The 1934 Bears went undefeated in the regular season but lost in the NFL Championship. Chicago, which entered the season as defending champs, was even more dominant than it had been in 1933. George Halas’ Bears went 13-0 and led the 11-team league in offense, scoring 286 total points while giving up just 86 – an average of 6.6 points allowed. The Bears’ offensive hero was a rookie halfback named Beattie Feathers, who became the first player to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season. Hall of Fame fullback Bronko Nagurski also contributed to the cause, scoring seven touchdowns; the talented Bear offense also included All-Pro end and future Hall of Famer Bill Hewitt, who caught five TD passes. In the title game at the Polo Grounds, however, the Bears lost, 30-13, to the East Division champion New York Giants, an 8-5 team whom the Bears had already beaten twice. It became known as "The Sneakers Game," after the Giants borrowed sneakers from the basketball team at Manhattan College to better handle a slippery field.