Super Bowl II

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Super Bowl II
Super Bowl II.svg
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GB31310733
OAK070714
DateJanuary 14, 1968 (1968-01-14)
Stadium Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
MVP Bart Starr, quarterback
FavoritePackers by 13.5 [1] [2]
Referee Jack Vest
Attendance75,546 [3]
Current/Future Hall of Famers
Packers: Vince Lombardi (head coach), Herb Adderley, Willie Davis, Forrest Gregg, Henry Jordan, Jerry Kramer, Ray Nitschke, Dave Robinson, Bart Starr, Willie Wood
Raiders: Al Davis (owner/general manager), John Madden‡ (linebackers coach), Ron Wolfǂ (scout), Fred Biletnikoff, George Blanda, Willie Brown, Jim Otto, Gene Upshaw
‡ elected as a head coach ǂ elected as a general manager.
Ceremonies
National anthem Grambling State University Band [4]
Coin toss Jack Vest
Halftime show Grambling State University Band [4]
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Ray Scott, Pat Summerall and Jack Kemp
Nielsen ratings 36.8
(est. 39.12 million viewers)
Market share68
Cost of 30-second commercial$54,000
Radio in the United States
Network CBS Radio
Announcers Jack Drees and Tom Hedrick

The second AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional football, known retroactively as Super Bowl II, was played on January 14, 1968, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The National Football League (NFL)'s defending champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League (AFL) champion Oakland Raiders by the score of 33–14. This game and Super Bowl III are the only two Super Bowl games to be played in back-to-back years in the same stadium.

Contents

Coming into the game, much like during the first Super Bowl, many sports writers and fans believed that any team in the NFL was vastly superior to any club in the AFL. The Packers, the defending champions, posted a 9–4–1 record during the 1967 NFL season before defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 21–17, in the 1967 NFL Championship Game (also popularly known as the Ice Bowl). The Raiders finished the 1967 AFL season at 13–1, and defeated the Houston Oilers, 40–7, in the 1967 AFL Championship Game.

As expected, Green Bay dominated Oakland throughout the majority of Super Bowl II. The Raiders could only score two touchdown passes from quarterback Daryle Lamonica. Meanwhile, Packers kicker Don Chandler made four field goals, including three in the first half, while defensive back Herb Adderley had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown that put the game away. Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr was named the MVP for the second straight time, becoming the first back-to-back Super Bowl MVP for his 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown.

Background

The game was awarded to Miami on May 25, 1967, at the owners meetings held in New York City.

Green Bay Packers

The Packers advanced to their second straight AFL-NFL World Championship Game, but had a much more difficult time than in the previous season. Both of their starting running backs from the previous year, future Pro Football Hall of Famers Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor, had left the team. Their replacements, Elijah Pitts and Jim Grabowski, both went down with season-ending injuries, forcing Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi to use second-year reserve running back Donny Anderson and rookie Travis Williams. Fullbacks Chuck Mercein and Ben Wilson, who were signed as free agents after being discarded by many other teams, were also used to help compensate for the loss of Hornung and Taylor. Meanwhile, the team's 33-year-old veteran quarterback Bart Starr had missed 4 games during the season with injuries, and finished the season with nearly twice as many interceptions (17) as touchdown passes (9).

The team's deep threat was provided by veteran receivers Carroll Dale, who recorded 35 receptions for 738 yards (a 21.1 average), and 5 touchdowns; and Pro Bowler Boyd Dowler, who had 54 catches for 846 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Packers still had the superb blocking of linemen Jerry Kramer, Fred Thurston and Forrest Gregg. On special teams, Williams returned 18 kickoffs for 749 yards and an NFL record 4 touchdowns, giving him a whopping 41.1 yards per return average. But overall the team ranked just 9th out of 16 NFL teams in scoring with 332 points.

The Packers defense, however, allowed only 209 points, the 3rd best in the NFL. Even this figure was misleading, since Green Bay had yielded only 131 points in the first 11 games (when they clinched their division), the lowest total in professional football. Three members of Green Bay's secondary, the strongest aspect of their defense, were named to the Pro Bowl: defensive backs Willie Wood, Herb Adderley, and Bob Jeter. The Packers also had a superb defensive line led by Henry Jordan and Willie Davis. Behind them, the Packers linebacking core was led by Ray Nitschke.

