Super Bowl 15 logo, Oakland Raiders 27VS Philadelphia Eagles 10, MVP Jim Plunkett

Super Bowl XV (15)
Game Summary

Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles
Oakland Raiders Superbowl XV Ring


Oakland Raiders:
Tom Flores
Philadelphia Eagles:
Dick Vermeil

Half Time Show

Headliner: Southern University Band, Helen O'Connell.


Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, LA

Date: August 18, 1970
Attendance: 76,135


Jim Plunkett
Quarterback (QB)
Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders Defeats Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV.  Jim Plunkett named MVP.

The Raiders' win set up one of the great diplomatic moments in NFL history: During the post-game ceremonies, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle presented the Lombardi Trophy to his nemesis, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. Davis was in the process of suing the NFL for the right to move his Raiders to Los Angeles. The controversy overshadowed Oakland's stellar performance as the Raiders became the only wild-card team to win the Super Bowl. Plunkett, who had thrown only 15 passes in the two previous seasons, passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns, including an 80-yard TD pass to Kenny King at the end of the first quarter that broke the game open.

Jim Plunkett passed for three touchdowns, including an 80-yard strike to Kenny King, as the Raiders became the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl.

Plunkett's touchdown bomb to King, the longest play in Super Bowl history, gave Oakland a decisive 14-0 lead with nine seconds left in the first.

Linebacker Rod Martin had set up Oakland's first touchdown, a 2-yard reception by Cliff Branch, with a 17-yard interception return to the Eagles' 30-yard line. The Eagles never recovered from that early deficit, managing only Tony Franklin's field goal (30 yards) and an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ron Jaworski to Keith Krepfle.

Plunkett, who became a starter in the sixth game of the season, completed 13 of 21 for 261 yards and was named the game's most valuable player.

Oakland won 9 of 11 games with Plunkett starting, but that was good enough only for second place in the AFC West, although they tied division winner San Diego with an 11-5 record. The Raiders, who had previously won Super Bowl XI over Minnesota, had to win three playoff games to get to the championship game. Oakland defeated Houston 27-7, Cleveland 14-12, and San Diego 34-27.

Oakland's Mark van Eeghen was the game's leading rusher with 75 yards on 18 carries. Philadelphia's Wilbert Montgomery led all receivers with six receptions for 91 yards. Branch had five for 67 and Harold Carmichael of Philadelphia five for 83.

Martin finished the game with a Super Bowl record 3 interceptions.

Scoring Information

 ScoreTimeFirst DownsEfficiencies
Game Summary PossRPXT3Down4Down
Oakland Raiders 2729:49 6101176/120/0
Philadelphia Eagles1030:11 3142195/121/1
TeamQtrTimePlay Description (Extra Point) (Drive Info)VisitorHome
Raiders1 6:04Branch 2 pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick)70
Raiders114:51King 80 pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick)140
Eagles 2 4:32Franklin 30yd Field Goal143
Raiders3 2:36Branch 29 pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick)213
Raiders310:25Bahr 46yd Field Goal243
Eagles 4 1:01Krepfle 8 pass from Jaworski (Franklin kick)2410
Raiders4 6:31Bahr 35yd Field Goal2710
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