As the Super Bowl approaches this week, let’s take a look back at the Super Bowls of the ’80s.
January 20, 1980:
Pittsburgh Steelers 31
Los Angeles Rams 19
This Super Bowl was held at the Rose Bowl before a record crowd of 103,985. It was the Steelers’ second Super Bowl win in a row, and it was their fourth total. This Super Bowl was Terry Bradshaw’s last.
Lynn Swann was Bradshaw’s favorite target, but John Stallworth was the Steelers hero in this game.
The lead had changed several times. The Steelers started off with a 3-0 lead. Then the Rams came right back with a 7-3 lead. The lead changed hands once again 10-7. By halftime, however, the Rams got a couple of field goals to take a 13-10 lead.
Very quickly in the second half, the Steelers took another lead 17-13.
Yet again,the Rams took the lead on a touchdown, but the extra point was missed. So the score was 19-17.
Three minutes into the fourth quarter, Terry Bradshaw hit John Stallworth with a long touchdown pass, which put the Steelers in the lead for good. The score was 24-19. Then late in the quarter, Bradshaw hit Stallworth with a 45 yard pass. A couple of plays later, the Steelers got the ball on the 1 yard line on a controversial pass interference call when Pat Thomas cut in front of Jim Smith. They were then able to score from there to make the final score 31-19.
Note: See Jim’s comment below to see the Bradshaw-to-Stallworth TD pass.