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Super Bowl XIV
Image:SuperBowlXIV.png
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 6 6 0 19
Steelers 3 7 7 14 31
Date January 20, 1980
Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium
City Pasadena, California
MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback
Favorite Steelers by 10 1/2
National anthem Cheryl Ladd
Coin toss Art Rooney
Referee Fred Silva
Halftime show Up with People presents "A Salute to the Big Band Era"
Attendance 103,985[1]
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier
Nielsen Ratings 46.3
Market share 67
Cost of 30-second commercial US$222,000

Super Bowl XIV was the 14th championship game of the modern National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 20, 1980 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California following the 1979 regular season. Image File history File links SuperBowlXIV.png Super Bowl XIV logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... City St. ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... This article is about the Los Angeles stadium. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... // The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player or Super Bowl MVP, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Spread betting is a term used to describe various types of wagering on the outcome of an event, where the pay-off is based on the precision of the wager, rather than a simple binary outcome (win or loss). ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. ... Cheryl Ladd Cheryl Ladd (born July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota) is an American actress and singer. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Arthur Joseph Rooney, Sr. ... NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Fred Silva Fred Silva (October 18, 1927 – December 3, 2004, born in Oakland, California) was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 21 seasons from 1968 to 1988. ... The following is a list of Super Bowl halftime shows. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and, briefly, ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and FOXs NFL telecasts, and in... Thomas Jefferson Brookshier (b. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... NFL redirects here. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the Los Angeles stadium. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Aided by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers (15-4) defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams (11-8), 31–19, to win their fourth Super Bowl in team history. The Rams would not appear in the Super Bowl again until after they moved to St. Louis in 1995. They would appear in Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 and Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002. American Football Conference logo. ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... National Football Conference logo. ... The St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX...


Despite throwing three interceptions, Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was named the game's MVP by completing 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns. [2] Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


The Steelers' fans were known for their "Terrible Towel" tradition, in which most fans would bring yellow towels (frequently printed with black lettering to signify the team's colors) to Steelers games and wave them around madly in a circle above their heads as a show of support. Many Terrible Towels were in evidence at the Rose Bowl during this Super Bowl, although the game was being played just 18 miles from the Rams' home stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. A special edition of The Terrible Towel was created in honor of Myron Copes retirement following the 2004 Steelers season. ... The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. ... For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation). ...

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Background

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers won the AFC Central with a 12-4 regular season record, and advanced to their second consecutive Super Bowl and their fourth appearance in the last 6 seasons. Pittsburgh appeared to be even better than what they were in their 3 previous Super Bowl victories. They led the league with 6,258 yards in total offense, an average of 391 yards per game and just 31 yards short of an NFL record. The team also led the league in scoring with 412 points. The AFC Central was a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference from 1970 to 2001. ...


Pittsburgh Quarterback Terry Bradshaw had another fine season as the leader of the Steelers offense, throwing for 3,724 yards and 26 touchdowns during the regular season (but he did throw 25 interceptions). Wide receiver John Stallworth was his top target with 70 receptions for 1,183 yards and 8 touchdowns, while wide receiver Lynn Swann caught 41 passes for 808 yards, an average of 19.7 yards per catch. Steelers starting tight end Bennie Cunningham, who missed most of the previous season due to injuries, was also a big contributor with 36 receptions for 512 yards. Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Johnny Lee Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played college football at Alabama A&M, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick in 1974. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... Bennie Cunningham (born December 23, 1954) is a retired American football tight end. ...


Running back Franco Harris was the Steelers leading rusher for the 8th consecutive season with 1,186 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also recorded his 7th consecutive season with more than 1,000 yards, tying an NFL record set by Jim Brown. Harris also had his best year as a receiver out of the backfield, catching a career high 36 passes for a career high 291 yards and another touchdown. Fullback Rocky Bleier also had another superb season, providing Harris with excellent blocking while also contributing 711 combined rushing and receiving yards. And Running back Sidney Thornton also emerged as a big threat with 816 total yards and averaging 5 yards per carry. Pittsburgh also had a solid offensive line, led by future hall of fame center Mike Webster. Franco Harris (b. ... Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor and social activist. ... Robert Rocky Bleier (born March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, Wisconsin) is a former National Football League fullback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Michael Lewis Webster (March 18, 1952 - September 24, 2002) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ...


