To earn the first of its four Super Bowl championships,Pittsburgh turned to workhorse running back Franco Harris. In defeating Minnesota 16-6, Pittsburgh won its first-ever NFL championship. Harris rushed 34 times for 158 yards, breaking the record Larry Csonka set one year earlier.
After a baseball-like 2-0 halftime score in favor of Pittsburgh, the Steelers took advantage of a Minnesota fumble on the second-half kickoff. Harris ran the ball in from 9 yards for the touchdown. Harris' running and the powerful Steeler defense combined to make that lead stand.