Moment 22 Fourth Crown

1936 Team
Photo credit: Stiller-Lefebvre Collections
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December 13, 1936

A 43-yard TD pass from Arnie Herber to Don Hutson in the first three minutes sparks a 21-6 victory over the Boston Redskins for the Packers’ fourth NFL title and first under a playoff format. A 52-yard pass from Herber to Johnny Blood and a blocked punt by Lon Evans set up Green Bay’s other two scores.

The title game is the first played in the NFL on a neutral field, as Redskins owner George Preston Marshall moved it from Fenway Park to the Polo Grounds in New York due to apparent fan apathy in Boston. The following year, Marshall would move his franchise to Washington, D.C.

The Packers went 10-1-1 in the regular season to set up the title meeting with 7-5 Boston, losing only to the Bears in the second game of the season, 30-3. That was the only game all year the Packers gave up more than 18 points, and they won nine straight after that, avenging the Bears defeat with a 21-10 triumph on Nov. 1.