Count Up to Super Bowl 50: A Look at Super Bowl IX

Super Bowl IX was an exciting game for the 80,997 that attended on January 12, 1975. This particular Super Bowl was held in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane Stadium. The final score of the game was 16-6 with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking home the win over the Minnesota Vikings.

The Steelers really fought to win Super Bowl IX. In fact, the only score the Vikings made during the game was a result of a blocked punt. During this particular game, the Steelers didn’t even have some of their best players to help them win. Linebackers Andy Russell and Jack Lambert were both injured and couldn’t play in Super Bowl IX. The MVP of Super Bowl IX was Franco Harris, which was a result of his record of 158 yards and a touchdown. People were really excited about Super Bowl IX because it matched two of the best defenses in the NFL. Both teams played hard!

The halftime show of Super Bowl IX was none other than Mercer Ellington and the Grambling State University. The halftime show was a tribute to Duke Ellington. The game was blasted on the NBC network and the announcers of the game were Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis, Don Meredith and Charlie Jones.

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