The Info List - Super Bowl XI

Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI was an American football
American football
game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
to decide the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL) champion for the 1976 season. The Raiders defeated the Vikings by the score of 32–14 to win their first Super Bowl. The game was played on January 9, 1977, at the Rose Bowl[5] in Pasadena, California. This remains the earliest scheduled Super Bowl
Super Bowl
during the calendar year. This was the Raiders' second Super Bowl
Super Bowl
appearance after losing Super Bowl II. They posted a 13–1 regular season record before defeating the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
and the Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
in the playoffs. The Vikings were making their fourth Super Bowl
Super Bowl
appearance after posting an 11–2–1 regular season record and playoff victories over the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Rams. The Vikings became the first team to appear in four Super Bowls, a record they held until the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
advanced to a Super Bowl
Super Bowl
for the fifth time in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XIII. They had not won in their previous three attempts, losing Super Bowl
Super Bowl
IV to the Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
in the final Super Bowl before the AFL–NFL merger
AFL–NFL merger
and following that up with losses in Super Bowls VIII and IX. Oakland gained a Super Bowl
Super Bowl
record 429 yards, including a Super Bowl record 288 yards in the first half, en route to winning Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI. After a scoreless first quarter, Oakland scored on three consecutive possessions to take a 16–0 lead at halftime. The Raiders also had two fourth quarter interceptions, including cornerback Willie Brown's 75-yard return for a touchdown. Oakland wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff, who had 4 catches for 79 yards that set up three Raider touchdowns, was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Among the wide receivers who have won the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
MVP, Biletnikoff is the only one to not have gained 100 yards in his performance.


