The game featured the Eastern Division champion Philadelphia Eagles (11-1), who were also the defending NFL champions, against the Los Angeles Rams (8-2-2), winners of the Western Division. This was the first NFL title game played in Los Angeles. The Rams had last appeared in a title game in 1945 when the franchise was still in Cleveland.
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.