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Super Bowl VII: Dolphins 14, Redskins 7

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Miami Bursts Redskins' Bubble, 14-7
By Richard Harwood
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, Jan. 15, 1973; Page A1

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 — The bubble burst and the illusions evaporated — officially — at 6:31 p.m. yesterday when a little gun was fired and the Miami Dolphins went off the field to collect their Super Bowl rings and the Redskins went off to weep over a 14-7 loss. The future was "now" but it was a future that neither Coach George Allen nor the 40 athletes of his team nor their millions of passionate admirers had wanted.
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Redskin Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR C. Taylor LE McDole
LT Hermeling LT Brundige
LG Leaveg RT Talbert
C Hauss RE Biggs
RG Wilbur LLB Pardee
RT Rock MLB Pottios
TE Smith RLB Hanburger
WR Jefferson LCB Fischer
QB Kilmer RCB Bass
RB Brown LS Owens
RB Harraway RS R. Taylor
Dolphin Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Warfield LE Den Herder
LT W. Moore LT Fernandez
LG Kuechenberg RT Heinz
C Langer RE Stanfill
RG Little LLB Swift
RT Evans MLB Bouniconti
TE Fleming RLB Kolen
WR Twilley LCB Mumphord
QB Griese RCB Johnson
RB Kiick LS Anderson
RB Csonka RS Scott



Scoring

  1 2 3 4 Tot.
Miami 7 7 0 0 14
Washington 0 0 0 7 7

First Quarter:
Miami: Twilley, 28 yard pass from Griese (Yepremian kick); 14:59

Second Quarter:
Miami: Kiick, 1 yard rush (Yepremian kick); 14:42

Fourth Quarter:
Washington: Bass, 49-yard fumble return (Knight kick); 12:53


Team Statistics

  Mia. Was.
First Downs (Tot.) 12 16
First Downs (Rush) 7 9
First Downs (Pass) 5 7
Fumbles/Lost 2/1 1/0
Penalties/Yards 3/35 3/25
Total Off. Plays 50 66
Total Net Yards 253 228
Avg. Yards Per Play 5.1 3.5
Missed Field Goals 1 1
Giveaways 2 3


Individual Statistics

Passing:
Miami: Griese, 8-11, 88 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 72.7%
Washington: Kilmer, 14-28, 104 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT, 50%

Rushing:
Miami: Csonka, 15-112; Kiick, 12-38, 1 TD; Morris, 10-34
Washington: Brown, 22-72; Harraway, 10-37; Kilmer, 2-18; Taylor, 1-8; Smith, 1-6

Receiving:
Miami: Warfield, 3-36; Kiick, 2-6; Twilley, 1-28; Mandich, 1-19; Csonka, 1- (-1)
Washington: Jefferson, 5-50; Brown, 5-26; Taylor, 2-20; Smith, 1-11; Harraway, 1- (-3)

Punting:
Miami: Seiple, 7, avg. 43
Washington: Bragg, 5, avg. 31.2

Punt Returns:
Miami: Scott, 2-4
Washington: Haymond, 4-9

Kickoff Returns:
Miami: Morris, 2-33
Washington: Haymond, 2-30; Mul-Key, 1-15

Interception Returns:
Miami: Scott, 2-63; Buoniconti, 1-32
Washington: Owens, 1-0



How They Got There: 1972

Miami: 14-0
Opponent Res. Score
at Kansas City W 20-10
Houston W 34-13
at Minnesota W 16-14
at N.Y. Jets W 27-17
San Diego W 24-10
Buffalo W 24-23
at Baltimore W 23-0
at Buffalo W 30-16
New England W 52-0
N.Y. Jets W 28-24
St. Louis W 31-10
at New England W 37-21
at N.Y. Giants W 23-13
Baltimore W 16-0
Cleveland* W 20-14
Pittsburgh** W 21-17
* AFC Playoffs

Washington: 11-3
Opponent Res. Score
at Minnesota W 24-21
St. Louis W 24-10
at New England L 24-23
Philadelphia W 14-0
at St. Louis W 33-3
Dallas W 24-20
at N.Y. Giants W 23-16
at N.Y. Jets W 35-17
N.Y. Giants W 27-13
Atlanta W 24-13
Green Bay W 21-16
at Philadelphia W 23-7
at Dallas L 34-24
Buffalo L 24-17
Green Bay* W 16-3
Dallas* W 26-3
* NFC Playoffs



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