1 Background

1.1 Oakland Raiders 1.2 Minnesota Vikings 1.3 Playoffs

2 Television and entertainment

2.1 Pregame festivities 2.2 Halftime show

3 Game summary

3.1 First Quarter 3.2 Second Quarter 3.3 Third Quarter 3.4 Fourth Quarter 3.5 Box score

4 Final statistics

4.1 Statistical comparison 4.2 Individual leaders 4.3 Records Set

5 Starting lineups 6 Officials 7 References

Background[edit] The NFL awarded Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI to Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California
on March 19, 1975 at the owners' meetings held in Honolulu. [1] Oakland Raiders[edit] Main article: 1976 Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
season This game marked the second Super Bowl
Super Bowl
appearance for the Oakland Raiders, who lost Super Bowl
Super Bowl
II. Two years after their Super Bowl loss, the Raiders hired John Madden
John Madden
as their head coach. Under Madden, the Raiders had posted in his 8 seasons an 83–22–7 record (counting ties, this was a .772 winning percentage, second for any NFL team behind only the Vikings' .781). But Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI was the first time Madden led his team to a league championship game. They had been eliminated in all 6 of their previous playoff appearances, including 5 losses in the AFC Championship Game. The Raiders offense was led by quarterback Ken Stabler, who finished as the top rated passer in the AFC, passing for 2,737 yards and 27 touchdowns. His 66.7 completion percentage (194 completions out of 291 attempts) was the second highest in the league. Stabler's main passing weapon was wide receiver Cliff Branch, who caught 46 passes for 1,111 yards (24.2 yards per catch average) and 12 touchdowns. Fred Biletnikoff was also a reliable deep threat, with 43 receptions for 551 yards and 7 touchdowns. And tight end Dave Casper recorded 53 receptions for 691 yards and 10 touchdowns. In addition to their great passing attack the Raiders also had a powerful running game, led by fullback Mark van Eeghen
Mark van Eeghen
(1,012 rushing yards, 17 receptions) and halfback Clarence Davis (516 rushing yards, 27 receptions). Another reason for the Raiders' success on offense was their offensive line, led by left tackle Art Shell
Art Shell
and left guard Gene Upshaw, as well as perennial All-Pro center Dave Dalby. Injuries early in the season forced the Raiders to switch from a 4–3 to a 3–4 defense. The switch benefited the team, as they won their last 10 games and finished the regular season with the best record in the league, 13–1. The Raiders' defense was anchored by great linebackers, such as Phil Villapiano and Ted Hendricks, while defensive end Otis Sistrunk
Otis Sistrunk
anchored the defensive line. Their defensive secondary was extremely hard-hitting and talented, led by safeties Jack Tatum and George Atkinson, and cornerbacks Skip Thomas and Willie Brown. Brown, Upshaw, Biletnikoff and running back Pete Banaszak were the only holdovers from the Oakland team that was defeated nine years earlier in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
II.[6] Many accused the Raiders defense of being overly aggressive, especially Atkinson, who inflicted a severe concussion on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann
Lynn Swann
in the previous season's AFC Championship Game. Atkinson added to that reputation as the Raiders advanced through the playoffs to Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI. In the Raiders' 24–21 playoff win over the New England Patriots, Atkinson broke the nose of Patriots tight end Russ Francis. Then Atkinson inflicted another concussion to Swann in the Raiders' 1976 season opener. In reaction, Pittsburgh head coach Chuck Noll
Chuck Noll
complained of a "criminal element" in Atkinson's play. Atkinson himself denied deliberately trying to injure anyone and pointed out that at 6'0" and 185 pounds, he was one of the smallest players on the field. The Raiders and their fans were often known to counter these accusations against Atkinson and Jack Tatum by pointing out the physical way that Pittsburgh cornerback Mel Blount
Mel Blount
covered Oakland's speedy split end Cliff Branch. An interesting fact about the team was that two players (whose names were not revealed) bought marijuana from Red Hot Chili Peppers' singer Anthony Kiedis' father, Blackie Dammett, and smoked it before the game, and played the game under the effects of the drug. This was revealed on Kiedis's biography from 2004, Scar Tissue. Minnesota Vikings[edit] Main article: 1976 Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
season The Vikings, coached by Bud Grant, won the NFC Central for the eighth time in the last nine seasons with an 11–2–1 record, and advanced to their fourth Super Bowl
Super Bowl
in eight years. They were the only team who had lost three Super Bowls (they had previously lost Super Bowls IV, VIII and IX), and did not want to be the first one to lose four. They were the first team to appear in a fourth Super Bowl. Once again, the Vikings had a powerful offense led by 37-year-old quarterback Fran Tarkenton
Fran Tarkenton
and running back Chuck Foreman. Playing in his 16th NFL season, Tarkenton was already the league's all-time leader in pass completions (3,186), passing yards (41,802), and touchdown passes (308). He had another fine season in 1976, completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,961 yards, 17 touchdowns, and only 8 interceptions. Foreman had the best season of his career, rushing for 1,155 yards and 13 touchdowns, while also catching 55 passes for 567 yards and another touchdown. Fullback Brent McClanahan also contributed 634 combined rushing and receiving yards. The Vikings also added two new weapons to their offense: veteran wide receiver Ahmad Rashad and rookie wide receiver Sammy White combined for 104 receptions, 1,577 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns. And once again, tackle Ron Yary anchored the offensive line. The Vikings' "Purple People Eaters" defense, anchored by Carl Eller, Jim Marshall, and Alan Page, were also dominating teams again. During this regular season, they led the NFC in fewest points allowed (176). Also, defensive back Nate Wright led the team with 7 interceptions for 47 yards, while safety Paul Krause
Paul Krause
had 2 interceptions for 21 yards. Tarkenton became the second quarterback to start three Super Bowls, following his Super Bowl
Super Bowl
VIII counterpart Bob Griese. Playoffs[edit] Further information: 1976–77 NFL playoffs The Vikings went on to dominate the Washington Redskins, 35–20, and then defeated the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Rams, 24–13, in the playoffs. Ten of the Vikings' points in the NFC Championship Game
