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Pittsburgh Steelers 35 vs. Dallas Cowboys 31

Sunday, January 21, 1979
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Pittsburgh Steelers (14-2-0)71401435
Dallas Cowboys (12-4-0)7731431

Game Info
Stadium Orange Bowl
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 71 degrees, relative humidity 84%, wind 18 mph
Vegas Line Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5
Super Bowl MVP Terry Bradshaw

Win Probability

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The win probability graph is intended to be a measure of a team's chance of winning the game after every play of the game, based on the line, current score, and current field position. For a detailed explanation, see Neil's writeup on the Win Probability Model

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense & Returns

Kicking & Punting

Starting Lineups

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT DAL EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 Roy Gerela kicks off 60 yards, returned by Butch Johnson for 23 yards 0 0 0 0.81 42.1
1 14:43 1 10 DAL 28 Tony Dorsett for 9 yards 0 0 0.81 1.48 44.1
1 14:26 2 1 DAL 37 Tony Dorsett for 16 yards 0 0 1.48 2.46 47.0
1 14:09 1 10 PIT 47 Robert Newhouse for no gain 0 0 2.46 1.91 45.4
1 13:52 2 10 PIT 47 Tony Dorsett for 13 yards 0 0 1.91 3.31 49.6
1 13:35 1 10 PIT 34 Tony Dorsett for no gain 0 0 3.31 3.31 49.7
1 13:18 1 10 PIT 34 . Drew Pearson fumbles, recovered by John Banaszak 0 0 3.31 -2.06 34.0
1 12:59 1 10 PIT 47 Franco Harris for -1 yards 0 0 2.06 1.38 35.9
1 12:32 2 11 PIT 46 Franco Harris for 2 yards 0 0 1.38 0.96 37.2
1 12:05 3 9 PIT 48 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to John Stallworth for 12 yards 0 0 0.96 2.92 31.7
1 11:38 1 10 DAL 40 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for John Stallworth 0 0 2.92 2.37 33.2
1 11:11 2 10 DAL 40 Rocky Bleier for 2 yards 0 0 2.37 1.95 34.4
1 10:44 3 8 DAL 38 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Randy Grossman for 10 yards 0 0 1.95 3.71 29.6
1 10:17 1 10 DAL 28 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to John Stallworth for 28 yards, touchdown 7 0 3.71 7 21.4
1 9:47 Roy Gerela kicks off 53 yards, returned by Larry Brinson for 16 yards 7 0 0 0.81 23.3
1 9:40 1 10 DAL 28 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Robert Newhouse 7 0 0.81 0.26 22.0
1 9:32 2 10 DAL 28 Tony Dorsett for 4 yards 7 0 0.26 0.1 21.6
1 8:59 3 6 DAL 32 Roger Staubach pass complete to Butch Johnson for 26 yards 7 0 0.1 2.79 28.2
1 8:26 1 10 PIT 42 Tony Dorsett for 3 yards 7 0 2.79 2.65 27.8
1 7:53 2 7 PIT 39 Roger Staubach sacked for -12 yards 7 0 2.65 0.37 22.1
1 7:20 3 19 DAL 49 Roger Staubach sacked for -10 yards 7 0 0.37 -0.78 19.4
1 6:47 4 29 DAL 39 Danny White punts 43 yards 7 0 -0.78 -0.94 19.0
1 6:09 1 10 PIT 30 Franco Harris for 5 yards 7 0 0.94 1.07 18.7
1 5:47 2 5 PIT 35 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Lynn Swann 7 0 1.07 0.37 20.2
