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In 1940, The Bears Set An NFL Record That Stands To This Day

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the American Professional Football Association. This new league included the Decatur Staleys. In 1921, the team moved from Decatur to Chicago. The following year, the Staleys became the Chicago Bears, and the American Professional Football Association became the National Football League (NFL).

By the 1940’s, the Bears were considered a dynasty and acquired the nickname Monsters of the Midway.

In the NFL Championship (12/08/1940), George Halas introduced his T-formation offense with Sid Luckman at quarterback.

The Washington Redskins were shocked and confused by the new formation and didn’t know what hit them.

The Bears demolished the Redskins 73 – 0 in the most lopsided NFL championship game ever!


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