After the kickoff, the Raiders defenders rose to the challenge. Then Jack Tatum broke up a pass intended for Stallworth to force a punt situation. Raiders special teams star Warren Bankston, a former Pittsburgh Steeler, acquired by the Raiders in a trade in , knifed in and blocked the punt. The Raiders defense slows down the Steelers offense in an important win for the Silver and Black. Charles Phillips returned the ball to the Pittsburgh The roar of the Coliseum crowd was deafening.
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Three incompletions brought up a fourth-and-ten for the Raiders. Stabler led Branch, cutting from left to right. Branch made the catch in stride and cut to the corner, getting down to the 2-yard line. Stabler rolled left behind G Gene Upshaw and ducked into the end zone. Steinfort's extra point tied the score at There was left on the Coliseum clock. Overtime, now in effect in the NFL, loomed large for this opener.
On first down from his own 24, Bradshaw dropped back to pass. Rowe, a 6-foot-7 inside pass rusher, got an arm in the way and deflected the ball at the line of scrimmage. Inside backer Willie Hall pulled the ball out of the air and ran it back to the Steelers yard line.
Two runs by Banaszak put the ball on the four and ran the clock down to 21 seconds. Coach Madden sent in the field goal team. On third down, C Dave Dalby snapped, QB Dave Humm spotted the ball and Steinfort booted the yard field goal to put the Raiders ahead for good, , with 18 seconds remaining. These valiant Raiders, backed up on defense in front of their own goal line just five minutes before, had scored 17 points in a span of two minutes and 38 seconds against one of football's most vaunted defenses.
The season for the Raiders started with a big win on September 12th and would end with the very biggest win in Super Bowl XI on January 9th. In , these proud Raiders went for their best single season ever and became the first of three Raiders teams to earn the World Championship of Professional Football. Monday, Oct 14, AM. Green Bay Packers. Cincinnati Bengals. Houston Oilers. Kansas City Chiefs. Houston Astrodome. Los Angeles Rams. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Scoring summary. Gerry Mullins recovered fumble in end zone Roy Gerela kick. Mike Kadish yard fumble return John Leypoldt kick. Franco Harris 2-yard run Roy Gerela kick. Franco Harris 1-yard run Roy Gerela kick. Reggie Harrison 3-yard run Roy Gerela kick. Jim Turner yard field goal. Bob Thomas yard field goal. Reggie Harrison 1-yard run Roy Gerela kick. Franco Harris 3-yard run Roy Gerela kick. Terry Bradshaw 1-yard run Roy Gerela kick.
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John Brockington 2-yard run kick blocked. Mike Collier yard kickoff return Roy Gerela kick. Dave Green yard field goal. Lynn Swann yard pass from Terry Bradshaw kick failed. Ronnie Coleman 3-yard run Skip Butler kick.
Reggie Harrison yard run Roy Gerela kick. Mike Collier yard run Roy Gerela kick. Safety, Dan Pastorini tackled by Dwight White in end zone. Franco Harris 4-yard run Roy Gerela kick. Ken Burrough yard pass from Dan Pastorini kick failed. Willie Miller yard fumble return Don Cockroft kick.
Thomas yard fumble return Roy Gerela kick. Stan Fritts 1-yard run Dave Green kick. Franco Harris yard run Roy Gerela kick. Ron Jaworski 5-yard run Tom Dempsey kick. Cincinnati Bengals 4. Super Bowl X. Franco Harris 8-yard run Roy Gerela kick. Terry Bradshaw 2-yard run Roy Gerela kick. Andy Russell yard fumble return Roy Gerela kick. John Stallworth yard pass from Terry Bradshaw kick failed.
Safety, Reggie Harrison blocked punt through end zone. Championship seasons in bold. Kansas City. NY Giants. Los Angeles. Green Bay. New Orleans. However, in this win over the Saints, Bradshaw ran for more yards than he passed. In less than two months, Super Bowl IX was going to be played on the same field. In Week 12, 75 Joe Greene was allowed to use his new technique called the "Stunt ".
He would jump in the gap between the guard and the center, and blow through the gap. Teams were forced to commit so many blockers to Greene, his teammates often went unblocked. However, this still couldn't stop the lowly Oilers from beating them In Week 13, 75 Joe Greene became frustrated and threatened to quit the Steelers after losing to the Oilers the previous week.
However, he returned for the most important game of the season in New England. With the win, the Steelers would win the division. With the victory against the Patriots, the Steelers would clinch a playoff spot for the third straight year. The players were nervous and tense. However, the Steelers made quick work of the Patriots, The offense was finally clicking. In Week 14, the Steelers beat the Bengals in a meaningless game with their offense rolling, and their defense dominating. In this Divisional Round playoff game, the Steelers were described as the only team in the playoffs without a quarterback and were expected to lose at home to Buffalo.
The last time the Steelers faced the Bills, O. Simpson had rushed for yards and the defense was concerned about him. However, by halftime the Steelers had dominated the line of scrimmage and the offense took time away from the Bills as the Steelers went up By the end of the game, O. Raiders coach, John Madden however went a little too far in his praising of both teams as he said that when the two best teams in pro-football get together, Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders, great things will happen. Steelers stoic head coach Chuck Noll galvanized the team's spirit by making an unexpected comment.
He said that the best team in the NFL was the team in this room. The Steelers would dominate the Raiders in Oakland by using the Stunt and stopping the great Oakland offensive line. The Steelers rushed for over yards as the Raiders rushed for a mere Franco Harris ran the final touchdown and sealed the first super bowl appearance in Steelers' history. This game would set the tone for what to come for the rest of the decade.
The team had a good time in New Orleans.
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Everyone but 78 Dwight White, who was sick and in the hospital. By Wednesday, they were begging for a bed check. However, that time he gave them and the responsibility was a wonderful way to approach the big game. Noll's approach was in direct contrast to that of Vikings' head coach Bud Grant who had been to two previous super bowls. The Vikings didn't have the relaxed atmosphere was very tense compared to the chilled and relaxed Steelers. Despite the trip to the hospital, 78 Dwight White played and scored the first points in the defensive battle on the first safety in super bowl history.
The Steelers shut down the Minnesota run game that wanted to attack the strength like they had Oakland and Buffalo.
The Vikings ran 20 times for 17 yards and 10 QB Fran Tarkenton completed just 11 of his 27 passes and threw three picks 1 to 75 Joe Greene though he didn't run very far. He was the games Most Valuable Player. The Steelers had finally become champions for the first time in their year history when 12 Terry Bradshaw threw a strike to 87 Larry Brown for a TD.
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