The Steelers "Steel Curtain" defense finished the regular season as the top rated defense in the AFC, limiting opponents to only 4,621 offensive yards. Up front, linemen Joe Greene and L.C. Greenwood terrorized opposing quarterbacks and rushers. And linebackers Jack Lambert and Jack Ham excelled at run stopping and pass coverage, combining for 8 interceptions. The Steelers also had a fine secondary, lead by defensive backs Mel Blount, who recorded 3 interceptions, and Donnie Shell, who had 5. Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946), is a former all-pro American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Throughout the early 1970s he quickly developed into the most dominant defensive player the NFL had ever seen. ... L.C. Greenwood L.C. Greenwood was an American football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Donnie Shell (born 1952) is a former American Football strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League between 1974 and 1987. ...


Los Angeles Rams

Adversity hovered over the Rams long before the season began. During the off-season, owner Carroll Rosenbloom drowned, and a power struggle ensued between Carroll's son, Steve Rosenbloom, and his second wife, Georgia Frontiere. Georgia eventually gained control of the team and fired her stepson. Prior to Carroll Rosenbloom's death, the Rams had already announced their intentions to leave the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and move to Anaheim Stadium in Orange County for the 1980 season. Carroll Rosenbloom (March 5, 1907 - April 2, 1979) was a colorful football owner of two teams, the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams, now the St. ... Georgia Frontiere is the owner and chairman of the St. ... Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ...


The Rams barely outscored their opponents in total points, 323 to 309, and finished the regular season with a 9-7 record, the worst ever by a team who advanced to the Super Bowl. The team was plagued with injuries during the regular season, including the loss of their starting quarterback Pat Haden. His replacement, Vince Ferragamo, completed less than 50 percent of his passes and threw twice as many interceptions (10) as touchdowns (5). But he still led the Rams to victory in 6 of their last 7 games. Pat Haden (born January 23, 1953 in Westbury, New York) played quarterback for the National Football League Los Angeles Rams from 1976 to 1981. ... Vince Anthony Ferragamo (born April 24, 1954 in Torrance, California) was an American football quarterback from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. ...


The Rams gained 6,006 total yards of offense during the regular season, ranking second in the league. The team's main offensive weapon was running back Wendell Tyler, who rushed for 1,109 yards, caught 32 passes for 308 yards, and scored 10 touchdowns. Tyler's rushing yards came off just 218 rushing attempts, giving him a league leading 5.1 yards per carry average. Fullback Cullen Bryant provided Tyler with excellent blocking while also gaining 846 total yards and scoring 5 touchdowns. Wide receiver Preston Dennard was the team's main deep threat, catching 43 passes for 766 yards and 4 touchdowns. The offensive line, led by tackle Doug France, future hall of famer Jackie Slater, and 4-time Pro Bowl guard Dennis Harrah, paved the Rams running attack to 4th in the NFC during the season despite injuries. They also gave up only 29 sacks. Wendell Avery Tyler (born May 20, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana), was a former professional football player who was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 3rd round of the 1977 NFL Draft. ... Cullen Bryant (born May 20, 1951 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma) is a former professional American football player who played running back for thirteen seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams. ... Preston Dennard (born November 28, 1955 in Cordele, Georgia) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for eight seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. ... Doug France (born April 26, 1953) is an American former NFL offensive lineman who played seven seasons in the National Football League for Los Angeles Rams. ... Jackie Ray Slater (born May 27, 1954, Jackson, Mississippi) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle who played his entire career with the Los Angeles Rams franchise. ... Dennis Wayne Harrah (born March 9, 1953) is a former NFL Offensive Lineman who played 13 seasons in the National Football League for Los Angeles Rams. ...