The Packers won the NFL's Central Division with a 9–4–1 regular season record, clinching the division in the 11th week of the season. During the last three weeks, the Packers gave up an uncharacteristic total of 78 points, after having yielded only about a dozen points per game in their first 11 contests. In the playoffs, Green Bay returned to its dominant form, blowing away their first playoff opponent, the Los Angeles Rams, in the Western Conference Championship Game, 28–7. The next week, Green Bay then came from behind to defeat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL championship game for the second year in a row, in one of the most famous games in NFL lore: The Ice Bowl.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders, led by head coach John Rauch, had stormed to the top of the AFL with a 13–1 regular season record (their only defeat was an October 7 loss to the New York Jets, 27–14), and went on to crush the Houston Oilers, 40–7, in the AFL Championship game. They had led all AFL and NFL teams in scoring with 468 points. And starting quarterback Daryle Lamonica had thrown for 3,228 yards and an AFL-best 30 touchdown passes.

The offensive line was anchored by center Jim Otto and rookie guard Gene Upshaw, along with Pro Bowlers Harry Schuh and Wayne Hawkins. Wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff led the team with 40 receptions for 876 yards, an average of 21.3 yards per catch. On the other side of the field, tight end Billy Cannon caught 32 passes for 629 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. In the backfield, the Raiders had three running backs, Clem Daniels, Hewritt Dixon, and Pete Banaszak, who carried the ball equally and combined for 1,510 yards and 10 touchdowns. On special teams, defensive back Rodger Bird led the AFL with 612 punt return yards and added another 148 yards returning kickoffs.

The main strength of the Raiders was their defense, nicknamed "The 11 Angry Men". The defensive line was anchored by Pro Bowlers Tom Keating and Ben Davidson, a former Packer who played on Green Bay's 1961 championship team. Davidson was an extremely effective pass rusher who had demonstrated his aggressiveness in a regular season game against the New York Jets by breaking the jaw of Jets quarterback Joe Namath while sacking him. Behind them, Pro Bowl linebacker Dan Conners excelled at blitzing and pass coverage, recording 3 interceptions. The Raiders also had two Pro Bowl defensive backs: Willie Brown, who led the team with 7 interceptions, and Kent McCloughan, who had 2 interceptions. Safety Warren Powers recorded 6 interceptions, returning them for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Super Bowl pregame news and notes

Despite Oakland's accomplishments, and expert consensus that this was the weakest of all the Packer NFL championship teams, Green Bay was a 14-point favorite to win the Super Bowl. Like the previous year, most fans and sports writers believed that the top NFL teams were superior to the best AFL teams.

Thus, most of the drama and discussions surrounding the game focused not on which team would win, but on the rumors that Lombardi might retire from coaching after the game. The game also proved to be the final one for Packers wide receiver Max McGee, one of the heroes of Super Bowl I, and place kicker Don Chandler.

This was the first Super Bowl to use the Y-shaped goalposts (with one supporting post instead of two) invented by Jim Trimble and Joel Rottman; they had made their debut at the start of the season for both the AFL and NFL, and first appeared at the pro level in Canada. [5]

Media coverage

Television

The game was televised in the United States by CBS, with Ray Scott handling the play-by-play duties and color commentators Pat Summerall and Jack Kemp in the broadcast booth. Kemp was the first Super Bowl commentator who was still an active player (with Buffalo of the AFL) at the time of the broadcast. The CBS telecast of this game is considered lost; all that survives are in-game photos, most of which were shown in the January 8, 1969 edition of Sports Illustrated. Not even NFL Films, the league's official filmmaker, has a copy of the full game available; however, they do have game footage that they used for their game highlight film. [6] [7]

Unlike the previous year's game, Super Bowl II was televised live on only one network, which has been the case for all subsequent Super Bowl games. While the Orange Bowl was sold out for the game, the NFL's unconditional blackout rules in place then prevented the live telecast from being shown in the Miami area.

During the latter part of the second quarter, and again for three minutes of halftime, almost 80 percent of the country (with the exceptions of New York City, Cleveland, Philadelphia and much of the Northeast) lost the video feed of the CBS broadcast. CBS, who had paid $2.5 million for broadcast rights, blamed the glitch on a breakdown in AT&T cable lines.

