Super Bowl History - 1960's

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Super 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 last Championship.

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.

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