Super Bowl V was played on January 17, 1971, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, where the Dallas Cowboys of the NFC were beaten by the Baltimore Colts of the AFC. There are several important factors that differentiate this game from any football championship before or since. The first of these, is that it was the very first Championship that was played after the NFL merged with the AFL.The two leagues were now one. This game would decide who would receive the trophy as the best team in what was now the National Football League. The grass at the Orange Bowl was used so frequently during the season between college and pro games that it was unsustainable, so the city had no choice for their prized event but to make the surface playable.
As a result, Super Bowl V was the first championship game to be played on artificial turf. Not only that, but it was a new material known as Poly Turf, padded between the faux grass surface and the asphalt below to help cushion the fall for the players. Another distinction that can be attributed to Super Bowl V, is one that its players and coaches would perhaps like to forget.Super Bowl V is still known as the "Blooper Bowl", or the "Stupor Bowl", referring to the less than championship-worthy play of both teams. The game was riddled with missed opportunities, penalties, officiating mistakes and most of all, turnovers. In fact, to this day, the Colts hold the record number of turnovers (7) committed by a Super Bowl winning team.
There was a total of 11 during the game, 5 in the final quarter alone. And let's not ignore the penalties in this game. Dallas set their own Super Bowl record for rules infractions by committing 10, costing them a total of 133 yards. One might ask how a consensus was reached on the MVP for such a poorly played game.Johnny Unitas, the Colts starting quarterback was injured and taken out of the game in the second quarter, so he was not a factor. Believe it or not, another record still stands from Superbowl V that relates to this very topic. It is the only NFL Championship game in history in which a member of the losing team was awarded the Most Valuable Player honors. Linebacker Chuck Howley for the Cowboys brought down two interceptions and was the first non-Quarterback at the time to win the award. How do I contact you? We answer messages between 8 a. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Publications\Programs\Football - NFL". The seller is "gregmorriscollectibles" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.