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1961 NFL Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
New York Giants 0 0 0 0 0
Green Bay Packers 0 24 10 3 37
Date December 31, 1961
Stadium City Stadium
City Green Bay, WI
Referee George Rennix
Attendance 39,029
TV/Radio in the United States
TV Network NBC
TV Announcers Lindsey Nelson, Chris Schenkel
Radio Network NBC
Radio Announcers Ray Scott, Jim Leaming

The 1961 National Football League championship game was the 29th title game. The game was played at "New" City Stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin on December 31, 1961. The attendance was 39,029.

The game was a match up against the Eastern Conference Champions New York Giants (10-3-1) against the Western Conference champions Green Bay Packers (11-3).

Paul Hornung, on leave from the Army, scored 19 points for the Packers.

The victory would be the first of five NFL titles won in a seven-year span by the Packers and their coach, Vince Lombardi.

Game summary

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 0 0 0
Packers 0 24 10 3 37
  • Second Quarter
    • GB-Hornung 6 yard run (Hornung kick) 7-0 GB
    • GB-Dowler 13 yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) 14-0 GB
    • GB- Kramer 14 yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) 21-0 GB
    • GB- Hornung 17 yard FG 24-0 GB
  • Third Quarter
    • GB- Hornung 22 yard FG 27-0 GB
    • GB- Kramer 13 yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) 34-0 GB
  • Fourth Quarter
    • GB- Hornung 19 yard FG 37-0 GB

External links

Preceded by
NFL Championship Game, 1960
NFL Championship Game
Succeeded by
NFL Championship Game, 1962


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