TDIF: First Overtime Game in the NFL

Baltimore Colts, Greatest Games, New York Giants, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Fifty-seven years ago today, on August 28, 1955, the first NFL overtime game was played during the preseason between the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants. Three minutes into the sudden death period, the Rams scored, defeating the Giants 23-17. This game would open the door to many unbelievable finishes, including the first championship game to go into sudden death overtime.

Here’s a classic NFL Films look back at that championship game in 1958 between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants, as originally presented in NFL’s Greatest Games.

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