When Was the First Super Bowl Played?


Quick Answer

The first Super Bowl was played on Sunday, January 15, 1967, when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Green Bay led 14-10 at halftime before pulling away for the easy win. Packers quarterback Bart Starr was named Most Valuable Player.

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The game was officially called the AFL-NFL World Championship in 1967 but was renamed Super Bowl I when the NFL officially adopted the Super Bowl name. The game was the result of a merger agreement between the NFL and the rival American Football League. From 1960 to 1966, the two leagues played separate championship games.

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