The first Superbowl is held in at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum between the Green Bay Packers and AFL champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay get three second-half touchdowns, the first of which is set up by Willie Wood’s 50-yard return of an interception. Max McGee catches seven from Bart Starr for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Elijah Pitts runs for two other scores. The Chiefs’ 10 points come in the second quarter, the only touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Len Dawson to Curtis McClinton. Starr completes 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns and is chosen the most valuable player.
Final score is Green Bay 35, Kansas City, 10. The Packers collect $15,000 per player and the Chiefs $7,500, the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports.