When Was the First Super Bowl?
The first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967 in the Los Angeles Coliseum. The first ever Super Bowl featured the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers beat the Chiefs 35-10, led by QB Bart Starr - the first ever Super Bowl MVP.
The first Super Bowl was not, as some believe, the first NFL Championship Game, but rather the first championship between the champions of the AFL (then a separate league) and the NFL. The merger between the two leagues, agreed in 1966, led to the champions of both playing each other to determine a champion in the four seasons prior to realignment in 1970. Super Bowl III in January 1969 was the first to carry to official 'Super Bowl' title, and Super Bowls I and II (which had previously been known as "AFL-NFL World Championship Games") were changed in the history books to reflect the new title.Back to the NFL Newsfeed