Pittsburgh     1  4 2  40 107 Cleveland      2  3 0  74  85
Philadelphia   0  6 0  88 149 Chi Cards      1  4 2  86 142
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       4  1 0  66  37 New York       2  2 0  90  71
Boston         4  1 0  87  31 Buffalo        1  4 0  24  77
Milwaukee      3  2 0  96  39 Cincinnati     0  4 0  27 135
WEEK EIGHT
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
G.Bay 24, Pittsburgh 3 at Mil
A-COLUMBUS 17, Cincinnati 7
A-Milwaukee 14, BOSTON 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION          NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     6  0 0 167  86 Chi Bears      5  1 0 129  73
Brooklyn       4  2 0 106  67 GREEN BAY      4  2 0 137 107
New York       3  2 1  87  89 Detroit        3  3 1  93  68
Pittsburgh     1  5 2  43 131 Cleveland      2  4 0  81 102
Philadelphia   0  7 0  95 170 Chi Cards      2  4 2 103 149
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       5  1 0  83  44 New York       2  2 0  90  71
Boston         4  2 0  87  45 Buffalo        1  4 0  24  77
Milwaukee      4  2 0 110  39 Cincinnati     0  5 0  34 152
WEEK NINE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3
CHI BEARS 14, Green Bay 7
CLEVELAND 24, Detroit 0
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 0 204  96 Chi Bears      6  1 0 143  80
New York       4  2 1  97  96 GREEN BAY      4  3 0 144 121
Brooklyn       4  3 0 113  77 Detroit        3  4 1  93  92
Pittsburgh     1  6 2  53 168 Cleveland      3  4 0 105 102
Philadelphia   0  7 0  95 170 Chi Cards      2  4 2 103 149
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       6  1 0 104  46 New York       3  2 0 107  71
Milwaukee      5  2 0 120  39 Buffalo        1  5 0  24  94
Boston         4  3 0  87  55 Cincinnati     0  6 0  36 173
WEEK TEN
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 0 218 112 Chi Bears      6  2 0 157  97
Brooklyn       5  3 0 129  91 GREEN BAY      5  3 0 172 128
New York       4  3 1  97 109 Detroit        4  4 1 110 106
Pittsburgh     2  6 2  60 171 Cleveland      4  4 0 118 102
Philadelphia   0  8 0  98 177 Chi Cards      2  5 2 110 177
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       7  1 0 117  53 New York       3  3 0 114 101
Milwaukee      6  2 0 150  46 Buffalo        1  6 0  31 107
Boston         4  4 0 100  72 Cincinnati     1  6 0  53 186
WEEK ELEVEN
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 0 225 115 Chi Bears      6  3 0 160 104
Brooklyn       6  3 0 158 105 GREEN BAY      5  4 0 175 135
New York       5  3 1 104 112 Detroit        5  4 1 131 106
Pittsburgh     2  6 2  60 171 Cleveland      4  5 0 132 131
Philadelphia   0  9 0  98 198 Chi Cards      2  5 2 110 177
Z-Clinched tie for division title
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       7  1 1 117  53 New York       4  3 0 115 101
Milwaukee      6  2 0 150  46 Cincinnati     1  6 0  53 186
Boston         4  4 1 100  72 Buffalo        1  7 0  31 108
WEEK TWELVE
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 0 232 136 Z-Chi Bears    7  3 0 205 131
Brooklyn       7  3 0 172 114 GREEN BAY      6  4 0 225 142
New York       6  3 1 125 119 Detroit        5  5 1 138 156
Pittsburgh     2  6 2  60 171 Cleveland      4  6 0 159 176
Philadelphia   0  9 0  98 198 Chi Cards      2  6 2 119 191
Z-Clinched tie for division title
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Columbus       8  1 1 134  69 New York       4  5 0 138 138
Milwaukee      7  2 0 180  59 Buffalo        2  8 0  45 138
Boston         5  4 1 120  79 Cincinnati     1  7 0  53 187
WEEK THIRTEEN
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 0 245 142 X-Chi Bears    8  3 0 238 152
Brooklyn       8  3 0 186 120 GREEN BAY      6  4 1 238 155
New York       6  4 1 131 133 Detroit        5  5 1 138 153
Pittsburgh     2  7 2  60 178 Cleveland      4  6 1 171 191
Philadelphia   1 10 0 111 211 Chi Cards      2  7 2 139 222
X-Clinched division title
1940 NFL TITLE (December 8 at Washington)
CHICAGO BEARS (8-3) 73, WASHINGTON REDSKINS (9-2) 0
AFL (1940) - Boston Bears, Buffalo Indians, Cincinnati Bengals, Columbus Bullies, Milwaukee Chiefs, New York Yankees
WEEK ONE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8
PITTSBURGH 7, Chi Cards 7 (T)
NFL EASTERN DIVISION          NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       0  0 0   0   0 Detroit        0  0 0   0   0
Washington     0  0 0   0   0 GREEN BAY      0  0 0   0   0
Brooklyn       0  0 0   0   0 Chi Bears      0  0 0   0   0
Philadelphia   0  0 0   0   0 Cleveland      0  0 0   0   0
Pittsburgh     0  0 1   7   7 Chi Cards      0  0 1   7   7
WEEK TWO
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  24  17 GREEN BAY      1  0 0  27  20
New York       0  0 1  10  10 Detroit        0  0 1   0   0
Pittsburgh     0  0 2  17  17 Chi Bears      0  0 0   0   0
Philadelphia   0  1 0  20  27 Cleveland      0  0 0   0   0
Brooklyn       0  1 0  17  24 Chi Cards      0  0 2   7   7
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      1  0 0  14   2 Boston         0  0 0   0   0
New York       0  0 0   0   0 Cincinnati     0  0 0   0   0
