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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Karr is Giant killer in first NFL title game
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Dec. 17, 1933

For the first time, the NFL schedules a championship game before the season. In today's title game at Wrigley Field, the New York Giants take a 21-16 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Harry Newman to Ken Strong. It is the second touchdown pass of the game for Newman, who completes 12-of-17 passes for 201 yards.

But the defending champion Chicago Bears aren't through. In the closing minutes, with the ball on the Giants' 33-yard line, Bronko Nagurski throws a jump pass to end Bill Hewitt, who reaches the 19, when he makes a long lateral to the other end, Billy Karr. Eluding two Giant defenders, Karr races into the end zone for his second touchdown, giving the Bears the lead.

In the final seconds, Red Grange preserves Chicago's 23-21 victory with a touchdown-saving tackle.

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