First NFL Night Game - November 6, 1929
The Chicago Cardinals defeated the Providence Steam Roller, 16-0.

First NFL Rules - February 25, 1933
In 1933, NFL officials adopted rules specifically for the NFL and discontinued the use of collegiate rules.

First NFL Championship Game - December 17, 1933
The Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants, 23-21.

First NFL Draft Pick - February 8, 1936
A halfback by the name of Jay Berwanger holds the distinction of being the very first NFL draft pick and the first Heismann Trophy winner.

First Pro Bowl - January 15, 1939
The New York Giants defeated the Pro All-Stars, 13-10.

First NFL Divisional Playoff Game - December 14, 1941
The Chicago Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers, 33-14, in an NFL Western Division playoff game.

First African-American NFL Player - March 21, 1946
The Los Angeles Rams signed halfback Kenny Washington to an NFL contract.

First Use of a Penalty Flag in the NFL - September 17, 1948
The penalty flag was first used in the NFL in a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Boston Yanks.

First Overtime NFL Game - August 28, 1955
The Los Angeles Rams defeated the New York Giants, 23-17, three minutes into overtime of a preseason contest.

First Overtime NFL Championship Game - December 28, 1958
The Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants, 23-17.

First Super Bowl - January 15, 1967
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.



 

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