Super Bowl XVI|Super Bowl XVIII

January 30, 1983

Washington running back and Super Bowl MVP John Riggins ran for a new record of 166 yards to help the Redskins beat the Dolphins, earning the 'skins their first title since 1942.

Miami played a close game in the first half, but the 'skins had a better offensive game overal, gaining 400 total yards in offense. Miami was pretty much shut down in the second half, gaining only 34 yards after the halftime break.

Attendance for the game was 103,667. Second year coach Joe Gibbs coached the Washington team, while Don Shula's Super Bowl coaching record went down to 2-and-3 with this game.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                   SCORING
Miami           7 10  0  0 -- 17
Washington      0 10  3 14 -- 27
MIA- Cefalo 76 pass from Woodley
     (Von Schamann kick), 6:49 1st
WAS- FG Moseley 31,  0:21 2nd
MIA- FG Von Schamann 20,  9:00 2nd
WAS- Garrett 4 pass from Theismann 
     (Moseley kick), 13:09 2nd
MIA- Walker 98 kick return
     (Von Schamann kick), 13:22 2nd
WAS- FG Moseley 20,  6:51 3rd
WAS- Riggins 43 run  (Moseley kick),
     4:59 4th
WAS- Brown 6 pass from Theismann (Moseley
     kick), 13:05 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                Miami          Wash.
Total First Downs                 9             24
  Rushing                         7             14
  Passing                         2              9
  Penalty                         0              1
Total Net Yardage               176            400
Total Offensive Plays            47             78
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play  3.7            5.1
Rushes                           29             52
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)     96            276
  Average Yards per Rush        3.3            5.3
Passes Attempted                 17             23
  Passes Completed                4             15
  Had Intercepted                 1              2
  Tackled Attempting to Pass      1              3
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass  17             19
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)     80            124
Punts                             6              4
  Average Distance             37.8           42.0
Punt Returns                      2              6
  Punt Return Yardage            22             52
Kickoff Returns                   6              3
  Kickoff Return Yardage        222             57
Interception Return Yardage       0              0
Fumbles                           2              0
  Own Fumbles Recovered           1              0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered      0              1
Penalties                         4              5
  Yards Penalized                55             36
Total Points Scored              17             27
Touchdowns                        2              3
  Rushing                         0              1
  Passing                         1              2
  Returns                         1              0
Extra Points                      2              3
Field Goals                       1              2
  Field Goals Attempted           1              2
Safeties                          0              0
Third-Down Efficiency          3/11          11/18
Fourth-Down Efficiency          0/1            1/1
Time of Possession            23:45          36:15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Miami                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Franklin                16        49       9     0
Nathan                   7        26      12     0
Woodley                  4        16       7     0
Vigorito                 1         4       4     0
Harris                   1         1       1     0

Washington              No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Riggins                 38       166      43t    1
Garrett                  1        44      44     0
Harmon                   9        40      12     0
Theismann                3        20      12     0
Walker                   1         6       6     0


Passing
Miami              Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Woodley             14       4      97     1     1
Strock               3       0       0     0     0

Washington         Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Theismann           23      15     143     2     2


Receiving
Miami               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Cefalo               2        82      76t    1
Harris               2        15       8     0

Washington          No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Brown                6        60      26     1
Warren               5        28      10     0
Garrett              2        13       9     1
Walker               1        27      27     0
Riggins              1        15      15     0


Interceptions
Miami               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
L. Blackwood         1         0       0     0
Duhe                 1         0       0     0

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


Punting
Miami               No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Orosz                6        37.8    46     0

Washington          No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Hayes                4        42.0    54     0


Punt Returns
Miami              No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Vigorito            2     1      22    12    0

Washington         No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Nelms               6     0      52    12    0


Kickoff Returns
Miami               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Walker               4       190      98t    1
L. Blackwood         2        32      17     0

Washington          No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Nelms                2        44      24     0
Wonsley              1        13      13     0



Miami Dolphins          Washington Redskins     
             ==  Offense  ==                     
Stephenson, Dwight C    Bostic, Jeff      C 
Kuechenberg, Bob   G    Dean, Fred        G 
Toews, Jeff        G    Grimm, Russ       G 
Giesler, Jon       T    Jacoby, Joe       T 
Laasko, Eric       T    Starke, George    T 
Hardy, Bruce       TE   Walker, Rick      TE
Cefalo, Jimmy      WR   Warren, Don       TE
Harris, Duriel     WR   Brown, Charlie    WR
Nathan, Tony       RB   Garrett, Alvin    WR
Franklin, Andra    FB   Riggins, John     FB
Woodley, David     QB   Theismann, Joe    QB

              ==  Defense  ==                      
Baumhower, Bob     NT   Butz, Dave         DT 
Betters, Doug      DE   Grant, Darryl      DT 
Bokamper, Kim      DE   Manley, Dexter     DE 
Brudzinski, Bob    OLB  Mendenhall, Mat    DE 
Gordon, Larry      OLB  Kaufman, Mel      OLB
Duhe, A. J.        ILB  Milot, Rich       OLB
Rhone, Ernie       ILB  Olkewicz, Neal    MLB
McNeal, Don        CB   Dean, Vernon       CB 
Small, Gerald      CB   White, Jeris       CB 
Blackwood, Lyle    FS   Murphy, Mark H.    FS 
Blackwood, Glenn   SS   Peters, Tony       SS 

             ==  Substitutes  ==                    
Bennett, Woody          Brooks, Perry              
Bowser, Charles         Coleman, Monte             
Den Herder, Vern        Cronan, Pete               
Dennard, Mark           Didier, Clint              
Diana, Rich             Giaquinto, Nick            
Foster, Roy             Harmon, Clarence           
Green, Cleveland        Hayes, Jeff                
Heflin, Vince           Jackson, Wilbur            
Hester, Ron             Jordan, Curtis             
Hill, Eddie             Kubin, Larry               
Jensen, Jim             Laster, Don                
Judson, William         Lavender, Joe              
Kozlowski, Mike         Liebenstein, Todd          
Lankford, Paul          Lowry, Quentin             
Lee, Ronnie             May, Mark                  
Moore, Nat              McDaniel, Lecharls         
Orosz, Tom              McGee, Tony                
Potter, Steve           Moseley, Mark              
Rose, Joe               Nelms, Mike                
Shull, Steve            Seay, Virgil               
Strock, Don             Williams, Greg             
Vigorito, Tom           Wonsley, Otis              
Von Schamann, Uwe          
Walker, Fulton             


                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
Bishop, Richard          Caster, Rich               
Clark, Steve             Holly, Bob                 
Duper, Mark              Owen, Tom                  
                         Puetz, Garry               
                         Washington, Joe            

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