FRANCHISES MERGING : Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers FRANCHISES SUSPENDING : Cleveland Rams (would return in 1944)
WEEK ONE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19
DETROIT 35, Chi Cards 17
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     0  0 0   0   0 Detroit        1  0 0  35  17
Brooklyn       0  0 0   0   0 Chi Bears      0  0 0   0   0
New York       0  0 0   0   0 GREEN BAY      0  0 0   0   0
Phil-Pitt      0  0 0   0   0 Chi Cards      0  1 0  17  35
WEEK TWO
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26
DETROIT 27, Brooklyn 0
GREEN BAY 21, Bears 21 (T)
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     0  0 0   0   0 Detroit        2  0 0  62  17
Phil-Pitt      0  0 0   0   0 Chi Bears      0  0 1  21  21
New York       0  0 0   0   0 GREEN BAY      0  0 1  21  21
Brooklyn       0  1 0   0  27 Chi Cards      0  1 0  17  35
WEEK THREE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 2
Phil-Pitt 17, Brooklyn 0 at Philadelphia
SUNDAY OCTOBER 3
Green Bay 28, CHI CARDS 7
Chi Bears 27, DETROIT 21
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Phil-Pitt      1  0 0  17   0 GREEN BAY      1  0 1  49  28
Washington     0  0 0   0   0 Chi Bears      1  0 1  48  42
New York       0  0 0   0   0 Detroit        2  1 0  83  44
Brooklyn       0  2 0   0  44 Chi Cards      0  2 0  24  63
WEEK FOUR
SATURDAY OCTOBER 9
Phil-Pitt 28, New York 14 at Philadelphia
SUNDAY OCTOBER 10
CHI BEARS 20, Chi Cards 0
GREEN BAY 35, Detroit 14
WASHINGTON 27, Brooklyn 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Phil-Pitt      2  0 0  45  14 GREEN BAY      2  0 1  84  42
Washington     1  0 0  27   0 Chi Bears      2  0 1  68  42
New York       0  1 0  14  28 Detroit        2  2 0  97  79
Brooklyn       0  3 0   0  71 Chi Cards      0  3 0  24  83
WEEK FIVE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 17
New York 20, BROOKLYN 0
CHI BEARS 48, Phil-Pitt 21
Detroit 7, Chi Cards 0 at Buffalo
Washington 33, GB 7 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     2  0 0  60   7 Chi Bears      3  0 1 116  63
Phil-Pitt      2  1 0  66  62 GREEN BAY      2  1 1  91  75
New York       1  1 0  34  28 Detroit        3  2 0 104  79
Brooklyn       0  4 0   0  91 Chi Cards      0  4 0  24  90
WEEK SIX
SUNDAY OCTOBER 24
CHI BEARS 33, Brooklyn 21
Green Bay 27, DETROIT 6
NEW YORK 42, Phil-Pitt 21
WASHINGTON 13, Chi Cards 7
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     3  0 0  73  14 Chi Bears      4  0 1 149  84
New York       2  1 0  76  49 GREEN BAY      3  1 1 118  81
Phil-Pitt      2  2 0  87 104 Detroit        3  3 0 110 106
Brooklyn       0  5 0  21 124 Chi Cards      0  5 0  31 103
WEEK SEVEN
SUNDAY OCTOBER 31
Green Bay 35, NEW YORK 21
Washington 48, BROOKLYN 10
CHI BEARS 35, Detroit 14
Phil-Pitt 34, Cards 14 at Pittsburgh
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     4  0 0 121  24 Chi Bears      5  0 1 184  98
NOTE : WIFU and IRFU suspended operations for the duration of the War. 
EASTERN FINAL (Saturday, November 20): Hamilton Flying Wildcats 7, LACHINE RCAF 6
1943 GREY CUP GAME (Saturday, November 27 at Toronto - 16,423)
HAMILTON FLYING WILDCATS (9-1-1) 23, WINNIPEG RCAF (6-0) 14 - After losing the annual Canadian football classic a year earlier, the Winnipeg R.C.A.F. Bombers were expected to win the Grey Cup over a supposedly weaker Hamilton Flying Wildcats squad. But Hamilton proved to be the better team in 1943, returning the coveted trophy to Steeltown for the first time since 1932. It was a wild first quarter, as Hamilton jumped to an 18-7 lead after 15 minutes. The Wildcats drew first blood three minutes into the contest as Joe Krol sidestepped three Bombers to throw a 30-yard pass into the arms of Doug Smith, who only had to fall across the goal line for the major. Winnipeg’s Brian Quinn scored the Bombers’ initial point on a mammoth kickoff. Garney Smith then gave Winnipeg a brief one-point lead as he darted around the end and ran 17 yards for a touchdown. The Wildcats went on to score two touchdowns before the end of the quarter. As Quinn attempted to punt from his own end zone, Jimmy Fumio rushed in to block the kick. As the ball hung up in the air, Fumio leaped up to make a touchdown grab. An error in judgment cost the Bombers another six points. Winnipeg’s Dave Greenberg, rather than give up a rouge, decided to punt the ball out of his end zone. The kick was short, which Abe Zvonkin recovered on the 10-yard line. Paul Peterson plunged nine yards before Mel Lawson scored on a goal line run. After an uneventful second quarter, Krol kicked a field goal to increase Hamilton’s lead to 21-7. Winnipeg’s offence finally got going at the end of the third quarter, as Quinn completed a pass to Jim Berry for a 42-yard touchdown play. Early in the final quarter, the Bombers had three cracks at the end zone from the Hamilton one-yard line. Three successive running plays were unsuccessful, as the Wildcats’ defence held firm. Quinn would eventually gain a single point for the Bombers. Hamilton soon relieved the pressure with a couple of rouges of their own, first on a 75-yard wind-assisted punt by Krol, and another off the foot of Doug Smith. The Bombers earned 11 first downs compared to Hamilton’s five in the loss. Brian Timmis, who coached the Wildcats to victory, was a member of the 1932 Grey Cup champion Hamilton Tigers team.
