On This Date 12/28/1947

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The Chicago Cardinals defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in the NFL Championship Game at Comiskey Park. It was the first appearance in the NFL Championship for both teams. The Cardinals entering the game as a 12-point favorite, jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and kept the Eagles at arm’s length the rest of the way. Leading the way for the Cardinals was Elmer Angsman, who rushed for 157 yards with two touchdowns.