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🚨Packers Top Giants in NFL Championship Game for Second Consecutive Year

Dec. 30, 1962 - Yankee Stadium was no place for a warm-blooded mammal today — especially Y.A. Tittle of the New York Giants. His passing arm was as cold as a popsicle. As a result, the Green Bay Packers scored a 16-7 triumph and captured the NFL crown for the second straight year. Field goals of 26, 29, and 30 yards — all by Jerry Kramer — provided the margin of victory. A capacity gathering of 64,892 witnessed this closely contested affair. The most conspicuous witness in attendance was Old Man Winter. His temperature ranged from 20 to 17 degrees, and he exhaled frigid, swirling gusts of wind that frequently reached 30 miles an hour. Weather and wind seemed to wreak the greatest hardships on Tittle. On at least 10 occasions, the 36-year-old quarterback overthrew or underthrew open targets far down the field. He rarely looked like the same man who had established a league record of 33 touchdown passes during the regular season. The New York score was made when Erich Barnes blocked a Packer punt and Jim Collier recovered it in the end zone. Bart Starr, Green Bay’s quarterback, was not rushed so hard as Tittle. He completed 9 of 21 tosses for 85 yards, concentrating on screens and short passes with an occasional longer pitch to Boyd Dowler, Max McGee, or Ron Kramer. For each Packer, a full winner’s share was worth a record $5,889. Each Giant collected $4,167, a record for losers.


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