1975
Pittsburgh Steelers
16
VS
Minnesota Vikings
6

My Super Bowl: Dan Rooney

The Steelers had been football’s lovable losers until then – going into the game, were you thinking of how one game could change the trajectory of your team?I wouldn’t say just that one game, but rather the entire season. We knew that’s all it would take to turn things around, and as it turned out, that was the...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Tulane Stadium
1/12/75
Mercer Ellington band and Grambling University Band, “Tribute to Duke Ellington.”
NBC

Story of the Game

AFC champion Pittsburgh, in its initial Super Bowl appearance, and NFC champion Minnesota, making a third bid for its first Super Bowl title, struggled through a first half in which the only score was produced by the Steelers’ defense when Dwight White downed Vikings’ quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the end zone for a safety 7:49 into the second...

PITMIN
Total First Downs179
Rushing112
Passing 55
Penalty 12
Total Net Yardage333119
Total Offensive Plays7347
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 4.62.5
Rushes5721
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 24917
Average Yards per Rush 4.40.8
Passes Attempted1426
Passes Completed 911
Had Intercepted 03
Tackled Attempting to Pass 20
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 190
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 84102
Punts76
Average Distance 34.737.2
Punt Returns 54
Punt Return Yardage 3612
Kickoff Returns 33
Kickoff Return Yardage 3250
Interception Return Yardage460
Fumbles43
Own Fumbles Recovered 21
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 22
Penalties84
Yards Penalized 00
Total Points Scored 166
Touchdowns21
Rushing 10
Passing 10
Returns 00
Extra Points 20
Field Goals00
Fields Goals Attempted 11
Safeties10
Third-Down Efficiency6/175/12
Fourth-Down Efficiency0/20/0
Time of Possession38:4721:13
Pittsburgh Steelers
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Bradshaw9/149610
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Harris34158125
Bleier1765018
Bradshaw533017
Swann1-707
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Brown349130
Stallworth324022
Bleier21106
Lewis112012
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
Wagner126260
Blount110100
Greene110100
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Walden6521
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Swann3/034170
Edwards2/0220
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Harrison217170
Pearson115150
Minnesota Vikings
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Tarkenton11/2610203
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Foreman1218012
Tarkenton1000
Osborn8-102
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Foreman550017
Voigt231028
Osborn2704
Gilliam116016
Reed1-202
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
None--------
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Eischeid6420
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
McCullum3/01160
N. Wright1/0110
Wallace0/10**0
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
McCullum126260
McClanahan122220
B. Brown1220

Pittsburgh Steelers

Offense
PlayerPos
Mansfield, RayC
Clack, JimG
Mullins, GerryG
Gravelle, GordonT
Kolb, JonT
Kolb, JonTE
Lewis, FrankWR
Shanklin, RonnieWR
Bleier, RockyRB
Harris, FrancoRB
Bradshaw, TerryQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Greene, JoeDT
Holmes, ErnieDT
Greenwood, L. C.DE
White, DwightDE
Ham, JackOLB
Russell, AndyOLB
Lambert, JackMLB
Blount, MelCB
Thomas, J.T.CB
Edwards, GlenFS
Wagner, MikeSS
Substitutes
Player
Allen, Jimmy
Bradley, Ed
Conn, Dick
Davis, Charles
Davis, Samuel
Davis, Steve
Druschel, Rich
Furness, Steve
Garrett, Reggie
Gerela, Roy
Grossman, Randy
Harrison, Reggie
Kellum, Marv
McMakin, John
Pearson, Preston
Reavis, Dave
Shell, Donnie
Stallworth, John
Swann, Lynn
Toews, Loren
Walden, Bobby
Webster, Mike
Did Not Play
Player
Gilliam, Joe
Hanratty, Terry
Wolf, James
Minnesota Vikings
Offense
PlayerPos
Tingelhoff, MickC
Maurer, AndyG
White, EdG
Goodrum, CharlieT
Yary, RonT
Voigt, StuTE
Gilliam, JohnWR
Lash, JimWR
Foreman, ChuckRB
Osborn, DaveRB
Tarkenton, FranQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Page, AlanDT
Sutherland, DougDT
Eller, CarlDE
Marshall, JimDE
Hilgenberg, WallyOLB
Winston, RoyOLB
Siemon, JeffMLB
Wallace, JackieCB
Wright, NateCB
Krause, PaulFS
Wright, JeffSS
Substitutes
Player
Alderman, Grady
Anderson, Scott
Blair, Matt
Brown, Terry
Brown, Bill
Cox, Fred
Craig, Steve
Eischeid, Mike
Kingsriter, Doug
Larsen, Gary
Lawson, Steve
Lurtsema, Bob
Marinaro, Ed
Martin, Amos
McClanahan, Brent
McCullum, Sam
McNeill, Fred
Poltl, Randy
Reed, Oscar
Sunde, Milt
Did Not Play
Player
Berry, Bob
Blahak, Joe
Boone, Dave
Holland, John
Riley, Steve
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