The First Super Bowl

The NFL’s First World Championship game was played on January 15, 1967.  The game took place in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angels, California.  The teams that played were the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers.  The Packers were favorited to win by 14 points.  Attendance at the game totaled over 60,000.

Going into the game, the Chiefs had a record of 11-2-1 and the Packers had a record of 12-2.  The Packers got ahead early, scoring 7 points in the first quarter.  By halftime, the Packers had scored 7 more points and the Chiefs had scored 10 points.  The score at the end of the second quarter was 14-10 with the Packers on top.

After halftime, it was all about the Packers for the rest of the game, with them scoring 21 unanswered points.  They scored 14 more of those points in the third quarter.  In the fourth quarter, they scored 7 more.  The game ended and the Packers won 35-10, becoming the first ever NFL Champions.  Green Bay’s quarterback, Bart Starr, was named MVP.  He completed 16 out of 23 passes for 251 yards, and threw one touchdown and one interception.

The trophy that all Super Bowl champions get now is known as the Vince Lombardi Trophy.  It is named after the Green Bay Packers’ coach, Vince Lombardi, who led them to win the first two Super Bowls.

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