39.12 million people in the US watched the game on television, resulting in a rating of 36.8 and a market share of 68. [8] The overnight Arbitron rating was 43. [9]

Ceremonies and entertainment

The pregame ceremonies featured two giant figures, one dressed as a Packers player and the other dressed as a Raiders player. They appeared on opposite ends of the field and then faced each other near the 50-yard line.

The Grambling State University band performed the national anthem as well as during the halftime show. [4] The same band was part of the halftime show of Super Bowl I the previous year.

Game summary

First quarter

On Oakland's first offensive play, Ray Nitschke shot through a gap and literally upended fullback Hewritt Dixon in what was one of Nitschke's signature plays of his entire career. The hit was so vicious, it prompted Jerry Green, a Detroit News columnist sitting in the press box with fellow journalists, to say in a deadpan, that the game was over. [10] The Packers opened up the scoring with Don Chandler's 39-yard field goal after marching 34 yards on their first drive of the game. Meanwhile, the Raiders were forced to punt on their first two possessions.

Second quarter

The Packers then started their second possession at their own 3-yard line, and in the opening minutes of the second quarter, they drove 84 yards to the Raiders 13-yard line. However, they once again had to settle for a Chandler field goal to take a 6–0 lead. Later in the period, the Packers took the ball on their own 38-yard line following an Oakland punt. Raider cornerback Kent McCloughan jammed Packer split end Boyd Dowler at the line of scrimmage but then allowed him to head downfield, thinking that a safety would pick him up. [11] However, McCloughan and left safety Howie Williams were both influenced by the Packer backs who were executing a "flood" pattern, with halfback Travis Williams and fullback Ben Wilson running pass routes to the same side as Dowler. Dowler ran a quick post and was wide open down the middle. He grabbed Starr's pass well behind middle linebacker Dan Conners, and right safety Rodger Bird could not get over quickly enough. Dowler outran the defense to score on a 62-yard touchdown reception, increasing the Packer lead to 13–0.

A commemorative Coca-Cola bottle produced in 1994 1994 Super Bowl II Packers vs Raiders, Orange Bowl Jan 14th 1968 Coke Bottle (3444192815).jpg
A commemorative Coca-Cola bottle produced in 1994

After being completely dominated until this point, the Raiders offense finally struck back their next possession, advancing 79 yards in 9 plays, and scoring on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Daryle Lamonica to receiver Bill Miller. The score seemed to fire up the Raiders' defense, and they forced the Packers to punt on their next drive. Raiders returner Rodger Bird gave them great field position with a 12-yard return to Green Bay's 40-yard line, but Oakland could only gain 1 yard with their next 3 plays and came up empty when George Blanda's 47-yard field goal attempt fell short of the goal posts. Oakland's defense again forced Green Bay to punt after 3 plays on the ensuing drive, but this time after calling for a fair catch, Bird fumbled punter Donny Anderson's twisting, left footed kick, and Green Bay's Dick Capp recovered the ball. After 2 incomplete passes, Starr threw a 9-yard completion to Dowler (despite a heavy rush from Ike Lassiter) to set up Chandler's third field goal from the 43 as time expired in the first half, giving the Packers a 16–7 lead.

At halftime, Packers guard Jerry Kramer said to his teammates (referring to Lombardi), "Let's play the last 30 minutes for the old man." [12]

Third quarter

Any chance the Raiders might have had to make a comeback seemed to completely vanish in the second half. The Packers had the ball three times in the third quarter, and held it for all but two and a half minutes. On the Packers second drive of the half starting at their own 17, Ben Wilson ripped up the middle for 14 yards on a draw play. Anderson picked up 8 yards on a sweep, and Wilson carried to within inches of the first down. Starr then pulled one of his favorite plays on third down and short yardage, faking to Wilson and completing a 35-yard pass to wide receiver Max McGee who had slipped past three Raiders at the line of scrimmage. This was McGee's only reception of the game, and the final one of his career. Starr then hit Carroll Dale on a sideline route at the Oakland 13. Starr overthrew Donny Anderson wide open in the end zone, but on the next play he rolled out to the right and threw back to Anderson who was tackled on the two by linebacker Gus Otto. The next play was a broken play, as Anderson thought he saw daylight to the right but ran into Starr. The Packers were not rattled, and the line and fullback Ben Wilson wiped out the Raiders on Anderson's 2-yard touchdown run over right tackle, making the score 23–7.

