The Green Bay Packers opened the Super Bowl series by defeating Kansas City’s AFL champions 35-10 behind the passing of Bart Starr, the receiving of Max McGee, and a key interception by all-pro safety Willie Wood.

Green Bay broke open the game with 3 second-half touchdowns, the first of which was set up by Wood’s 50-yard return of an interception to the Chiefs’ 5-yard line. McGee, who caught only 4 passes all season, caught 7 from Starr for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns. Elijah Pitts ran for 2 other scores.
The Chiefs’ 10 points came in the second quarter, the only touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Len Dawson to Curtis McClinton. Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns and was chosen the most valuable player.
The Packers collected $15,000 per man and the Chiefs $7,500—the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports.