The Western Division champion Packers (9–2) played the Eastern Division champions Giants (9–1–1). By beating the Giants, Green Bay avenged its 1938 title game loss to New York and scored the first shutout in NFL playoff history.
The Packers moved the game from Green Bay to the larger city of Milwaukee in hopes of increasting attendance; 32,279 would pay to watch. The gross gate receipts of $83,510.35 set a new record. The gate was distributed as follows:
The 33 players on the victorious Packers each received $703.97 ($23,231.01 total)
The 34 Giants players each got $455.57 ($15,489.38)
1 – From 1966 to 1969, the first four Super Bowls were "World Championship" games played between two independent professional football leagues, AFL and NFL, and when the league merged in 1970 the Super Bowl became the NFL Championship Game. 2 – Dates in the list denote the season, not the calendar year in which the championship game was played. For instance, Super Bowl XLI was played in 2007, but was the championship for the 2006 season.