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Super Bowl IX

Super Bowl IX
StadiumTulane Stadium
CityNew Orleans
DateJanuary 12, 1975
Pittsburgh Steelers160277
Minnesota Vikings60006
Most Valuable Player
Franco Harris, Pittsburgh

Super Bowl IX was game that matched two of the NFL's greatest ever defenses -- Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain against the Purple People Eaters of Minnesota -- and two legendary quarterbacks: Terry Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton, respectively.

The defenses won the first half, whose only score was a safety forced by the Pittsburgh. A 6 yard Franco Harris run made it 9-0 in the third quarter. In the fourth the Vikings rallied to 9-6 with a pair of field goals before Bradshaw hit tight end Larry Brown from 3 yards out to put the game away.