The Super Bowl is the National Football League (NFL) Championship Game played between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC). The first Super Bowl ever played was in 1967 as a championship game between the top teams in the National Football League and the now-defunct American Football League (AFL). The teams that played in the first Super Bowl were the Green Bay Packers from the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs from the AFL. After the AFL's merger into the NFL in 1969, the Super Bowl became the championship game within the NFL pitting the top teams from the AFC and NFC. The winners of the Super Bowl are awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for the Packer's legendary coach during the 1960's.
Super Bowl XLV was played in Dallas TX on February 6, 2011 between the Green Bay Packers, the NFC Champions, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the AFC Champions. The Packers won Super Bowl XLV 31 - 25 (four converted touchdowns and one field goal to two converted touchdowns, one two-point converted touchdown, and a field goal). Aaron Rodgers, the Packers quarterback, was named Most Valuable Player.
The teams who contested Super Bowl XLV are two of the most successful in NFL history. The Steelers won six Super Bowl championships prior to Super Bowl XLV; the Packers have now won four Super Bowls and also hold the record for NFL championships in the pre-Super Bowl era.
The Super Bowl is often the most widely watched program on television in a given year, and Super Bowls are among the most watched television broadcasts in history. Super Bowl XLV was the highest rated broadcast in history, with an average viewership of 111 million. Viewership has been increasing in recent years.