, Montreal 5
*-Toronto   4  1 0  61  38  8 Hamilton    1  4 0  36  52  2
*-Ottawa    4  1 0  89  40  8 Montreal    1  4 0  26  82  2
*-Clinched playoff berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
Toronto 31, MONTREAL 6        Ottawa 16, HAMILTON 0
*-Toronto   5  1 0  92  44 10 Hamilton    1  5 0  36  68  2
*-Ottawa    5  1 0 105  40 10 Montreal    1  5 0  32 113  2
*-Clinched playoff berth