The original NFL-AFL World Championship Game, now known as Super Bowl I, is won by the Packers, 35-10 over the Chiefs at LA’s Memorial Coliseum, as receiver Max McGee comes off the bench to catch two TD passes after supposedly being out on the town all night.
McGee, replacing an injured Boyd Dowler, who left on the game’s first series, finished with seven catches for 138 yards, a franchise single-game postseason record at the time. QB Bart Starr was named the game’s MVP with an efficient 16-of-23 passing for 250 yards.
Heavily favored over the champions of the upstart AFL, the Packers led just 14-10 at halftime when Hall of Fame safety Willie Wood intercepted Chiefs QB Len Dawson. Wood returned it 50 yards to the Kansas City 5-yard line early in the third quarter, setting up the first of two Elijah Pitts TD runs in the second half as Green Bay pulled away.The championship was Green Bay’s 10th as a franchise and fourth under Lombardi.