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Super Bowl VII

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Super Bowl VII took place on January 14, 1973 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The game was broadcast on NBC with Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis.

Dolphins Safety Jake Scott, who made 2 interceptions, including one in the end zone during the 4th quarter, and another return for 55 yards, was named Most Valuable Player. He became the second defensive player in Super Bowl history (after Linebacker Chuck Howley in Super Bowl V) to earn a Super Bowl MVP.

The score indicates a much closer game than it actually was. Washington's offense was held completely in check by Miami's "No-Name Defense". The Redskins' only score came on a muffed field goal attempt, when Miami kicker Garo Yepremian, running for his life and attempting to pass, fumbled the ball into the hands of Washington defender Mike Bass, who ran the other way for a touchdown.

Otherwise, Miami, which had posted a 14-0 regular-season record, had no trouble putting the capstone on the first (and so far only) perfect season in NFL history.

SCORING
Miami Dolphins 7 7 0 0 14
Washington Redskins 0 0 0 7 7

Mia朤willey 28 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)
Mia朘iick 1 run (Yepremian kick)
Wash朆ass 49 fumble recovery return (Knight kick)

STARTING LINEUPS
Miami (AFC) Offense Washington (NFC)
Paul Warfield WR Charley Taylor
Wayne Moore LT Terry Hermeling
Bob Kuechenberg LG Paul Laaveg
Jim Langer C Len Hauss
Larry Little RG John Wilbur
Norm Evans RT Walter Rock
Marv Fleming TE Jerry Smith
Howard Twilley WR Roy Jefferson
Bob Griese QB Billy Kilmer
Jim Kiick RB Larry Brown
Larry Csonka RB Charley Harraway
  Defense  
Vern Den Herder LE Ron McDole
Manny Fernandez LT Bill Brundige
Bob Heinz RT Diron Talbert
Bill Stanfill RE Verlon Biggs
Doug Swift LLB Jack Pardee
Nick Buoniconti MLB Myron Pottios
Mike Kolen RLB Chris Hanburger
Lloyd Mumphord LCB Pat Fischer
Curtis Johnson RCB Mike Bass
Dick Anderson LS Brig Owens
Jake Scott RS Roosevelt Taylor

Substitutions 

Miami朞ffense: K朑aro Yepremian. P朙arry Seiple. TE朖im Mandich. WR朚arlin Briscoe. LINE朌oug Crusan, Howard Kindig. RB朒ubert Ginn, Ed Jenkins, Charles Leigh, Eugene Morris. QB朎arl Morrall. Defense: LINE朚aulty Moore. LB朙arry Ball, Bob Matheson, Jesse Powell. DB朇harles Babb, Henry Stuckey. DNP: WR朞tto Stowe.

Washington朞ffense: K朇urt Knight. P朚ike Bragg. WR朚ack Alston, Clifton McNeil. LINE朑eorge Burman. QB朣am Wyche. RB朆ob Brunet, Mike Hull, Herb Mul朘ey. Defense: LINE朚ike Fanucci, Manuel Sistrunk. LB朒arold McLinton, Rusty Tillman. DB朅lvin Haymond, Jon Jaqua, Jeff Severson, Ted Vactor. DNP: G朢ay Schoenke.

Officials

Referee朤om Bell. Umpire朙ou Palazzi. Line Judge朆ruce Alford. Head Linesman朤ony Veteri. Back Judge朤om Kelleher. Field Judge朤ony Skover.

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
  Dolphins Redskins
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 12 16
Rushing 7 9
Passing 5 7
Penalty 0 0
TOTAL NET YARDAGE 253 228
Total Offensive Plays 50 66
Average Gain per Offensive Play 5.1 3.5
NET YARDS RUSHING 184 141
Total Rushing Plays 37 36
Average Gain per Rushing Play 5.0 3.9
NET YARDS PASSING 69 87
Pass Att.朇omp.朓nt. 11𤾃 28143
Times Sacked朰ards Lost 219 217
Gross Yards Passing 88 104
Avg. Gain per Pass (Incl. Sacks) 5.3 2.9
PUNTS朰ARDS 7301 5156
Average Distance 43.0 31.2
Had Blocked 0 0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 132 54
Kickoff Returns朰ards 233 345
Punt Returns朰ards 24 49
Interception Returns朰ards 395 10
TOTAL TURNOVERS 2 3
Fumbles朙ost 21 10
Had Intercepted 1 3
PENALTIES朰ARDS 335 325
TOTAL POINTS SCORED 14 7
Touchdowns Rushing 1 0
Touchdowns Passing 1 0
Touchdowns Returns 0 1
Extra Points 2 1
Field Goals朅ttempts 01 01
Safeties 0 0
THIRD朌OWN EFFICIENCY 3/11 3/13
FOURTH朌OWN EFFICIENCY 0/0 0/1
TIME OF POSSESSION 32:17 27:43

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
Miami No. Yds. Avg. Long TD
Csonka 15 112 7.5 49 0
Kiick 12 38 3.2 8 1
Morris 10 34 3.4 6 0
Washington          
Brown 22 72 3.3 11 0
Harraway 10 37 3.7 8 0
Kilmer 2 18 9.0 9 0
C. Taylor 1 8 8.0 8 0
Smith 1 6 6.0 6 0

 

PASSING
Miami Att. Comp. Yds. Long TD Int.
Griese 11 8 88 28t 1 1
Washington            
Kilmer 28 14 104 15 0 3

 

RECEIVING
Miami No. Yds. Long TD
Warfield 3 36 18 0
Kiick 2 6 4 0
Twilley 1 28 28t 1
Mandich 1 19 19 0
Csonka 1 1 1 0
Washington        
Jefferson 5 50 15 0
Brown 5 26 12 0
C. Taylor 2 20 15 0
Smith 1 11 11 0
Harraway 1 3 3 0

 

INTERCEPTIONS
Miami No. Yds. Long TD
Scott 2 63 55 0
Buoniconti 1 32 32 0
Washington        
Owens 1 0 0 0

 

PUNTING
Miami No. Yds. Avg. TB Long
Seiple 7 301 43.0 1 50
Washington          
Bragg 5 156 31.2 0 38

 

PUNT RETURNS
Miami No. FC Yds. Long TD
Scott 2 2 4 4 0
Anderson 0 1 0 0 0
Washington          
Haymond 4 0 9 7 0
Vactor 0 2 0 0 0

 

KICKOFF RETURNS
Miami No. Yds. Long TD
Morris 2 33 17 0
Washington        
Haymond 2 30 18 0
Mul朘ey 1 15 15 0

 

FUMBLES
Miami No. Own Rec. Opp. Rec.
Scott 1 0 0
Anderson 0 1 0
Yepremian 1 0 0
Washington      
Brown 1 0 0
Bass 0 0 1

 

KICKING
Miami XP朅 FG朅 FG Made FG Missed
Yepremian 22 01 42
Washington        
Knight 11 01 32
 

 

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1972 SUPER BOWL VII

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Date: January 14, 1973

MVP: Jake Scott

Stadium: Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

Attendance: 90,182

TV Audience: 75,000,000 (NBC)

30 Second Ad: $88,000

National Anthem: Little Angels of Holy Angels Church, Chicago, Illinois

Coin Toss: Game referee

Halftime show: Woody Herman and the University of Michigan Band

Nielsen Rating: 42.7


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