Super Bowl IX

Super Bowl IX was the fifth edition of the final match between the National Football Conference ( NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC ) when the Super Bowl to count between the American Football League and the National Football League, it's the ninth. On January 12, 1975, the Minnesota Vikings and the Pittsburgh Steelers faced each other in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane Stadium. Winners were the Pittsburgh Steelers with a final score of 16:6. Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris, who ran with 158 yards more than the entire offense of the Vikings alone in the whole game, was voted Super Bowl MVP.


In Super Bowl IX clashed the two best Defenses that the Vikings called Purple People Eaters and the Steelers Steel Curtain. In addition, both teams had a legendary quarterback Terry Bradshaw on the part of Pittsburgh's and Fran Tarkenton with the Vikings. The game was previously predicted to be very tough and punktearm because of the good defenses.

Game History

After a first quarter without points succeeded the Steelers Defense to achieve Safety, as the Vikings fumbleten a Snap: Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton threw himself into the own end zone on the loose ball, but was getacklet directly from Steelers defensive end Dwight White.

In the second half of Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris made ​​eventually with a 9- yard run for the first touchdown of the game. However, the Vikings Blockley then a punt and were able to recover the ball for a touchdown in the end zone, so they shortened the score at 9-6, as the point after touchdown (PAT ) to fail. After conducting the quarterback of the Steelers, Terry Bradshaw, but a 6-minute series of attacks on the 4- yard line of the Vikings. With a touchdown pass to tight end Larry Brown he finally sealed the first Super Bowl victory for the Steelers.