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Super Bowl XVII: Redskins 27, Dolphins 17

Starters | Scoring | Team Statistics | Individual Statistics | How They Got There


Dolphins Fall, 27-17, to Record 166 Yards
By Paul Attner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, Jan. 31, 1982; Page C1

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 30 — The Washington Redskins rode John Riggins' record-breaking 166 yards rushing today to their first National Football League championship in 40 years, finishing off this magical season by overpowering the Miami Dolphins, 27-17, in Super Bowl XVII.
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Redskin Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Garrett LE Mendenhall
LT Jacoby LT Butz
LG Grimm RT Grant
C Bostic RE Manley
RG Dean LLB Kaufman
RT Starke MLB Olkewicz
TE Warren RLB Milot
WR Brown LCB White
QB Theismann RCB Dean
RB Riggins SS Peters
RB Walker FS Murphy
Dolphin Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Harris LE Betters
LT Giesler NT Baumhower
LG Kuechenberg RT Bokamper
C Stephenson LOLB Brudzinski
RG Toews LILB Duhe
RT Laasko RILB Rhone
TE Hardy ROLB Gordon
WR Cefalo LCB Small
QB Woodley RCB McNeal
RB Nathan SS G. Blackwood
RB Franklin FS L. Blackwood



Scoring

  1 2 3 4 Tot.
Miami 7 10 0 0 17
Washington 0 10 3 14 27

First Quarter:
Miami: Cefalo, 76 yard pass from Woodley (von Schamann kick); 14:59

Second Quarter:
Washington: Moseley, 31 yard field goal
Miami: von Schamann, 20 yard field goal
Washington: Garrett, 4 yard pass from Theismann (Moseley kick)
Miami: Walker, 98 yard kickoff return (von Schamann kick)

Third Quarter:
Washington: Moseley, 20 yard field goal

Fourth Quarter:
Washington: Riggins, 43-yard rush (Moseley kick)<
Washington: Brown, 6 yard pass from Theismann (Moseley kick)


Team Statistics

  Mia. Was.
First Downs (Tot.) 9 24
First Downs (Rush) 7 14
First Downs (Pass) 2 9
First Downs (Penalty) 0 1
Fumbles/Lost 2/1 0/0
Penalties/Yards 4/55 5/36
Total Off. Plays 47 78
Total Net Yards 176 400
Avg. Yards Per Play 3.7 5.1
Missed Field Goals 0 0
Giveaways 2 2


Individual Statistics

Passing:
Miami: Woodley, 4-14, 97 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 28.6%; Strock, 0-3, 0 yards
Washington: Theismann, 15-23, 143 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 65.2%

Rushing:
Miami: Franklin, 16-49; Nathan, 7-26; Woodley, 4-16; Vigorito, 1-4; Harris, 1-1

Washington: Riggins, 38-166; Garrett, 1-44; Harmon, 9-40; Theismann, 3-20; Walker, 1-6

Receiving:
Miami: Cefalo, 2-82; Harris, 2-15
Washington: Brown, 6-60; Warren, 5-28; Garrett, 2-13; Walker, 1-27; Riggins, 1-15

Punting:
Miami: Orosz, 6, avg. 37.8
Washington: Hayes, 4, avg. 42.0

Punt Returns:
Miami: Vigorito, 2-22
Washington: Nelms 6-52

Kickoff Returns:
Miami: Walker, 4-190; L. Blackwood, 2-32
Washington: Nelms, 2-44; Wonsley, 1-3

Interception Returns:
Miami: Duhe, 1-0; L. Blackwood, 1-0
Washington: Murphy, 1-0



How They Got There: 1982

Miami: 7-2
Opponent Res. Score
at N.Y. Jets W 45-26
Baltimore W 24-20
at Buffalo W 9-7
at Tampa Bay L 23-17
Minnesota W 22-14
at New England L 3-0
N.Y. Jets W 20-19
Buffalo W 27-10
at Baltimore W 34-7
New England* W 28-13
San Diego* W 34-13
N.Y. Jets* W 14-0
* AFC Playoffs

Washington: 8-1
Opponent Res. Score
at Philadelphia W 37-34
at Tampa Bay W 21-13
at N.Y. Giants W 27-17
Philadelphia W 13-9
Dallas L 24-10
at St. Louis W 12-7
N.Y. Giants W 15-14
at New Orleans W 27-10
St. Louis W 28-10
Detroit* W 31-7
Minnesota* W 21-7
Dallas* W 31-17
* NFC Playoffs




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