Super Bowl XLII : Baltimore Ravens: 34 - San Francisco 49ers: 31
Teams with most NFL Championships:
(as of February 1, 2013)
Green Bay Packers 13
(The Green Bay Packers are the only NFL team to win three straight titles, (1929-30-31 and also 1965-66-67)).
Chicago Bears 9
New York Giants 8
Pittsburgh Steelers 6
Dallas Cowboys 5
San Francisco 49ers 5
Washington Redskins 5
Cleveland Browns 4
Detroit Lions 4
Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts 4
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Sizzling Hot - 1936 Green Bay Packers
| They may deserve comparison to any of the great pro teams in pro football history.
With a passing combination of 'Herber to Hutson,' going for the win was not that dangerous because the duo wasn't going to make many mistakes.
If ever a coach had his finger on the pulse of a team, it was long-time coach and founder Curly Lambeau, who cemented his reputation by signing the fragile looking Don Hutson, who carried only 175 pounds on his 6-foot frame. Hutson went on to lead the National Football League (NFL) in pass receptions and receiving yards eight times in his brilliant 11-year career.
After going 9-4 in Hutson's rookie season of 1935, the Packers won their 4th World Title in 1936, with a stunning 10-1-1 record in the regular season and a 21-6 win the title game.
Green Bay played the old Boston Redskins in the NFL championship game, which was the only title game ever played on a neutral field, the Polo Grounds in New York, until the first Super Bowl in 1967 some 30-odd years later. The game was played in NY because Redskins owner George Marshall was in the process of moving his team to Washington due to poor attendance in Boston.
Milt Gantenbein paired up with the speedy Hutson at the other end position during the club's championship era. Gantenbein joined the Pack in '31 and by the time his career ended ten years later, had played with Green Bay on three of its World Championship teams - 1931, 1936, and 1939.
Of course, no team can rise to the occasion and roll to a championships without superior all-around play of its linemen. And, Lambeau had assembled one of the finest offensive lines in NFL football history.
Champ Seibold, a 6-ft, 4-inch, 238-pounder, out of Ripon/Wisconsin-Wisconsin Oshkosh and Ernie Smith, the team's line-leader, anchored the tackle slots and were as 'good as it gets.' Smith, a muscular 6-ft, 2-inch, 224-pounder from the University of Southern California was an All-Pro selection in '39. The pair also had help from Lou Gordon, an 8-year veteran performer who had starred at the University of Illinois in his collegiate days. Gordon was traded by the Bears to the Packers prior to the season.
Standout guard Lon Evans was an All-Pro in '39. Hailing from Texas Christian, Evans excelled on both offense and defense and his ability to fend off opposing charging linemen helped make the passing combo of 'Herber to Hutson,' sizzling hot.
Five Packers were 1939 All-Pro selections - Milt Gantenbein, Don Hutson, Ernie Smith, Lon Evans and power-runner, fullback Clarke Hinkle.
1936 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
Right after the opening kickoff, Lou Gordon recovered a Redskins' fumble at the mid-field stripe, and quarterback Arnie fired a bullet to Hutson who ran passed the Boston secondary as though they were standing still - a 48-yard TD - and Ernie Smith's extra point kick was right on-the-money - Packers leading 7-0.
Boston tied the score on a 2-yard plunge by Pug Renter in the second quarter making the score 7-6. However, Herber dropped back and hit Gantenbein on a 8-yard touchdown pass and Ernie Smith x-point put the Packers up 14-6.
Halfback Bob Monnett iced the game with a 3-yard, fourth quarter touchdown and Tiny Engebretsen ran in the x-point.
Final Score: Green Bay 21, Boston 6.
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