Great Games of the Gridiron
The NFL Championship Games 1933-65
Great Games of the Gridiron are the 33 NFL Championship Games played before the Super Bowl Era began. These memorable matchups boosted the pro game’s popularity, and helped it become America’s favorite sport. Revisit the spectacular play in some of the greatest games in NFL history.
Great Games of the Gridiron
The NFL Championship Game 1933-1965
Table of Contents
2. 1932 NFL “Championship” Game
3. Papa Bear & the Rules Commitee
4. The Games 1933-1965
NFL Championship Games
When the league was divided into two divisions in 1933, the NFL Championship Game began. Division winners played for the title until 1966, when the Super Bowl became pro football’s top prize.
|1933||Bears 23||Giants 21|
|1934||Giants 30||Bears 13|
|1935||Lions 26||Giants 7|
|1936||Packers 21||Redskins 6 (Boston Redskins)|
|1937||Redskins 28||Bears 21|
|1938||Giants 23||Packers 17|
|1939||Packers 27||Giants 0|
|1940||Bears 73||Redskins 0|
|1941||Bears 37||Giants 9|
|1942||Redskins 14||Bears 6|
|1943||Bears 41||Redskins 21|
|1944||Packers 14||Giants 7|
|1945||Rams 15||Redskins 14 (Cleveland Rams)|
|1946||Bears 24||Giants 14|
|1947||Cardinals 28||Eagles 21 (Chicago Cardinals)|
|1948||Eagles 7||Cardinals 0 (Chicago Cardinals)|
|1949||Eagles 14||Rams 0|
|1950||Browns 30||Rams 28|
|1951||Rams 24||Browns 17|
|1952||Lions 17||Browns 7|
|1953||Lions 17||Browns 16|
|1954||Browns 56||Lions 10|
|1955||Browns 38||Rams 14|
|1956||Giants 47||Bears 7|
|1957||Lions 59||Browns 14|
|1958||Colts 23||Giants 17|
|1959||Colts 31||Giants 16|
|1960||Eagles 17||Packers 13|
|1961||Packers 37||Giants 0|
|1962||Packers 16||Giants 7|
|1963||Bears 14||Giants 10|
|1964||Browns 27||Colts 0|
|1965||Packers 23||Browns 12|
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