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1938 NFL Championship Game

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1938 NFL Championship Game

1938 NFL Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Green Bay Packers 0 14 3 0 17
New York Giants 9 7 7 0 23
Date December 11, 1938
Stadium Polo Grounds
City New York City
Attendance
Timeline
Previous game Next game
1937 1939

The 1938 NFL Championship Game was the 6th championship game played in the history of the National Football League. The game was on December 11, 1938, at Polo Grounds in New York City. The game attendance was 48,120 a record crowd for a title game.

The game matched the champions of the Eastern Division, New York Giants (8-2-1) against the Western Division champion Green Bay Packers (8-3-0). This was the Giants 4th championship game appearance, while the Packers were making their 2nd.

With the victory, the Giants became the first team to win two championship games since the league split into two divisions in 1933. Their previous victory was in the famous Sneakers game of 1934. New York also had won the 1927 NFL title when the championship was awarded to the team with the best season record. The victory earned each winning Giant $900.00 and each Packer $700.00.

Scoring summary

  • First Quarter
    • NY - FG Cuff 14 3-0 NYG
    • NY - Leemans 6 run (Gildea kick failed) 9-0 NYG
  • Second Quarter
  • Third Quarter
    • GB - FG Engebretsen 15 17-16 GB
    • NY - Soar 23 pass from Danowski (Cuff kick) 23-17 NYG
  • Fourth Quarter
    • No Scoring

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