|1946 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) season|
|Head coach||Mal Stevens, Tom Scott (interim), Cliff Battles|
|Home field||Ebbets Field|
|Division place||T-2nd AAFC East|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers season was the first season for the Brooklyn Dodgers football team and also the inaugural season of the All-America Football Conference. The team compiled a 3–10–1 record.
In October 1945, team co-owners William D. Cox and Gerald Smith announced that the new Brooklyn football team would play its home games at Ebbetts Field and that they had signed Mal Stevens as head coach and Glenn Dobbs and Bill Daley to play in the backfield.
Stevens resigned as the Dodgers head coach in October 1946 after the team posted a 1–4–1 record in its first six games. Assistant coach Tom Scott took over on an interim basis after Stevens' resignation. Cliff Battles was hired as the new head coach on November 1, 1946.
The team's statistical leaders included halfback Glenn Dobbs with 1,886 passing yards, 208 rushing yards, and end Saxon Judd with 443 receiving yards. Dobbs and guard/fullback Phil Martinovich tied for the team scoring lead with 36 points each. Dobbs' total of 1,886 passing yards also led the AAFC.
|1||September 8||at Buffalo Bisons||W 27–14||1–0||Civic Stadium||Recap|
|2||at Los Angeles Dons||L 14–20||1–1||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Recap|
|3||September 22||at San Francisco 49ers||L 13–32||1–2||Kezar Stadium||Recap|
|5||at Cleveland Browns||L 7–26||1–3||Cleveland Municipal Stadium||Recap|
|6||Chicago Rockets||T 21–21||1–3–1||Ebbets Field||Recap|
|7||at New York Yankees||L 10–21||1–4–1||Yankee Stadium||Recap|
|8||Miami Seahawks||W 30–7||2–4–1||Ebbets Field||Recap|
|9||at Chicago Rockets||W 21–14||3–4–1||Soldier Field||Recap|
|10||November 10||Buffalo Bisons||L 14–17||3–5–1||Ebbets Field||Recap|
|11||November 17||Los Angeles Dons||L 14–19||3–6–1||Ebbets Field||Recap|
|12||November 24||San Francisco 49ers||L 14–30||3–7–1||Ebbets Field||Recap|
|13||New York Yankees||L 7–21||3–8–1||Ebbets Field||Recap|
|14||December 8||Cleveland Browns||L 14–66||3–9–1||Ebbets Field||Recap|
|15||Miami Seahawks||L 20–31||3–10–1||Miami Orange Bowl||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|New York Yankees||10||3||1||.769||270||192||W-2|
Players shown in bold started at least one game at the position listed as confirmed by contemporary game coverage.
|Brooklyn Dodgers 1946 roster|
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- "Cliff Battles Named as Coach of Grid 'Bums'". The Scranton Tribune. November 2, 1946. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
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