JAN 19 - Analysis Highlights Lowest Scoring Games In Super Bowl History

Analysis Highlights Lowest Scoring Games In Super Bowl History

Written by on January 19, 2017

While NFL football fans everywhere love Super Bowl matchups that are both, high-scoring and highly competitive, the fact of the matter is that the final and biggest game of the NFL season doesn’t always pan out that way. As a matter of fact, there have been several low-scoring Super Bowls that, at least in today’s fast-paced, high-scoring times, would have been considered absolute ‘snoozers’. This look back at the five lowest scoring affairs in Super Bowl history will both, inform and entertain. And before you bet on the NFL playoffs, click here to cash in on the latest Super Bowl 51 promos.

Analysis Highlights Lowest Scoring Games In Super Bowl History


1. Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7

The lowest–scoring Super Bowl in history was the Super Bowl VII showdown that saw my beloved Miami Dolphins cap off their historic – and still unmatched – undefeated 17-0 season by beating the Washington Redskins 14-7. This game remains the longest period in a Super Bowl that a team was held scoreless with Washington not getting on the board until 2:07 remained. In addition to this defensive battle, four other Super Bowls in the first eight years resulted in fewer than 30 combined points being scored.

2. Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6

Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Mel Blount and the rest of the famed Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s took down Fran Tarkenton and the Minnesota Vikings’ famed Purple People Eaters defense in a contest that saw just two pints scored in the first half.

3. Super Bowl III: New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7

Super Bowl III was the third AFL-NFL championship game and the first to bear the official name ‘Super Bowl’. This matchup ended up being one of the greatest upsets of all-time s Joe Namath led the New York Jets to an improbable win over Earl Morrall and the mighty Baltimore Colts.

4. Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys 24, Miami Dolphins 3

One year before Miami Dolphins won their first Super Bowl title, Bob Griese and the Fins lost to Roger Staubach and the Dallas Cowboys as the legendary Cowboys quarterback tossed two TD passes to win the game’s MVP award.

5. Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13

Two years after losing their Super Bowl matchup against the Jets, Johnny Units led the Colts to hard-fought win in the first Super Bowl following the AFL-NFL merger. The Colts and Boys played a sloppy game that featured a still-record, 11 turnovers.
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