On This Date 12/21/1941
The Chicago Bears become the first team to win the NFL Championship Game in consecutive seasons. The Bears defeat the New York Giants 37-9 at Wrigley Field. The Bears needed to play an extra playoff game, beating the Green Bay Packers 33-14 a week earlier to win the Western Division. The game was tied 9-9 in the early part of the third quarter, before the Bears pulled away, scoring 28 unanswered points. Norm Standlee had a pair of touchdowns while rushing for 89 yards. The game had just 13,341 fans as the bombings of Pearl Harbor, and the start of World War II had fans reluctant to attend any sporting events.