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Super Bowl XI

1976-77 Super Bowl

Raiders 32 Vikings 14

fhs5_SB_player2Super Bowl XI was a matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Minnesota Vikings at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The Raiders dominated, winning the franchise’s first NFL title, 32-14.

The Raiders were 13-1 under coach John Madden and QB Ken Stabler in the regular season, while the Vikings under coach Bud Grant were 11-2-1. The high-powered Vikings offense was stifled for most of the game, with Oakland leading 16-0 at halftime. Willie Brown’s 75-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter was the dagger.

Stabler Statistics

Raiders Passing
Completions/Attempts: 12/19
Yards: 180
Touchdowns: 1
Interceptions: 0
Longest Completed Pass: 48

Scoring Info

0:48 – Oakland FG Mann 24
7:50 – Oakland Casper 1 pass from Stabler (Mann kick)
11:27 – Oakland Banaszak 1 run (kick failed)
9:44 – Oakland FG Mann 40
14:13 – Minnesota S. White 8 pass from Tarkenton (Cox kick)
7:21 – Oakland Banaszak 2 run (Mann kick)
9:17 – Oakland Brown 75 interception return (kick failed)
14:35 – Minnesota Voigt 13 pass from Lee (Cox kick)

SUPER BOWL XI – JAN. 9, 1977

sb_trophyThe Raiders won their first NFL Championship before a record Super Bowl crowd plus 81 million television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event. The Raiders gained a record-breaking 429 yards, including running back Clarence Davis’s 137 rushing yards. Wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff made 4 key receptions, which earned him the game’s MVP trophy. Oakland scored on three successive possessions in the second quarter to build a 16-0 halftime lead.

The Raiders increased their lead to 19-0 on a 40-yard field goal in the third quarter. Minnesota responded with a 12-play, 58-yard drive late in the period, with Fran Tarkenton passing 8 yards to wide receiver Sammy White to cut the deficit to 19-7. Two fourth-quarter interceptions clinched the title for the Raiders. One set up Banaszak’s second touchdown run, the other resulted in cornerback Willie Brown’s Super Bowl record 75-yard interception return.