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Kohls Countdown To Kickoff
Gameday / 1961 / December 31
Packers 37, N.Y. Giants 0
1961 NFL Championship
Dec. 31 at *City Stadium, Green Bay


Paul Hornung, on leave from the Army, tied a playoff record with 19 points, keying the Packers' rout of the Giants in the first title game ever played in Green Bay.

A team-record 39,029 watched the Green and Gold erupt for 24 points in the second quarter. In all, the Packers scored seven times against the NFL's top defensive team, amassing four touchdowns and three field goals. The defense, meanwhile, proved a devastating complement, intercepting four passes and recovering one fumble, while limiting New York to six first downs and 130 total yards.

Two interceptions, by Ray Nitschke and Hank Gremminger, set up the team's second and third touchdowns, while the fumble recovery (by Forrest Gregg) led to Hornung's second field goal. Hornung's final FG came after Jesse Whittenton's interception.


GB - Hornung 6 run (Hornung kick)
GB - Dowler 13 pass from Starr (Hornung kick)
GB - R.Kramer 14 pass from Starr (Hornung kick)
GB - FG Hornung 17
GB - FG Hornung 22
GB - R.Kramer 13 pass from Starr (Hornung kick)
GB - FG Hornung 19

broken up pass
Packers receivers score 3 touchdowns on the day
crowd celebration
Packers fans celebrate with players


*--renamed Lambeau Field in 1965
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