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NFL – 1980 – Highlights – Super Bowl XIV – Los Angeles Rams Vs Pittsburgh Steelers


Super Bowl XIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams and the American Football Conference(AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1979 season. The game was played on January 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and was attended by a Super Bowl record 103,985 spectators….as CBS Sports carried the game on national television with broadcasters Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshire at the mike.   

The Rams became the first team to reach the Super Bowl after posting nine wins or fewer during the regular season since the NFL season expanded to 16 games. Their 9–7 regular season record was followed by postseason wins over the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Steelers were the defending Super Bowl XIII champions….who finished the 1979 regular season with a 12–4 record….and posted playoff victories over the Miami Dolphins and the Houston Oilers. 

Super Bowl XIV was a close game during the first three quarters….as the Rams led 13–10 at halftime before Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw connected with wide receiver Lynn Swann on a 47-yard touchdown pass early in the 3rd quarter…. but Los Angeles regained the lead on a halfback option play with running back Lawrence McCutcheon’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Ron Smith. 

The Steelers controlled the 4th quarter by scoring 14 unanswered points with Bradshaw’s 73-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver John Stallworth….along with RB Franco Harris’ 1-yard touchdown run.  Despite throwing three interceptions….QB Terry Bradshaw was named Super Bowl MVP by completing 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns….thus leading his team to a 31 – 19 win over the Rams….and becoming the 1st team to win four Super Bowls. 

This video showcases the highlights of this outstanding Super Bowl XIV…..as narrated by the one and only John Facenda….the greatest voice of NFL Films….which makes this video MUST SEE TV for any fan of the NFL.  

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