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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.

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