1 5:25 3 5 PIT 35 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Franco Harris for 22 yards 7 0 0.37 1.82 17.0
1 5:03 3 5 DAL 43 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Lynn Swann for 13 yards 7 0 1.82 3.58 13.6
1 4:41 1 10 DAL 30 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for John Stallworth is intercepted by D.D. Lewis 7 0 3.58 -1.33 24.2
1 4:18 1 10 DAL 36 Robert Newhouse for 3 yards 7 0 1.33 1.2 23.9
1 3:48 2 7 DAL 39 Robert Newhouse for -1 yards 7 0 1.2 0.37 21.8
1 3:18 3 8 DAL 38 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Preston Pearson 7 0 0.37 -0.85 18.9
1 2:47 4 8 DAL 38 Danny White punts 24 yards 7 0 -0.85 -1.47 17.4
1 2:37 1 10 PIT 38 Franco Harris for 9 yards 7 0 1.47 2.14 16.0
1 2:13 2 1 PIT 47 7 0 2.14 0.79 18.9
1 1:49 2 11 PIT 37 Franco Harris for 6 yards 7 0 0.79 0.89 18.6
1 1:25 3 5 PIT 43 Terry Bradshaw sacked for -2 yards. Terry Bradshaw fumbles, recovered by Too Tall Jones 7 0 0.89 -2.85 28.1
1 1:00 1 10 PIT 41 Robert Newhouse for 2 yards 7 0 2.85 2.58 27.3
1 0:33 2 8 PIT 39 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Drew Pearson 7 0 2.58 1.88 25.4
1 0:06 3 8 PIT 39 Roger Staubach pass complete to Tony Hill for 39 yards, touchdown 7 7 1.88 7 41.1
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT DAL EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 Rafael Septien kicks off 39 yards, returned by Larry Anderson for 1 yard 7 7 0 0.74 38.6
2 14:36 1 10 PIT 27 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Randy Grossman for 10 yards 7 7 0.74 1.4 36.5
2 14:12 1 10 PIT 37 Franco Harris for 7 yards 7 7 1.4 1.8 35.2
2 13:48 2 3 PIT 44 Franco Harris for 1 yard 7 7 1.8 1.22 37.1
2 13:22 3 2 PIT 45 Franco Harris for 3 yards 7 7 1.22 2.13 34.2
2 12:56 1 10 PIT 48 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Randy Grossman 7 7 2.13 1.58 36.0
2 12:28 2 10 PIT 48 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Lynn Swann 7 7 1.58 0.89 38.3
2 12:20 3 10 PIT 48 Terry Bradshaw sacked for -11 yards. Terry Bradshaw fumbles, recovered by Mike Hegman and returned for 37 yards, touchdown 7 14 0.89 -7 65.6
2 7 15 0 0 0.0
2 12:08 Rafael Septien kicks off 65 yards, touchback 7 15 0 0.28 64.7
2 11:43 1 10 PIT 20 Franco Harris for 2 yards 7 15 0.28 0 65.8
2 11:18 2 8 PIT 22 Franco Harris for 3 yards 7 15 0 -0.3 66.9
2 10:53 3 5 PIT 25 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to John Stallworth for 75 yards, touchdown 14 15 -0.3 7 41.5
2 10:25 Roy Gerela kicks off 55 yards, returned by Butch Johnson for 21 yards 14 15 0 1 45.1
2 9:53 1 10 DAL 31 Robert Newhouse for -4 yards 14 15 1 -0.08 41.3
2 9:21 2 14 DAL 27 Tony Dorsett for -3 yards 14 15 -0.08 -1.15 37.6
2 8:49 3 17 DAL 24 Roger Staubach sacked for -11 yards. Roger Staubach fumbles, recovered by Tom Rafferty 14 15 -1.15 -2.49 33.0
2 8:17 4 28 DAL 13 Danny White punts 38 yards 14 15 -2.49 -2.39 33.4
2 7:43 1 10 DAL 48 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Lynn Swann for 26 yards 14 15 2.39 4.11 27.7
