Starting in 1977 when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, the Broncos made it to the post season 11 times before they finally won the big game. At Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, on January 25, 1998, John Elway and Terrell Davis led Denver to a 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers.
After losing the 1977 Super Bowl the Broncos:
They tore apart history and wrote their own. For the first time in 38 years, for the first time ever, the Denver Broncos are masters of the football universe.
It has a ring to it. Read more Denver Post
Like a stern parent chastising a mischievous child, the Green Bay Packers soundly thrashed the upstart Kansas City Chiefs 35-10, Sunday in Memorial Coliseum in the first Super Bowl game.
The outstanding master of the whip-lash on a gorgeous summer-like afternoon was Byran Bartlett Starr, who had been playing in the NFL four years before the junior circuit was born. Read more LA Times.
The Kansas City Chiefs were slightly superb in the first half but the Green Bay Packers were vastly superior at the finish today and clearly established the supremacy of the National Football League over the American in the first Super Bowl game, 35-10. Read more Washington Post.
Bryan Bartlett (Bart) Starr, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, led his team to a 35-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs today in the first professional football game between the champions of the National and American Leagues.
Doubt about the outcome disappeared in the third quarter when Starr’s pretty passes made were Indians out of the American League Chiefs and Green Bay scored twice. Read more NY Times.
A solid case can be made that the modern era of professional football began when the New York Jets, led by Joe Namath, defeated the Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III.
So it is no surprise that hearing for nearly two weeks about how badly the Baltimore Colts were going to pummel his team from the supposedly inferior league did not sit well with Namath. Answering a Colts fan heckling him at the Miami Touchdown Club three days before the game, Namath finally snapped: “We’re gonna win the game. I guarantee it.” Read more NY Daily News
Namath, chosen the outstanding player, completed 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards and directed a steady attack that dominated the NFL champions after the Jets’ defense had intercepted Colts quarterback Earl Morrall three times in the first half. Read more NFL.com
The New York Jets exposed the myth of National Football League superiority over the “little league” as a colossal fraud today by inflicting a 16-7 disaster on the Baltimore Colts in the third Super Bowl game.Midnight struck for Cinderella quarterback Earl Morrall of the Colts and even Johnny Unitas could not deliver in the clutch. Read more Washington Post