In pictures: The first Super Bowl

Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr, right, passes the ball during the first-ever Super Bowl. Starr threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. Starr was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

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Updated 3:11 PM ET, Wed January 29, 2020

Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr, right, passes the ball during the first-ever Super Bowl. Starr threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. Starr was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Los Angeles Times / AP

These days, a lot of folks call it Super Bowl I. But technically, it was not.

Back in 1967, the world had never heard of such a thing.

Instead, it was kind of a grudge match.

They called it the AFL-NFL World Championship Game – the first time the top teams from two fiercely competitive football leagues had ever faced off. The Green Bay Packers, NFL champions coached by the legendary Vince Lombardi, faced the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The name “Super Bowl” would not officially be used until the leagues merged a few years later.

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