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A Look Back at the Packers Dynasty of the 1960’s

July 19, 2023
Packers 1960's dynasty

The Green Bay Packers are the most successful team in terms of winning the championship. They have won thirteen championships and five of them came in the 1960s. They also won the first two editions of the Super Bowl. They were very dominant in the 1960s, we will look at how they won the championships. 

In the 1960 season, the Packers lost the NFL championship against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was their second season under coach Vince Lombardi. 

1961

In the 1991 season, they improved their regular season record and finished with a record of 11-3. This was their seventh league championship. They advanced to the NFL championship game where they faced the New York Giants and defeated them convincingly, 37-0. This was the start of their dominance. 

1962

This season the Packers only lost one game and that was against the Detroit Lions in a 14-26 loss. The Packers had one of the best defenses of all time and in 2007 it was ranked as fifth greatest defense in the history of the NFL by ESPN. Their defense had five future Hall of Famers in defensive linemen Willie Davis and Henry Jordan, linebacker Ray Nitschke, cornerback Herb Adderley, and safety Willie Wood. 

The Packers and the Giants met again in the NFL championship game. The Packers won 16-7 and their linebacker Ray Nitschke was the MVP. 

1965

After two seasons, the Packers returned to the NFL championship game after winning ten games in the regular season. In the Western Conference playoff, it was Packers versus the Baltimore Colts, and the game went to overtime where the Packers won 13-10. Next up they faced the defending champions, Cleveland Browns in the NFL championship game. This was the first NFL championship game that was televised in color. The Packers won 23-12 in their home stadium, Lambeau Field. Jim Taylor was the MVP. 

1966

After winning their ninth NFL title with a victory of 23-12, the Packers went on to win the 1966 NFL Championship Game, which for the very first time was retroactively known as Super Bowl I. A 35-10 victory was recorded against the American Football League champion Kansas City Chiefs. Bart Starr, who played as the quarterback was named the league’s most valuable player also known as the MVP. His touchdown-to-interception ratio remains unprecedented in the history of the NFL. Super Bowl I witnessed the Packers being outgained by the Chiefs; 184-164 yards and a 14-10 score at halftime. Willie Wood of the Packers grabbed a pass which led to scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half, crowning the Packers as the winner of Super Bowl I.

1967

The first-ever Super Bowl was won by the Green Bay Packers, so guess who won the second Super Bowl? That’s right, Green Bay Packers. 

It was their third championship in a row and would be the last of this dynasty. Vince Lombardi was in his ninth season as their head coach as it would also be his last. So, it was a fitting end to his story. The Packers reached the Super Bowl after defeating the Rams and the Cowboys and faced the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl. The Packers won 33-14 and their quarter-back Bart Star won the MVP award. 

In 1970 Vince Lombardi died of cancer and to honor his legacy, the NFL trophy was named after him. 

For 2023, the Green Bay Packers are way down the list at +6000 odds to win the Super Bowl at BetUS.com