The debut of pro football’s marque event took place at the LA Memorial Coliseum and featured Packers QB Bart Starr in his MVP performance after passing for 250 yards and two scores. Also, Vince Lombardi … nothing more needs to be said!
With the victory, the Dolphins finished the only undefeated season in NFL season. Also held at the Coliseum, Miami safety Jake Scott was named MVP — only the second defensive player (at the time) to be honored — after hauling in two interceptions in the winning effort.
In the first Super Bowl held at the Rose Bowl, Oakland stomped Minnesota after gaining a record 429 yards. The most famous play may be Willie Brown’s 75-yard interception return for a score, which you can see here in all its slow motion glory.
Held at the Rose Bowl, it was the final Super Bowl win for the 1970s dominated by the Steelers, in which, they won four of six from 1975-1980. Terry Bradshaw picked up the MVP honors despite throwing three interceptions in game which was close for the first three quarters.
To end a season which featured a strike by the players, the Redskins rode John Riggins for 38 carries (still a Super Bowl record) and 168 yards en route to victory. Riggins in fact gained more yards than the entire Miami team as Washington scored scored 17 unanswered points in the second half at the Rose Bowl.
Behind QB Phil Simms, who would be named MVP after throwing for 268 yards and three scores, the Giants scored 26 unanswered points in the second half at the Rose Bowl. The Giants only led 10-9 at halftime, the slimmest margin in Super Bowl history.
I’m not sure the Bills will ever get over this one. Dallas rode the arm of Troy Aikman (273 yards, 4 TDs) in the last Super Bowl played at the Rose Bowl and the Los Angeles area. Michael Jackson performed a fantastic halftime show, which started a trend for the NFL.