Super Bowl countdown moment No. 2: Lynn Swann strikes again
As we count down to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., it's time to look back on the magical and memorable moments in the 49 previous Super Bowls. FOX Sports senior NFL writer Alex Marvez has ranked the 50 greatest moments in the big game's big history, and every weekday from now until Feb. 7 we'll unveil the latest addition to our countdown. Today, we look back at moment No. 2, when Lynn Swann torched the Cowboys again.
Most wide receivers are extremely lucky to have made a memorable Super Bowl catch. Pittsburgh's Lynn Swann did it twice.
While not as spectacular as his acrobatic grab in Super Bowl 10, Swann's touchdown midway through the fourth quarter against Dallas proved the deciding score.
Swann's catch in Super Bowl X also burned the Cowboys, see above.
On the first play after the Steelers recovered a muffed kickoff, quarterback Terry Bradshaw ran a play-action fake and looked toward the end zone. Swann extended himself to catch the 18-yard throw for the score that put the Steelers ahead by a 35-17 margin.
Swann, who finished with seven catches for 124 yards, celebrated by spiking the football over his back shoulder and lifting his index finger high in the air while lifted up by teammates.
Check out highlights from Super Bowl XIII here.
Final score: Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31