This Day in Sports History: Packers Defeat Chiefs in Super Bowl I
The Super Bowl has become one of, if not the biggest sporting event in North American history and today 51 years ago we witnessed the very first one.
This match-up pitted the Green Bay Packers against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Packers, the most historical franchise in all of sports history, had won ten NFL Championships prior to the official beginning of the Super Bowl era.
As for the Kansas City Chiefs they hadn't won any NFL Championships up until this point (They've won only one, in 1969-Super Bowl IV).
The Packers came into this game as heavy favorites but in the first half the Chiefs were giving the Pack all they could handle.
At halftime Green Bay only led 14-10 and looked to be playing a bit tight in the first half playing under the lofty expectations of the legendary Vince Lombardi.
However, in the second half it was all Green Bay as they outscored the Chiefs 21-0.
The hero of the game was a back-up end named Max McGee who was forced into action after starter Boyd Dowler re-injured his shoulder. McGee caught seven passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
On the ground the star was Elijah Pitts who carried the ball 11 times for 45 yards and two scores.
As far as the MVP goes, it was the quarterback Bart Starr. He finished the game 16-23, 250 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
The Packers ended up defeating the Chiefs, comfortably, 35-10 to secure the victory in the very first Super Bowl in NFL history.