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Super Bowl Summaries

SB IV | SB VIII | SB IX | SB XI

SUPER BOWL IV

January 11, 1970Super Bowl IV vs. Chiefs
Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
Tulane Stadium: New Orleans, Louisiana - Attendance: 80,562

The AFL squared the the Super Bowl at two game a piece with the NFL, building a 16-0 half-time lead behind Len Dawson's superb quarterbacking and a powerful defense. Dawson, the fourth consecutive quarterback to be chosen the Super Bowl's top player, called an almost flawless game, completing 12 of 17 passes and hitting Otis Taylor on a 46-yard play for the final Chiefs touchdown. The Kansas City defense limited Minnesota's strong rushing game to 67 yards and had three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. The crows of 80,562 set a Super Bowl record, as did the gross receipts of $3,817,872.69.

TEAM
Q 1
Q 2
Q 3
Q 4
Final
Minnesota (NFL)
0
0
7
0
7
Kansas City (AFL)
3
13
7
0
23
KCFG Stenerud 48 (8:08)
KCFG Stenerud 32 (1:40)
KCFG Stenerud 25 (7:08)
KCGarrett 5 run (Stenerud kick) (9:26)
MinnOsborn 4 run (Cox kick) (10:28)
KCTaylor 46 pass from Dawson (Stenerud kick) (13:38)

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SUPER BOWL VIII

January 13, 1974
Miami 24, Minnesota 7
Rice Stadium: Houston, Texas - Attendance: 71,882

The defending NFL Champion Dolphins, representing the AFC for the third straight year, scored on their first two possessions on marches of 62 and 56 yards and limited the Vikings to seven plays in the first period. Larry Csonka climaxed the initial 10-play drive with a 5-yard TD run through the right guard after 5:27 had elapsed. Four plays later, Miami began another 10-play scoring drive which ended with Jim Kiick's 1 yard run up the middle for another TD after 13:38 of the period. Garo Yepremain added a 28-yard field goal midway in the second period for a 17-0 Miami lead. Minnesota then drove from its 20 to the Miami 7 yard line with 1:18 left in the half. But on two plays, Miami limited Oscar Reed to 1 yard. On fourth-and-1 from the 6, Reed went over right tackle and Dolphins middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti jarred the ball loose with Jake Scott recovering for Miami to halt the Minnesota threat. Minnesota posted no serious threat in the second half. Csonka rushed 33 times for a Super Bowl record 145 yards. Bob Griese of Miami completed 6 of 7 passes for 73 yards.

TEAM
Q 1
Q 2
Q 3
Q 4
Final
Minnesota (NFC)
0
0
0
7
7
Miami (AFC)
14
3
7
0
24
Mia Csonka 5 run (Yepremain kick) (9:33)
MIA Kiick 1 run (Yepremain kick) (13:38)
MIA FG Yepremain 28 (8:58)
MIA Csonka 2 run (Yepremain kick) (6:16)
MinnTarkenton 4 run (Cox kick) (1:35)

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SUPER BOWL IX

January 12, 1975
Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
Tulane Stadium: New Orleans, Louisiana - Attendance: 80,997

AFC champion Pittsburgh in its initial Scupper Bowl appearance, and NFC champion Minnesota, making a third bid for its first Super Bowl title, struggledSuper Bowl IX vs. Steelresthrough a first half in which the only score was produced by the Steelers' defense when Dwight White downed Vikings' quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the end zone for a safety 7:49 into the second period. The Steelers forced another break and took advantage of the second-half kickoff when Minnesota's Bill Brown fumbled and Marv Kellum recovered for Pittsburgh on the Vikings' 30. After Rocky Bleier failed to gain on first down, Franco Harris carried for three consecutive times for 24 yards, a loss of three, and a 9-yard touchdown and a 9-0 lead. Thong its offense was completely stymied by Pittsburgh's defense, Minnesota managed to move into a threatening position after 4:27 of the final period when Matt Blair blocked Bobby Walden's punt and Terry Brown recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. Fred Cox's kick failed and the Steelers led 9-6. Pittsburgh wasted no time putting the victory away. The Steelers took the ensuing kickoff and marched 66 yards in 11 plays, climaxed by Terry Bradshaw's 4-yard scoring pass to Larry Brown with 3:31 left. Pittsburgh's defense permitted Minnesota only 119 yards total offense, including a Super Bowl low of 17 rushing yards. The Steelers meanwhile, gained 333 yards, including Harris's record of 158 yards on 34 carries.

TEAM
Q 1
Q 2
Q 3
Q 4
Final
Minnesota (NFC)
0
0
0
6
6
Pittsburgh (AFC)
0
2
7
7
16
Pitt Safety, white downed Tarkenton in end zone (7:49)
Minn T. Brown recovered blocked punt in end zone (kick failed) (4:27)
PittHarris 9 run (Gerela Kick) (1:35)
PittL. Brown 4 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela Kick) (11:29)

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SUPER BOWL XI

January 9, 1977
Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
Rose Bowl: Pasadena, California - Attendance: 103,438

The Raiders won their first NFL championship before a record Super Bowl crowd plus 81 million television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event. The Raiders gained a record breakingSuper Bowl XI vs. Raiders429 yards, including running back Clarence Davis' 137 rushing yards. Wide receiver Fred Belitnikoff made 4 key receptions, which earned him the game's most valuable trophy. Oakland scored on three successive possessions in the second quarter to build a 16-0 half-time lead. Errol Mann's 24-yard field goal opened the scoring, then the AFC champions put together drives of 64 and 35 yards, scoring on a 1-yard pass from Ken Stabler to Dave Casper and a 1-yard run by Pete Banaszak. The Raiders increased their lead to 19-0 on a 40-yard field goal in the third quarter, but Minnesota responded with a 12-play, 58-yard drive late in the period, with Fran Tarkenton passing 8 yards to wide receiver Sammy White to cut the deficit to 19-7. Two fourth quarter interceptions clinched the title for the Raiders. One set up Banaszak's second touchdown run, the other resulted in cornerback Willie Brown's Super Bowl-record 75-yard interception return.

TEAM
Q 1
Q 2
Q 3
Q 4
Final
Oakland (AFC)
0
16
3
13
32
Minnesota (NFC)
0
0
7
7
14
OakFG Mann 24(0:48)
OakCasper 1 pass from Stabler (Mann kick) (7:50)
OakBanaszak 1 run (kick failed) (11:27)
OakFG Mann 40(9:44)
MinnS. White 8 pass from Tarkenton (Cox kick) (14:13)
OakBanaszak 2 run (Mann kick) (7:21)
OakBrown 75 interception return (kick failed) (9:17)
MinnVoigt 13 pass from Lee (Cox kick) (14:35)


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