Steelers: Super Bowl X NFL’s Best Ever

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3rd Quarter

Lambert Throws Clliff Harris to the ground like a rag doll in Super Bowl X. Courtesy bing images.

On Pittsburgh’s first possession Dallas almost blocks another Bobby Walden Punt. Staubach is then intercepted by JT Thomas who returns it 35 yards to the Dallas 25. Pittsburgh is

Jack Lambert changes the momentum of Super Bowl X after throwing Dallas’s Cliff Harris to the ground for taunting Steelers K Roy Gerela. Courtesy bing images.

energized. Bradshaw overthrows Swann at the goal line and the drive stalls at the 16.  Gerela again hooks a 33 yard field goal to the left. The pugnacious Cliff Harris mocks Gerela by patting Gerela on the head. Steelers’ middle linebacker Jack Lambert grabs Harris by his

helmet and shoulder pads throwing him to the ground. Lambert would later say in a post-game interview:

“I felt we were intimidated a little. We aren’t supposed to be intimidated. We’re supposed to be the intimidators.”

Cliff Harris’ Big Mistake

Lambert plays in frenzied rage after Cliff Harris taunts Roy Gerela in third quarter of Super Bowl X to the tune of 14 tackles. Courtesy bing images.

Cliff Harris’ taunt of Roy Gerela was one of the biggest gaffes of Harris’ career. Until this point Dallas seemed to be in control of the game even though Pittsburgh had greatly out-gained them. Harris’ disrespect fired up the Steelers defense and in particular Jack Lambert and came at a time when Pittsburgh was deflated after blowing 2 straight scoring opportunities. On Dallas’s next possession Lambert wastes Dallas running back Preston Pearson. L.C. Greenwood blows up Dallas Running back Robert Newhouse. Both are

L.C. Greenwood Blows up Dallas rb Robert Newhouse in third quarter of SB X. Courtesy bing images.

thundering hits clearly heard throughout the stadium. Staubach escapes another sack from Steve Furness and is under constant pressure the rest of the game. Lambert is on almost every tackle and is highly agitated and animated. Summerall says the Steelers defense is beating up on the Cowboys. Brookshier calls the Steelers defense “ferocious”. The Steelers defense would dominate Dallas until late in the 4th quarter. However Dallas still led at the end of the 3rd quarter 10-7.

 

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Tags: Brent Musburger Cliff Harris Dallas Cowboys Dwight White Franco Harris Jack Lambert Jack Whitaker L.C. Greenwood Lynn Swann Pat Summerall Pittsburgh Steelers Roger Staubach Roy Gerela Super Bowl X Terry Bradshaw Tom Brookshier