But the Rams main strength was their defense which featured future Hall of Fame defensive end Jack Youngblood, who made the Pro Bowl for the 7th year in a row and was playing with a broken leg, and lightning-quick Fred Dryer on the opposite end. Behind them, the Rams had 2 outstanding linebackers: Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds, and Jim Youngblood (no relation to Jack), who had recorded 5 interceptions and returned 2 for touchdowns. The Rams also had a solid secondary, led by free safety Nolan Cromwell who also grabbed 5 interceptions. This defensive unit allowed an NFL record negative 7 yards total offense in a 24-0 shutout of the Seahawks during the season. Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... John Frederick Fred Dryer (born July 6, 1946, in Hawthorne, California) son of Charles F. Dryer and Genevieve Nell Clark. ... Jack Hacksaw Reynolds played football as a fullback and was then changed to linebacker. ... Jimmy Lee Youngblood (b. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976...


Playoffs

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 1979-80.

In the playoffs, the Rams avenged the previous year's NFC Championship Game shutout loss to the Dallas Cowboys by beating them 21-19. Then they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game, 9-0, scoring only three field goals. The NFL playoffs following the 1979 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XIV. Note: The Dallas Cowboys (the NFC 1 seed) did not play the Philadelphia Eagles (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... This May 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ...


Meanwhile, the Steelers went on to defeat the Miami Dolphins, 34-14, and the Houston Oilers, 27-13, in the playoffs. During those two playoff games, the Pittsburgh defense limited future Hall of Fame running backs Larry Csonka and Earl Campbell, respectively, to a combined total of only 35 rushing yards. Campbell was the league's rushing leader during the regular season with 1,697 yards, but could only gain 15 yards against the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article is about the American football player. ...


Super Bowl pregame news and notes

Pittsburgh was heavily favored to win Super Bowl XIV and become the first team to win 4 Super Bowls. Most people did not think that the Rams even belonged on the same field with the Steelers. In fact, Sports Illustrated had called the NFC Championship Game a game for losers, played by losers. One sports writer even suggested that Bradshaw throw left handed and the Rams should be allowed to play with 12 men on the field to make the Super Bowl more competitive. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


However, Pittsburgh themselves were not taking their opponents lightly. In their previous meetings, the Rams held a 12-1-2 all-time record over the Steelers, including wins in 1971, 1975, and 1978.


Television and entertainment

CBS televised the game in the United States with play-by-play announcer Pat Summerall and color commentator Tom Brookshier. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and, briefly, ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and FOXs NFL telecasts, and in... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Thomas Jefferson Brookshier (b. ...


The Los Angeles Unified School District All-City Band played during the pregame ceremonies. Later, actress and singer Cheryl Ladd performed the national anthem. The coin toss ceremony featured longtime Steelers owner Art Rooney. The Los Angeles Unified School District (the LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. ... Cheryl Ladd Cheryl Ladd (born July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota) is an American actress and singer. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Arthur Joseph Rooney, Sr. ...


The performance event group Up with People performed during the halftime show titled "A Salute to the Big Band Era". This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The famous Coca-Cola commercial in which Mean Joe Greene gives a boy his game jersey aired during CBS' telecast of the game. However, it is technically not viewed as a Super Bowl ad since it actually debuted on October 1, 1979, not during the day of the game. [3] [4] The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas) was an American football player in the NFL. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1981 in the defensive tackle position. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ...