2 7:19 1 10 DAL 22 Franco Harris for -8 yards 14 15 4.11 2.48 33.0
2 6:55 2 18 DAL 30 14 15 2.48 3.91 28.3
2 6:31 1 10 DAL 25 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for John Stallworth 14 15 3.91 3.36 30.1
2 6:07 2 10 DAL 25 Franco Harris for 2 yards 14 15 3.36 2.94 31.5
2 5:43 3 8 DAL 23 Terry Bradshaw sacked for -11 yards 14 15 2.94 1.06 38.1
2 5:19 4 19 DAL 34 Roy Gerela 51 yard field goal no good 14 15 1.06 -1.2 46.7
2 4:55 1 10 DAL 34 Tony Dorsett for 5 yards 14 15 1.2 1.33 47.3
2 4:12 2 5 DAL 39 Robert Newhouse for no gain 14 15 1.33 0.63 44.7
2 3:29 3 5 DAL 39 Roger Staubach pass complete to Preston Pearson for 7 yards 14 15 0.63 1.99 50.1
2 2:46 1 10 DAL 46 Roger Staubach pass complete to Tony Hill for 10 yards 14 15 1.99 2.65 53.0
2 2:00 1 10 PIT 44 Roger Staubach pass complete to Tony Dorsett for 12 yards 14 15 2.65 3.45 56.4
2 1:52 1 10 PIT 32 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Drew Pearson is intercepted by Mel Blount 14 15 3.45 -1.86 35.2
2 1:44 1 10 PIT 44 14 15 1.86 1.2 37.8
2 1:27 1 20 PIT 34 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Lynn Swann for 29 yards 14 15 1.2 3.12 30.6
2 1:10 1 10 DAL 37 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Lynn Swann for 21 yards 14 15 3.12 4.51 25.7
2 0:53 1 10 DAL 16 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Franco Harris 14 15 4.51 3.9 27.8
2 0:33 2 10 DAL 16 Franco Harris for 9 yards 14 15 3.9 4.85 24.5
2 0:26 3 1 DAL 7 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Rocky Bleier for 7 yards, touchdown 21 15 4.85 7 18.0
2 0:20 Roy Gerela kicks off 56 yards, returned by Larry Brinson for 25 yards 21 15 0 1.2 21.5
2 0:14 1 10 DAL 34 Roger Staubach for 1 yard 21 15 1.2 0.79 20.2
2 0:08 2 9 DAL 35 Preston Pearson for 6 yards 21 15 0.79 0.89 20.5
2 0:02 3 3 DAL 41 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Preston Pearson 21 15 0.89 -0.65 17.9
End of Half2115-0.650
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT DAL EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 Rafael Septien kicks off 50 yards, returned by Larry Anderson for 24 yards 21 15 0 1.53 14.0
3 14:41 1 10 PIT 39 Franco Harris for -4 yards 21 15 1.53 0.45 16.6
3 14:22 2 14 PIT 35 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Rocky Bleier 21 15 0.45 -0.23 18.4
3 14:01 3 14 PIT 35 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Theo Bell for 9 yards 21 15 -0.23 -0.46 19.0
3 13:53 4 5 PIT 44 Craig Colquitt punts 41 yards 21 15 -0.46 0.22 17.0
3 13:44 1 10 DAL 15 Robert Newhouse for -2 yards 21 15 -0.22 -0.92 15.2
3 13:18 2 12 DAL 13 21 15 -0.92 0.04 17.6
3 12:52 1 10 DAL 18 Robert Newhouse for 5 yards 21 15 0.04 0.28 18.2
3 12:27 2 5 DAL 23 21 15 0.28 -0.49 15.9
3 12:02 2 10 DAL 18 Roger Staubach for 11 yards 21 15 -0.49 0.87 19.7
3 11:29 1 10 DAL 29 Tony Dorsett for 1 yard 21 15 0.87 0.46 18.3
3 10:56 2 9 DAL 30 Roger Staubach for 7 yards 21 15 0.46 0.7 18.9
3 10:23 3 2 DAL 37 Scott Laidlaw for no gain 21 15 0.7 -0.91 14.2
