The Pittsburgh Steelers became the first Wild Card team to win a Super Bowl (the 1980 Oakland Raiders were the first team to do so in real life) with a 19-7 verdict over Green Bay, with four Roy Gerela field goals proving to be the difference in the game’s outcome.
Terry Bradshaw won the MVP trophy for some key runs, not for his 8 for 20 passing effort, good for 141 yards. He run 6 times for 44 yards on top of that. The Steelers failed to make a turnover the entire game, scoring each of the three times they were inside the Green Bay 20, once for a touchdown, twice on Gerela field goals.
Green Bay’s lone score was a 68 yard punt return by Ken Ellis, who ran two punts back for TD’s in the Packers 17-16 win over Washington in the divisional playoffs. Pittsburgh finished 12-5 on the year and takes home the Lombardi Trophy, while Green Bay finished 13-4.