Buffalo        0  0 0   0   0 Columbus       0  1 0   2  14
WEEK THREE
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  45  24 Chi Bears      1  0 0  41  10
Pittsburgh     1  0 2  27  24 Cleveland      1  0 0  21  13
New York       0  1 1  17  31 GREEN BAY      1  1 0  37  61
Brooklyn       0  1 0  17  24 Chi Cards      0  0 2   7   7
Philadelphia   0  2 0  33  48 Detroit        0  1 1   7  10
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      2  0 0  37   2 Boston         0  0 0   0   0
New York       0  0 0   0   0 Buffalo        0  1 0   0  23
Cincinnati     0  0 0   0   0 Columbus       0  1 0   2  14
WEEK FOUR
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 (20,234) at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION          NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     2  0 0  45  24 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  68  67
Pittsburgh     1  1 2  30  34 Cleveland      1  1 0  21  19
New York       1  1 1  37  45 Chi Bears      1  1 0  48  31
Brooklyn       1  1 0  27  27 Chi Cards      1  1 2  34  45
Philadelphia   0  3 0  47  68 Detroit        1  1 1  13  10
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      2  0 0  37   2 Boston         0  0 0   0   0
New York       0  0 0   0   0 Buffalo        0  1 0   0  23
Cincinnati     0  0 0   0   0 Columbus       0  1 0   2  14
WEEK FIVE
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  85  34 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  68  67
Brooklyn       2  1 0  57  44 Chi Bears      2  1 0  69  45
New York       1  1 1  37  45 Detroit        2  1 1  56  27
Pittsburgh     1  2 2  40  74 Chi Cards      1  2 2  51  88
Philadelphia   0  4 0  64  98 Cleveland      1  2 0  34  40
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      2  0 0  37   2 Boston         1  1 0  29  24
Columbus       2  1 0  42  27 New York       0  1 0  13  23
Buffalo        1  1 0  17  30 Cincinnati     0  2 0  14  46
WEEK SIX
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9
A-Columbus 17, BUFFALO 7
A-N.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
N. YORK 17, Philadelphia 7
A-MILWAUKEE 49, Cincinnati 0
A-BOSTON 28, New York 7
NFL EASTERN DIVISION          NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     4  0 0 113  55 GREEN BAY      3  1 0  99  81
Brooklyn       3  1 0  78  44 Chi Bears      3  1 0  76  45
New York       2  1 1  54  52 Detroit        2  2 1  56  34
Pittsburgh     1  3 2  40  95 Chi Cards      1  3 2  72 116
Philadelphia   0  5 0  71 115 Cleveland      1  3 0  48  71
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Milwaukee      3  0 0  86   2 Buffalo        1  2 0  24  47
Columbus       3  1 0  59  34 New York       1  2 0  60  64
Boston         2  1 0  57  31 Cincinnati     0  4 0  27 135
WEEK SEVEN
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, PHILADEL 17
A-NEW YORK 30, Milwaukee 7
A-BOSTON 20, Buffalo 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION          NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     5  0 0 147  72 Chi Bears      4  1 0  92  52
New York       3  1 1  66  52 GREEN BAY      3  2 0 113 104
Brooklyn       3  2 0  85  60 Detroit        3  2 1  79  48
WEEK NINE
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
WEEK TEN
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26
TORONTO 11, Ottawa 9
Hamilton 12, MONTREAL 7
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
WEEK ELEVEN
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2
Ottawa 7, MONTREAL 4
HAMILTON 5, Toronto 0
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
WEEK TWELVE
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11
TORONTO 15, Montreal 11
OTTAWA 19, Hamilton 18
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
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.
TEAMS FOLDING (WIFU) - Edmonton Eskimos
WEEK ONE
FRIDAY AUGUST 30
CALGARY 12, Winnipeg 1
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2
REGINA 3, Winnipeg 1
Regina      1  0 0   3   1  2 Winnipeg    0  2 0   2  15  0
Calgary     1  0 0  12   1  2
WEEK TWO
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6
WINNIPEG 12, Regina 0
Calgary     1  0 0  12   1  2 Winnipeg    1  2 0  14  15  2
Regina      1  1 0   3  13  2
WEEK THREE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Calgary 12, REGINA 3
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16
WINNIPEG 22, Calgary 11
Calgary     2  1 0  35  26  4 Regina      1  2 0   6  25  2
Winnipeg    2  2 0  36  26  4
WEEK FOUR
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
CALGARY 17, Regina 3
Calgary     3  1 0  52  29  6 Regina      1  3 0   9  42  2
Winnipeg    2  2 0  36  26  4
WEEK FIVE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29
Winnipeg 20, REGINA 11
Calgary     3  1 0  52  29  6 Regina      1  4 0  20  62  2
Winnipeg    3  2 0  56  37  6
WEEK SIX
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
WEEK SEVEN
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
WEEK EIGHT
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
1940 - The Year in Football