The city of Pittsburgh celebrated it's third major pro championship in 13 months. The Steelers had also won the previous year's Super Bowl and later on, the city's baseball team, the Pirates, had won the World Series, three months before this Super Bowl game. Ten days after the Steelers' Super Bowl victory, the city's National Hockey League team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, changed its uniform colors to match the black and gold scheme of the Pirates and Steelers. “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... Date January 21, 1979 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 3 1/2 National anthem The Colgate Thirteen Coin toss George Halas Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Bob Jani Productions present Carnival Salute to Caribbean with various Caribbean bands Attendance 79,484... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Dates: October 10 – October 17 MVP: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) Television: ABC Announcers: Keith Jackson (Games 1-2; Games 6-7), Al Michaels (Games 3-5), Howard Cosell, and Don Drysdale (In 2006 a collectors edition DVD box set, featuring the complete telecasts of all seven games, was issued by... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Game summary

Despite being the underdogs, the Rams managed to hang on to a 13-10 lead at halftime, and a 19-17 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. But the Steelers held the Rams scoreless in the fourth quarter and scored two touchdowns for the win. Despite the game's uneven matchup and a final score reflecting disparity between the teams, this game is regarded by some as one of the most competitive games in Super Bowl history. Overall, the lead changed 7 times between both teams, a Super Bowl record; the Rams took the lead 3 times while the Steelers took it 4 times.


The Rams took the opening kickoff, surprising fans with an unusual lateral during the return that earned an extra two yards. This yielded nothing; the Rams were forced to punt after 3 plays. Then on the Steelers' 7th play of their first possession, quarterback Terry Bradshaw completed a 32-yard pass to running back Franco Harris to reach the Los Angeles 26-yard line. But a third down pass fell incomplete, forcing Pittsburgh to settle for a 41-yard field goal from rookie kicker Matt Bahr. In American football and Canadian football a lateral pass — usually called simply a lateral, but officially called a backward pass in American football, and also called an onside pass in Canadian football — is a sideways or rearward throwing of the football to a teammate. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Franco Harris (b. ... Matt Bahr (born July 6, 1956) is a former NFL placekicker. ...


Bahr's ensuing kickoff was very short, giving the Rams great field position at their 41-yard line. On the first play of the drive, Los Angeles running back Wendell Tyler caught a 6-yard pass from Vince Ferragamo. Then on the next play, Tyler took a handoff, ran left, broke some tackles, and ran 39 yards to the Steelers 14-yard line before he was finally dragged down by Pittsburgh defensive back Donnie Shell, the longest run against the Steelers all season. 6 plays later, fullback Cullen Bryant scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Rams a 7-3 lead. Wendell Avery Tyler (born May 20, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana), was a former professional football player who was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 3rd round of the 1977 NFL Draft. ... Vince Anthony Ferragamo (born April 24, 1954 in Torrance, California) was an American football quarterback from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. ... Donnie Shell (born 1952) is a former American Football strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League between 1974 and 1987. ... Cullen Bryant (born May 20, 1951 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma) is a former professional American football player who played running back for thirteen seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams. ...


But the lead did not last long. Pittsburgh defensive back Larry Anderson returned the ensuing kickoff 45 yards to his own 47-yard line, and then the Steelers marched 53 yards in 9 plays using every offensive weapon in their arsenal. First, Harris ran for 12 yards, fullback Rocky Bleier ran for 1, then tight end Bennie Cunningham caught a pass for 8. Bleier ran again for 2, followed by Bradshaw's 18-yard completion to receiver Lynn Swann on the last play of the first quarter. The second period opened with Bradshaw's 13-yard completion to Cunningham to reach the Los Angeles 5-yard line, and then Harris ran through the middle to the 4. Wide receiver John Stallworth was then stopped at the 1-yard line, but then Harris ran to the right untouched and scored a touchdown on the next play, giving the Steelers a 10-7 lead. Robert Rocky Bleier (born March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, Wisconsin) is a former National Football League fullback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. ... Bennie Cunningham (born December 23, 1954) is a retired American football tight end. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... Johnny Lee Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played college football at Alabama A&M, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick in 1974. ...


