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01-28-2011, 09:30 AM
10. Steelers record first safety in Super Bowl history, Super Bowl IX, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans

Jan. 12, 1975

Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6

Defensive end Dwight White spent most of the week before the game in the hospital, felled by pneumonia. But he dragged himself onto the field and tackled Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton, who fumbled a snap in the end zone. The Steelers turned their 2-0 halftime lead into their first of four Super Bowl victories in six seasons, with the defense pitching a shutout and holding the Vikings to a record-low 119 yards. The only Vikings score occurred in the fourth quarter when Matt Blair blocked a Bobby Walden punt, and Terry Brown recovered in the end zone. White celebrated by going back into the hospital for a few more days.

By Pittsburgh Tribune
28 January 2011

Steel Curtain vs. The Purple People Eaters. Terry Bradshaw vs. Fran Tarkenton. The Steelers still hold some SB records from that game. 1. Held the Vikings to the fewest 1st downs-9 2. Held Vikings to the fewest yards rushing-17.

01-28-2011, 09:43 AM
In both of the most recent Steelers super bowl wins there have been a couple epic plays that really turned the tide in each one. Notably in XL the Randle El TD pass to Hines. In XLIII you had Harrison's Int/TD return, HOlmes' TD catch, and Woodley sack/strip of Warner at the end.

The Steelers show up big in big games and this upcoming one will be no exception.