SUPER BOWL V Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13 Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida January 17, 1971 Attendance: 79,204
Baltimore Colts (AFC)
Dallas Cowboys (NFC)
A 32-yard field goal in the final five seconds gave the Colts the championship.
The final game of the season rested on the leg of rookie placekicker Jim O'Brien. O'Brien did not let his teammates down, booting a 32-yard field goal through the uprights in the final five seconds to give the Colts the championship.
Dallas, which would begin an incredible run of playoff appearances, actually took a 13-6 halftime lead on a pair of field goals and a seven-yard touchdown pass from Craig Morton to Duane Thomas. TheColts received a "Hail Mary" of sorts when a pass targeted for WR Eddie Hinton, carromed off the hands of Dallas defensive back Mel Renfro and into the hands of John Mackey, who went 45 yards to score on a 75-yard pass play.
Interceptions by Rick Volk and Mike Curtis set up a Baltimore touchdown and O'Brien's game-winner in the waning seconds.
Cowboys LB Chuck Howley became the first player from a losing team to win the MVP trophy. It was also the first-ever Super Bowl played on artificial turf.