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Hornung lights up scoreboard

Updated: December 29, 2006, 10:53 AM ET
By Ron Flatter | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Dec. 31, 1961 - After going 11-3 in the regular season to win the Western Conference for the second straight season, Paul Hornung and the Green Bay Packers were back in the NFL championship game they had lost last year.

But it didn't appear as if Hornung would be able to play against the New York Giants because he -- along with linebacker Ray Nitschke and wide receiver Boyd Dowler -- had been activated into the National Guard because of the Berlin crisis. That's when ...

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