Ranking the Steelers Super Bowl wins… and losses

Pittsburgh wide receiver Lynn Swann and Franco Harris. (Photo by Sylvia Allen/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh wide receiver Lynn Swann and Franco Harris. (Photo by Sylvia Allen/Getty Images) /
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Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann (Photo by Fred Roe/Getty Images) /

2. Super Bowl X

Super Bowl X would be the first of 3 matchups against Dallas, two of which would be 3 years apart. The 1975 season was a big important year for Pittsburgh looking to repeat as champions and after the New Year, the United States began celebrating the Bicentennial celebration that gave Pittsburgh extra motivation. Meanwhile, Dallas was returning after a 3-year absence coming off their first of many Super Bowl appearances at Super Bowl V and winning their first in Super Bowl VI after losing to the Colts one year prior with Tom Landry and Roger Staubach at the helm.

After defeating the Vikings by only 10 points in the last Super Bowl and to prove to the other teams in the league that win was not a fluke, Pittsburgh was looking forward to defeating the Dallas Cowboys that its fame was starting to rise as America’s Team.

There would be a critical moment with the game well tight heading into the 4th Quarter as Lynn Swann would make one of the greatest circus-like catches within the 10-year history of the Super Bowl as well as the 50 plus years of professional football at the time. As a side-note in the AFC Championship Game a week prior against the Raiders, he suffered a severe concussion that in today’s time would sit him out for several weeks including this Super Bowl due to the NFL’s evolving concussion protocol many decades later. Remember I was going to put Super Bowl 43 on the top of the list, but between this game and the rematch 3 years later, these made an impact in Steelers history to be one of the best teams in the 70s era and beyond heading into the new millennium.