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After grinding down opponents during the regular season, division leaders the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins met on a rough and ragged field at venerable Wrigley Stadium to determine the 1937 Champions of the NFL. This titanic clash took place on December 12th, with the 'Skins emerging victorious by a score of 28-21.
On their way to relocating to Washington DC from Boston after the 1936 season, the Redskins drafted TCU's All-American QB Sammy Baugh. Employing a passing game now deemed way ahead of the time, rookie Baugh proved the difference maker, completing 18 of 33 passes for 335 yards. This game saw the Bears field their own rookie QB Ray Buivid, who playing for Marquette had lost to Baugh and TCU in 1936 Cotton Bowl. Other notables taking part in this contest were Bears HOFers Bronko Nagurski, Dan Fortmann, George Musso and Joe Stydahar; Redskns HOFers Cliff Battles, Turk Edwards and Wayne Millner; and head coaches George Halas and Ray Flaherty.
Recall this momentous occasion with this 1937 NFL Championship Game program from Wrigley Field. Clean and bright overall, this important postseason souvenir takes the field in (GD-VG) condition, with vivid colors and sharp graphics. This four page relic is printed on sturdy stock and lists the big name stars noted above (except Halas), along with the rest of the participating teams' rosters. Fairly unobtrusive creasing is evident and there is a small tear halfway up on the spine, otherwise this broadly appealing program stands as a respectable example from the tough pre-war period of NFL history.