Since the day the very first Super Bowl aired on Jan. 15, 1967, there has never been a complete replay of the game shown on television. The footage was either lost or recorded over, and no full video version of the game existed.
The NFL Network announced Monday that it will air “Super Bowl I: The Lost Game” at 7 p.m. on Friday, which also happens to be the 49th anniversary of the game, the result of which was a 35-10 win by the Green Bay Packers over the Chiefs.
In an exhaustive process that took months to complete, NFL Films searched its large archive of footage and was able to locate all 145 plays from Super Bowl I from various sources, according to press release issued by the league. Once all the plays were located, NFL Films put the plays in order and stitched them together while fully restoring, remastering, and color correcting the footage. Audio from the NBC radio broadcast was layered on top of the footage to complete the three-hour broadcast.
Here's a trailer released by the league regarding the broadcast.
Interestingly enough, hope remains for a Chiefs-Packers Super Bowl rematch this year, as both teams are competing in the divisional round of the playoffs Saturday. The Chiefs will face New England while the Packers will face Arizona.