Super Bowl

Season 31 Episode 1

Super Bowl XXXI - Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots

Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Jan 26, 1997 on CBS
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Super Bowl XXXI - Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots

Super Bowl XXXI between the NFC Champion Green Bay Packers and the AFC Champion New England Patriots at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Final Score: Green Bay Packers 35 New England Patriots 21

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  • this was a good superbowl

    in this superbowl it was the greenbay packers and there quterback bret farve tring to bring the title back to green bay who the trophy is named after the orgianl coach of green bay lombardy. and the patriots trying to win there first superbowl and there leader drew beltsoe. this was a ok superbowl i tought becasue it seemd like the patriots were tired before the game even started. and so it was more a good advantge towards greenbay and the packers started to dominate and they went away in this game and pats started to comback but it wasn ot enough and greenbay won the superbowl.moreless
Ron Pitts (I)

Ron Pitts (I)

Sideline Reporter

Guest Star

Bill Maas

Bill Maas

Sideline Reporter

Guest Star

Howie Long

Howie Long

Pregame Analyst

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

    • Final Score
      Green Bay Packers 35
      New England Patriots 21

    • Green Bay Packers Kick / Punt Returner Desmond Howard was named Super Bowl XXXI MVP. He is the first return specialist to win the award.

    • Coaching Staffs
      Green Bay Packers
      Mike Holmgren (Head Coach) (1-0 in Super Bowls)
      Larry Brooks (Defensive Line)
      Nolan Cromwell (Special Teams)
      Gil Haskell (Wide Receivers)
      Johnny Holland (Defensive Assistant / Quality Control)
      Kent Johnston (Strength & Conditioning)
      Sherman Lewis (Offensive Coordinator)
      Jim Lind (Linebackers)
      Tom Lovat (Offensive Line)
      Marty Mornhinweg (Quarterbacks)
      Andy Reid (Tight Ends)
      Gary Reynolds (Offensive Assistant / Quality Control)
      Fritz Shurmur (Defensive Coordinator)
      Harry Sydney (Running Backs)
      Bob Valesente (Defensive Backs)

      New England Patriots
      Bill Parcells (Head Coach) (2-1 in Super Bowls)
      Bill Belichick (Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Backs)
      Maurice Carthon (Running Backs)
      Romeo Crennel (Defensive Line)
      Al Groh (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers)
      Fred Hoaglin (Offensive Line)
      Chris Palmer (Quarterbacks)
      Johnny Parker (Strength & Conditioning)
      Ray Perkins (Offensive Coordinator)
      Michael Pope (Tight Ends)
      Dante Scarnecchia (Defensive Assistant / Linebackers)
      Mike Sweatman (Special Teams)
      Charlie Weis (Wide Receivers)

    • Path to the Super Bowl
      Green Bay Packers
      NFC Central Champions (13-3)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated Wild Card San Francisco 49ers 35-14.
      Championship Game: defeated NFC West Carolina Panthers 30-13.

      New England Patriots
      AFC East Champions (11-5)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated AFC Central Champion Pittsburgh Steelers 28-3.
      Championship Game: defeated Wild Card Jacksonville Jaguars 20-6.

    • The victory improved the Green Bay Packers' franchise Super Bowl record to 3-0.
      The loss dropped the New England Patriots' franchise Super Bowl record to 0-2.

    • The coin toss was performed by Hank Stram, who was joined on the field by Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll and George Seifert. New England called Heads and won the toss. They elected to receive.

    • This is the fifth Super Bowl to be played at the Louisiana Superdome. The facility also hosted Super Bowls XII, XV, XX and XXIV.

    • The Green Bay Packers received a winner's share of $48,000. The New England Patriots received a loser's share of $29,000.

    • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $1,200,000.

    • The face value of Super Bowl XXXI tickets was $275.

    • Green Bay was designated the home team for Super Bowl XXXI. They wore green jerseys and gold pants while New England wore white jerseys and silver pants.

    • The Green Bay Packers were 14 point favorites.

