Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White
Pittsburgh made its Super Bowl debut in January 1975 against the Minnesota Vikings.The vaunted Steelers defense -- led by Jack Ham (59), Jack Lambert (58), Ernie Holmes (63) and Dwight White (78) -- held the Vikings offense scoreless in the 16-6 win. (Minnesota's only points came on a blocked punt.)
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The day belonged to Franco Harris, who rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on his way to MVP honors.
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Lynn Swann, just a rookie during Super Bowl IX, ran away from the Vikings defense during a first quarter punt return.
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Pittsburgh owner Art Rooney (center) joined his team in prayer following the triumph.
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The Steelers returned to the Super Bowl the next season, where they defeated the Cowboys, 21-17. Lynn Swann was awarded the MVP after gaining 161 receiving yards with a touchdown. No catch was prettier than this diving grab over Dallas defender Mark Washington.
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L.C. Greenwood and Roger Staubach
Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain defense was on exhibit again as L.C. Greenwood (68) helped torment Roger Staubach. The Dallas QB threw for three interceptions in the loss.
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Chuck Noll and Jim Allen
Pittsburgh coach Chuck Noll left the field with Jim Allen (45) after the Steelers claimed their second straight championship.
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Lynn Swann, Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris
After a three-year absence, the Steelers returned to the Super Bowl in 1979,once again meeting the Cowboys. Much like Super Bowl X, Pittsburgh pulled out a close victory, 35-31, thanks to the strong play of Lynn Swann (88), Franco Harris (32) and Terry Bradshaw (12), who was named the game's MVP.
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John Stallworth led the Steelers' charge with 115 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
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With their 31-19 victory over the Rams, the Steelers became the only team in NFL history to win four Super Bowls. Pittsburgh was led by Terry Bradshaw, who threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, and Franco Harris (pictured here), who rushed for two touchdowns.
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Gary Dunn, Joe Greene and Vince Ferragamo
Vince Ferragamo was flustered all day by the Steelers defense, led by tackles Gary Dunn (67) and Mean Joe Greene (75). The Rams QB finished the day with 212 passing yards and one interception.
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Art Rooney and Chuck Noll
Pittsburgh owner Art Rooney and coach Chuck Noll were all smiles after receiving the Super Bowl trophy.
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Joe Greene and Jackie Slater
"Mean" Joe Greene (75) and Jackie Slater (78) exchanged pleasantries after the game.
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Pittsburgh got its first taste of defeat in Super Bowl XXX, falling to the Cowboys, 27-17. Dallas CB Larry Brown's two interceptions helped him earn MVP honors.
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Emmit Smith led the scoring charge for the Cowboys, getting into the end zone twice, including this third-quarter touchdown.
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In one of the Steelers' few highlights, Greg Lloyd (95) stops Cowboys TE Jay Novacek.
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The Steelers returned to the Super Bowl in 2006, beating the Seahawks, 21-10. Pittsburgh RB Willie Parker broke the game open with this 75-yard touchdown run.
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Ben Roethlisberger got Pittsburgh on the board with this one-yard touchdown dive in the second quarter.
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Wideout Hines Ward took home MVP honors after catching five passes for 123 yards and one touchdown.
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Bill Cowher and Ben Roethlisberger
After the game, Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher and QB Ben Roethlisberger celebrated.
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