15 January 2016

On This Day: Packers win first Super Bowl


The Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs took to the field On This Day in 1967 for the first AFL-NFL World Championship, an event which would soon be known as the Super Bowl. The game was played at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

The Chiefs started strong, keeping the first half close. However, the Packers were on fire in the second half and won 35-10. There was just shy on 62,000 fans in attendance that first year.

The Packers have been back times four more times over the years:
1968 – Super Bowl II – Won 33 to 14 over Oakland Raiders
1997 – Super Bowl XXXI – Won 35 to 21 over New England Patriots
1998 – Super Bowl XXXII – Lost to Denver Broncos (31-24)
2011 – Super Bowl XLV – Won 31 to 25 over Pittsburgh Steelers

Their five appearances however does not hold the record. That distinction is shared by three teams. The Dallas Cowboys, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots have all made it to the Super Bowl eight times. Incidentally,  the Kansas City Chiefs only ever made it back to the Super Bowl once.

This year, the Super Bowl will be played on 7 February. It will be the 50th Super Bowl and will be played in California at the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

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Source

Packers beat Chiefs in first Super Bowl. This Day in History. History.com. 15 January 1967.


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.