The 1961 NFL Championship Sport — Giants and Packers

The 1961 NFL Championship Game — Giants and Packers

By Ron Griffitts

Contributing columnist

On Dec. 31, 1961 at New Metropolis Stadium in Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin the New York Giants 10-3-1 coached by Allie Sherman met the Inexperienced Bay Packers 11-3 coached by Vince Lombardi within the NFL Championship sport.

New York was led on offense by quarterbacks 35-year outdated Y. A. Tittle (2272 YDS, 17 TDS) and 40-year outdated Charley Conerly (634 YDS, 7 TDS), working backs Alex Webster (928 YDS, 2 TDS) and Bob Gaiters (460 YDS, 6 TDS), and receivers Del Shofner (1125 YDS, 11 TDS), Kyle Rote (805 YDS, 7 TDS) and Joe Walton (544 YDS, 2 TDS).

Their place kicker was Pat Summerall who made 14 of 34 area objective makes an attempt, they usually have been led on protection by Dick Lynch with 9 interceptions, Jimmy Patton with eight and Erich Barnes with seven.

The Packers have been led on offense by quarterback Bart Starr (2418 YDS, 6 TDS), working backs Jim Taylor (1307 YDS, 15 TDS) and Paul Hornung (597 YDS, 8 TDS), and receivers Max McGee (883 YDS, 7 TDS), Boyd Dowler (633 YDS, 3 TDS) and Ron Kramer (559 YDS, 4 TDS).

Paul Hornung was their place kicker and transformed on 15 of twenty-two area objective makes an attempt whereas they have been led on protection by Willie Wooden, John Symank, Hank Gemminger and Jesse Wittington who had 5 interceptions every.

It had snowed in a single day and within the 19 diploma climate, the Packers most likely had a bonus over the Giants as they have been used to enjoying in chilly climate.

There was no scoring within the first quarter as Y. A. Tittle’s receivers had bother catching the ball whereas Inexperienced Bay relied on its working sport, consisting of Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung. That proved to achieve success within the second quarter of play as Hornung scored on a six-yard run, Boyd Dowler on a 13-pass play from Bart Starr and tight finish Ron Kramer on a 14-yard move play from Bart Starr.

Along with a Paul Hornung 17-yard area objective that gave the Packers a 24-0 lead at halftime.

The Packers continued their momentum within the third quarter with a 22-yard Paul Hornung area objective and one other Ron Kramer receiving landing, this time for 13 yards, from Bart Starr to make the rating 34-0 on the finish of three quarters of play.

The Pack added one other Paul Hornung 19-yard area objective to make the ultimate rating 37-0 with Lombardi getting a decisive victory over his outdated staff the Giants.

Y. A. Tittle was intercepted 4 occasions which hampered the Giants’ offense whereas Bart Starr threw no interceptions, and the Packers out rushed the Giants 181 yards to 31.

The win was much more exceptional as Hornung, Bowd Dowler and Ray Nitschke have been all on depart from the military to play within the sport.

The Packers and the Giants have been again the following season within the NFL Championship sport.

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