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By Zane Miller

On Sunday, December 28th, 1947, the Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 in the 1947 NFL Championship Game to win the 28th championship in NFL history. It was the second (and, as of this writing, most recent) championship for the Cardinals franchise. The game was held at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Out of Playoffs: Chicago Bears (8-4), Green Bay Packers (6-5-1), Los Angeles Rams (6-6), Boston Yanks (4-7-1), Washington Redskins (4-8), Detroit Lions (3-9), New York Giants (2-8-2)

Out in first round: Pittsburgh Steelers (L 21-0 to Eagles)

Most passing touchdowns: #33 Sammy Baugh (Redskins)- 25 TD

Most rushing touchdowns: #15 Steve Van Buren (Eagles)- 13 TD

Most receiving touchdowns: #51 Ken Kavanaugh (Bears)- 13 TD

Most interceptions: #44 Frank Reagan (Giants)- 10 INT & 203 return yds

Best field goal percentage (min. 9 attempts): #34 Pat Harder (Cardinals)- 7 for 10, 70%

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