Colts - 3½ points
27 December 1959
| Memorial Stadium, Balti, Maryland, United States|
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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.
1959 NFL Championship Game Wikipedia
Sunday, December 27, 1959First quarter
BAL – Lenny Moore 60 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick), 7–0 BAL
NY – FG Pat Summerall 23, 7–3 BAL
NY – FG Summerall 37, 7–6 BAL
NY – FG Summerall 22, 9–7 NY
BAL – Unitas 4 yard run (Myhra kick), 14–9 BAL
BAL – Jerry Richardson 12 yard pass from Unitas (Myhra kick), 21–9 BAL
BAL – Johnny Sample 42 yard interception return (Myhra kick), 28–9 BAL
BAL – FG Myhra 25, 31–9 BAL
NY – Bob Schnelker 32 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Summerall kick), 31–16 BAL
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.