Packer guard Jerry Kramer must have taken to heart his plea to play the second half for Coach Lombardi. On this drive, game films show him blowing Dan Conners out of Wilson's path on the draw play, then flattening Conners again on Anderson's scoring run.

Again the Green Bay defense forced Oakland to go three-and-out, and the Raiders punted. The Packers drove from their own 39 to the Raider 24 and increased their lead to 26–7 as Chandler kicked his fourth field goal (which hit the crossbar from 31 yards out and bounced over).

Fourth quarter

Early in the fourth quarter, Starr was knocked out of the game when he jammed the thumb on his throwing hand on a sack by Davidson. (Starr was replaced by Zeke Bratkowski, who was then sacked on his only pass attempt.) But later in the period, the Packers put the game completely out of reach when defensive back Herb Adderley intercepted a pass intended for Fred Biletnikoff and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown, making the score 33–7. Adderley laid back as the Raider end ran a curl route, then dashed in front of him to snare the ball and scored with the help of a crushing downfield block by tackle Ron Kostelnik.

Oakland did manage to score on their next drive after the turnover with a second 23-yard touchdown pass from Lamonica to Miller, set up by Pete Banaszak's 41-yard reception on the previous play. But all the Raiders' second touchdown did was make the final score look remotely more respectable, 33–14.

At the end of the game, coach Lombardi was carried off the field by his victorious Packers in one of the more memorable images of early Super Bowl history. It was in fact Lombardi's last game as Packer coach and his ninth consecutive playoff victory.

Oakland's Bill Miller was the top receiver of the game with 5 receptions for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. Green Bay fullback Ben Wilson was the leading rusher of the game with 62 yards despite missing most of the fourth quarter while looking for a lost contact lens on the sidelines. Don Chandler ended his Packer career in style with 4 field goals. Lamonica, the game's leading passer, finished with 15 out of 34 pass completions for 208 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Bart Starr completed 13 of 24 (with a couple of dropped passes) for 202 yards and one touchdown; his passer rating for the game was 96.2 to Lamonica's 71.7. The Packers outgained the Raiders in rushing yardage 160 to 107, led in time of possession by 35:54 to 24:06, had no turnovers, and only one penalty. Packer guard Jerry Kramer later recalled the mental mistakes his team made in the game, which only highlights the impossibly high standards held by Lombardi's team. [13] As previously mentioned, this was Lombardi's last game as Green Bay head coach and this was also the final game for Green Bay Packer players Max McGee, Fuzzy Thurston, and Don Chandler.

Box score

Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14
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Packers (NFL)31310733
Raiders (AFL)070714

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: January 14, 1968
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), partly cloudy [14]
Scoring summary
QuarterTime Drive TeamScoring informationScore
Plays Yards TOP GBOAK
19:539343:51GB39-yard field goal by Don Chandler 30
211:5216848:40GB20-yard field goal by Chandler60
210:50162:11GB Boyd Dowler 62-yard touchdown reception from Bart Starr, Chandler kick good130
26:159784:35OAK Bill Miller 23-yard touchdown reception from Daryle Lamonica, George Blanda kick good137
20:0139:22GB43-yard field goal by Chandler167
35:5411824:41GB Donny Anderson 2-yard touchdown run, Chandler kick good237
30:028374:47GB31-yard field goal by Chandler267
411:03GBInterception returned 60 yards for touchdown by Herb Adderley, Chandler kick good337
49:134741:50OAKMiller 23-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good3314
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football.3314

Final statistics

Sources:The NFL's Official Encyclopedic History of Professional Football, (1973), p. 139, Macmillan Publishing Co. New York, NY, LCCN 73-3862, NFL.com Super Bowl II, Super Bowl II Play Finder GB, Super Bowl II Play Finder Oak

Statistical comparison

Green Bay PackersOakland Raiders
First downs1916
First downs rushing115
First downs passing710
First downs penalty11
Third down efficiency5/163/11
Fourth down efficiency1/10/0
Net yards rushing160107
Rushing attempts4120
Yards per rush3.95.4
Passing – Completions/attempts13/2415/34
Times sacked-total yards4–403–22
Interceptions thrown01
Net yards passing162186
Total net yards322293
Punt returns-total yards5–353–12
Kickoff returns-total yards3–497–127
Interceptions-total return yards1–600–0
Punts-average yardage6–39.06–44.0
Fumbles-lost0–03–2
Penalties-total yards1–124–31
Time of possession35:5424:06
Turnovers03