But like the Rams' previous lead, the Steelers lead also turned out to be short-lived. Aided by a 20-yard pass interference penalty against Shell, Los Angeles advanced 67 yards in 10 plays to score on 31-yard field goal from kicker Frank Corral to tie the game. Anderson gave the Steelers great field position after returning the ensuing kickoff 38 yards to the Pittsburgh 46-yard line, but the Steelers could not move the ball and had to punt. The Rams were also forced to punt on their next possession after only gaining 6-yards. But on the first play of the Steelers' next drive, Los Angeles defensive back Dave Elmendorf intercepted a pass from Bradshaw and returned it 10 yards to Pittburgh's 39-yard line. Frank Corral (born June 16, 1955 in Chihuahua, Mexico) is a former NFL kicker from (1978-1981). ... David Cole Elmendorf (born June 20, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas) was an football player. ...


On the first 2 plays after the turnover, Farragamo was sacked for a 10-yard loss and threw an incomplete pass. But he managed to overcome the situation with a 12-yard completion to Bryant on third down and a 10-yard completion to receiver Billy Waddy on 4th down and 8. Farragamo's next pass was complete to tight end Terry Nelson for a first down at the 13-yard line, but after throwing 2 incompletions, Pittsburgh lineman John Banaszak sacked Ferragamo on third down. However, Corral kicked a 45-yard field goal to give the Rams a 13-10 halftime lead. Billy Waddy (born February 19, 1954 in Wharton, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for seven seasons for the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings. ... Terry Nelson (born May 20, 1951 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas), is a former American professional football player. ... John Banaszak was a professional football player with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1975-1981. ...


Many observers were surprised that the heavily favored Steelers trailed at at the end of the half. "How can you mess up this way?", Steelers assistant coach Woody Widenhofer asked his team at halftime, "Didn't we go over these things a dozen times? You guys are standing out there like statues."[5] Woody Widenhofer (born January 20, 1943 in Butler, Pennsylvania) is a former college football head coach and longtime NFL assistant. ...


Anderson once again gave the Steelers great starting field position, returning the opening kickoff of the second half 37 yards to the Pittsburgh 39-yard line. The Steelers lulled the Rams defense by running the ball on three consecutive plays of the drive, and then Bradshaw burned them with a 47-yard touchdown completion to Swann, who made a leaping catch at the Los Angeles' 2-yard line and tumbled into the end zone, to give Pittsburgh a 17-13 lead.


But they didn't hold it. After starting the ensuing drive with 2 running plays, Ferragamo completed a 50-yard pass to Waddy. Then on the next play, Ferragamo handed the ball off to running back Lawrence McCutcheon who started to run to the right. The Steelers defense came up to tackle him behind the line of scrimmage, only to watch him throw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Ron Smith. Corral missed the extra point attempt, but the Rams had retaken the lead, 19-17. Lawrence McCutcheon played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1972-1979. ... Ronnie Bernard Smith (born November 20, 1956 in Lakeland, Florida) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the NFL for six seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, the San Diego Chargers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. ...


The Steelers had some success advancing into Rams territory on their next 2 possessions, but only to see the Rams intercept the ball both times. First, Rams linebacker Eddie Brown stopped the ensuing Steelers drive with an interception. Then after a punt, Pittsburgh drove all the way to the Rams 16-yard line, but Los Angeles defensive back Rod Perry intercepted a pass intended for Stallworth. Thus, the third quarter ended with the Rams still in the lead, 19-17, seemingly in control of the game. Rod Perry (born 1953) is a retired American football player. ...


With 12:59 left in the game, Rams punter Ken Clark's 59-yard punt planted Pittsburgh back on their own 25-yard line. Then faced with 3rd down and 8, Bradshaw took the snap, faked a handoff, and then threw a pass to Stallworth, who was running a streak pattern down the middle of the field. Stallworth caught the ball without breaking stride and took it all the way to the end zone for a 73-yard go-ahead touchdown to make the score 24-19 for the Steelers. Ken Clark (Born 06 04 1927) is a B-movie actor. ...


