Super Bowl V

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Super Bowl V was the fifth Super Bowl, the championship of American football. The game was played on January 17, 1971 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

The final score was Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13.

The game was broadcast on NBC in the United States with Curt Gowdy and Kyle Rote.

Super Bowl V was the first Super Bowl played in a merged National Football League, as well as the first played on an artificial turf surface, namely "Poly Turf". The Baltimore Colts were moved into the American Football Conference from the National Football League prior to this season. This is why the Colts represented the NFL in Super Bowl III, but not the NFC for Super Bowl V.

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Playoffs

See NFL playoffs, 1970-71

The game

This was the first close Super Bowl, but is not regarded as a classic; in fact, it is sometimes called the "Blooper Bowl". It was filled with poor play, turnovers and officiating miscues.

It is the only Super Bowl for which the Most Valuable Player Award was given to a member of the losing team, linebacker Chuck Howley. It was also the first time that the Super Bowl MVP was given to a defensive team player. In addition, famous Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas did not wear his trademark high-top football shoes in the contest, but wore a pair of low-cut adidas shoes instead.

Baltimore won the game on a last-second field goal by kicker Jim O'Brien, who made up for a missed attempt earlier in the game.

Scoring Summary

  • DAL - FG Clark 14
  • DAL - FG Clark 30
  • BAL - Mackey 75 pass from Unitas (kick blocked)
  • DAL - Thomas 7 pass from Morton (Clark kick)
  • BAL - Nowatzke 2 run (O'Brien kick)
  • BAL - FG O'Brien 32

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NFL Super Bowls

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