Individual statistics

Packers Passing
C/ATT1YdsTDINTRating
Bart Starr 13/242021096.2
Packers Rushing
Car2YdsTDLG3Yds/Car
Ben Wilson 17620133.65
Donny Anderson 1448183.43
Travis Williams 8360184.50
Bart Starr11401414.00
Chuck Mercein 10000.00
Packers Receiving
Rec4YdsTDLG3Target5
Carroll Dale 4430176
Marv Fleming 4350117
Boyd Dowler 2711624
Donny Anderson2180124
Max McGee 1350352
Travis Williams00001
Raiders Passing
C/ATT1YdsTDINTRating
Daryle Lamonica 15/342082171.7
Raiders Rushing
Car2YdsTDLG3Yds/Car
Hewritt Dixon 12540154.50
Larry Todd 23703218.50
Pete Banaszak 616052.67
Raiders Receiving
Rec4YdsTDLG3Target5
Bill Miller 5842236
Pete Banaszak4690417
Billy Cannon 2250155
Fred Biletnikoff 210065
Warren Wells 1170172
Hewritt Dixon13037
Larry Todd00001

1Completions/attempts 2Carries 3Long gain 4Receptions 5Times targeted

Records Set

The following records were set or tied in Super Bowl II, according to the official NFL.com boxscore [15] and the ProFootball reference.com game summary. [16] Some records have to meet NFL minimum number of attempts to be recognized. [17] The minimums are shown (in parenthesis).

Player Records Set [16]
Most points scored, game15 (4 FG 3 PAT) Don Chandler (Green Bay)
Most points scored, career20 (4 FG 8 PAT)
Longest scoring play62 yd reception Boyd Dowler (Green Bay)
Passing Records
Most attempts, game34 Daryle Lamonica (Oakland)
Most attempts, career47 Bart Starr (Green Bay)
Most completions, career29
Highest completion
percentage, career, (40 attempts)
61.7% (29-47)
Highest passer rating,
career, (40 attempts)
103.8
Most passing yards, career452 yds
Longest pass62 yds (TD)
Highest average gain,
career (40 attempts)
9.6 yds (452-47)
Fewest interceptions0
Most attempts, without
interception, game
24
Lowest percentage, passes
had intercepted, career, (40 attempts)
2.1% (1-47)
Most touchdown passes, career3
Rushing Records
Most yards, game62 yds Ben Wilson (Green Bay)
Most yards, career62 yds
Longest run from scrimmage32 yards Larry Todd (Oakland)
Highest average gain,
game (10 attempts)
4.5 yds (54-12) Hewritt Dixon (Oakland)
Receiving Records
Longest Reception62 ydsBoyd Dowler
Longest Touchdown Reception62 yds
Most receptions, career8 Max McGee (Green Bay)
Most yards, career173 yds
Highest average gain, career (8 receptions)21.6 yards (8-173)
Combined yardage records
Most yards gained, career173 ydsMax McGee
Fumbles
Most fumbles recovered, game1 Dick Capp (Green Bay)
Dave Robinson (Green Bay)
J. R. Williamson (Oakland)
Most fumbles recovered, career1
Defense
Most interception yards gained, game60 yds Herb Adderley (Green Bay)
Most interception yards gained, career60 yds
Longest interception return60 yds
Most interceptions returned for td, game1
Most sacks, game 3 Willie Davis (Green Bay)
Most sacks, career 4.5
Special Teams
Highest punting average, game (4 punts)44.0 yds (6-264) Mike Eischeid (Oakland)
Most punt returns, game5 Willie Wood (Green Bay)
Most punt returns, career6
Most punt return yards gained, game35 yds
Most punt return yards gained, career33 yds
Longest punt return31 yds
Highest average, punt return
yardage, career (4 returns)
5.5 yds (33-6)
Most field goals attempted, game4Don Chandler
Most field goals attempted, career4
Most field goals made, game4
Most field goals made, career4
Most 40-plus yard field goals, game1
Longest field goal43 yds
Most (one point) extra points, career8
Player Records Tied
Most interceptions, game1Herb Adderley
Most interceptions, career1
Most fumbles, game1 Pete Banaszak (Oakland)
Warren Wells (Oakland)
Rodger Bird