NFC Championship Game
came from blocked kicks. The Raiders overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the New England Patriots, 24–21, with the aid of a penalty call against the Patriots. New England's Ray Hamilton was tagged for roughing the passer in the fourth quarter, turning an incomplete pass on 3rd and 18 into a first down, and the Raiders went on to score on Stabler's 1-yard touchdown run with 14 seconds left in the contest. Oakland then faced in the AFC championship game the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that had won the two previous Super Bowls and defeated the Raiders in the playoffs in three out of the last four seasons. However, coming into this game without injured starting running backs Franco Harris
Franco Harris
and Rocky Bleier, the Steelers were soundly thrashed this time around, losing to Oakland, 24–7. This was the first Super Bowl
Super Bowl
game to match both conferences' No. 1 seeds, the first one held in the Rose Bowl, the last Super Bowl
Super Bowl
to finish under daylight and the last where both teams' placekickers (Minnesota's Fred Cox
Fred Cox
and Oakland's Errol Mann) used the straight-on style. Scheduled on the 9th day of January, the game marks the earliest Super Bowl
Super Bowl
played during the calendar year. The regular season started one week earlier than usual in order to avoid having playoff games on Christmas Day, which fell on a Saturday in 1976. By moving the season up, the divisional playoffs were held December 18–19, and the conference championship games Sunday, December 26. The local starting time for this Super Bowl, 12:47 pm Pacific Time, also was the earliest in history, two minutes earlier than Super Bowl VII at the nearby Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
in 1973. Television and entertainment[edit] The game was televised in the United States by NBC, with play-by-play announcer Curt Gowdy and color commentator Don Meredith. This was Meredith's last broadcast with NBC, as he returned to ABC to rejoin the Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
crew for the 1977 season, where he had been a commentator from 1970–73. Bryant Gumbel
Bryant Gumbel
and Lee Leonard with analyst John Brodie
John Brodie
anchored NBC's pregame, halftime and postgame coverage. Pregame festivities[edit] The pregame festivities featured the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Unified School District (LAUSD) All-City Band and frisbee dog Ashley Whippet. Later, singer Vikki Carr
Vikki Carr
sang "America the Beautiful". There was no national anthem played before coin toss. This was the first time that "America the Beautiful" was played at a Super Bowl. Halftime show[edit] The halftime show was produced by Disney and was based on It's a Small World, an attraction at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom. The show featured the cast members of The New Mickey Mouse Club. It was the first Super Bowl
Super Bowl
halftime show to include crowd participation as people in the stadium waved colored placards on cue. The LAUSD All-City Band also played during the show. Game summary[edit] First Quarter[edit] The Raiders took the opening kickoff and advanced all the way to the Vikings' 12-yard line, but came up empty after kicker Errol Mann hit the left upright on his 29-yard field goal attempt. Later in the quarter, after the teams exchanged punts, the Vikings had a great opportunity to score, when linebacker Fred McNeill blocked a punt from Ray Guy
Ray Guy
and recovered the ball on the Raiders' 3-yard line. The Vikings' special teams unit was known for blocking kicks, but this was the first time it had happened to Guy. (He had only three of his punts blocked in his 14-year NFL Hall of Fame career.) However, two plays later, Minnesota running back Brent McClanahan fumbled the ball while being tackled by Raiders linebacker Phil Villapiano, and linebacker Willie Hall recovered the ball for Oakland.[7] The Raiders then marched 90 yards to the Vikings' 7-yard line, with a 35-yard run by Clarence Davis around left end from the Oakland 6-yard line breaking through Minnesota's front. On the drive's sixth play, quarterback Ken Stabler completed a 25-yard pass to tight end Dave Casper, with Casper breaking through what Stabler called "10 tackles."[6] Second Quarter[edit] Oakland, however, had to settle for a 24-yard field goal from Mann, giving them a 3–0 lead 48 seconds into the second quarter.[7] After forcing Minnesota to punt following a three-and-out, Oakland did even better the next time it got the ball. Stabler completed a 19-yard pass to Casper to reach the Vikings' 26. Running back Carl Garrett carried on three consecutive plays and gained 20 yards, then Stabler hit receiver Fred Biletnikoff along the right sideline for five yards to the 1-yard line. The 64-yard drive in 10 plays then concluded on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Stabler to Casper, increasing the Raiders' lead to 10–0. On the Vikings' next possession, running back Chuck Foreman gained seven yards on first down and six yards on second down, but a holding penalty on Ron Yary made it second-down-and-13. Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
Fran Tarkenton
threw an incomplete pass to rookie receiver Sammy White, then a long pass to Ahmad Rashad was broken up by defensive back Willie Brown, resulting in another three-and-out.[7] Oakland got the ball back in excellent field position, after returner Neal Colzie returned Minnesota's punt 25 yards to the Vikings' 35-yard line. After three running plays, Stabler completed a 17-yard pass to Biletnikoff at the 1-yard line, and running back Pete Banaszak scored a touchdown on the next play, increasing Oakland's lead to 16–0 with 3:33 left in the second quarter, after Mann missed the extra point attempt. To this point, Minnesota had picked up only one first down. They added one more, on a meaningless 26-yard completion from Tarkenton to Foreman on the last play of the half, which ended up being their longest gain of the entire game.[7] The score at halftime marked the fourth time in as many Super Bowl
Super Bowl
games that the Vikings failed to score in the first half. Third Quarter[edit] The second half began with three consecutive punts, but then Colzie returned the Vikings' second punt of the quarter 12 yards to the Oakland 46-yard line. From there, the Raiders advanced to the Minnesota 23-yard line, aided by an 18-yard run by Davis and a 10-yard reception by wide receiver Cliff Branch, to set up Mann's 40-yard field goal to increase their lead to 19–0. Tarkenton then threw 3 consecutive incomplete passes on their ensuing drive, forcing the Vikings to punt again. However, Oakland linebacker Ted Hendricks