Phil-Pitt      3  2 0 121 118 GREEN BAY      4  1 1 153 102
New York       2  2 0  97  84 Detroit        3  4 0 124 141
Brooklyn       0  6 0  31 172 Chi Cards      0  6 0  45 137
WEEK EIGHT
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7
CHI BEARS 21, Green Bay 7
DETROIT 0, New York 0 (T)
BROOKLYN 7, Chi Cards 0
Ph-Pi 14, Wash 14 (T) @ Philadelphia
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     4  0 1 135  38 Chi Bears      6  0 1 205 105
Phil-Pitt      3  2 1 135 132 GREEN BAY      4  2 1 160 123
New York       2  2 1  97  84 Detroit        3  4 1 124 141
Brooklyn       1  6 0  38 172 Chi Cards      0  7 0  45 144
WEEK NINE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14
WASHINGTON 42, Detroit 20
BROOKLYN 13, Phil-Pitt 7
Chi Bears 56, NEW YORK 7
Green Bay 35, Cards 14 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     5  0 1 177  58 Chi Bears      7  0 1 261 112
Phil-Pitt      3  3 1 142 145 GREEN BAY      5  2 1 195 137
New York       2  3 1 104 140 Detroit        3  5 1 144 183
Brooklyn       2  6 0  51 179 Chi Cards      0  8 0  59 179
WEEK TEN
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21
NEW YORK 24, Chi Cards 13
Green Bay 31, BROOKLYN 7
WASHINGTON 21, Chi Bears 7
Phil-Pitt 35, Det 34 at Pittsburgh
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Z-Washington   6  0 1 198  65 Chi Bears      7  1 1 268 133
Phil-Pitt      4  3 1 177 179 GREEN BAY      6  2 1 226 144
New York       3  3 1 125 154 Detroit        3  6 1 178 218
Brooklyn       2  7 0  58 210 Chi Cards      0  9 0  73 200
Z-Clinched Tie for Division Title
WEEK ELEVEN
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28
Phil-Pitt 27, WASHINGTON 14
NEW YORK 24, Brooklyn 7
Chi Bears 35, CHI CARDS 24
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Z-Washington   6  1 1 212  92 Z-Chi Bears    8  1 1 303 157
Phil-Pitt      5  3 1 204 193 GREEN BAY      6  2 1 226 144
New York       4  3 1 149 161 Detroit        3  6 1 178 218
Brooklyn       2  8 0  65 234 Chi Cards      0 10 0  97 235
Z-Clinched Tie for Division Title
WEEK TWELVE
SUNDAY DECEMBER 5
NEW YORK 14, Washington 10
G. Bay 38, Ph-Pitt 28 at Phil
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Z-Washington   6  2 1 222 106 Z-Chi Bears    8  1 1 303 157
New York       5  3 1 163 171 GREEN BAY      7  2 1 264 172
Phil-Pit       5  4 1 232 231 Detroit        3  6 1 178 218
Brooklyn       2  8 0  65 234 Chi Cards      0 10 0  97 235
Z-Clinched Tie for Div Title  X-Clinched Division Title
WEEK THIRTEEN
SUNDAY DECEMBER 12
New York 31, WASHINGTON 7
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Z-Washington   6  3 1 229 137 Z-Chi Bears    8  1 1 303 157
Z-New York     6  3 1 197 170 GREEN BAY      7  2 1 264 172
Phil-Pitt      5  4 1 225 230 Detroit        3  6 1 178 218
Brooklyn       2  8 0  65 234 Chi Cards      0 10 0  95 238
Z-Clinched Tie for Div Title  X-Clinched Division Title
1943 Eastern Division Playoff (December 19 at New York - 42,800)
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (6-3-1) 28, NEW YORK GIANTS (6-3-1) 0
1943 NFL TITLE (December 26 at Chicago - 34,320)
CHICAGO BEARS (8-1-1) 41, WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-3-1) 21
1943 - The Year in Football