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The Eagles were favored by a touchdown, and won 14-0 for their second consecutive shutout in the title game. Running back Steve Van Buren rushed for 196 yards on 31 carries for the Eagles and their defense held the Rams to just 21 yards on the ground.
The NFL added the fifth official, the back judge, in 1947; the line judge arrived in 1965, and the side judge in 1978.
The Eagles players earned $1,090 each and the Rams got $789, about one-third of what was expected with fair weather. Anticipating 70,000 or more in attendance and a large payoff from the gate, the players and owners wanted to postpone the game for a week, but were overridden by CommissionerBert Bell, reached at home in Philadelphia.
Ticket prices were five dollars between the goal lines and $3.60 elsewhere.
This was the first NFL game which was broadcast on television, although only on the West Coast, under the auspices of Bell. The traditional 60-40 player bonus for playing in a championship game was augmented by $14,000 (presently, $150,436) from the NFL. Although sources are unclear, a source writes the NFL received $20,000 (presently, $214,909) from the broadcasting rights.
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