Ted Hendricks
was penalized for running into the punter on the play, giving Minnesota a first down. Taking advantage of their second chance, the Vikings ended up with a 12-play, 68-yard drive as Tarkenton completed passes to Stu Voigt, Ahmad Rashad and Chuck Foreman for gains of 15, 21, and 10 yards. On the last play, Tarkenton threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Sammy White, making the score 19-7. Fourth Quarter[edit] The Raiders were forced to punt on their next drive, after they were unable to recover from Alan Page's 11-yard sack on first down. Then aided by Tarkenton's completions to White for gains of 14 and 18 yards, respectively, the Vikings advanced to the Oakland 37-yard line. But on third down and 3, Hall intercepted a pass from Tarkenton and returned it 16 yards to the 46-yard line. Three plays later, Biletnikoff's 48-yard reception moved the ball to the Vikings' 2-yard line, setting up Banaszak's second rushing touchdown to increase Oakland's lead to 26–7. All three Raiders offensive touchdowns had been preceded on the previous play by key Biletnikoff receptions.[7] White returned the ensuing kickoff 19 yards to the Minnesota 32-yard line, and four plays later, Tarkenton completed a 25-yard pass to receiver Rashad to reach the Oakland 28-yard line. But on the next play, defensive back Willie Brown intercepted a pass intended for White and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown. Although Mann missed the extra point attempt, the Raiders put the game out of reach, 32–7. After both teams turned the ball over on downs, Minnesota drove 86 yards in 9 plays to score on a 14-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Bob Lee to Voigt. The touchdown cut Minnesota's deficit to 32–14, but by then there was only 25 seconds remaining in the game. Stabler finished the game with 12 out of 19 pass completions for 180 yards and 1 touchdown. Davis, who was the top rusher in the game, gained 137 yards on just 16 rushing attempts, an average of 8.5 yards per carry. Of Davis' 16 carries, 11 were runs to the left side, which is where the blocking of guard Gene Upshaw, tackle Art Shell
Art Shell
and Casper dominated defensive end Jim Marshall and linebacker Wally Hilgenberg.[8] Marshall made no tackles in the game and Hilgenberg made only two.[7] Casper finished the game with 4 receptions for 70 yards and 1 touchdown. Colzie returned 4 punts for a Super Bowl
Super Bowl
record 43 yards. Foreman had a solid performance for Minnesota, contributing 44 rushing yards and 62 receiving yards. Tarkenton completed 17 out of 35 pass attempts for 205 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. White recorded 163 total yards, catching 5 passes for 77 yards and 1 touchdown, rushing once for 7 yards, and returning 4 kickoffs for 79 yards. The Raiders won their first Super Bowl
Super Bowl
and according to Brown, winning Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI "made up for the other Raiders who came before and didn’t have a chance to participate on a winning Super Bowl team. This victory meant not only a lot to me, it meant a lot to the entire Raider organization."[8] The win was particularly satisfying for Brown, who scored a Super Bowl
Super Bowl
touchdown and earned his first championship ring after 14 years of professional football. The Vikings finished with a dismal 0-4 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
record under head coach Bud Grant, even though in the same 8-year span their regular season record was 87-24-1 (more wins than any other NFL team in that span). Grant coached Minnesota eight more seasons, but never managed to guide the team back to a Super Bowl. The team never led in any of the games, so onlookers never saw what the Vikings might do with a lead in any Super Bowl
Super Bowl
game. Minnesota also never scored any points in the first half. Turnovers robbed the club from a score on three occasions; two of the opportunities were to take a lead (one in this game). The Vikings committed a total of 15 turnovers and forced only three. In their four Super Bowl
Super Bowl
appearances they averaged only 56.75 yards rushing (a total of 227 yards on 90 carries for just 2.52 yards per carry), while the "Purple People Eaters" yielded a huge 215.5 yards average. After Kansas City rushed 42 times in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
IV, Oakland became the third consecutive opponent to rush more than 50 times against the Vikings. Minnesota also had just a 49.3 team passer rating to opponents' 105.2. Tarkenton in three appearances completed 46 of 89 passes just for 489 yards, one touchdown, six interceptions and a 43.7 rating. Opponents completed 68.4 percent of their passes. Previously against the Vikings, Kansas City's Len Dawson
Len Dawson
completed 12 of 17 pass attempts for 142 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception for a 90.8 rating in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
IV; Miami's Bob Griese
Bob Griese
completed 6 of 7 for 73 yards and a 110.1 rating in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
VIII; and Pittsburgh's Terry Bradshaw
Terry Bradshaw
completed 9 of 14 for 96 yards and a touchdown for a 108.0 rating in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
IX. In this game Stabler completed 12 of 19 for 180 yards and a touchdown, and had a 111.7 passer rating.[9][10] The Purple People Eaters
Purple People Eaters
were dominated in their final Super Bowl appearance as Oakland set Super Bowl
Super Bowl
records of 266 yards rushing and 429 yards total offense.[8] Slate writer Justin Peters, after viewing every Super Bowl
Super Bowl
over a two-month period before Super Bowl
Super Bowl
50, considered Minnesota the worst franchise in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
history. He remarked that "the Vikings in the 1970s really pissed me off... Minnesota went to the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
four separate times from 1970 to 1977 and didn’t score a single first-half point in any of those games. The Vikings had a really, really good defense, and their offense just kept on letting the defense down, game after game after game."[11] NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison published an article for the league's website, which ranks all the Super Bowls, with analysis by former Dallas personnel man Gil Brandt. The four games that the Vikings played in are among the seven lowest ranked, along with Super Bowls XXIV, XLVIII and XXIX. That means that the Vikings' four appearances were judged to be the four worst Super Bowls of the first 23 played, as well as the four worst of the first 11, when Minnesota made its last appearance.[12] Box score[edit]

Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI: Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
32, Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings

1 2 3 4 Total

Raiders (AFC) 0 16 3 13 32

Vikings (NFC) 0 0 7 7 14

at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Date: January 9, 1977 Game time: 12:47 p.m. PST Game weather: 74 °F (23 °C), sunny[13]

Scoring summary

Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score

Plays Yards TOP OAK MIN

2 14:12 12 90 5:23 OAK 24-yard field goal by Errol Mann 3 0

2 7:10 10 64 5:21 OAK Dave Casper 1-yard touchdown reception from Ken Stabler, Mann kick good 10 0

2 3:33 5 35 2:20 OAK Pete Banaszak 1-yard touchdown run, Mann kick no good 16 0

3 5:16 5 31 2:12 OAK 40-yard field goal by Mann 19 0

3 :47 12 68 4:29 MIN Sammy White 8-yard touchdown reception from Fran Tarkenton, Fred Cox kick good 19 7

4 7:39 4 54 2:27 OAK Banaszak 2-yard touchdown run, Mann kick good 26 7

4 5:43 — — — OAK Interception returned 75 yards for touchdown by Willie Brown, Mann kick no good (wide right) 32 7

4 :25 9 86 1:31 MIN Stu Voigt 13-yard touchdown reception from Bob Lee, Cox kick good 32 14

"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football
American football
terms, see Glossary of American football. 32 14

Final statistics[edit] Sources: NFL.com Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI Play Finder Oak, Super Bowl XI Play Finder Min Statistical comparison[edit]

Oakland Raiders Minnesota Vikings

First downs 21 20

First downs rushing 13 2

First downs passing 8 15

First downs penalty 0 3

Third down efficiency 9/18 6/17

Fourth down efficiency 0/1 1/2

Net yards rushing 266 71

Rushing attempts 52 26

Yards per rush 5.1 2.7

Passing – Completions/attempts 12/19 24/44

Times sacked-total yards 2–17 1–4

Interceptions thrown 0 2

Net yards passing 163 282

Total net yards 429 353

Punt returns-total yards 4–43 3–14

Kickoff returns-total yards 2–47 7–136

Interceptions-total return yards 2–91 0–0

Punts-average yardage 5–32.4 7–37.9

Fumbles-lost 0–0 1–1

Penalties-total yards 4–30 2–25

Time of possession 33:27 26:33

Turnovers 0 3

Individual leaders[edit]

Raiders Passing

C/ATT1 Yds TD INT Rating

Ken Stabler 12/19 180 1 0 111.7

Raiders Rushing

Car2 Yds TD LG3 Yds/Car

Clarence Davis 16 137 0 35 8.56

Mark van Eeghen 18 73 0 11 4.06

Pete Banaszak 10 19 2 6 1.90

Carl Garrett 4 19 0 13 4.75

Hubert Ginn 2 9 0 9 4.50

Mike Rae 2 9 0 11 4.50

Raiders Receiving

Rec4 Yds TD LG3 Target5

Fred Biletnikoff 4 79 0 48 7

Dave Casper 4 70 1 25 7

Cliff Branch 3 20 0 10 4

Carl Garrett 1 11 0 11 1

Vikings Passing

C/ATT1 Yds TD INT Rating

Fran Tarkenton 17/35 205 1 2 52.7

Bob Lee 7/9 81 1 0 141.2

Vikings Rushing

Car2 Yds TD LG3 Yds/Car

Chuck Foreman 17 44 0 7 2.59

Sammy Johnson 2 9 0 8 4.50

Sammy White 1 7 0 7 7.00

Robert Miller 2 4 0 3 2.00

Bob Lee 1 4 0 4 4.00

Brent McClanahan 3 3 0 2 1.00

Vikings Receiving

Rec4 Yds TD LG3 Target5

Sammy White 5 77 1 29 13

Chuck Foreman 5 62 0 26 9

Stu Voigt 4 49 1 15 5

Robert Miller 4 19 0 13 6

Ahmad Rashad 3 53 0 25 5

Sammy Johnson 3 26 0 17 3

1Completions/attempts 2Carries 3Long gain 4Receptions 5Times targeted Records Set[edit] The following records were set in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI, according to the official NFL.com boxscore[14] and the ProFootball reference.com game summary.[15] Some records have to meet NFL minimum number of attempts to be recognized.[16] The minimums are shown (in parenthesis).

