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1959 NFL Championship
1959 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
1963 NFL Season review
1963 NFL Season review
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Wade Randy
Eagles vs Packers -1960 NFL Championship Game
Eagles vs Packers -1960 NFL Championship Game
Published: 2015/08/30
Channel: EAGLES NEST
1958 NFL Championship Game Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants @ Yankee Stadium (December 28, 1958)
1958 NFL Championship Game Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants @ Yankee Stadium (December 28, 1958)
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: Solrac Ollitsac
1963 NFL Season review
1963 NFL Season review
Published: 2016/10/04
Channel: Newton Minnow
1961 NFL PT2
1961 NFL PT2
Published: 2016/09/03
Channel: Newton Minnow
1963 Cardinals vs N Y G  Nov  24th Tom Brookshire RE broadcasts
1963 Cardinals vs N Y G Nov 24th Tom Brookshire RE broadcasts
Published: 2017/01/22
Channel: Newton Minnow
1954 Time for Football Show and 1958 NFL
1954 Time for Football Show and 1958 NFL
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Newton Minnow
1953 NFL Championship (Narrated Version)
1953 NFL Championship (Narrated Version)
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
NFL 1948
NFL 1948
Published: 2013/11/27
Channel: CoolOldVideos
'The Greatest Game Ever Played' 1958 NFL Championship: Colts vs. Giants
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: NFL
1950 NFL Championship
1950 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
Colts Top Giants for NFL Title (1959)
Colts Top Giants for NFL Title (1959)
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: historycomestolife
1965 Baltimore Colts vs Green Bay Packers played to NFL music 30 min
1965 Baltimore Colts vs Green Bay Packers played to NFL music 30 min
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: Newton Minnow
1956 Football Champiopnship
1956 Football Champiopnship
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: Newton Minnow
1951 NFL Championship
1951 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: Newton Minnow
1946 NFL Championship
1946 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
1966 Packers at Cowboys NFL Championship Game
1966 Packers at Cowboys NFL Championship Game
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Comrade Dobler
1950 NFL Championship The Way it Was
1950 NFL Championship The Way it Was
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: Comrade Dobler
#1: 1958 NFL Championship Colts vs. Giants | Top 10 Overtime Finishes of All Time | NFL
#1: 1958 NFL Championship Colts vs. Giants | Top 10 Overtime Finishes of All Time | NFL
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: NFL Films
1945 NFL Championship color silent
1945 NFL Championship color silent
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Newton Minnow
1940 NFL Championship
1940 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
1970 Dallas vs S.F.
1970 Dallas vs S.F.
Published: 2016/10/15
Channel: Newton Minnow
1973 NFL Season Review
1973 NFL Season Review
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: 1983jblack
1960 Colts vs. 49ers
1960 Colts vs. 49ers
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: PigskinAcademy
1961 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GREEN BAY PACKERS vs NEW YORK GIANTS CBC CANADA TAPE
1961 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GREEN BAY PACKERS vs NEW YORK GIANTS CBC CANADA TAPE
Published: 2016/09/03
Channel: Newton Minnow
Clips from 45 minute 1959 16mm Baltimore Colts Champion Season
Clips from 45 minute 1959 16mm Baltimore Colts Champion Season
Published: 2013/03/05
Channel: MrPeoplespace
Super Bowl 50 - Panthers vs. Broncos | NFL Full Game
Super Bowl 50 - Panthers vs. Broncos | NFL Full Game
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: NFL
1960 NFL Championship Eagles vs Packers ( 1960 season stories)
1960 NFL Championship Eagles vs Packers ( 1960 season stories)
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: FryGUY EAGLES
1955 NFL Championship
1955 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
1965 Browns at Packers NFL Championship Game
1965 Browns at Packers NFL Championship Game
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: Comrade Dobler
1957 NFL Championship with original radio broadcast
1957 NFL Championship with original radio broadcast
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: Newton Minnow
1963 NFL Championship
1963 NFL Championship
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: 1983jblack
1968 NFL Championship
1968 NFL Championship
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: 1983jblack
1952 Lions at Browns NFL Championship
1952 Lions at Browns NFL Championship
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: Comrade Dobler
1965 nfl championship 1st QTR
1965 nfl championship 1st QTR
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: Newton Minnow
1961 NFL Championship (Dramatic Picture Improvement) - New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
1961 NFL Championship (Dramatic Picture Improvement) - New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: Back Door
1980 NFL Week 12 Baltimore Colts vs New England Patriots
1980 NFL Week 12 Baltimore Colts vs New England Patriots
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Timothy Donovan
1969 NFL DETROIT LIONS vs ST  LOUIS CARDINALS  Part game
1969 NFL DETROIT LIONS vs ST LOUIS CARDINALS Part game
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Newton Minnow
1966 1967 NFL Championship Hi lites  ESPN Classic commercials sorry
1966 1967 NFL Championship Hi lites ESPN Classic commercials sorry
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: Newton Minnow
1933 NFL Championship New York Giants vs Chicago Bears
1933 NFL Championship New York Giants vs Chicago Bears
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: classicsportsvids
1961 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GREEN BAY PACKERS vs NEW YORK GIANTS CBC CANADA TAPE
1961 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GREEN BAY PACKERS vs NEW YORK GIANTS CBC CANADA TAPE
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: John Castro
1954 NFL Championship
1954 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
1964 NFL Championship
1964 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
The Last Championship of Every NFL Franchise
The Last Championship of Every NFL Franchise
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: Savage Brick Sports
American Football League, Baltimore V. New York (1959)
American Football League, Baltimore V. New York (1959)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
1954 Time for Football Show and 1958 NFL
1954 Time for Football Show and 1958 NFL
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Wade Randy
1945 NFL Championship
1945 NFL Championship
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Dan Hendrickson
1964 NFL Championship game
1964 NFL Championship game
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Newton Minnow
1965 NFL Championship 2nd QTR
1965 NFL Championship 2nd QTR
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: Newton Minnow
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1959 National Football League season
Regular season
Duration September 26 – December 13, 1959
East Champions New York Giants
West Champions Baltimore Colts
Championship Game
Champions Baltimore Colts

