Giants: 7 Epic Moments in History #6

The Giants have had many historic and epic moments through the years.  We are counting down the top 7 as seen in the pictures of Sports Illustrated over the years.

#6 December 30 1956: The Giants hosted the Chicago Bears, who they had tied earlier in the year during an 8-3-1 campaign, at Yankee Stadium for the NFL Championship Game. Led by quarterback Frank Gifford, as well as four other future Hall of Famers in Roosevelt Brown, Andy Robustelli, Emlen Tunnel and Sam Huff — as well as Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry making the respective offensive and defensive calls as coordinators — Gifford was named the MVP and the Giants slaughtered the Bears 47-7 for the franchise’s third NFL title.

Just the thought of having BOTH Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry on the same sideline at once, and neither one of them being or ever becoming the Head Coach of the New York Giants is mind boggling.  While both moved on to take their respective teams to multiple championships, the Giants struggled to return to Championship form throughout the late 60′s and 70′s.  Many attempts were made by Mr. Mara to have Lombardi return to New York, but he took his commitment to the folks of Green Bay seriously and remained there until 1968.  While Landry who left the Giants after the 1959 season remained with the Cowboys until 1988 amassing a team record 250 wins.

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