Memphis Tigers AAA Independent American Football 1929-1933

Memphis Tigers’ Record 1929-1933


Reference: [1]


The Memphis Tigers played an independent schedule which included matches against NFL opposition

They beat undefeated NFL champions Green Bay Packers in 1929, by a score of 20-6, and also beat the Chicago Bears the following week. They also beat the Portsmouth Spartans, who would become the Detroit Lions, and the Brooklyn Dodgers, who left the NFL for the AFL in the 1940s.

In 1934 they would join the American Football League, playing in one of the Major League rivals to the NFL to use that name.

Matches between Tigers & NFL opposition

23.11.1929HChicago BearsL19-39
15.12.1929HGreen Bay PackersW20-6
22.12.1929HChicago BearsW16-6
19.10.1930HPortsmouth SpartansW20-6
23.11.1930AChicago CardinalsL7-20
07.12.1930HChicago CardinalsL0-6
13.12.1930ABrooklyn DodgersL0-13
14.12.1930HBrooklyn DodgersW13-0
13.12.1931HProveidence SteamrollerL6-12
20.12.1931HChicago CardinalsL7-24
11.12.1931HChicago Cardinalscancelled
18.12.1931HBoston BravesT0-0
25.12.1931HBoston BravesT0-0

Reference: [1]




[1] Bob Gill, The Coffin Corner, Pro Football Researchers Association (1991) Tigers Roar in Tennessee [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 October 2018]


Thanks to John Wills, Jean-Paul O’Flynn, John Kane, John Cummins, John Morahan & John Doody

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Last Updated: 20 October 2019

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