On This Date 12/30/1956

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The New York Football Giants win their first NFL Championship in 18 years, beating the Chicago Bears 47-7 at Yankee Stadium. Frank Gifford led the way with 161 yards total offense, including 131 receiving yards with one touchdown as New York dominated the game in the first half, building a 34-7 lead. In a repeat of the 1934 NFL Championship, the Giants chose to wear sneakers instead of cleats on a field with icy conditions.