The 1963 NFL Championship New York Giants vs Chicago Bears. The 31st annual NFL championship game was played on December 29, 1963 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Game time temperture was 9 - 11 degrees. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle had asked Bears owner/coach George Halas to move the game to Soldier Field due to increased seating capacity as well as lights, in case the sun would set during the game. When Halas refused, Rozelle pushed the starting time of the game to 12:05 pm Central Time.