Player Records Set [15]

Passing Records

Most attempts, game 35 Fran Tarkenton

Most attempts, career 89

Most completions, career 46

Most passing yards, career 489 yds

Most interceptions thrown, career 6

Receiving Records

Most receptions, career 15 Chuck Foreman000(Min)


Most interception yards gained, game 75 yds Willie Brown000(Oak)

Most interception yards gained, career 75 yds

Longest interception return 75 yds


Most punt return yards gained, game 43 yds Neal Colzie000(Oak)

Records Tied

Longest scoring play 75 yds, int. return Willie Brown

Most touchdowns, game 2 Pete Banaszak

Most touchdowns, career 2

Most rushing touchdowns, game 2

Most rushing touchdowns, career 2

Most interceptions returned for td, game 1 Willie Brown

Most kickoff returns, game 4 Sammy White000(Min)

Most 40-plus yard field goals, game 1 Errol Mann000(Oak)

Team Records Set [15]

Most Super Bowl
Super Bowl
appearances 4 Vikings

Most Super Bowl
Super Bowl
losses 4


Most points scored in any quarter of play 16 pts (2nd) Raiders

Most points, second quarter 16 pts


Longest touchdown scoring drive 86 yds Vikings

Net yards

Most net yards, rushing and passing 429 yds Raiders


Most rushing yards (net) 266 yds Raiders


Most passing attempts 44 Vikings

Most passes completed 24

Most yards passing (net) 282 yds

First Downs

Most first downs, passing 15 Vikings


Most yards allowed 429 Vikings

Most yards allowed in a win 353 Raiders

Kickoff returns

Most yards gained, game 136 yds Vikings

Punt returns

Most yards gained, game 43 yds Raiders

Highest average return yardage, game (3 returns) 10.8 yds Raiders (43-4)

Records Tied

Fewest points, first half 0 pts Vikings

Most touchdowns, losing team 2

Fewest rushing touchdowns 0

Most passing touchdowns 2

Fewest first downs, rushing 2

Most kickoff returns, game 7

Fewest first downs, penalty 0 Raiders

Most touchdowns scored by interception return 1

Fewest turnovers, game 0

Turnovers are defined as the number of times losing the ball on interceptions and fumbles.

Team Records Set, both team totals [15]

Total Raiders Vikings


Most points scored, second half 30 pts 16 14

Net yards

Most net yards, rushing and passing 782 yds 429 353


Most rushing yards (net) 337 yds 266 71


Most passes completed 36 12 24

Most passing yards (net) 445 yds 163 282

First Downs

Most first downs 41 21 20


Fewest fumbles 1 0 1

Punt returns

Most yards gained, game 57 yds 43 14

Records tied, both team totals

Most touchdowns 6 4 2

Most rushing attempts 78 52 26

Most first downs, passing 23 8 15

Starting lineups[edit] Source:[17] Hall of Fame‡

Oakland Position Minnesota


Cliff Branch WR Ahmad Rashad

Art Shell‡ LT Steve Riley

Gene Upshaw‡ LG Charlie Goodrum

Dave Dalby C Mick Tingelhoff‡

George Buehler RG Ed White

John Vella RT Ron Yary‡

Dave Casper‡ TE Stu Voigt

Fred Biletnikoff‡ WR Sammy White

Ken Stabler‡ QB Fran Tarkenton‡

Clarence Davis RB Brent McClanahan

Mark van Eeghen RB Chuck Foreman


John Matuszak LE Carl Eller‡

Dave Rowe LT Doug Sutherland

Otis Sistrunk RT Alan Page‡

Phil Villapiano RE Jim Marshall

Monte Johnson LLB Matt Blair

Willie Hall MLB Jeff Siemon

Ted Hendricks‡ RLB Wally Hilgenberg

Skip Thomas LCB Nate Wright

Willie Brown‡ RCB Bobby Bryant

George Atkinson LS Jeff Wright

Jack Tatum RS Paul Krause‡


Referee: Jim Tunney #32 second Super Bowl
Super Bowl
(VI) Umpire: Lou Palazzi #51 third Super Bowl
Super Bowl
(IV, VII) Head Linesman: Ed Marion #26 third Super Bowl
Super Bowl
(V, IX) Line Judge: Bill Swanson #38 first Super Bowl Back Judge: Tom Kelleher #25 third Super Bowl
Super Bowl
(IV, VII) Field Judge: Armen Terzian #23 first Super Bowl Alternate Referee Gene Barth #14 worked Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XVIII as Referee Alternate Umpire Pat Harder
Pat Harder
#88 was alternate for Super Bowls V and XVI

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official website Box Score at PFR 2006 NFL Record and Fact Book. Time Inc. Home Entertainment. ISBN 1-933405-32-5.  Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. Harper Collins. ISBN 1-933405-32-5.  The Official NFL Encyclopedia Pro Football. NAL Books. ISBN 0-453-00431-8.  The Sporting News Complete Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Book 1995. ISBN 0-89204-523-X.  https://www.pro-football-reference.com – Large online database of NFL data and statistics Super Bowl
Super Bowl
play-by-plays from USA Today
USA Today
(Last accessed July 20, 2008) All-Time Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Odds[permanent dead link] from The Sports Network (Last accessed October 16, 2005)

