The Story of the NFL's Dayton Triangles

Dayton Triangles vs. APFA-NFL Clubs:
Official Games 1920-1929


Dayton vs. Akron Pros
Pros win series 3-1
1920 Pros  13-0 (A)
Pros  14-0 (D)
1921 Triangles 3-0  (D)
1925 Pros  17-3  (A)
       Points: Pros 44, Triangles 6

Dayton vs. Boston Bulldogs
Bulldogs win series 1-0
1929 Bulldogs  41-0 (Bos)

Dayton vs. Buffalo All-Americans/Bisons
All-Americans/Bisons win series 4-1
1921 All-Americans  7-0  (Buf)
1922 All-Americans  7-0  (D)
1923 All-Americans  3-0  (Buf)
1924 Triangles  7-0  (Buf)
Bisons 14-6  (Buf)
       Points: All-Americans/Bisons 31, Triangles 13
      All-Americans changed name to Bisons for 1924 season

Dayton vs. Buffalo Rangers
Series tied 1-1
1926 Triangles 3-0 (Buff)
Rangers 7-6 (D)
       Points: Triangles 9, Rangers 6

Dayton vs. Canton/Cleveland Bulldogs
Bulldogs win series 3-0-3
1920 Tie  20-20 (D)
1921 Tie  14-14 (D)
Bulldogs  14-0 (Can)
1922 Tie 0-0  (D)
1923 Bulldogs  30-0  (Can)
1924 Bulldogs  35-0  (Cle)
     Franchise was moved from Canton to Cleveland in 1924
     Points:  Bulldogs 113, Triangles 34

Dayton vs. Canton Bulldogs (II)
Bulldogs win series 1-0
1925 Bulldogs  14-0 (Can)
     This is a different team from the 1920-23 Canton Bulldogs

Dayton vs. Columbus Panhandles
Triangles win series 2-0
1920 Triangles  14-0  (D)
1921 Triangles  42-13 (D)
        Points: Triangles 56, Panhandles 13

Dayton vs. Columbus Tigers
Tigers win series 2-1
1923 Triangles  7-6 (D)
Tigers  30-3 (Col)
1924 Tigers  17-6 (D)
        Points: Tigers 54, Triangles 16

Dayton vs. Chicago Bears
Bears win series 4-0
1921 Staleys 7-0 (ChiB)
1922 Bears 9-0 (ChiB)
1927 Bears 14-6 (ChiB)
1928 Bears 27-0 (ChiB)       
       Points: Bears 57, Triangles 6
       Bears known as Decatur Staleys (1920) and Chicago Staleys (1921) Name changed to 'Bears' in 1922.

Dayton vs. Chicago Cardinals
Cardinals win series  6-1
1922 Triangles  7-3 (ChiC)
1923 Cardinals  13-3 (ChiC)
1924 Cardinals  23-0 (ChiC)
1925 Cardinals 14-0 (ChiC)
1927 Cardinals  7-0 (ChiC)
1928 Cardinals  7-0 (ChiC)
1929 Cardinals  19-0 (ChiC)
       Points:  Cardinals  86, Triangles 10

Dayton vs. Cleveland Tigers
Series tied 0-0-1
1920 Tie  0-0  (D)

Dayton vs. Cleveland Indians (I)
Triangles win series 1-0
1921 Triangles 3-2 (Cle)
     This is a different team from the 1923 Indians

Dayton vs. Cleveland Indians (II)
Series tied 0-0-1
1923 Tie 0-0  (Cle)
     This is a different team from the 1921 Indians

Dayton vs. Detroit Heralds
Triangles win series 1-0
1920 Triangles  28-0 (Day)

Dayton vs. Detroit Panthers (I)
Series tied 1-1
1921 Panthers 10-7 (Det)
Triangles 27-0 (Day)
      This is a different team from the 1925-26 Panthers team
       Points: Triangles 34, Panthers 10

Dayton vs. Detroit Panthers (II)
Panthers win series 1-0-1
1925 Panthers 6-0  (Det)
1926 Tie  0-0  (Det)
     This is a different team from the 1921 Panthers
      Points: Panthers 6, Triangles 0

Dayton vs. Detroit Wolverines
Wolverines win series 1-0
1928 Wolverines 33-0 (Det)

Dayton vs. Frankford (PA) Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets win series 6-2-1
1924 Triangles  19-7 (D)
Yellowjackets 32-7 (F)
1925 Yellowjackets  3-0  (F)
1926 Yellowjackets  35-0 (F)
1927 Triangles  6-3  (D)
Tie  0-0  (F)
1928 Yellowjackets  6-0  (F)
Yellowjackets  13-9  (F)
1929 Yellowjackets  14-7  (F)
        Points: Yellowjackets 113, Triangles 48

Dayton vs. Green Bay Packers
Packers win series  5-0
1925 Packers   7-0 (GB)
1927 Packers  14-0 (GB)
Packers   6-0 (GB)
1928 Packers  17-0 (GB)
1929 Packers   9-0 (GB)
      Points: Packers 53, Triangles 0

Dayton vs. Hammond (IND) Pros
Triangles win series 2-1
1920 Triangles 44-0 (Ham)
1922 Triangles 20-0  (D)
1923 Pros  7-0 (Ham)
       Points: Triangles 64, Pros 7

Dayton vs. Hartford (CT) Blues
Blues win series 1-0
1926 Blues 16-0  (HFD)

Dayton vs. Minneapolis Marines
Triangles win series 1-0
1922 Triangles 17-0 (D)

Dayton vs. New York Giants
Giants win series 1-0
1925 Giants 23-0  (NY)

Dayton vs. New York Yankees
Yankees win series 1-0
1926 Yankees 6-3  (D)

Dayton vs. Oorang (OH) Indians
Triangles win series 1-0
1922 Triangles 36-0 (D)

Dayton vs. Pottsville (PA) Maroons
Maroons win series 1-0
1926 Maroons 24-6 (Pott)

Dayton vs. Providence (RI) Steamroller
Steamroller win series 3-0
1927 Steamroller   7-0 (Prov)
1928 Steamroller  28-0 (Prov)
1929 Steamroller  41-0 (Prov)
      Points:  Steamroller  76, Triangles 0

Dayton vs. Rock Island (IL) Independents
Independents win series  2-1-1
1920 Triangles 21-0 (RI)
1922 Independents 43-0  (RI)
1924 Independents 20-0  (RI)
1925 Tie  0-0  (RI)
      Points: Independents 63, Triangles 21

Dayton vs. Staten Island (NY) Stapletons
Stapletons win series 1-0
1929 Stapletons  12-0 (SI)

Dayton vs. Toledo Maroons
Maroons win series 1-0
1923 Maroons 6-3 (Tol)

 

 

Source:  Pro Football: The Early Years (An Encylopedic History 1895-1959), by David S. Neft and Richard M. Cohen, (C), 1978.

 

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