If you want an offensive football game do NOT watch SB IX. The game is full of defense. That's no surprise considering the two teams that met on January 12th 1975. "The Steel Curtain" Vs "The Purple People Eaters" The Steelers allowed The Vikings only 17 yards rushing the entire game and forced 5 turnovers. The Vikings allowed Terry Bradshaw only 96 yards passing and blocked a punt for a TD. The game was played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans (this was the last game ever played at that stadium) because The Louisiana Superdome was unfinished, due to an error in the budget (which didn't include money for seats). The game was played on a rain soaked field, with a 20MPH wind and damp, cold conditions. The game was dominated by the defenses and poor special teams play. The Steelers kicker, Roy Gerela, missed one field goal and had another attempt bobbled by his holder. Vikings kicker, Fred Cox not only missed a 39 yard field goal that would've given The Vikings the lead but he missed a crucial extra point after The Vikings cut the lead to 9-6. The only offense bright spot in the entire game was, The Steelers, Franco Harris. Harris set a Super Bowl rushing record by gaining 158 yards on 34 carries and scored a TD.
If you love a good, old fashioned, defensive battle, this is the game for you!
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