There have been four Super Bowls. The Green Bay Packers have won four Super Bowls, including the first two when the game was referred to as the World Championship Game. The NFL changed the name in 2002 after the league approved its merger with the American Football League.
The Packers' first two Super Bowl victories were over the Dallas Cowboys, who have since then been defeated by Green Bay three times in the NFC Championship Game. The last victory came at Sun Devil Stadium in Super Bowl XLV against Pittsburgh. With his second victory, Vince Lombardi became the first head coach to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
A fifth Super Bowl title is still possible this year since the final game is being played at home field. If the Packers win their third championship in four years, they will tie the Boston/New York Patriots for most Super Bowl victories with five.
Green Bay has had a strong presence in football since its introduction into University of Wisconsin athletics in 1892. The team's original nickname was "Badgers", but it wasn't until later that year that they adopted the present name of "Packers".
Through the years, several changes have been made to the sport of football, including the elimination of some rules and addition of others.
The Green Bay Packers have won more championships (13) than any other club in the National Football League's history. They won their first three league championships (1929, 1930, and 1931), and their tenth since the NFL's playoff format was implemented in 1933. (1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1996, and 2010). The Packers' overall record is 88-37-1 .
In addition to these regular season titles, the Packers are also undefeated this far in the playoffs four times: 1957, 1958, 1989, and 1990. They have also won the Super Bowl Championship Game three times: 1960, 1986, and 1995. The Packers have won more regular season games than any other team in NFL history.
Currently playing in their 99th season, the Packers are expected to continue playing for several more years on the strength of their core players who are still in their 20s such as Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and Jordy Nelson. Their current coach, Mike McCarthy, is expected to stay with the club for several more years as well.
After they fired general manager Ted Thompson in April 2011, people wondered if the Packers would start winning fewer championships. But since then they have won another one. It seems like McCarthy is able to find good coaches who can develop a strong rapport with Rodgers; this is probably why he has not been fired yet. In addition, there were rumors that Joe Philbin might be hired as the new GM.
XXII Bowls Green appeared in four NFC championship games and three Super Bowls, including the team's Super Bowl XXII and XXVI triumphs. The latter two seasons were with the San Francisco 49ers.
Green got his first start in a NFL Championship game against Dallas on January 21, 1986. The Niners lost that game 17-6.
He went on to start in the next three NFC title games (1986, 1990, 1994) as well as Super Bowl XXIV. In all, Green played in 19 postseason games, starting 18 of them. He finished with 105 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions.
Darrell Green's son Darrell Green Jr. also became an NFL defensive back. He played for five teams from 1997 to 2011 and had 70 tackles and 4 interceptions. He announced his retirement at the age of 40 in April 2012.
Darrell Green Sr.'s brother Otis also played in the NFL. He was a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1969 to 1970 and spent one season with the New York Jets in 1971. Otis Green died in 1998 at the age of 50.
Darrell Green came out of North Carolina A&T State University.
Green Bay beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI to win their third Super Bowl and eleventh NFL Championship. The NFL Network's documentary series America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions ranked the 1996 Packers as the 16th best Super Bowl champions in 2007.
The Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 34-27 in Super Bowl XLI. It was New England's first Super Bowl victory. The Packers were able to defeat New England during the regular season with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback because he was still playing injured finger injuries he suffered in a divisional round loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Without Rodgers, the Packers lost 27-20 at Foxboro Stadium.
Rodgers would go on to have surgery on his injured finger but it wouldn't be long before he would return for training camp. On July 28, 1996, just over three months after he had surgery, Rodgers returned to practice with the team. He was listed as day to day due to pain from the injury but finished the session without any problems. In his first game back against Chicago, Rodgers threw four touchdowns without an interception. The Packers went on to win 49-23.
After their Super Bowl win, the Packers declined to pick up Rodgers' option for 1997 making him a free agent.
The Packers have won the most league championships in NFL history, with nine pre-Super Bowl wins and four Super Bowl triumphs...
|Green Bay Packers|
|President||Mark H. Murphy|
|Head coach||Matt LaFleur|
|General manager||Brian Gutekunst|
Pittsburgh Steelers The Green Bay Packers won their fourth Super Bowl and 13th world championship on Sunday night in front of 103,219 fans at Cowboys Stadium, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.
The victory gave head coach Mike McCarthy his third Super Bowl win as well as his second with the Green Bay team he led to victory over Seattle in Super Bowl 49. It was also McCarthy's first title game appearance as a head coach. He replaced Dom Capers after the 2013 season.
McCarthy was not available for comment after the game but it is believed he called his players before the game from the field prior to addressing the media.
He earned praise from all parties involved for getting the most successful franchise in NFL history back to the big game. "We're thrilled for Coach McCarthy and his family. This has been a special year for them personally and professionally," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "I know our players feel the same way because they've been incredible this week."
Said Steelers president Art Rooney: "We're happy for Mike McCarthy and his family. They've done a great job with that team."
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was able to rest his body following the regular season finale victory over Chicago.