Packers Win Super Bowl XXXI and Bring Home the Lombardi Trophy
Jan. 26, 1997 – “I think it’s time that the Lombardi Trophy goes home to Lambeau Field, where it belongs.” Packers president Bob Harlan captures the sentiments of many as he speaks in the wake of Green Bay’s 35-21 dismissal of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. After 29 long, often frustrating years, the Packers are again world champions. Key contributions are made by Brett Favre (246 yards passing), Desmond Howard (99-yard kickoff return) and Reggie White (three sacks in the final 18 minutes). Howard, with four kickoff returns for 154 yards and six punt returns for 90 yards, becomes the first special teams player to be named the game’s MVP.