Bowl History 1967 - 1969
Super Bowl I
Los Angeles, California hosted the
Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs
in football's first Super Bowl. Super Bowl 1 featured
coaching greats, Vince Lombardi and Hank Stram.
Over 61,000 fans watched Bart Starr throw 2 touchdowns,
leading the Packers to a 35-10 victory while receiving
MVP honors. However, it was unlikely hero, Max McGee
who opened eyes, catching 7 balls for 138 yards. Other key
players for the Packers' were all-pro safety Willie
Wood and running back Elijah Pitts, while the Chiefs
were led by QB Len Dawson, and Curtis McClinton.
Super Bowl II
On January 14th, 1968 the
Oakland Raiders met the Green Bay Packers in
Super Bowl 2 in Miami, Florida's Orange Bowl.
The game drew over 75,000 people, the first $3 million gate.
Super Bowl Two was no different than Super Bowl
One for Bart Starr and Green Bay. Starr
was named MVP and the Packers won easily for the second
straight year, 33-14. Kicker Don Chandler added
four field goals, and All-Pro cornerback Herb Adderley
had a 60 yard interception return for a touchdown.
Daryle Lamonica threw to Bill Miller for both
of Oakland's touchdowns. This was Vince Lombardi's
Super Bowl III
Super Bowl 3 marks one of the
biggest upsets in football history. In Miami, Florida
on January 12th, 1969 Weeb Ewbank's New York Jets
beat Don Shula's Baltimore Colts for the AFL's first
Super Bowl victory. Everyone remembers Joe Namath's
"Guaranteed Victory" over the heavily favored
Colts. Namath followed through, taking home MVP honors. Running
backs Matt Snell and Tom Matte each rushed for
over 100 yards for there respective teams. Johnny Unitas
came off the bench after starter Earl Morrall was intercepted thrice, but it wasn't enough, as the Jets won 16-7.