3 9:50 4 2 DAL 37 Danny White punts 43 yards 21 15 -0.91 -0.54 15.0
3 9:15 1 10 PIT 24 Franco Harris for -2 yards 21 15 0.54 -0.27 17.1
3 8:55 2 12 PIT 22 Rocky Bleier for 1 yard 21 15 -0.27 -0.82 18.7
3 8:35 3 11 PIT 23 21 15 -0.82 -1.64 21.3
3 8:15 3 16 PIT 18 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Lynn Swann 21 15 -1.64 -2.24 23.3
3 7:55 4 16 PIT 18 Craig Colquitt punts 36 yards 21 15 -2.24 -2.79 25.3
3 7:31 1 10 PIT 42 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Tony Hill 21 15 2.79 2.24 23.1
3 7:23 2 10 PIT 42 Tony Dorsett for 4 yards 21 15 2.24 2.08 22.5
3 6:44 3 6 PIT 38 Roger Staubach pass complete to Preston Pearson for 8 yards 21 15 2.08 3.58 28.2
3 6:05 1 10 PIT 30 Tony Dorsett for 1 yard 21 15 3.58 3.17 26.3
3 5:26 2 9 PIT 29 Scott Laidlaw for 7 yards 21 15 3.17 3.4 27.1
3 4:47 3 2 PIT 22 Tony Dorsett for 5 yards 21 15 3.4 4.44 31.6
3 4:08 1 10 PIT 17 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Billy Joe DuPree 21 15 4.44 3.85 28.8
3 3:26 2 10 PIT 17 Tony Dorsett for 7 yards 21 15 3.85 4.34 30.9
3 2:46 3 3 PIT 10 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Jackie Smith 21 15 4.34 2.86 24.0
3 2:41 4 3 PIT 10 Rafael Septien 27 yard field goal good 21 18 2.86 3 24.6
3 2:36 Rafael Septien kicks off 56 yards, returned by Larry Anderson for 20 yards 21 18 0 0.87 21.0
3 2:30 1 10 PIT 29 Franco Harris for 3 yards 21 18 0.87 0.73 21.5
3 2:02 2 7 PIT 32 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Theo Bell 21 18 0.73 0.04 24.2
3 1:34 3 7 PIT 32 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Theo Bell for 12 yards 21 18 0.04 1.86 16.8
3 1:11 1 10 PIT 44 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Lynn Swann 21 18 1.86 1.32 18.6
3 0:51 2 10 PIT 44 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Lynn Swann 21 18 1.32 0.63 21.1
3 0:44 3 10 PIT 44 Terry Bradshaw sacked for -3 yards 21 18 0.63 -0.65 26.8
3 0:27 4 13 PIT 41 Craig Colquitt punts 52 yards 21 18 -0.65 -0.81 27.5
3 0:09 1 10 DAL 28 Tony Dorsett for 2 yards 21 18 0.81 0.53 26.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT DAL EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 2 8 DAL 30 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Drew Pearson 21 18 0.53 -0.16 22.8
4 14:56 3 8 DAL 30 Roger Staubach pass complete to Tony Dorsett for 13 yards 21 18 -0.16 1.8 32.4
4 14:20 1 10 DAL 43 Tony Dorsett for no gain 21 18 1.8 1.25 29.3
4 13:44 2 10 DAL 43 Scott Laidlaw for 5 yards 21 18 1.25 1.22 29.0
4 13:08 3 5 DAL 48 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Tony Dorsett 21 18 1.22 -0.19 21.6
4 12:29 4 5 DAL 48 21 18 -0.19 -0.52 19.7
4 12:20 4 10 DAL 43 Danny White punts 50 yards 21 18 -0.52 0.22 23.1
4 12:08 1 10 PIT 15 Franco Harris for 2 yards 21 18 -0.22 -0.44 24.1
4 11:39 2 8 PIT 17 Terry Bradshaw pass incomplete intended for Theo Bell 21 18 -0.44 -1.12 27.5
4 11:10 3 8 PIT 17 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Randy Grossman for 9 yards 21 18 -1.12 0.67 18.0
