It was also an opportunity to establish the skill and prestige of the pro game.
Knute Rockne reassembled his Four Horsemen along with the stars of his 1924 Championship squad and told them to score early, then defend.
Rockne, like much of the public, thought little of pro football and expected an easy win.
But from the beginning it was a one-way contest, with Friedman running for two Giant touchdowns and Hap Moran passing for another. When it was all over, Coach Rockne told his team, "That was the greatest football machine I ever saw.
The Giants were particularly successful from the latter half of the 1930s until the United States entry into World War II.They added their third NFL championship in 1938 with a 23–17 win over the Green Bay Packers.They did not win another league title until 1956, aided by a number of future Pro Football Hall of Fame players such as running back Frank Gifford, linebacker Sam Huff, and offensive tackle Roosevelt Brown, as well as all-pro running back Alex Webster.Despite having several respectable seasons with Tarkenton at quarterback, including a 7–7 finish in 1967 and 9–5 in 1970, Before the 1976 season, the Giants tried to revive a weak offense by replacing retired RB Ron Johnson with future Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka, but Csonka was often injured and ineffective during his 3 years in New York.The 1977 season featured a roster that included three rookie quarterbacks.is often called "The Greatest Game Ever Played" and is considered one of the most important events in furthering the NFL's popularity.