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PhiladelphiaRailers
Philadelphia Railers
Division Northeast
Founded  ?
Inaugural AFA Season 1946
Stadium Pitt Stadium (?–1948)
Franklin Field (1949–1971)
Knight Stadium (1972–present)
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Owner Robert Simon, Jr.
Head Coach Bob Berg
Team Colors Blue, Red, White
Division titles 3 (1957, 1959, 1973)
Victory Bowl titles 1: 1973
History Pittsburgh Railers (?–1948)
Philadelphia Railers (1949–present)

The Philadelphia Railers are a professional football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They are a charter member of the American Football Association, which they joined as the Pittsburgh Railers playing out of Pittsburgh before moving across the state in 1949. They play their home games at Knight Stadium.

HistoryEdit

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LogosEdit

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Pittsburgh Railers logo
(?–1948)
Philadelphia Railers logo
(1949–1954)
Philadelphia Railers logo
(1955–1970)
Philadelphia Railers logo
(1971–present)

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Victory Bowl Champions Victory Bowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Pittsburgh Railers
1946 AFA West 4th 4 7 1 Missed playoffs
1947 AFA West 6th 1 10 1 Missed playoffs
1948 AFA West 4th 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
Philadelphia Railers
1949 AFA West 6th 2 9 1 Missed playoffs
1950 AFA West 6th 2 9 1 Missed playoffs
1951 AFA West 5th 4 7 1 Missed playoffs
1952 AFA East 3rd 6 6 0 Missed playoffs
1953 AFA East 3rd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1954 AFA East 3rd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
Philadelphia Railers
1955 AFA East 3rd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1956 AFA East 3rd 5 5 2 Missed playoffs
1957 AFA East 1st 8 4 0 Lost Semifinals (Minnesota) 13–21
1958 AFA East 2nd 6 3 3 Missed playoffs
1959 AFA East 1st 8 3 1 Won Semifinals (Los Angeles) 9–6
Lost 14th Victory Bowl (Cleveland) 13–21
1960 AFA East 2nd 8 4 0 Missed playoffs
1961 AFA East 2nd 10 4 0 Missed playoffs
1962 AFA East 3rd 6 8 0 Missed playoffs
1963 AFA East 5th 0 14 0 Missed playoffs
1964 AFA East 3rd 5 5 4 Missed playoffs
1965 AFA East 4th 5 6 3 Missed playoffs
1966 AFA East 4th 4 9 1 Missed playoffs
1967 AFA East 3rd 8 5 1 Lost Quarterfinals (Washington) 10–16
1968 AFA Northeast 3rd 7 5 2 Missed playoffs
1969 AFA Northeast 3rd 6 7 1 Missed playoffs
1970 AFA Northeast 4th 5 7 2 Missed playoffs
1971 AFA Northeast 4th 2 7 0 Missed playoffs
1972 AFA Northeast 4th 5 9 0 Missed playoffs
1973 AFA Northeast 1st 9 4 1 Won Quarterfinals (St. Louis) 45–30
Won Semifinals (Baltimore|) 24–13
Won 28th Victory Bowl (Minnesota) 17–3
1974 AFA Northeast 4th 4 9 1 Missed playoffs
1975 AFA Northeast 4th 4 10 0 Missed playoffs
1976 AFA Northeast 3rd 7 7 0 Missed playoffs
1980 AFA East 5th 4 10 0 Missed playoffs
Total 161 207 31 (includes only regular season)
4 3 0 (includes only the postseason)
165 210 31 (includes both regular season and postseason)
e v American Football Association teams
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West: California Whales · Los Angeles Comets · Portland Dragons · San Diego Destroyers · Seattle Grizzlies