Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

By Zane Miller

On Sunday, December 8th, 1940, the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73-0 in the 1940 NFL Championship Game to win the 21st championship in NFL history. It was the fourth championship for the Bears franchise. The game was held at Griffith Stadium in Washington, and remains as the largest margin of victory in an NFL game.

Out of Playoffs: Brooklyn Dodgers (8-3), Green Bay Packers (6-4-1), New York Giants (6-4-1), Detroit Lions (5-5-1), Cleveland Rams (4-6-1), Pittsburgh Steelers (2-7-2), Chicago Cardinals (2-7-2), Philadelphia Eagles (1-10)

Most passing touchdowns: #33 Sammy Baugh (Redskins)- 12 TD

Most rushing touchdowns: #14 Johnny Drake (Rams)- 9 TD

Most receiving touchdowns: #14 Don Hutson (Packers)- 7 TD

Most interceptions: #7 Ace Parker (Dodgers)- 6 INT & 1 TD return

Best field goal percentage (min. 9 attempts): #30 Clarke Hinkle (Packers)- 9 for 14, 64.3%

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