Super Bowl moment No. 21: The touchdown that started it all
As we count down to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., it's time to look back on the magical and memorable moments in the 49 previous Super Bowls. FOX Sports senior NFL writer Alex Marvez has ranked the 50 greatest moments in the big game's big history, and every weekday from now until Feb. 7 we'll unveil the latest addition to our countdown. Today, we look back at moment No. 21, when the Packers scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl history in January of 1967.
As a Green Bay reserve, Max McGee thought he had such a slim chance of playing in Super Bowl I that he went out partying until 4 a.m. the night before the game.
But when wide receiver Boyd Dowler suffered a first-quarter injury, coach Vince Lombardi thrust an admittedly hungover McGee into action. He delivered with a seven-catch, 138-yard effort that included the first touchdown in Super Bowl history.
McGee twisted to make a one-handed grab of a Bart Starr throw that Kansas City cornerback Willie Mitchell barely missed deflecting and then raced for a 37-yard score. McGee scored again late in the third quarter to help trigger Green Bay's rout.
Final score: Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10