An NFL game was televised for the first time when NBC broadcast a Brooklyn Dodgers–Philadelphia Eagles game. The experimental broadcast was broadcast only to viewers in New York and Albany; regular broadcasting of NFL games would not begin until 1951.
The penalty for an ineligible receiver who touches a forward pass is 15 yards and a loss of down.
The penalty for an ineligible receiver who is downfield prior to a forward pass being thrown is 15 yards and a loss of down.
If a kickoff goes out of bounds after only being touched by members of the receiving team, the receiving team takes possession of the ball at that inbounds spot.
The penalty for a second forward pass during a play is changed from 5 yards and a loss of down to just 5 yards.
Though both the Giants and the Packers finished a game ahead of their closest division rivals, both clinched their divisions on December 3, the final day of the 11-game regular season. The New York Giants and Washington Redskins had played to a 0-0 tie earlier in the season, and both had 8-1-1 records when they met at New York's Polo Grounds before a crowd of 62,404. The Giants didn't reach the end zone, but three field... Read More