4 10:41 1 10 PIT 26 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Lynn Swann for 13 yards 21 18 0.67 1.53 14.0
4 10:12 1 10 PIT 39 Franco Harris for 5 yards 21 18 1.53 1.66 13.1
4 9:43 2 5 PIT 44 21 18 1.66 4.04 5.7
4 9:14 1 10 DAL 23 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Lynn Swann for 4 yards 21 18 4.04 4.05 5.3
4 8:45 2 6 DAL 19 Franco Harris for 2 yards 21 18 4.05 3.66 5.7
4 8:16 3 4 DAL 17 21 18 3.66 2.94 7.0
4 7:47 3 9 DAL 22 Franco Harris for 22 yards, touchdown 28 18 2.94 7 0.9
4 7:10 Roy Gerela kicks off 41 yards, returned by Randy White for no gain. Randy White fumbles, recovered by Dirt Winston 28 18 0 -4.37 0.0
4 6:57 1 10 DAL 18 Terry Bradshaw pass complete to Lynn Swann for 18 yards, touchdown 35 18 4.37 7 0.0
4 6:51 Roy Gerela kicks off 62 yards, returned by Butch Johnson for 19 yards 35 18 0 -0.37 0.0
4 6:22 1 10 DAL 11 Roger Staubach pass complete to Tony Dorsett for 7 yards 35 18 -0.37 0 0.0
4 5:53 2 3 DAL 18 Roger Staubach sacked for -8 yards 35 18 0 -1.54 0.0
4 5:24 3 11 DAL 10 Roger Staubach for 18 yards 35 18 -1.54 0.81 0.0
4 4:55 1 10 DAL 28 Roger Staubach pass complete to Drew Pearson for 17 yards 35 18 0.81 1.93 0.0
4 4:26 1 10 DAL 45 Tony Dorsett for 29 yards 35 18 1.93 3.84 0.0
4 3:57 1 10 PIT 26 Roger Staubach pass complete to Billy Joe DuPree for 10 yards 35 18 3.84 4.51 0.0
4 3:28 1 10 PIT 16 Roger Staubach pass complete to Drew Pearson for 9 yards 35 18 4.51 5.54 0.0
4 2:59 2 1 PIT 7 Roger Staubach pass complete to Billy Joe DuPree for 7 yards, touchdown 35 25 5.54 7 0.0
4 2:27 Rafael Septien kicks off 17 yards 35 25 0 -2.13 0.1
4 2:23 1 10 DAL 48 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Billy Joe DuPree 35 25 2.13 1.58 0.0
4 2:14 2 10 DAL 48 Roger Staubach pass complete to Drew Pearson for 22 yards 35 25 1.58 3.58 0.2
4 2:00 1 10 PIT 30 Roger Staubach sacked for -11 yards 35 25 3.58 1.55 0.0
4 1:38 2 21 PIT 41 Roger Staubach pass complete to Tony Dorsett for 3 yards 35 25 1.55 1.29 0.0
4 1:16 3 18 PIT 38 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Tony Hill 35 25 1.29 0.72 0.0
4 0:52 4 18 PIT 38 Roger Staubach pass complete to Drew Pearson for 25 yards 35 25 0.72 4.71 0.0
4 0:41 1 10 PIT 13 Roger Staubach pass complete to Tony Dorsett for 9 yards 35 25 4.71 5.73 0.0
4 0:32 2 1 PIT 4 Roger Staubach pass incomplete intended for Preston Pearson 35 25 5.73 5.01 0.0
4 0:26 3 1 PIT 4 Roger Staubach pass complete to Butch Johnson for 4 yards, touchdown 35 32 5.01 7 0.1
4 0:22 Rafael Septien kicks off 20 yards, returned by Rocky Bleier for no gain 35 32 0 2.59 0.0
4 0:22 1 10 DAL 45 Terry Bradshaw for -3 yards 35 32 2.59 1.64 0.0
4 0:17 2 13 DAL 48 Terry Bradshaw for -2 yards 35 32 1.64 0.7 0.0
End of Regulation35320.70
Scoring plays are highlighted in green and accepted penalties are highlighted in gray, while changes of possession are denoted by a bold line. Expected points before and after are relative to the team possessing the ball at the start of the play (though kickoffs are assumed to be in possession of the receiving team).