The Raiders won their first NFL championship and the Vikings dropped their fourth Super Bowl in as many tries.
After a scoreless first quarter, Oakland scored 16 second-quarter points behind the running of Clarence Davis, who finished with 137 yards on 16 carries, and the pinpoint passing of Ken Stabler.
Trailing 19-0 in the third quarter, the Vikings got on the board with an 8-yard Fran Tarkenton pass to Sammy White. But on the ensuing drive Stabler hit Fred Biletnikoff for 48 yards to set up a 2-yard plunge by Pete Banaszak.
Defensive back Willie Brown iced the game in the fourth quarter with a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown.
In each of its four Super Bowl losses, Minnesota failed to score in the first half. The Vikes were outscored in the four games 95-34 and managed a total of 227 yards rushing (55.4 yards per outing) on 90 carries for a 2.5-yard average.
Biletnikoff caught four passes for 79 yards to earn MVP honors.
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