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January 25, 1998

Heavy favorites in Super Bowl XXXII, the Packers fall to the Denver Broncos, 31-24.

Green Bay got back to the ultimate game with playoff victories over Tampa Bay and San Francisco, but an early 7-0 lead in the Super Bowl on a 22-yard TD pass to Antonio Freeman didn’t last long.

Game MVP Terrell Davis, battling migraine headaches, rushed 30 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns, wearing out Green Bay’s defense on the ground and giving Denver QB John Elway his first Super Bowl victory after three previous appearances in the big game.

After Davis scored with 1:45 left to break a 24-all tie, the game came down to fourth-and-6 for the Packers from the Denver 31-yard line, and Broncos linebacker John Mobley broke up a short pass over the middle for tight end Mark Chmura.

Denver became just the second wild-card team in history to win the Super Bowl, and the Packers’ attempt to become just the second team to win back-to-back Super Bowls twice fell short.
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