Count Up to Super Bowl 50: A Look Back at Super Bowl XI

The Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings played in Super Bowl XI with the end score being 32-14 on January 9, 1977. Believe it or not, the Vikings had been to the Super Bowl three previous times and this was their fourth! Although the Vikings had been to the Super Bowl several times, the Raiders played as hard as possible. They even scored a record 288 years in just the first half.

Willie Brown, cornerback for the Raiders, had a 75 yard return for a touchdown. However, Oakland’s wide receiver, Fred Biletnikoff, had four catches for 79 yards that helped the Raiders score their eventual touchdowns. With this radical football game playing going on, Fred was named MVP of Super Bowl XI. There were a total of 103,438 people who attended this American football game in 1977.

Halftime show proved to be quite interesting for Super Bowl XI. By Super Bowl XI the halftime show was really more of a performance and less of a band show. Disney actually presented “It’s A Small World” with the Los Angeles Unified All-City Band. Another interesting tidbit of Super Bowl XL is that the National Anthem was not sung. Instead, Vikki Carr sang “America the Beautiful.”

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