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I (1967) II (1968) III (1969)


IV (1970) V (1971) VI (1972) VII (1973) VIII (1974) IX (1975) X (1976) XI (1977) XII (1978) XIII (1979)


XIV (1980) XV (1981) XVI (1982) XVII (1983) XVIII (1984) XIX (1985) XX (1986) XXI (1987) XXII (1988) XXIII (1989)


XXIV (1990) XXV (1991) XXVI (1992) XXVII (1993) XXVIII (1994) XXIX (1995) XXX (1996) XXXI (1997) XXXII (1998) XXXIII (1999)


XXXIV (2000) XXXV (2001) XXXVI (2002) XXXVII (2003) XXXVIII (2004) XXXIX (2005) XL (2006) XLI (2007) XLII (2008) XLIII (2009)


XLIV (2010) XLV (2011) XLVI (2012) XLVII (2013) XLVIII (2014) XLIX (2015) 50 (2016) LI (2017) LII (2018) LIII (2019)


LIV (2020) LV (2021) LVI (2022) LVII (2023)



Pre- Super Bowl
Super Bowl
NFL champions

Head coaches

Active head coach history

Quarterbacks Officials

Awards, trophies, records

Super Bowl
Super Bowl
ring Vince Lombardi Trophy Most Valuable Players Records

Broadcast and production

National anthem Halftime Commercials

USA Today
USA Today
Ad Meter Adbowl List


Network broadcasters Counterprogramming Lead-out programming Television ratings

Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Sunday Curse

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Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XI champions

4 Fred Steinfort 8 Ray Guy 11 David Humm 12 Ken Stabler 14 Errol Mann 15 Mike Rae 20 Neal Colzie 21 Cliff Branch 24 Willie Brown 25 Fred Biletnikoff (MVP) 26 Skip Thomas 28 Clarence Davis 29 Hubert Ginn 30 Mark van Eeghen 31 Carl Garrett 32 Jack Tatum 33 Rick Jennings 34 Terry Kunz 36 Manfred Moore 39 Willie Hall 40 Pete Banaszak 41 Phil Villapiano 43 George Atkinson 44 Marv Hubbard 46 Warren Bankston 47 Charlie Phillips 49 Mike Siani 50 Dave Dalby 51 Rodrigo Barnes 52 Floyd Rice 54 Rik Bonness 58 Monte Johnson 60 Otis Sistrunk 61 Herb McMath 63 Gene Upshaw 64 George Buehler 66 Steve Sylvester 70 Henry Lawrence 72 John Matuszak 74 Dave Rowe 75 John Vella 77 Charles Philyaw 78 Art Shell 79 Dan Medlin 81 Morris Bradshaw 83 Ted Hendricks 87 Dave Casper 89 Ted Kwalick

Head coach: John Madden

Coaches: Tom Dahms Lew Erber Tom Flores Joe Scannella Don Shinnick Oliver Spencer Bob Zeman

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Oakland Raiders

Founded in 1960 Played in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(1982–94) Based in Oakland, California Headquartered in Alameda, California



in Los Angeles relocation to Las Vegas

Seasons Players First-round draft picks Starting quarterbacks Head coaches


Kezar Stadium Candlestick Park Frank Youell Field Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum Las Vegas Stadium

Key personnel

Owner/CEO: Mark Davis President: Marc Badain General manager: Reggie McKenzie Head coach: Jon Gruden


Oakland Raiderettes Raider Nation The Autumn Wind Mount Davis Ricky's Sports Theatre and Grill Straight Outta L.A. In the House


Heidi Game Immaculate Reception The Sea of Hands Ghost to the Post Holy Roller Red Right 88 Tuck Rule Game


Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers Pittsburgh Steelers


Broadcasters Television:

NBC Sports California NBC Sports Bay Area KTVU KVVU




Compass Media Networks The Raider Cast


Bill King Greg Papa J. T. the Brick

Wild card berths (6)

1977 1980 1984 1991 1993 2016

Division championships (15)

1967 1968 1969 1970 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1983 1985 1990 2000 2001 2002

Conference championships (4)

1976 1980 1983 2002

League championships (3†)

1976 (XI) 1980 (XV) 1983 (XVIII)

† does not include 1967 AFL championship

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: West Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League

Seasons (59)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Championship seasons in bold

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Minnesota Vikings

Founded in 1961 Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Franchise History Expansion draft Players First-round draft picks Quarterbacks Head coaches Seasons Statistics Draft Broadcasters


Metropolitan Stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome TCF Bank Stadium U.S. Bank Stadium


