What teams played in the first-ever NFL game? Last week we discussed the first game featuring an NFL team with theÂ Rock Island Independents, but they didn’t take the cake when it came to the first official game between two NFL (APFA at the time) teams. The Dayton Triangles hosted the Columbus Panhandles at Triangle Park on October 3, 1920, to earn that honor. The Triangles beat the Panhandles 14-0 to earn the first official regular-season victory in NFL history. Unfortunately, this was the crowning moment for the Triangles. You can learn more about one of the original 14 NFL teams on this week’s episode. So strap on your seat belt, and let’s get this baby up to 88MPH.
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Resources Used For Research
- Pro Football Hall of Fame – The Founding of the NFL
- NFL – Original Towns
- NFL History by Decade | 1869 – 1910
- NFL Standings – 1920
- Professional Football Researchers Association – The First NFL Game
- Pro Football Hall of Fame – NFL’s Brooklyn Dodgers
- Dayton.com – 8 Things You Should Know About the Dayton Triangles
- Ohio History Central – Dayton Triangles
- Dayton Local – Triangle Park
- Space – Charles Lindbergh & The First Solo Transatlantic Flight
- ACDelco Website