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Sixburgh Steelers Super Bowl NFL Record
With their 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls in NFL History. Their 6 Super Bowl victories breaks the previous deadlock between the Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers who are now tied for second most with 5 apiece.
Super Bowl XLV marked the 8th overall appearance for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The eight trips to the Super Bowl ties the Steelers with the Dallas Cowboys for most Super Bowl appearances.
Pittsburgh is 6-2 in Super Bowls, winning Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL and XLIII while losing to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-17, in Super Bowl XXX and to the Green Bay Packers, 31-25, in Super Bowl XLV
Steelers Super Bowl Appearances and Results
|IX||Minnesota Vikings||W, 16-6||New Orleans, LA|
|X||Dallas Cowboys||W, 21-17||Miami, FL|
|XIII||Dallas Cowboys||W, 35-31||Miami, FL|
|XIV||L.A. Rams||W, 31-19||Pasadena, CA|
|XXX||Dallas Cowboys||L, 17-27||Tempe, AZ|
|XL||Seattle Seahawks||W, 21-10||Detroit, MI|
|XLIII||Arizona Cardinals||W, 27-23||Tampa, FL|
|XLV||Green Bay Packers||L, 31-25||North Dallas, TX|
Super Bowl IX: Steelers 16 Vikings 6
To earn the first of six Super Bowl championships, the Pittsburgh Steelers relied on the defense and workhorse running back Franco Harris as the Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 16 - 6.
After a baseball-like 2-0 halftime score in favor of Pittsburgh, the Steelers took advantage of a Minnesota fumble on the second-half kickoff. Harris ran the ball in from 9 yards for the touchdown.
Minnesota's only touchdown came on a blocked punt. The extra point was no good. Pittsburgh led 9-6. Terry Bradshaw led the Steelers on the only real drive for either team of the entire game. 70 yards consumed the clock and led to the final touchdown and Pittsburgh's first Super Bowl title. The Vikings had lost their third.
Super Bowl IX MVP Franco Harris rushed 34 times for 158 yards, breaking the record Larry Csonka set one year earlier.
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Super Bowl X: Steelers 21 Cowboys 17
The Steelers won the Super Bowl for the second year in a row on Terry Bradshaw's 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann and an aggressive defense that snuffed out a late rally by the Cowboys with an end-zone interception on the final play of the game.
The Steelers were led by balletic wide receiver Lynn Swann, who set a Super Bowl record with 161 receiving yards on 4 catches and earned Most Valuable Player honors.
A 64-yard touchdown pass from future two-time Super Bowl MVP Terry Bradshaw to Swann late in the fourth quarter proved to be the decisive score. Swann's score capped a 14-0 run for the Steelers in the fourth quarter.
Earlier in the game, Swann had made a couple of acrobatic catches. One of them, a juggling, tumbling, 53-yard catch in the second quarter, is one of the Super Bowl's greatest plays. Stumbling over a defender, Swann was horizontal, parallel with the field in midair when he caught the pass.
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Super Bowl XIII: Steelers 35 Cowboys 31
The Steelers became the first team to win three Super Bowls
Quarterback Terry Bradshaw won the first of his two consecutive Super Bowl MVP awards based on the strength of his Super Bowl record four touchdown passes in the Steelers' 35-31 victory over Dallas. Setting a personal best with 318 passing yards, Bradshaw led Pittsburgh to its third Super Bowl championship in five seasons.
His first two TD passes went to John Stallworth, for 28 and 75 yards. With only 26 seconds left in the first half, he hit Rocky Bleier with a 7-yard pass for a 21-14 Pittsbugh lead. Then, on the first play following a Pittsburgh fumble recovery in the fourth quarter, Bradshaw hit Lynn Swann with an 18-yard touchdown pass to seal the victory. With 17 completions in 30 attempts, nearly 25 percent of Bradshaw's passes went for scores.
Bradshaw, who carved out his place among the NFL's greatest with his sterling Super Bowl performances, got the best of Cowboys QB Roger Staubach, who put forth a tremendous performance in his own right with three passing scores.
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Super Bowl XIV: Steelers 31 Rams 19
Sparked by the leadership of Terry Bradshaw and a suffocating "Steel Curtain" defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers became the first team in NFL history to hoist four Vince Lombardi Trophies.
In leading Pittsburgh to its second consecutive Super Bowl title, Terry Bradshaw became the first to earn back-to-back Most Valuable Player honors since Green Bay's Bart Starr in Super Bowls I and II. In a 31-19 victory over the Rams, Bradshaw threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, completing 14-of-21 passes. His totals in this game made him the Super Bowl career leader in touchdown passes with nine and passing yards with 932.
