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.
1 – From 1966 to 1969, the first four Super Bowls were "World Championship" games played between two independent professional football leagues, AFL and NFL, and when the league merged in 1970 the Super Bowl became the NFL Championship Game. 2 – Dates in the list denote the season, not the calendar year in which the championship game was played. For instance, Super Bowl XLI was played in 2007, but was the championship for the 2006 season.
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