The 1959 NFL season was the 40th regular season of the National Football League. Tragedy struck as NFL Commissioner Bert Bell died of a heart attack on October 11 at Philadelphia's Franklin Field while watching the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers play. League Treasurer Austin Gunsel was named interim commissioner for the rest of the season.

The Chicago Cardinals played their final season in the Windy City before relocating to St. Louis for the following season.

The season ended when the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants in the NFL Championship Game for the second year in a row.

Conference races[edit]

The NFL had six teams in each conference. Each team would play a home-and-away game against the other 5 teams in its conference, and two games outside the conference. The Bears and Cardinals, and the Redskins and Colts, faced each other in an interconference game each year.

After the second week, when the 1–1–0 Giants had to share the Eastern Conference lead with all five of the other clubs, the Giants won seven of the next eight games to clinch the title in Week Ten. In the Western Conference, the San Francisco 49ers, who had come close (1952, 1953, 1954 and 1957) several times since joining the NFL, were 6–1 and had a two-game lead over their closest rival, the 4–3 Colts. In Week Nine, though, the 49ers lost in Baltimore, 45–14 (November 22) and they shared the lead at 6–3–0. Two weeks later, San Francisco had the home field advantage when they faced the Colts for a rematch. Baltimore won again, 34–14, and clinched the title the following week.

Week Western Eastern
1 3 teams (Bal, GB, SF) 1–0–0 3 teams (Cards, NYG, Pit) 1–0–0
2 Tie (GB and SF) 2–0–0 6 teams (Cards, Cle, NYG, Phi, Pit, Was) 1–1–0
3 Green Bay Packers 3–0–0 3 teams (NYG, Phi, Was) 2–1–0
4 3 teams (Bal, GB, SF) 3–1–0 New York Giants 3–1–0
5 Tie (Bal, SF) 4–1–0 New York Giants 4–1–0
6 San Francisco 49ers 5–1–0 New York Giants 5–1–0
7 San Francisco 49ers 6–1–0 New York Giants 6–1–0
8 San Francisco 49ers 6–2–0 Tie (Cle, NYG) 6–2–0
9 Tie (Bal, SF) 6–3–0 New York Giants 7–2–0
10 Tie (Bal, SF) 7–3–0 New York Giants 8–2–0
11 Baltimore Colts 8–3–0 New York Giants 9–2–0
12 Baltimore Colts 9–3–0 New York Giants 10–2–0

Final standings[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Note: The NFL did not officially count tie games in the standings until 1972

Eastern Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 284 170
Cleveland Browns 7 5 0 .583 270 214
Philadelphia Eagles 7 5 0 .583 268 278
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 1 .545 257 216
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 185 350
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 234 324
Western Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 374 251
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 252 196
Green Bay Packers 7 5 0 .583 248 246
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 255 237
Detroit Lions 3 8 1 .273 203 275
Los Angeles Rams 2 10 0 .167 242 315

NFL Championship Game[edit]

Baltimore 31, NY Giants 16 at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, December 27, 1959

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player Johnny Unitas, Quarterback, Baltimore Colts
Coach of the Year Vince Lombardi, Green Bay

References[edit]

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