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Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers 35 Kansas City Chiefs 10
The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 to win the first Super Bowl. Packers quarterback Bart Starr is named Super Bowl MVP.
The Green Bay Packers opened the Super Bowl series by defeating the American Football League champions Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 behind the passing of Bart Starr, the receiving of Max McGee, and a key interception by all-pro safety Willie Wood.
Green Bay broke open the game with 3 second-half touchdowns, the first of which was set up by Wood's 50-yard return of an interception to the Chiefs 5-yard line. McGee, filling in for ailing Boyd Dowler after having caught only 4 passes all season, caught 7 from Starr for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns. Elijah Pitts ran for 2 other scores.
The Kansas City Chiefs 10 points came in the second quarter, the only touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Len Dawson to Curtis McClinton. Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns and was chosen the most valuable player of the first ever SUper Bowl.
The Green Bay Packers collected $15,000 per man and the Chiefs $7,500 -- the largest single- game shares in the history of team sports at the time.
Super Bowl I
Super Bowl I MVP: Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay
Super Bowl I MVP: Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay Packers
In what was originally called the "AFL-NFL World Championship," Bart Starr propelled the Packers to a 35-10 victory over the Chiefs.
Completing 16 of 23 attempts, Starr amassed 250 yards through the air to go along with three passing touchdowns.
Starr hooked up with reserve wide receiver Max McGee, whose one-armed first quarter touchdown reception is one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl history, seven times for 138 yards.
Super Bowl I Scoring
|Kansas City (AFL)||0||10||0||0||10|
|Green Bay (NFL)||7||7||14||7||35|
Packers: McGee 37 pass from Starr (Chandler kick)
Chiefs: McClinton 7 pass from Dawson (Mercer kick)
Packers: Taylor 14 run (Chandler kick)
Chiefs: FG Mercer 31
Packers: Pitts 5 run (Chandler kick)
Packers: McGee 13 pass from Starr (Chandler kick)
Packers: Pitts 1 run (Chandler kick)
January 15, 1967
Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)
Broadcast by both CBS and NBC
CBS: Ray Scott and Jack Whitaker (play-by-play), Frank Gifford (analyst)
NBC: Curt Gowdy (play-by-play), Paul Christman (analyst)
Winners Share: Green Bay ($15,000)
Losers Share: Kansas City ($7,500)
Super Bowl I Entertainment
Pregame: University of Arizona & Grambling University with Al Hirt
National Anthem: Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands
Coin Toss: Game Official
Halftime: Universities of Arizona and Michigan Bands
Super Bowl I: Ticket & Championship Ring
Super Bowl I: Championship Ring
Super Bowl I: Ticket