At New Orleans-73,818
Chicago 13 10 21 2-46
New England 3 0 0 7-10
The Chicago Bears won their first NFL Championship since 1963 by setting a Super Bowl record for points scored in defeating the Patriots 46-10. The NFC Champions, who won by the largest margain in Super Bowl history, broke the old record for points in a game set by San Francisco and the Los Angeles Raiders in the previous two Super Bowls.
The Bears defense, who allowed only 10 points in post-season play, held New England to seven yards rushing and 116 yards passing.
Jim McMahon, who passed for 256 yards, became the first quarterback to rush for two touchdowns. Richard Dent, who contributed 1 1/2 sacks, was named the Most Valuable Player.
At Palo Alto, Calif.-84,059
Miami 10 6 0 0-16
San Francisco 7 21 10 0-38
The San Francisco defense sacked Miami quarterback Dan Marino four times in the game and held the Dolphins to 25 yards rushing.
At Tampa, Fla.-72,920
Washington 0 3 6 0- 9
Los Angeles 7 14 14 3-38
The Raiders took a 7-0 lead 4:52 into the game when Derrick Jensen blocked a Jeff Hayes punt and recovered it in the endzone for a touchdown.
Jim Plunkett hooked up with Cliff Branch for a 12-yard TD pass with 9:14 remaining in the first half, giving the Raiders a 14-0 lead. Washington cut the margin to 14-3 on a 24-yard field goal by Mark Moseley, but with seven seconds left in the half, Raider lineback Jack Squirek intercepted an screen pass by Joe Theismann and romped five yards into the endzone to give Los Angeles a commanding 21-3 halftime advantage.
At Pasadena, Calif.-103,667
Miami 7 10 0 0-17
Washington 0 10 3 14-27
For Riggins, who was voted the game's most valuable player, it was his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record. Riggins gave the Redksins their first lead with 10:01 remaining in the game when he ran 43 yards off left tackle for a touchdown on a fourth-and-one situation.
Mark Moseley cut the Miami lead to 17-13 with a 20-yard field goal in the third quarter.
After Riggins' run put the Redskins on top, Theismann capped the scoring with a six-yard TD pass to wide receiver Charlie Brown with 1:55 left.
At Pontiac, Mich.-81,270
San Francisco 7 13 6 0-26
Cincinnati 0 0 7 14-21
The 49ers built a game-record 20-0 halftime lead on the strength of two long touchdown marches led by Joe Montana and two Wersching field goals.
The Bengals came back in the second half, narrowing the margin to 20-14 on quarterback Ken Anderson's 5-yard run and 4-yard scoring toss to Dan Ross. But Wersching connected on early third-quarter field goals of 40 and 23 yards to increase the 49ers' lead to 26-14, making Anderson's three-yard touchdown pass to Ross (who set a Super Bowl record with 11 receptions for 104 yards) in the final seconds meaningless.
Montana completed 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards; Anderson established game records for completions (25) and completion percentage (73.5 percent on 25 of 34).
At New Orleans-76,135
Oakland 14 0 10 3-27
Philadelphia 0 3 0 7-10
Philadelphia, which had defeated Oakland 10-7 several weeks earlier, never got untracked until late in the third quarter. Linebacker Rod Martin set up Oakland's first touchdown, with his first of three interceptions.
Before the first quarter ended the Raiders upped their lead to 14-0 when Plunkett hit King near the midfield to record the longest play in Super Bowl history. In all, Plunkett completed 13 of 21 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns. The game capped a storybook season for Plunkett, the game's MVP.
At Pasadena, Calif.-103,985
Los Angeles 7 6 6 0-19
Pittsburgh 3 7 7 14-31
On the Rams' next possession Vince Ferragamo, who completed 15 of 25 passes for 212 yards, responded with a 50-yard pass to Billy Waddy that moved Los Angeles to the Steelers' 24. On the following play, Lawrence McCutcheon connected with Ron Smith on a halfback option pass that gave the Rams a 19-17 lead.
On Pittsburgh's initial possession of the fourth quarter, Bradshaw lofted a 73-yard scoring pass to John Stallworth to put the Steelers in front to stay 24-19. A 45-yard pass from Bradshaw to Stallworth was the key play in Pittsburgh's final scoring drive which was culminated by Franco Harris' second one-yard TD of the game.
Bradshaw, the game's MVP for the second straight year, set Super Bowl records for most touchdown passes (nine) and most passing yards (932).
Pittsburgh 7 14 0 14-35
Dallas 7 7 3 14-31
Two Bradshaw-to-John Stallworth and one Bradshaw-to-Rocky Bleier scored in the first half to give Pittsburgh a 21-14 lead at halftime.
Franco Harris rambled 22 yards for a score after Rafael Septein had cut Pittsburgh's lead to 21-17 with a three-pointer. Pittsburgh then seemingly put the game out of reach with less than seven minutes to play when Bradshaw hit Lynn Swann for an 18-yard strike to make the score 35-17.
Roger Staubach threw his second scoring pass of the game with 2:23 left, a 7-yarder to Billy Joe DuPree. The Cowboys then recovered an onside kick and scored again on Staubach's third TD pass with 22 seconds remaining.
Dallas' bid for another onside kick recovery failed as Rocky Bleier fell on the ensuing kickoff with 17 seconds left.
At New Orleans-75,583
Dallas 10 3 7 7-27
Denver 0 0 10 0-10
After Denver's Jim Turner kicked a 47-yard field goal, Dallas wide receiver Butch Johnson made a diving catch in the endzone to complete a 45-yard touchdown pass from Roger Staubach and put the Cowboys ahead 20-3.
Denver again cut the lead to ten, this time on a one-yard run by Rob Lytle. But with 7:04 to play fulback Robert Newhouse tossed a 29-yard option pass to Golden Richards for the final score of the game.
Staubach completed 17 of 25 passes for 183 yards with no interceptions. For the first time there were co-MVPs of the Super Bowl. The award was shared by defensive linemen Randy White and Harvey Martin of Dallas.
At Pasadena, Calif.-103,438
Oakland 0 16 3 13-32
Minnesota 0 0 7 7-14
After a scoreless first quarter, Oakland scored 16 second-quarter points behind the running of Clarence Davis (who finished with 137 yards on 16 carries) and the pinpoint passing of Ken Stabler.
Trailing 19-0 in the third quarter, the Vikings got on the board with an eight-yard Fran Tarkenton pass to Sammy White. But on the ensuing drive Stabler hit Biletnikoff for 48 yards to set up a two-yard plunge by veteran Pete Banaszak.
Defensive back Willie Brown iced the game in the fourth quarter with a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown.
In each of its four Super Bowl losses, Minnesota failed to score in the first half. The Vikes were outscored in the four games 95-34 and managed a total of 227 yards rushing (55.4 yards per outing) and 90 carries for a 2.5-yard average.
Fred Biletnikoff caught four passes for 79 yards to earn MVP honors.