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Pittsburgh, with Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier rushing for 111 and 98 yards, respectively, beat Oakland 24--13 for the AFC title, before claiming its first Super Bowl championship.
The 49ers' run to their first NFL crown included an epic 28--27 defeat of Dallas in the NFC title game. Dwight Clark caught the game-winning touchdown pass with 51 seconds left.
Green Bay hadn't been to a title game since '68, but Antonio Freeman's second-quarter score helped the Pack hammer Carolina 30--13 in a prelude to Super Bowl XXXI.