(Oakland)

Most fumbles, career1
Most punts, career7 Donny Anderson (Green Bay)
Most touchdown passes, game2Daryle Lamonica
Most interceptions thrown, game1
Most interceptions thrown, career1
Most rushing attempts, game17Ben Wilson
Most rushing attempts, career17
Most receiving touchdowns, game2 Bill Miller (Oakland)
Most receiving touchdowns, career2
Most touchdowns, career2
Team Records Set [16]
Most Super Bowl appearances2 Packers
Most Super Bowl victories2
Most consecutive Super Bowl appearances2
Most consecutive Super Bowl victories2
Points
Smallest margin of victory19 ptsPackers
Most points scored, first half16 pts
Most points, second quarter13 pts
Largest halftime margin9 pts
Largest lead, end of 3rd quarter19 pts
Fewest points, first half7 pts Raiders
Touchdowns, Field Goals
Most touchdowns, losing team2Raiders
Longest touchdown scoring drive82 ydsPackers
Most field goals attempted4
Most field goals made4
Rushing
Most rushing attempts41Packers
Most rushing yards (net)160 yds
Highest average gain
per rush attempt
5.35 ydsRaiders
(107-20)
Passing
Most passing attempts34Raiders
Fewest passes completed13Packers
Lowest completion percentage
(20 attempts)
44.1%Raiders
(15-34)
Fewest yards passing (net)162 ydsPackers
Fewest times intercepted0
First Downs
Fewest first downs16Raiders
Most first downs rushing11Packers
Fewest first downs passing7Packers
Defense
Most yards gained by
interception return
60Packers
Most touchdowns scored by
interception return
1
Most yards allowed in a win293
Fumbles
Most fumbles, game3Raiders
Most fumbles lost, game2
Most fumbles recovered, game2Packers
Turnovers
Most turnovers, game3Raiders
Fewest turnovers, game0Packers
Kickoff returns
Most kickoff returns, game7Raiders
Fewest yards gained, game49 ydsPackers
Punting
Lowest average, game (4 punts)39.0 ydsPackers
(234-6)
Punt returns
Most punt returns, game5Packers
Most yards gained, game35 yds
Fewest yards gained, game12 ydsRaiders
Highest average return yardage,
game (3 returns)
7.0 ydsPackers
(35-5)
Penalties
Fewest penalties, game1Packers
Fewest yards penalized, game12 yds
Team Records Tied
Most points, fourth quarter7 ptsPackers
Raiders
Most first downs, penalty1
Most Super Bowl losses1Raiders
Fewest rushing touchdowns0
Most times intercepted1
Most passing touchdowns2
Fewest punt returns, game3
Most penalties, game4
Fewest times sacked3
Fewest passing touchdowns1Packers
Most Interceptions by1
Fewest kickoff returns, game3

Turnovers are defined as the number of times losing the ball on interceptions and fumbles.

Records Set, both team totals [16]
TotalGreen
Bay
Oakland
Points, Both Teams
Most points47 pts3314
Fewest points scored, first half23 pts167
Most points scored, second half24 pts177
Most points, second quarter20 pts137
Most points, fourth quarter14 pts77
Field Goals, Extra Points, Both Teams
Most field goals attempted541
Most field goals made440
Fewest (one point) PATs5(3-3)(2-2)
Net yards, Both Teams
Most net yards,
rushing and passing
615 yds322293
Rushing, Both Teams
Most rushing attempts614120
Most rushing yards (net)267 yds160107
Passing, Both Teams
Most passing attempts582434
Fewest yards passing (net)348 yds162186
Fewest times intercepted101
First Downs, Both Teams
Fewest first downs351916
Most first downs rushing16115
Fewest first downs, passing17710
Most first downs, penalty211
Defense, Both Teams
Fewest sacks by743
Fewest interceptions by110
Most yards gained by
interception return
60 yds600
Fumbles, Both Teams
Most fumbles303
Most fumbles lost202
Turnovers, Both Teams
Most Turnovers303
Kickoff returns, Both Teams
Most kickoff returns1037
Fewest yards gained176 yds49127
Punting, Both Teams
Most punts, game1266
Punt returns, Both Teams
Most punt returns, game853
Most yards gained, game47 yds3512
Penalties, Both Teams
Fewest penalties, game514
Fewest yards penalized431231
Records Tied, both team totals
Most passing touchdowns312

