On fourth-and-inches at the Miami six, Minnesota's Oscar Reed takes a handoff, gets slammed into by linebacker Nick Buoniconti and fumbles. Safety Jake Scott recovers with 30 seconds left in the first half to keep the Dolphins ahead 17--0.
Terry Bradshaw (12) throws a 30-yard, fourth-quarter pass to Larry Brown that leads to Brown's losing the ball as he hits the turf at the Vikings' 28. Minnesota recovers, but the head ref (correctly) rules Brown down by contact. Pittsburgh goes on to score the game's final points.
When the pocket collapses on third-and-four, Terry Bradshaw holds firm and delivers a 64-yard strike to Lynn Swann down the middle, giving Pittsburgh a 21--10 lead with 3:02 remaining and making Swann (four catches, 161 yards) the game's MVP.