Jan. 26, 1997
New Orleans, Louisiana
New England Patriots 21, Green Bay Packers 35
MVP: Desmond Howard, KR-PR, Green Bay
Super Bowl XXXI was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion New England Patriots and the National Football Conference champion Green Bay Packers to decide the National Football League champion for the 1996 season. The Packers defeated the Patriots by the score of 35�21, winning their third overall Super Bowl victory, and their first since Super Bowl II. The Packers also extended their league record for the most overall championships to 12. The game was played on January 26, 1997, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.