Super Bowl XI, played on January 9, 1977 at the famed Rose Bowl, was a showdown between the Minnesota Vikings, who were appearing in their fourth-straight Super Bowl, and the Oakland Raiders. The Countdown to Super Bowl LIII rolls on.
Super Bowl XI was a very offensive-minded game, as the Oakland Raiders racked up an NFL-record 288 yards in the first half of the game, leading them to a 32-14 victory over the Vikings.
Willie Brown, cornerback for the Raiders, had a 75 yard interception return for a touchdown in the game. However, Raiders wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff had four catches for 79 yards that would lead to his being named Super Bowl XI MVP. There were a total of 103,438 people who attended Super Bowl XI.
By Super Bowl XI the halftime show was really more of a performance and less of a band show. Disney actually presented “It’s A Small World” with the Los Angeles Unified All-City Band. Another interesting tidbit of Super Bowl XI is that the National Anthem was not sung. Instead, Vikki Carr sang “America the Beautiful.”
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