After an exchange of punts, the Rams mounted one final, spirited drive to regain the lead. Ferragamo smartly moved the Rams down the field, completing 3 or 4 passes around runs by Tyler. His 15-yard completion to Billy Waddy on 3rd and 13 moved the Rams to the Pittsburgh 32-yard line with just under 6 minutes remaining. However, on the following play, Ferragamo made his first, and only mistake of the game. Despite the fact that Waddy had broken free down the right side of the field, Ferragamo had zeroed in on Preston Dennard down the middle of the field. But he didn't notice Pittsburgh linebacker Jack Lambert playing behind Dennard. As Ferragamo released the ball, Lambert jumped in front of Dennard and intercepted the pass with 5:24 remaining, short-circuiting Los Angeles' drive and for all intents and purposes clinching the game for the Steelers. Billy Waddy (born February 19, 1954 in Wharton, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for seven seasons for the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings. ... Preston Dennard (born November 28, 1955 in Cordele, Georgia) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for eight seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ...


When faced with a 3rd down and 7 on their ensuing drive, Bradshaw once again made a crucial long pass completion to Stallworth, this time a 45-yard reception to the Rams 22-yard line. Two plays later, a pass interference penalty on Los Angeles cornerback Pat Thomas in the end zone gave the Steelers a first down at the 1-yard line. The Rams managed to keep Bleier and Harris out of the end zone for 2 plays, but Harris then scored on a third down, 1-yard touchdown run to give the Steelers a 31-19 lead and put the game away. The Rams responded by driving to Pittsburgh's 37-yard line, but ended up turning over the ball on downs with 39 seconds left in the game, and the Steelers ran out the clock for the win. Pat Thomas (born 1954) is an American football player. ...


This was the third time in Super Bowl history that a team overcame a deficit entering the fourth quarter to win the game. The Baltimore Colts entered the final quarter down 13-6 against Dallas in Super Bowl V and won the game 16-13. The Pittsburgh Steelers started the final period against Dallas in Super Bowl X down 10-7 and eventually won the game 21-17. The lead had changed hands seven times, a Super Bowl record to this day. Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth became the fourth, fifth and sixth players to score touchdowns in back-to-back Super Bowls, respectively. City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Southeast Missouri State College Marching Golden Eagles with Anita Bryant Band Attendance 79,204 TV in... “Steelers” redirects here. ... Date January 18, 1976 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver Favorite Steelers by 6 National anthem Tom Sullivan Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Up with People presents 200 Years and Just a Baby: Tribute to Americas Bicentennial Attendance 80...


Ferragamo finished the game with 15 out of 25 completions for 212 yards, with 1 interception. Tyler was the top rusher of the game with 60 yards, and caught 2 passes for 20 yards. Waddy was the Rams leading receiver with 3 catches for 75 yards. Harris led the Steelers in rushing with 44 yards and 2 touchdowns, while also catching 3 passes for 66 yards. Stallworth was the top receiver of the game with 3 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown, an average of 40.3 yards per catch. Swann had 5 catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. Larry Anderson set a Super Bowl record with 162 yards from his 5 kickoff returns.


Scoring summary

  • PIT - FG: Matt Bahr 41 yards 3-0 PIT
  • LA - TD: Cullen Bryant 1 yard run (Frank Corral kick) 7-3 LA
  • PIT - TD: Franco Harris 1 yard run (Matt Bahr kick) 10-7 PIT
  • LA - FG: Frank Corral 31 yards 10-10 tie
  • LA - FG: Frank Corral 45 yards 13-10 LA
  • PIT - TD: Lynn Swann 47 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick) 17-13 PIT
  • LA - TD: Ron Smith 24 yard pass from Lawrence McCutcheon (kick failed) 19-17 LA
  • PIT - TD: John Stallworth 73 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick) 24-19 PIT
  • PIT - TD: Franco Harris 1 yard run (Matt Bahr kick) 31-19 PIT

