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