SUPER BOWL XI Oakland Raiders 32, Minnesota Vikings 14 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California January 9, 1977 Attendance: 103,438
Oakland Raiders (AFC)
Minnesota Vikings (NFC)
Ken Stabler engineered 16-second quarter points to propel Oakland to a runaway victory.
The Oakland Raiders handed the Vikings their record fourth Super Bowl defeat. Raiders QB Ken Stabler engineered 16-second quarter points to propel Oakland to a runaway victory.
Oakland scored on three consecutive possessions in the second quarter. Following a 24-yard field goal by PK Errol Mann, Stabler guided Oakland on drives of 64 and 35 yards. He hit TE Dave Casper ona one-yard pass and Pete Banaszak ran in from one yard out for the 16-0 halftime lead. Minnesotaresponded with a 12-play, 58-yard drive and was capped off by Fran Tarkenton's eight yard pass to WR Sammy White.
However, the Raiders clinched the victory with two fourth-quarter interceptions. Both resulted in Raider scores, a two-yard run by Banaszak and a 75-yard interception return by Willie Brown, a Super Bowl record.
Clarence Davis rushed for 137 yards for the Raiders, who tallied 429 yards in total offense. The Raiders held Minnesota's 1,100 rusher Chuck Foreman to just 44 yards.
The game was played before a record Super Bowl crowd plus 81 million television viewers.