Bradshaw twice rallied Pittsburgh from behind, including a 13-10 deficit at the half. Early in the third quarter, Bradshaw hit Lynn Swann with a 47-yard touchdown pass to retake the lead. After Los Angeles scored a touchdown, Bradshaw teamed with John Stallworth on a 73-yard score to take back the lead for good. (It was the second consecutive Super Bowl in which the Bradshaw-Stallworth connection had combined for a long-bomb score as they teamed for a 75-yard touchdown in Super Bowl XIII.)
On the drive toward a clinching touchdown run by Franco Harris, Bradshaw hit Stallworth with a key 45-yard completion. The quarterback's exploits helped the Steelers become the first team to win four Super Bowls.
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Super Bowl XXX: Cowboys 27 Steelers 17
The Dallas Cowboys joined the San Francisco 49ers as the only teams to win five Super Bowls, mostly due to the stellar play of cornerback Larry Brown, who intercepted two passes in the second half of Dallas's 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Both interceptions stymied viable Pittsburgh drives, setting up short rushing touchdowns by Emmitt Smith. Brown's opportunistic interceptions helped Dallas overcome a deficit of 13-7 as well as preserve a 20-17 advantage in this eventual 27-17 Cowboys victory.
Trailing 13-7 midway through the third quarter, Pittsburgh had moved the ball close to midfield. On third down, Steelers quarterback Neil O'Donnell was intercepted by Brown at the Cowboys' 38-yard line. Brown returned the pick 44 yards to Pittsburgh's 18, which led to a touchdown run by Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.
The Steelers scored 10 consecutive points to make the score 20-17 and had the ball on their own 32-yard line with 4:15 remaining. On second down, Brown again intercepted an O'Donnell pass and returned it 33 yards to Pittsburgh's 6. Moments later, Smith scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to seal the Cowboys' victory.
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Super Bowl XL: Steelers 21 Seahawks 10
The Pittsburgh Steelers made three big plays on offense and played a bend but don't break defense to win their record-tying fifth Super Bowl title.
In a game in which the Steelers were outgained in total offense (396-339) by the Seattle Seahawks, Hines Ward came up with two big plays to help Pittsburgh win its first Super Bowl championship since Super Bowl XIV.
Ward made a leaping 37-yard reception late in the second quarter to set up the Steelers' first touchdown (a 3-yard run by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger).
Ward also came up with the play that decided the game when wide receiver Antwaan Randle El took a handoff on a reverse and threw a perfect 43-yard touchdown pass to Ward. Overall, Ward had 5 receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown.
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Super Bowl XLIII: Steelers 27 Cardinals 23
Super Bowl XLIII provided amazing and compelling theater as momentum swung all over the place from one team to another. It was a thrilling finish.
Santonio Holmes extended his arms, kept his feet on the ground and held on to Ben Roethlisberger's perfectly placed pass deep in the right corner of the end zone.
The amazing touchdown catch -- against three Cardinal defenders -- capped an 8-play 78 yard drive with 35 seconds remaining.
Thus, giving the Pittsburgh Steelers a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin became the youngest head coach in NFL history to win the Super Bowl and the first coach in team history to guide the Steelers to the Super Bowl in his first two seasons.
|2002||Jon Gruden||Tampa Bay||39||162|
As winners of Super Bowl XLIII, the Steelers were the first team in NFL history to win Super Bowls under four different U.S. Presidents (Gerald Ford - Super Bowls IX, X; Jimmy Carter - Super Bowls XIII, XIV; George W. Bush - Super Bowl XL; Barack Obama - Super Bowl XLIII) and three NFL commissioners (Pete Rozelle - Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, XIV; Paul Tagliabue - Super Bowl XL; Rodger Goodell - Super Bowl XLIII).
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Super Bowl XLV: Packers 31 Steelers 25
Aaron Rodgers' three touchdown passes and Nick Collins interception returned for a touchdown were the deciding factors in leading the Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
Green Bay dominated most of the first half of Super Bowl XLV, jumping to a 21 -- 3 lead before Pittsburgh cut it down to 21 -- 10 just before halftime. Then after the teams exchanged touchdowns, the Steelers pulled within 28 -- 25 midway through the fourth quarter with wide receiver Mike Wallace's 25-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a two-point conversion. But the Packers answered with Mason Crosby's 23-yard field goal with 2:07 remaining, and then prevented the Steelers from scoring on their final drive of the game.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP, completing 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns.
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