1976
Dallas Cowboys
17
VS
Pittsburgh Steelers
21

My Super Bowl: Lynn Swann

Lynn Swann’s Pittsburgh Steelers sat atop professional football’s throne in America’s 200th year of existence, 1976. Coming off a 16-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IX, the Steelers were the defending champions and one of football’s two most-popular franchises. Along with wide receiver John Stallworth, Swann was the star of a passing attack led by quarterback Terry...

Miami, Florida
Orange Bowl
1/18/76
“200 Years and Just a Baby.” A Tribute to America’s Bicentennial
CBS

Story of the Game

The Steelers won the Super Bowl for the second year in a row on Terry Bradshaw’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann and an aggressive defense that snuffed out a late rally by the Cowboys with an end-zone interception on the final play of the game. In the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh ran on fourth down and gave up the ball on the Cowboys’ 39 with 1:22 to...

DALPIT
Total First Downs1413
Rushing67
Passing 86
Penalty 00
Total Net Yardage270339
Total Offensive Plays6267
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 4.45.1
Rushes3146
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 108149
Average Yards per Rush 3.53.2
Passes Attempted2419
Passes Completed 159
Had Intercepted 30
Tackled Attempting to Pass 72
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 4219
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 162190
Punts74
Average Distance 3539.8
Punt Returns 15
Punt Return Yardage 531
Kickoff Returns 44
Kickoff Return Yardage 9689
Interception Return Yardage089
Fumbles44
Own Fumbles Recovered 44
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 00
Penalties20
Yards Penalized 12
Total Points Scored 1721
Touchdowns22
Rushing 00
Passing 22
Returns 00
Extra Points 21
Field Goals12
Fields Goals Attempted 14
Safeties01
Third-Down Efficiency3/148/19
Fourth-Down Efficiency1/10/3
Time of Possession30:3029:30
Dallas Cowboys
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Staubach15/2420423
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Newhouse1656016
Staubach522011
Dennison51605
P. Pearson51409
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
P. Pearson553014
Young331014
D. Pearson259130
Newhouse21208
P. Howard134134t
Fugett1909
Dennison1606
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
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PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Hoopes6481
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Richards1/3550
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
P. Pearson448240
Henderson048480
Pittsburgh Steelers
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Bradshaw9/1920920
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Harris2782011
Bleier155108
Bradshaw41608
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Swann4161164t
Stallworth28013
Harris126026
L. Brown1707
Grossman1717t
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
Edwards135350
Thomas135350
Wagner135350
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Walden4590
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
D. Brown3/01490
Edwards2/017100
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Blount364270
Collier125250

Dallas Cowboys

Offense
PlayerPos
Fitzgerald, JohnC
Lawless, BurtonG
Nye, BlaineG
Neely, RalphT
Wright, RayfieldT
Fugett, JeanTE
Pearson, DrewWR
Richards, GoldenWR
Newhouse, RobertRB
Pearson, PrestonRB
Staubach, RogerQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Cole, LarryDT
Pugh, JethroDT
Jones, Too TallDE
Martin, HarveyDE
Edwards, DaveOLB
Lewis, D. D.OLB
Jordan, Lee RoyMLB
Renfro, MelCB
Washington, MarkCB
Harris, CliffFS
Waters, CharlieSS
Substitutes
Player
Barnes, Benny
Breunig, Bob
Capone, Warren
Davis, Kyle
Dennison, Doug
Donovan, Pat
DuPree, Billy Joe
Fritsch, Toni
Gregory, Bill
Henderson, Tom
Hoopes, Mitch
Howard, Percy
Howard, Ron
Hughes, Randy
Peterson, Cal
Scott, Herbert
White, Randy
Woolsey, Roland
Young, Charles
Did Not Play
Player
Longley, Clint
Walton, Bruce
Pittsburgh Steelers
Offense
PlayerPos
Mansfield, RayC
Clack, JimG
Mullins, GerryG
Gravelle, GordonT
Kolb, JonT
Brown, LarryTE
Stallworth, JohnWR
Swann, LynnWR
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
Banaszak, John
Bradley, Ed
Brown, Dave
Collier, Mike
Davis, Samuel
Fuqua, John
Furness, Steve
Garrett, Reggie
Gerela, Roy
Grossman, Randy
Hanratty, Terry
Harrison, Reggie
Kellum, Marv
Lewis, Frank
Reavis, Dave
Shell, Donnie
Toews, Loren
Walden, Bobby
Webster, Mike
Did Not Play
Player
Gilliam, Joe
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