    • Green Bay's win was the 13th consecutive Super Bowl for the NFC. The last AFC Team to win a was the Los Angeles Raiders, who beat the Washington Redskins 38-9 in Super Bowl XVIII.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Super Bowl Rosters
      Green Bay Packers
      #82 Don Beebe (WR)
      #34 Edgar Bennett (RB) *
      #68 Gary Brown (G/T)
      #93 Gilbert Brown (NT) *
      #36 LeRoy Butler (SS) *
      #89 Mark Chmura (TE) *
      #91 Shannon Clavelle (DE)
      #54 Ron Cox (MLB) *
      #67 Jeff Dellenbach (C)
      #72 Earl Dotson (RT) *
      #71 Santana Dotson (RDT) *
      #33 Doug Evans (LCB) *
      #4 Brett Favre (QB) *
      #86 Antonio Freeman (WR) *
      #55 Bernardo Harris (LB)
      #30 William Henderson (RB) *
      #17 Craig Hentrich (P)
      #90 Darius Holland (DT)
      #56 Lamont Hollinquest (LB)
      #81 Desmond Howard (WR)
      #13 Chris Jacke (K)
      #88 Keith Jackson (TE)
      #32 Travis Jervey (RB)
      #27 Calvin Jones (RB)
      #96 Sean Jones (RDE) *
      #65 Lindsay Knapp (G)
      #25 Dorsey Levens (RB)
      #95 Keith McKenzie (DE/LB)
      #9 Jim McMahon (QB) (DNP)
      #77 John Michels (T)
      #28 Roderick Mullen (CB/S)
      #21 Craig Newsome (RCB) *
      #39 Mike Prior (S)
      #84 Andre Rison (WR) *
      #41 Eugene Robinson (FS) *
      #59 Wayne Simmons (LOLB) *
      #73 Aaron Taylor (LG) *
      #83 Jeff Thomason (TE)
      #63 Adam Timmerman (RG) *
      #92 Reggie White (LDE) *
      #64 Bruce Wilkerson (LT) *
      #98 Gabe Wilkins (DE)
      #51 Brian Williams (ROLB) *
      #37 Tyrone Williams (CB)
      #52 Frank Winters (C) *
      #40 Chris Hayes (S)
      #94 Bob Kuberski (DT)
      #80 Derrick Mayes (WR)
      #85 Terry Mickens (WR)
      #18 Doug Pederson (QB)
      #62 Marco Rivera (G)
      #46 Michael Robinson (CB)
      #7 Kyle Wachholtz (QB)

      New England Patriots
      #78 Bruce Armstrong (LT) *
      #86 Mike Bartrum (TE)
      #11 Drew Bledsoe (QB) *
      #82 Vincent Brisby (WR)
      #30 Corwin Brown (S)
      #54 Tedy Bruschi (LB)
      #85 John Burke (TE)
      #41 Keith Byars (TE) *
      #32 Willie Clay (FS) *
      #87 Ben Coates (TE) *
      #59 Todd Collins (LOLB) *
      #92 Ferric Collons (LDE) *
      #90 Chad Eaton (DT)
      #67 Mike Gisler (C)
      #88 Terry Glenn (WR) *
      #81 Hason Graham (WR)
      #35 Marrio Grier (RB)
      #84 Shawn Jefferson (WR) *
      #83 Dietrich Jells (WR)
      #52 Ted Johnson (MLB) *
      #96 Mike Jones (DE)
      #61 Bob Kratch (G)
      #68 Max Lane (RT) *
      #24 Ty Law (LCB) *
      #15 Ray Lucas (WR)
      #28 Curtis Martin (RB) *
      #55 Willie McGinest (RDE) *
      #27 Mike McGruder (CB)
      #22 David Meggett (RB)
      #36 Lawyer Milloy (SS) *
      #58 Marty Moore (LB)
      #23 Terry Ray (S)
      #21 Ricky Reynolds (CB) (DNP)
      #76 William Roberts (LG) *
      #71 Todd Rucci (RG) *
      #95 Dwayne Sabb (LB)
      #75 Pio Sagapolutele (LDT) *
      #53 Chris Slade (ROLB) *
      #45 Otis Smith (RCB) *
      #74 Chris Sullivan (DE)
      #19 Tom Tupa (P/QB)
      #4 Adam Vinatieri (K)
      #97 Mark Wheeler (RDT) *
      #25 Larry Whigham (S)
      #64 Dave Wohlabaugh (C) *
      #80 Troy Brown (WR)
      #26 Jerome Henderson (CB)
      #31 Jimmy Hitchcock (CB)
      #63 Heath Irwin (G)
      #48 Lovett Purnell (TE)
      #62 Dave Richards (T)
      #72 Devin Wyman (DT)
      #16 Scott Zolak (QB)

      * Starters
      DNP - Did Not Play

    • Referee: Gerald Austin (34)
      Umpire: Ron Botchan (110)
      Head Linesman: Earnie Frantz (111)
      Line Judge: Jeff Bergman (32)
      Field Judge: Phil Luckett (59)
      Side Judge: Tom Fincken (47)
      Back Judge: Scott Steenson (88)

      Alternate Referee: Ed Hochuli (85)
      Alternate Umpire: Neil Gereb (50)

    • Super Bowl XXXI Entertainment:
      Pregame: Show kicked off by Los Del Rio who performedMacarena after the dance craze that became a tradition in the Mardi Gras parade. Also featured country-rock star Mary Chapin Carpenter, accompanied by local Cajun band Beausoleil.
      Anthem: Luther Vandross (American Sign Language performance by Erika Schwarz)
      Half Time: Blues Brothers Bash with Blues Brothers (Dan Akroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi), James Brown, ZZ Top and Catherine Crier (introduction)

      Half Time Program: Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (The Blues Brothers), Soul Man (The Blues Brothers), I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown), ZZ Top and Gimme Some Lovin' (all performers joined together).

    • This was the first Super Bowl to be televised on FOX.