Countdown to 2020 Miami: Super Bowl II
July 10th, 2019 by Bullseye Event Group
Two teams looking to rebound in the 2019 season — we’re taking a look back at the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II on the Road to 2020 Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
The NFL vs. AFL: Act II
Held at Miami’s Orange Bowl Stadium on January 14, 1968, the Green Bay Packers would make their second-straight appearance in front of more than 74,000 fans in Super Bowl II. Officially known as the second NFL-AFL Championship game, a second-straight victory for the NFL, providing fans with belief that the NFL was much more talented than the AFL.
After defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the first “Super Bowl,” the Packers would take on the feared Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II. Reporters and fans alike expected the Packers to dominate the game, and in that they were correct. In fact, the Oakland Raiders were only able to score twice throughout the entirety of the game.
Don Chandler, the Packers kicker, was able to make four field goals and defensive back Herb Adderley added a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown en route to the Packers’ second straight championship, a 33-41 victory over Oakland.
Not to be forgotten was Packers quarterback Bart Starr, who not only was the first two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, but was the first two-time Super Bowl MVP as well. Just two Super Bowls played, two championships and two Super Bowl MVP awards would help to cement Starr’s status as one of the all-time greats.