Starting lineups

Source: [20] [21]

Hall of Fame‡

Green BayPositionOakland
Offense
Boyd Dowler SE Bill Miller
Bob Skoronski LT Bob Svihus
Gale Gillingham LG Gene Upshaw
Ken Bowman C Jim Otto
Jerry KramerRG Wayne Hawkins
Forrest GreggRT Harry Schuh
Marv Fleming TE Billy Cannon
Carroll Dale FL Fred Biletnikoff
Bart StarrQB Daryle Lamonica
Donny Anderson HB Pete Banaszak
Ben Wilson FB Hewritt Dixon
Defense
Willie DavisLE Ike Lassiter
Ron Kostelnik LT Dan Birdwell
Henry JordanRT Tom Keating
Lionel Aldridge RE Ben Davidson
Dave RobinsonLLB Bill Laskey
Ray NitschkeMLB Dan Conners
Lee Roy Caffey RLB Gus Otto
Herb AdderleyLCB Kent McCloughan
Bob Jeter RCB Willie Brown
Tom Brown LS Warren Powers
Willie WoodRS Howie Williams

Officials

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Note: A seven-official system was not used until 1978

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The 1967 National Football League Championship Game was the 35th NFL championship, played on December 31 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

For its first nine seasons, 1960 through 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions.

1966 NFL Championship Game

The 1966 National Football League Championship Game was the 34th NFL championship, played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. It was the final game of the 1966 NFL season.

William Max McGee was a professional football player, a wide receiver and punter for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL. He played from 1954 to 1967, and is best known for his seven receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns, holding the first touchdown, in the first Super Bowl in 1967.

1965 NFL Championship Game

The 1965 National Football League Championship Game was the 33rd championship game for the National Football League (NFL), played on January 2, 1966, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This was the first NFL championship game played in January, televised in color, and the last one played before the Super Bowl era.

1960 NFL Championship Game

The 1960 National Football League Championship Game was the 28th NFL title game. The game was played on Monday, December 26, at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1961 NFL Championship Game

The 1961 National Football League Championship Game was the 29th title game. It was played on December 31 at "New" City Stadium, later known as Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with an attendance of 39,029.

1966 Green Bay Packers season 48th season in franchise history; first team to ever win the Super Bowl

The 1966 Green Bay Packers season was their 48th season overall and their 46th in the National Football League. The defending NFL champions had a league-best regular season record of 12–2, led by eighth-year head coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr, in his eleventh NFL season.

The 1967 Green Bay Packers season was their 49th season overall and their 47th season in the National Football League and resulted in a 9–4–1 record and a victory in Super Bowl II. The team beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Championship Game, a game commonly known as the "Ice Bowl," which marked the second time the Packers had won an NFL-record third consecutive NFL championship, having also done so in 1931 under team founder Curly Lambeau. In the playoff era, it remains the only time a team has won three consecutive NFL titles.

The 1967 Oakland Raiders season was the team's eighth in Oakland. Under the command of second-year head coach John Rauch, the Raiders went 13–1 and captured their first Western Division title. The addition of strong-armed quarterback Daryle Lamonica greatly energized the Raiders' vertical passing game. Additionally, the Raiders added Gene Upshaw, Willie Brown, and George Blanda to their roster as well as linebackers coach John Madden during the 1967 offseason. All four would eventually be elected to the Hall of Fame.

The 1969 American Football League playoffs was the postseason of the American Football League for its tenth and final season in 1969. For the first time, the ten-team league scheduled a four-team postseason, consisting of the top two teams from the two divisions. The division champions hosted the second place teams from the other division; both Western division teams won and advanced to the league championship game, with the winner advancing to play the NFL champion in Super Bowl IV in New Orleans on January 18, 1970.

1967 American Football League Championship Game

The 1967 American Football League Championship Game was the eighth AFL championship game, played on December 31 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

The 1966 Kansas City Chiefs season was the team's seventh season and fourth in Kansas City. With an 11–2–1 regular season record, the Chiefs won the Western Division and defeated the Buffalo Bills to win their second AFL Championship, their first in Kansas City.

Herbert Anthony Adderley was an American professional football player who was a cornerback for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). In 1980, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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