1955 NFL Season (Jayverse)

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The 1955 NFL season was the 36th regular season of the National Football League. NBC paid $100,000 to replace DuMont as the national television network for the NFL Championship Game.

Rookie Draft

Green Bay Packers got the Top Pick in the 1955 NFL Draft to grab QB George Shaw from Oregon, Dallas got the 2nd Pick in the '55 NFL Draft to select WR Max Boydston from Oklahoma, Then the San Francisco 49ers get CB Dicky Moegle from Rice, The Cleveland Browns complete the Top 5 and drafted LB Tom Bettis from Purdue

Other Selections chosen in the Draft

Philadelphia Eagles draft Dick Bielski (WR)

Toronto Huskies draft Alan Ameche (FB)

Chicago Bears draft Ron Drrzewiecki (RB)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Frank Varrichione (T)

Los Angeles Rams draft Larry Morris (LB)

Washington Capitals draft Ralph Guglielmi (QB)

Detroit Lions draft Dave Middleton (WR)

New York Giants draft Joe Heap (RB)

Green Bay Packers draft Lindon Crow (CB)

San Francisco 49ers draft Matt Hazeltine (LB)

Philadelphia Eagles draft Buck Lansford (G)

Toronto Argonauts draft Alex Macklin (G)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Bobby Watkins (RB)

Los Angeles Rams draft Ron Waller (RB)

Washington Redskins draft LG Dupre (RB)

Detroit LIons draft Jim Salsbury (G)

New York Giants draft Rosey Grier (DT)


American: New York Giants (8-4), Washington Capitals (8-4), Dallas Texans (8-4), Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7), Cleveland Browns (4-8), Philadelphia Eagles (3-9)

National: Chicago Bears (9-3), Los Angeles Rams (8-4), San Francisco 49ers (8-4), Green Bay Packers (5-7), Toronto Huskies (4-8), Detroit Lions (2-10)

American Championship: Washington def. NY Giants 29-7

National Championship: LA Rams def. Chicago 45-35

NFL Championship: LA Rams def. Washington 34-10

Pro Bowl: National def. American 38-17

League Leaders

Passing Yards - Norm Van Brocklin (LA Rams) 2,992

Passing TD's - Norm Van Brocklin (LA Rams) 21

Passing Rating - Norm Van Brocklin (LA Rams) 84.2

Rushing Yards - Frank Gifford (Detroit) 1,362

Receiving Yards - Malik Holcomb (Chicago) - 1,268

Total Points - Fred Labbe (Chicago) 93

Tackles - Reed Rayburn (NY Giants) 90

Sacks - Thomas Giles (LA Rams) 13

Interceptions - Many Players Tied at 3 including Bill "Night Train" Lane (Pittsburgh) and Dicky Moegle (San Francisco)