FRANCHISES MERGING: Brooklyn Tigers and Boston Yanks=Boston Yanks FRANCHISES RETURNING: Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers

WEEK ONE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Detroit 10, Chi Cards 0 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       0  0 0   0   0 Detroit        1  0 0  10   0
Washington     0  0 0   0   0 GREEN BAY      0  0 0   0   0
Philadelphia   0  0 0   0   0 Chi Bears      0  0 0   0   0
Boston         0  0 0   0   0 Cleveland      0  0 0   0   0
Pittsburgh     0  0 0   0   0 Chi Cards      0  1 0   0  10
WEEK TWO
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  28   7 Detroit        1  0 0  10   0
Washington     0  0 0   0   0 Cleveland      1  0 0  21   0
Philadelphia   0  0 0   0   0 GREEN BAY      1  0 0  31  21
New York       0  0 0   0   0 Chi Bears      0  1 0  21  31
Pittsburgh     0  1 0   7  28 Chi Cards      0  2 0   0  31
WEEK THREE
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  56  27 Cleveland      2  0 0  38   0
New York       1  0 0  34   6 GREEN BAY      2  0 0  88  42
Philadelphia   1  0 0  21   6 Detroit        1  1 0  31  57
Washington     0  1 0  20  28 Chi Bears      0  2 0  21  48
Pittsburgh     0  2 0  13  62 Chi Cards      0  3 0   6  52
WEEK FOUR
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  69  40 Cleveland      3  0 0  65  14
New York       1  0 1  47  19 Detroit        2  1 0  59  81
Philadelphia   1  1 0  45  34 GREEN BAY      2  1 0 102  69
Washington     1  1 0  34  28 Chi Cards      1  3 0  22  59
Pittsburgh     0  3 0  13  76 Chi Bears      0  3 0  28  64
WEEK FIVE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21
Cleveland 41, CHI BEARS 21
DETROIT 26, Chi Cards 0
Pittsburgh 21, NEW YORK 7
WASHINGTON 24, Philadel 14
Green Bay 38, Boston 14 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Boston         2  1 1  83  78 Cleveland      4  0 0 106  35
Washington     2  1 0  58  42 Detroit        3  1 0  85  81
New York       1  1 1  54  40 GREEN BAY      3  1 0 140  83
Philadelphia   1  2 0  59  58 Chi Cards      1  4 0  22  85
Pittsburgh     1  3 0  34  83 Chi Bears      0  4 0  49 105
WEEK SIX
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  93  84 Cleveland      4  1 0 120  63
Washington     3  1 0  82  56 Detroit        4  1 0 101  91
Philadelphia   2  2 0  87  72 GREEN BAY      4  1 0 173  97
New York       1  2 1  68  64 Chi Cards      1  5 0  36 118
Pittsburgh     1  4 0  40  93 Chi Bears      0  5 0  59 121
WEEK SEVEN
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 0 103  70 Cleveland      5  1 0 141  80
Boston         3  2 1 102  94 Detroit        5  1 0 111 100
Philadelphia   3  2 0 132  75 GREEN BAY      4  2 0 197 125
New York       1  3 1  85  85 Chi Bears      1  5 0  87 145
Pittsburgh     1  5 0  43 138 Chi Cards      1  6 0  50 139
WEEK EIGHT
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 0 137  77 Cleveland      6  1 0 161  87
Philadelphia   4  2 0 170  92 Detroit        6  1 0 146 128
Boston         3  3 1 109 128 GREEN BAY      4  3 0 204 145
Pittsburgh     2  5 0  66 138 Chi Bears      1  6 0 115 180
New York       1  4 1 102 123 Chi Cards      1  7 0  50 162
WEEK NINE
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
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     6  1 0 165  98 Cleveland      7  1 0 196 108
Philadelphia   5  2 0 200  98 Detroit        6  2 0 160 163
Boston         3  4 1 109 156 GREEN BAY      5  3 0 232 145
New York       2  4 1 137 137 Chi Bears      1  7 0 136 208
Pittsburgh     2  6 0  72 168 Chi Cards      1  8 0  71 197
WEEK TEN
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 0 165 114 X-Cleveland    8  1 0 224 129
Philadelphia   6  2 0 216  98 Detroit        6  3 0 181 191
Boston         3  4 1 109 156 GREEN BAY      6  3 0 255 159
New York       2  5 1 151 160 Chi Bears      2  7 0 164 215
Pittsburgh     2  7 0  79 196 Chi Cards      1  8 0  71 197
X-Clinched Division Title
WEEK ELEVEN
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 0 189 114 X-Cleveland    9  1 0 244 136
Philadelphia   6  3 0 237 126 Detroit        7  3 0 195 194
Boston         3  5 1 116 176 GREEN BAY      6  4 0 258 173
New York       3  5 1 179 181 Chi Bears      3  7 0 192 235
Pittsburgh     2  8 0  79 220 Chi Cards      1  9 0  91 215
Z-Clinched Tie for Div Title  X-Clinched Division Title
WEEK TWELVE
SUNDAY DECEMBER 9
PHILADELPHIA 35, Boston 7
WASHINGTON 17, New York 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                     NFL WESTERN DIVISION
X-Washington   8  2 0 209 121 X-Cleveland    9  1 0 244 136
Philadelphia   7  3 0 272 133 Detroit        7  3 0 195 194
Boston         3  6 1 123 211 GREEN BAY      6  4 0 258 173
New York       3  6 1 179 198 Chi Bears      3  7 0 235 225
Pittsburgh     2  8 0  79 220 Chi Cards      1  9 0  98 228
X-Clinched Division Title
1945 NFL TITLE (December 16 at Cleveland - 32,178)
CLEVELAND RAMS (9-1) 15, WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-2) 14
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.
WEEK ONE
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
WEEK TWO
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
WEEK THREE
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
WEEK FOUR
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
WEEK FIVE
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
WEEK SIX
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
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 - The Year in Football