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Looking Back: Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl 1

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in Super Bowl I from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This game was played on Sunday, Jan. 15, 1967.

The Packers were 14 point favorites coming into the game. Also, Bart Starr was named the first Super Bowl MVP.

Elijah Pitts scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Packers the 35-10 lead in the fourth quarter. In the third quarter, Max McGee caught a 13-yard touchdown reception from Starr for the 28-10 lead.

Bart Starr (Getty Images)

Bart Starr (Getty Images)

Pitts also scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown early in the third quarter for the 21-10 lead.

The Chiefs scored their 10-points in the second quarter. Mike Mercer kicked a 31-yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-10.

Curtis McClinton also caught a seven-yard touchdown by Len Dawson to tie the game at 7 points each.

The Packers took a 14-7 lead when Jim Taylor scored on a 14-yard rushing touchdown. McGee gave the Packers the 7-0 lead when he caught a 37-yard touchdown reception from Starr for the 7-0 lead.

Dawson went 16-of-27 for 211 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also led the team with 24 rushing yards.

Chris Burford led the team with 67 receiving yards. Otis Taylor also had 57 receiving yards, while McClinton added 34 yards and a touchdown.

Starr went 16-of-23 for 250 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Taylor led the team with 56 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Pitts had 45 yards and two touchdowns.

McGee led the Packers with 138 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Carroll Dale also had 59 receiving yards, and Pitts had 32 yards.

Willie Mitchell had the Chiefs interception, while Willie Wood had the Packers pick.

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