Purple People Eaters "Skol, Vikings" Herschel Walker trade Love Boat scandal "Little Minnesota" (How I Met Your Mother episode) Cheerleaders


The Wrong Way Run Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy Miracle at the Met Gary Anderson's missed field goal Hail Mary 2010 Metrodome roof collapse Minneapolis


Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers

Division championships (20)

1968 1969 1970 1971 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1980 1989 1992 1994 1998 2000 2008 2009 2015 2017

Conference championships (4)

1969 1973 1974 1976

League championships (0†)

† does not include 1969 NFL championship

Retired numbers

10 53 70 77 80 88

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: National Football Conference Division: North Division

Seasons (57)

1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Championship seasons in bold

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1976 NFL season

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC

Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta

Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles

Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans

New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco

NY Jets

Tampa Bay Washington


1976 NFL Draft NFL Playoffs Pro Bowl Super Bowl
Super Bowl

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National Football League
National Football League
Championship Games (1933–present)

NFL Championship Game (1933–1969)

1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

AFL Championship Game (1960–1969)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

AFL-NFL World Championship Games[1] (1966–1969)

1966 (I) 1967 (II) 1968 (III) 1969 (IV)

Super Bowl[2] (1970–present)

1970 (V) 1971 (VI) 1972 (VII) 1973 (VIII) 1974 (IX) 1975 (X) 1976 (XI) 1977 (XII) 1978 (XIII) 1979 (XIV) 1980 (XV) 1981 (XVI) 1982 (XVII) 1983 (XVIII) 1984 (XIX) 1985 (XX) 1986 (XXI) 1987 (XXII) 1988 (XXIII) 1989 (XXIV) 1990 (XXV) 1991 (XXVI) 1992 (XXVII) 1993 (XXVIII) 1994 (XXIX) 1995 (XXX) 1996 (XXXI) 1997 (XXXII) 1998 (XXXIII) 1999 (XXXIV) 2000 (XXXV) 2001 (XXXVI) 2002 (XXXVII) 2003 (XXXVIII) 2004 (XXXIX) 2005 (XL) 2006 (XLI) 2007 (XLII) 2008 (XLIII) 2009 (XLIV) 2010 (XLV) 2011 (XLVI) 2012 (XLVII) 2013 (XLVIII) 2014 (XLIX) 2015 (50) 2016 (LI) 2017 (LII)

1921 APFA de facto championship game 1925 NFL Championship controversy 1932 NFL Playoff Game NFL Championship broadcasters AFL Championship broadcasters Super Bowl
Super Bowl
champions Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Most Valuable Players Super Bowl
Super Bowl
records Super Bowl
Super Bowl
broadcasters Super Bowl
Super Bowl
officials Super Bowl
Super Bowl
halftime Super Bowl
Super Bowl
commercials Pre- Super Bowl
Super Bowl
NFL champions NFL playoffs (Results) AFL playoffs

1 – From 1966 to 1969, the first four Super Bowls were "World Championship" games played between two independent professional football leagues, AFL and NFL, and when the league merged in 1970 the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
became the NFL Championship Game. 2 – Dates in the list denote the season, not the calendar year in which the championship game was played. For instance, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLI was played in 2007, but was the championship for the 2006 season.

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AFC Championship Game Commentator pairings Pro Bowl Pregame show panelists Super Bowl

Pre-AFL–NFL merger

AFL Championship Game AFL All-Star Game NFL Championship Game

Preseason games

American Bowl


1982 CFL season Announcerless Game "The Clock Play" Cleveland Browns relocation controversy "The Holy Roller" "Snowplow Game" " Leon Lett Blunder II"

Postseason lore

"The Epic in Miami" "Ghost to the Post" "Immaculate Reception" "Red Right 88" "The Freezer Bowl" "The Drive" "The Fumble" "The Comeback" "Beast Quake" "The Interception" "Philly Special"

Pre- AFL–NFL merger
AFL–NFL merger

"The Greatest Game Ever Played" "Heidi Game"

Sunday Night Football lore

"4th and 2" 16–0 "Butt fumble"


John Colby Randy Edelman John Tesh

Sunday Night Football

John Williams "I Hate Myself for Loving You" "Somethin' Bad"

Faith Hill Pink Carrie Underwood

NFL Championship

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963

AFL Championship

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

Super Bowl

Pre-AFL–NFL merger

I (1966) III (1968)

AFC package carrier (1970–1997)

V (1970) VII (1972) IX (1974) XI (1976) XIII (1978) XV (1980) XVII (1982) XX (1985) XXIII (1988) XXVII (1992) XXVIII (1993) XXX (1995) XXXII (1997)

Sunday Night Football era (2006–present)

XLIII (2008) XLVI (2011) XLIX (2014) LII (2017) LV (2020)

Pro Bowl

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