Champion Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Colts - 3½ points
Date 27 December 1959
|Location Memorial Stadium, Balti, Maryland, United States|
Similar 1958 NFL Championship Game, 1956 NFL Championship Game, 1957 NFL Championship Game, 1960 NFL Championship Game, 1961 NFL Championship Game
The 1959 National Football League Championship Game was the 27th NFL championship game, played on December 27 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
It was a rematch of the 1958 championship game that went into overtime. The defending champion Baltimore Colts (9–3) again won the Western Conference, while the New York Giants (10–2) repeated as Eastern Conference champions. The Colts were favored to repeat as champions by 3½ points.
This game also went down to the last quarter, but the Colts did not need any heroics in overtime. Trailing 9-7 at the start of the fourth quarter, Baltimore scored 24 straight points and won, 31–16.
This was the only NFL championship game played in Baltimore.
Sunday, December 27, 1959
Kickoff: 2:05 p.m. EST
The NFL had five game officials in 1959; the line judge was added in 1965 and the side judge in 1978.
The gross receipts for the game, including radio and television rights, were just over $666,000, slightly below the previous year. Each player on the winning Colts team received $4,674, while Giants players made $3,083 each.