89 years ago the Chicago Cardinals dominated their opponents, finishing the season with a record of 11-2-1. The league championship was given to the Cardinals but not without a massive amount of controversy. The Pottsville Maroons (Pennsylvania) scheduled a game to play against the Notre Dame all stars which infringed upon the territorial rights of the Frankford Yellow Jackets causing the NFL to suspend their franchise.
After the Maroons had been suspended by the NFL, Chicago then added two more games to their schedule due to the NFL rules at the time. Those games pushed their record to a higher win percentage than the Cardinals, but the Cardinals were still crowned NFL Champions.
In 2003 the NFL looked into re-opening the case of the 1925 championship but the teas voted 30-2 to keep the case closed. The two teams who voted in favor of opening it, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Even with the storm clouds hovering over the team this season they still managed to go 9-3 and win the NFL's Western Conference Title. The NFL Championship would be played against the Philadelphia Eagles in which the Cardinals would take the game 28-21. The Cardinals backfield was dubbed the "dream backfield" with quarterback Paul Christman, Halfback Elmer Angsman and Fullback Pat Harder. Even Marshall Goldberg would get into the fray and run the ball every now and again. Even with all of these stars, what really made this an amazing backfield was Bidwells signing of Notre Dame star Charley Trippi for the then outlandish sum of $100,000.
The 1948 Season showed even more promise for the Cardinals than the previous one had. Posting an 11-1 record they met the Eagles once again in the NFL Championship game. This game was played in a blinding snowstorm in which the Eagles took the game 7-0.