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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
MVP Bradshaw leads Steelers triumph
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Jan. 20, 1980

Three times the Pittsburgh Steelers fall behind the 11-point underdog Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV in Pasadena, Cal. And each time Terry Bradshaw leads them back on top.

After trailing 13-10 at halftime, Bradshaw hits Lynn Swann with a 47-yard touchdown pass as the Steelers regain the lead for the second time at 17-13.

After the Rams come back on their next possession to take a 19-17 lead on a 24-yard halfback option pass, from Lawrence McCutcheon to Ron Smith, Bradshaw works his magic again.

His 73-yard bomb to John Stallworth - on "60 Prevent, Slot, Hook and Go" - puts the Steelers back in front, 24-19, in the fourth quarter and his 45-yard pass to Stallworth sets up Franco Harris' second one-yard run, the clinching score in the 31-19 victory.

In winning the game's MVP for the second straight year, Bradshaw passes for 309 yards on just 14 completions (in 21 attempts). The championship is Bradshaw and the Steelers' fourth in six seasons.

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