Official program cover, "Eagles-Steelers vs. Giants,
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A color program cover depicts a football player preparing to throw a ball in the foreground and a soldier preparing to throw a grenade in the background. The program cover is marked 25 cent and reads Eagles- Steelers vs Giants. October 9, 1943. Philadelphia, Pa. This program sponsored by Navy League Service.

Credit: Kyle Coemgenus

The National Football League lost so many players to military service during World War II that it merged the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles into a single team, nicknamed the Steagles, for the 1943 season.

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