Starting lineups

 Pittsburgh Los Angeles OFFENSE John Stallworth 82 WR Billy Waddy 80 Jon Kolb 55 LT Doug France 77 Sam Davis 57 LG Kent Hill 72 Mike Webster 52 C Rich Saul 61 Gerry Mullins 72 RG Dennis Harrah 60 Larry Brown 79 RT Jackie Slater 78 Bennie Cunningham 89 TE Terry Nelson 83 Lynn Swann 88 WR Preston Dennard 88 Terry Bradshaw 12 QB Vince Ferragamo 15 Rocky Bleier 20 FB Cullen Bryant 32 Franco Harris 32 RB Wendell Tyler 26 DEFENSE L.C. Greenwood 68 LE Jack Youngblood 85 Joe Greene 75 LT Mike Fanning 79 Gary Dunn 67 RT Larry Brooks 90 John Banaszak 76 RE Fred Dryer 89 Robin Cole 56 LLB Bob Brudzinski 59 Jack Lambert 58 MLB Jack Reynolds 64 Dennis Winston 53 RLB Jim Youngblood 53 Ron Johnson 29 LCB Pat Thomas 27 Mel Blount 47 RCB Rod Perry 49 Donnie Shell 31 SS Dave Elmendorf 42 J.T. Thomas 24 FS Nolan Cromwell 21 

Johnny Lee Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played college football at Alabama A&M, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick in 1974. ... Billy Waddy (born February 19, 1954 in Wharton, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for seven seasons for the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings. ... Jon Kolb is a former offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played for 13 seasons. ... Doug France (born April 26, 1953) is an American former NFL offensive lineman who played seven seasons in the National Football League for Los Angeles Rams. ... Samuel Davis (1944-) is a retired American football player, who started at the offensive guard position for the Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire career (1971-1979). ... Kent Angelo Hill (born March 7, 1957) is a former NFL offensive lineman who played nine seasons in the National Football League, manly for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Michael Lewis Webster (March 18, 1952 - September 24, 2002) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ... Rich Saul (born February 5, 1948 in Butler, Pennsylvania) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1970 through 1981. ... Gerry Mullins (1949-) is a retired American football player, who started at the offensive guard position for the Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire career (1971-1979). ... Dennis Wayne Harrah (born March 9, 1953) is a former NFL Offensive Lineman who played 13 seasons in the National Football League for Los Angeles Rams. ... Larry Brown (born July 16, 1949) was a American football player who played tight end and offensive tackle with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Jackie Ray Slater (born May 27, 1954, Jackson, Mississippi) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle who played his entire career with the Los Angeles Rams franchise. ... Bennie Cunningham (born December 23, 1954) is a retired American football tight end. ... Terry Nelson (born May 20, 1951 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas), is a former American professional football player. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... Preston Dennard (born November 28, 1955 in Cordele, Georgia) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for eight seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Vince Anthony Ferragamo (born April 24, 1954 in Torrance, California) was an American football quarterback from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. ... Robert Rocky Bleier (born March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, Wisconsin) is a former National Football League fullback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. ... Cullen Bryant (born May 20, 1951 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma) is a former professional American football player who played running back for thirteen seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams. ... Franco Harris (b. ... Wendell Avery Tyler (born May 20, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana), was a former professional football player who was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 3rd round of the 1977 NFL Draft. ... L.C. Greenwood L.C. Greenwood was an American football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas), was an American football Defensive Tackle in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Greene had an outstanding college football career at North Texas State University (1966-1968), assisting the team to a 23-5-1... Michael LaVern Fanning (born February 2, 1953 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is a retired American football player. ... Gary Dunn (born August 24, 1953 in Coral Gables, Florida) is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for twelve seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Lawrence Lee Brooks, Sr. ... John Banaszak was a professional football player with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1975-1981. ... John Frederick Fred Dryer (born July 6, 1946, in Hawthorne, California) son of Charles F. Dryer and Genevieve Nell Clark. ... Robin Cole (born September 11, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for twelve seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Robert Louis Brudzinski (born January 1, 1955 in Fremont, Ohio) is a former American football linebacker who played thirteen seasons in the National Football League. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... Jack Hacksaw Reynolds was an American football player who started out as a fullback and changed to linebacker. ... Dennis Dirt Winston (born October 25, 1955 in Forrest City, Arkansas) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for ten seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints. ... Jimmy Lee Youngblood (b. ... Ron Johnson (born June 8, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for seven seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Pat Thomas (born 1954) is an American football player. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Rod Perry (born 1953) is a retired American football player. ... Donnie Shell (born 1952) is a former American Football strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League between 1974 and 1987. ... David Cole Elmendorf (born June 20, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas) was an football player. ... J.T. Thomas (born May 22, 1951 in Macon, Georgia is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Officials

NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Fred Silva Fred Silva (October 18, 1927 – December 3, 2004, born in Oakland, California) was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 21 seasons from 1968 to 1988. ... Al Conway (born 1930 in North Kansas City, Missouri) was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 28 seasons from 1969 to 1996. ... Burl Toler Burl Toler was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 24 seasons from 1965 to 1989. ... Stanley Stan Javie was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 29 years until the conclusion of the 1980 NFL season. ...

Weather Conditions

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See also

The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1979 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XIV. Note: The Dallas Cowboys (the NFC 1 seed) did not play the Philadelphia Eagles (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ...

References

  1. ^ The Super Bowl was attended by a record 103,985 spectators, which still stands as a record (through Super Bowl XLI). The last time that the Rose Bowl held an NFL game was Super Bowl XXVII, and will never host a Super Bowl again as long as the league maintains its current policy that only a home stadium of an NFL team may host the championship game. And so far, no NFL stadium currently comes close to a capacity of 100,000 people and the fact that the Los Angeles area has not had an NFL team since 1995. Super Bowl XLV, which will be held in the Dallas Cowboys new stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be able to seat more than 100,000 fans, presenting the next opportunity to break the attendance record.
  2. ^ Bradshaw became the second person to win two Super Bowl MVP awards and the second to win them back-to-back (both after Bart Starr in Super Bowls I and II). Bradshaw is also currently the only quarterback to throw for more the 300 yards in consecutive Super Bowls. Joe Montana and Kurt Warner would eventually tie Bradshaw but never in back-to-back championship games. Bradshaw's three interceptions were the most ever by a quarterback who won the Super Bowl MVP award. He is currently the only quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP honors despite throwing more interceptions then touchdown passes.
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/page2/s/list/sbcommercials.html
  4. ^ http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ccmphtml/colahist.html
  5. ^ http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/historyof14.html
  • Super Bowl official website
  • 2006 NFL Record and Fact Book. Time Inc. Home Entertainment. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  • Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. Harper Collins. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  • The Official NFL Encyclopedia Pro Football. NAL Books. ISBN 0-453-00431-8. 
  • The Sporting News Complete Super Bowl Book 1995. ISBN 0-89204-523-X. 
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com - Large online database of NFL data and statistics
  • Super Bowl play-by-plays from USA Today (Last accessed September 28, 2005)
  • All-Time Super Bowl Odds from The Sports Network (Last accessed October 16, 2005)

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Super Bowl: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (5027 words)
The NFC has won 21 Super Bowls to the AFC's 18 (for the first three Super Bowls, these were the NFL and the AFL; in 1970 the two leagues merged to become the current NFL), with the NFC once enjoying a 13-year winning streak.
Super Bowl XXXVIII was shown on CBS, Super Bowl XXXIX was shown on FOX, and Super Bowl XL was shown on ABC, which will be the final NFL game broadcast on that network for the foreseeable future.
However, Super Bowl XIV (which involved the then-Los Angeles Rams) was played at nearby Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium; and Super Bowl XIX (which involved the San Francisco 49ers) was played at the nearby Stanford Stadium on the Stanford University campus near Palo Alto.
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Super Bowl XIV was the 14th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
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