Who Won the First Super Bowl?


In 1967, the two professional football leagues faced off to pick a champion -- and the "AFL-NFL World Championship Game" was born. On Jan. 15, the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs squared off against the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Steered by legendary coach Vince Lombardi and led by MVP quarterback Bart Starr, the Packers clinched victory in the first Super Bowl, 35-10.

Packer Domination

  • The only points the Chiefs scored came in the second quarter. In the second half, the Packers blew the game open with three touchdowns. Safety Willie Wood set the stage for the first touchdown after he intercepted the ball and returned it 50 yards. Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Max McGee caught seven of those passes for 138 yards, including the two touchdowns. Each of the Packers earned $15,000 for his effort, while the Chiefs went home with $7,500 a piece. With 61,946 fans in attendance, the game would also go down in history as the only Super Bowl not to sell out.

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