The 1944 National Football League Championship Game was the 12th NFL title game. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The game was played on December 17, 1944 at New York's Polo Grounds. Events 546 - Gothic War (535–554: The Ostrogoths of King Totila Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different Stadiums in Upper Manhattan, New York City used by Baseball 's New York Giants The attendance for the game was 46,016. The game featured the Green Bay Packers (8-2), champions of the Western Division versus the Eastern Division champion New York Giants (8-1-1). The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay Wisconsin. The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey.
The Packers were led by head coach Curly Lambeau. Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau ( April 9, 1898 &ndash June 1, 1965) was the founder a player and the first coach of the Green Bay The stars of the team included end Don Hutson and quarterback Irv Comp. Donald Montgomery Hutson ( January 31, 1913 &ndash June 24, 1997) was the first star Wide receiver in National Football League Irv Comp ( May 17, 1919 - July 11, 1989) was an American football player The Giants were led by head coach Steve Owen. Stephen Joseph Owen ( April 21, 1898 - May 17, 1964) was an American football player and coach who earned a place They also had running back Bill Paschal and former Packers quarterback Arnie Herber as well as a dominant defense. William A Paschal (born May 28 1921 in Atlanta Georgia) was an American football Running back for six years in the National Arnold "Arnie" Charles Herber ( April 2, 1910 &ndash October 14, 1969) was a professional American football Quarterback