Super Bowl X|Super Bowl XII

January 9, 1977

Oakland won their first championship crown with an amazing offensive game, roundly beating Minnesota, who went home winless in their fourth (and to-date, last) Super Bowl appearance.

The Raiders offense, guided by quarterback Ken Stabler, gained a Super Bowl record of 429 yards on the offense. MVP wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff made 4 receptions for a total of 79 yards, while running back Clarence Davis gained 137 yards rushing.

The Vikings were scoreless in the first half, allowing Oakland to score nineteen unanswered points. Several comeback attempts were stalled in the second half as Minnesota QB Fran Tarkenton had two key passes picked off by the Raiders defense.

Bud Grant was the head coach for Minnesota, and John Madden (the man, the myth, the beer drinker) led the Raiders. Attendance broke a record, and the 100K mark, at 103,438. An additional 81 million people watched the game on television, at that time the largest audience to ever watch a single sporting event.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
Oakland                 0 16  3 13 -- 32
Minnesota               0  0  7  7 -- 14
OAK- FG Mann 24,  0:48 2nd
OAK- Casper 1 pass from Stabler (Mann kick),
     7:50 2nd
OAK- Banaszak 1 run  (kick failed),11:27 2nd
OAK- FG Mann 40,  9:44 3rd
MIN- S. White 8 pass from Tarkenton (Cox kick),
     14:13 3rd
OAK- Banaszak 2 run  (Mann kick),  7:21 4th
OAK- Brown 75 interception return  (kick failed),
     9:17 4th
MIN- Voigt 13 pass from Lee (Cox kick), 14:35 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                 Oak.           Minn.
Total First Downs                 21             20
  Rushing                         13              2
  Passing                          8             15
  Penalty                          0              3
Total Net Yardage                429            353
Total Offensive Plays             73             71
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play   5.9            5.0
Rushes                            52             26
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)     266             71
  Average Yards per Rush         5.1            2.7
Passes Attempted                  19             44
  Passes Completed                12             24
  Had Intercepted                  0              2
  Tackled Attempting to Pass       2              1
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass   17              4
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)     163            282
Punts                              5              7
  Average Distance              32.4           37.9
Punt Returns                       4              3
  Punt Return Yardage             43             14
Kickoff Returns                    2              7
  Kickoff Return Yardage          47            136
Interception Return Yardage       91              0
Fumbles                            0              1
  Own Fumbles Recovered            0              0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered       1              0
Penalties                          4              2
  Yards Penalized                 30             25
Total Points Scored               32             14
Touchdowns                         4              2
  Rushing                          2              0
  Passing                          1              2
  Returns                          1              0
Extra Points                       2              2
Field Goals                        2              0
  Field Goals Attempted            3              0
Safeties                           0              0
Third-Down Efficiency           9/18           6/17
Fourth-Down Efficiency           0/1            1/2
Time of Possession             33:27          26:33

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Oakland                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Davis                    16       137      35     0
Van Eeghen               18        73      11     0
Banaszak                 10        19       6     2
Garrett                   4        19      13     0
Ginn                      2         9       9     0
Rae                       2         9      11     0

Minnesota                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Foreman                  17        44       7     0
Johnson                   2         9       8     0
S. White                  1         7       7     0
Miller                    2         4       3     0
Lee                       1         4       4     0
McClanahan                3         3       2     0


Passing
Oakland             Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Stabler              19      12     180     1     0
Rae                   0       0       0     0     0

Minnesota           Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Tarkenton            35      17     205     1     2
Lee                   9       7      81     1     0


Receiving
Oakland                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Biletnikoff               4        79      48     0
Casper                    4        70      25     1
Branch                    3        20      10     0
Garrett                   1        11      11     0

Minnesota                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
S. White                  5        77      20     1
Foreman                   5        62      26     0
Voigt                     4        49      15     1
Miller                    4        19      13     0
Rashad                    3        53      25     0
Johnson                   3        26      17     0


Interceptions
Oakland                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Brown                     1        75      75t    1
Hall                      1        16      16     0

Minnesota                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                     --        --      --    --


Punting
Oakland                  No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Guy                       4        40.5    51     1

Minnesota                No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Clabo                     7        37.9    46     0


Punt Returns
Oakland                 No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Colzie                   4     0      43    25    0

Minnesota               No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Willis                   3     0      14     8    0


Kickoff Returns
Oakland                 No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Garrett                  2        47      24     0

Minnesota               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
S. White                 4        79      26     0
Willis                   3        57      20     0



   Oakland Raiders             Minnesota Vikings       
                   ==  Offense  ==                     
Dalby, Dave          C    Tingelhoff, Mick        C 
Buehler, George      G    Goodrum, Charlie        G 
Upshaw, Eugene       G    White, Ed               G 
Shell, Art           T    Riley, Steve            T 
Vella, John          T    Yary, Ron               T 
Casper, Dave         TE   Voigt, Stu              TE
Biletnikoff, Fred    WR   Rashad, Ahmad           WR
Branch, Cliff        WR   White, Sammy            WR
Davis, Clarence      RB   Foreman, Chuck          RB
Van Eeghen, Mark     RB   McClanahan, Brent       RB
Stabler, Ken         QB   Tarkenton, Fran         QB

                   ==  Defense  ==                      
Rowe, Dave           DT   Page, Alan              DT 
Sistrunk, Otis       DT   Sutherland, Doug        DT 
Matuszak, John       DE   Eller, Carl             DE 
Villapiano, Phil     DE   Marshall, Jim           DE 
Hendricks, Ted       OLB  Blair, Matt             OLB
Johnson, Monte       OLB  Hilgenberg, Wally       OLB
Hall, Willie         MLB  Siemon, Jeff            MLB
Brown, Willie        CB   Bryant, Bobby           CB 
Thomas, Alonzo       CB   Wright, Nate            CB 
Tatum, Jack          FS   Krause, Paul            FS 
Atkinson, George     SS   Wright, Jeff            SS 

                  ==  Substitute  ==                    
Banaszak, Pete               Allen, Nate                
Bankston, Warren             Beamon, Autry              
Barnes, Rodrigo              Clabo, Neil                
Bonness, Rik                 Cox, Fred                  
Bradshaw, Morris             Craig, Steve               
Colzie, Neal                 Dumler, Doug               
Garrett, Carl                Grim, Bob                  
Ginn, Hubert                 Groce, Ron                 
Guy, Ray                     Hall, Windlan              
Humm, David                  Hamilton, Wes              
Lawrence, Henry              Johnson, Sammy L.          
Mann, Errol                  Lee, Bob                   
McMath, Herb                 Martin, Amos               
Medlin, Dan                  McNeill, Fred              
Moore, Manfred               Miller, Robert             
Phillips, Charles            Mullaney, Mark             
Philyaw, Charles             White, James               
Rae, Mike                    Willis, Leonard            
Rice, Floyd                  Winston, Roy               
Siani, Mike                
Sylvester, Steve           

                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
                              Berry, Bob                 
                              Buetow, Bart               

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