The second installment in our Legacy of Champions series. If you missed the first one, click here to read it.
Coming off an undefeated season and their first championship. The Packers launched their 1930 campaign with eight straight wins. This brought their win streak to 23 and had them well on their way to another league championship.
The 1930 season was highlighted by, among other things, three matchups with the Chicago Bears. While still a young rivalry at the time, it already had the makings of one of the greatest rivalries of all time. The Packers shut the Bears out in their first meeting and edged them 13-12 in their second meeting. However, in the third matchup of the two teams the upstart Bears beat the Packers 21-0.
On November 23rd the Giants eascaped the Packers with a 13-7 win. With that win the Giants took over first place in the league. Their lead was short lived though, as the Packers regained the lead the following week and held it through the rest of the season.
In the 1930s, NFL regulations had not yet been designed to favor high scores. Despite this the Packers were able to post win totals in the amount of 21, 27, 25, 37, and 47 points including a 21 point showing against their rivals the Bears. Few in the league could stop the Packers’ offensive juggernaut.
As the 1930 season came to a close, the Packers posted their first back to back NFL championship and became the second NFL team to boast a championship repeat.