Super Bowl IX

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Super Bowl IX was a game that matched two of the NFL's best defenses -- Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain against the Purple People Eaters of Minnesota -- and two legendary quarterbacks: Terry Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton, respectively.

The game was broadcast on NBC in the United States with Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis and Don Meredith.

The defenses won the first half, whose only score was a safety forced by the Pittsburgh. A 9-yard Franco Harris run made it 9-0 in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Vikings rallied to 9-6 on a blocked punt for a touchdown before Bradshaw hit tight end Larry Brown from 4 yards out to put the game away.

Scoring summary

  • PIT- Safety, White tackled Tarkenton in end zone
  • PIT- Harris 9 run (Gerela kick)
  • MIN- T. Brown recovered blocked punt in end zone (kick failed)
  • PIT- Brown 4 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)

See also


NFL Super Bowls

I 1967 | II 1968 | III 1969 | IV 1970 | V 1971 | VI 1972 | VII 1973 | VIII 1974 | IX 1975 | X 1976

XI 1977 | XII 1978 | XIII 1979 | XIV 1980 | XV 1981 | XVI 1982 | XVII 1983 | XVIII 1984 | XIX 1985 | XX 1986

XXI 1987 | XXII 1988 | XXIII 1989 | XXIV 1990 | XXV 1991 | XXVI 1992 | XXVII 1993 | XXVIII 1994 | XXIX 1995 | XXX 1996

XXXI 1997 | XXXII 1998 | XXXIII 1999 | XXXIV 2000 | XXXV 2001 | XXXVI 2002 | XXXVII 2003 | XXXVIII 2004 | XXXIX 2005 | XL 2006

XLI 2007 | XLII 2008 | XLIII 2009 | XLIV 2010

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