Super Bowl VI|Super Bowl VIII

January 14, 1973

The Dolphins became modern professional football's first (and so far, only) team to be undefeated in a single season with their win over the Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

Playing a nearly perfect game, Miami only allowed one Washington touchdown near the end of the 4th quarter. One of the most memorable Super Bowl highlight clips ever also came from this score as kicker Garo Yepremian fumbled a field goal attempt, then tried to pass the ball, which was intercepted by the 'skins, who ran the ball back 49 yards for the score.

Miami safety Jake Scott, with two interceptions in the game was named MVP. Don Shula was the head coach for the Dolphins, while George Allen led the Redskins. Attendance for the game set a new record at 90,182.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
Miami                 7  7  0  0 -- 14
Washington            0  0  0  7 --  7

MIA- Twilley 28 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick),
     14:59 1st
MIA- Kiick 1 run  (Yepremian kick), 14:42 2nd
WAS- Bass 49 def. fumble rec.  (Knight kick),
     12:53 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                 Miami          Wash.
Total First Downs                  12             16
  Rushing                           7              9
  Passing                           5              7
  Penalty                           0              0
Total Net Yardage                 253            228
Total Offensive Plays              50             66
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play    5.1            3.5
Rushes                             37             36
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)      184            141
  Average Yards per Rush          5.0            3.9
Passes Attempted                   11             28
  Passes Completed                  8             14
  Had Intercepted                   1              3
  Tackled Attempting to Pass        2              2
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass    19             17
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)       69             87
Punts                               7              5
  Average Distance               43.0           31.2
Punt Returns                        2              4
  Punt Return Yardage               4              9
Kickoff Returns                     2              3
  Kickoff Return Yardage           33             45
Interception Return Yardage        95              0
Fumbles                             2              1
  Own Fumbles Recovered             1              1
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered        0              1
Penalties                           3              3
  Yards Penalized                  35             25
Total Points Scored                14              7
Touchdowns                          2              1
  Rushing                           1              0
  Passing                           1              0
  Returns                           0              1
Extra Points                        2              1
Field Goals                         0              0
  Field Goals Attempted             1              1
Safeties                            0              0
Third-Down Efficiency            3/11           3/13
Fourth-Down Efficiency            0/0            0/1
Time of Possession              27:29          32:31

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Miami                     No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Csonka                    15       112      49     0
Kiick                     12        38       8     1
Morris                    10        34       6     0

Washington                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Brown                     22        72      11     0
Harraway                  10        37       8     0
Kilmer                     2        18       9     0
C. Taylor                  1         8       8     0
Smith                      1         6       6     0


Passing
Miami               Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Griese               11       8      88     1     1

Washington          Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Kilmer               28      14     104     0     3


Receiving
Miami                    No.      Yds.     LG    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               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
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.     LG    TD
Scott                     2        63      55     0
Buoniconti                1        32      32     0

Washington               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Owens                     1         0       0     0


Punting
Miami                    No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Seiple                    7        43.0    50     0

Washington               No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Bragg                     5        31.2    38     0


Punt Returns
Miami                   No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Scott                    2     2       4     4    0
Anderson                 0     1       0    **    0

Washington              No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Haymond                  4     0       9     7    0
Vactor                   0     2       0    **    0


Kickoff Returns
Miami                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Morris                   2        33      17     0

Washington              No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Haymond                  2        30      18     0
Mul-key                  1        15      15     0

   

   Miami Dolphins              Washington Redskins     
               ==  Offense  ==                     
Langer, Jim         C    Hauss, Len           C 
Kuechenberg, Bob    G    Laaveg, Paul         G 
Little, Larry       G    Wilbur, John         G 
Evans, Norm         T    Hermeling, Terry     T 
Moore, Wayne        T    Rock, Walter         T 
Fleming, Marv       TE   Smith, Jerry T.      TE
Twilley, Howard     WR   Jefferson, Roy       WR
Warfield, Paul      WR   Taylor, Charley      WR
Csonka, Larry       RB   Brown, Larry         RB
Kiick, Jim          RB   Harraway, Charley    RB
Griese, Bob         QB   Kilmer, Billy        QB

                   ==  Defense  ==                      
Fernandez, Manny    DT   Brundige, Bill       DT 
Heinz, Bob          DT   Talbert, Diron       DT 
Den Herder, Vern    DE   Biggs, Verlon        DE 
Stanfill, Bill      DE   McDole, Ron          DE 
Kolen, Mike         OLB  Hanburger, Chris     OLB
Swift, Douglas      OLB  Pardee, Jack         OLB
Buoniconti, Nick    MLB  Pottios, Myron       MLB
Johnson, Curtis     CB   Bass, Mike           CB 
Mumphord, Lloyd     CB   Fischer, Pat         CB 
Scott, Jake         FS   Taylor, Roosevelt    FS 
Anderson, Dick      SS   Owens, Brig          SS 

        ==  Substitute  ==                    
Babb, Charlie              Alston, Mack               
Ball, Larry                Bragg, Mike                
Briscoe, Marlin            Brunet, Bob                
Crusan, Doug               Burman, George             
Ginn, Hubert               Fanucci, Mike              
Jenkins, Ed                Haymond, Alvin             
Kindig, Howard             Hull, Mike                 
Leigh, Charlie             Jaqua, Jon                 
Mandich, Jim               Knight, Curt               
Matheson, Bob              McLinton, Harold           
Moore, Maulty              McNeil, Clifton            
Morrall, Earl              Mul-key, Herbert           
Morris, Mercury            Severson, Jeffrey          
Powell, Jesse              Sistrunk, Manuel           
Seiple, Larry              Tillman, Russell           
Stuckey, Henry             Vactor, Theodore           
Yepremian, Garo            Wyche, Sam                 

                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
Stowe, Otto                Schoenke, Ray              

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