Ranking the Steelers Super Bowl wins… and losses
By Devan Penman
6. Super Bowl IX
This was the second launch of the dynasty the Steelers would become in the 70s and into the 21st Century and just two seasons from the Immaculate Reception that started it all. It showed the dominance of the newly-created Steel Curtain defense that many NFL teams were intimidated to play against in the first-ever Super Bowl Pittsburgh was a part of.
The Minnesota Vikings just got back to the Super Bowl after being defeated by the Miami Dolphins a year earlier and were looking to claim the Vince Lombardi trophy for the first time much like us as well. The Top 2 Defenses were going to match up with one another and as viewers, we were looking forward to a tight ballgame and a fantastic Super Bowl.
By Steelers and football standards up until Super Bowl LIII, it was the lowest-scoring game in the 9-year history of the championship game that had a combined score of just 23 points scored. Pittsburgh with a 2-0 lead at halftime would keep it from there just scoring 14 points in the 2nd half holding off The Purple People Eaters Defense.