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Super Bowl XVIII: Raiders 38, Redskins 9

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


Raiders Dismantle Redskins, Records in Super Bowl, 38-9
By Gary Pomerantz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, Jan. 23, 1984; Page C1

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 22 — The Washington Redskins' season of bold conquest ended today with the burgundy and gold battered and blue.

In the most one-sided game in 18 years of Super Bowls, the Los Angeles Raiders defeated the Redskins, 38-9, before 72,790 at Tampa Stadium, denying the Redskins' bid to win a second consecutive National Football League championship.
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Redskin Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Brown LE Liebenstein
LT Jacoby LT Butz
LG Grimm RT Grant
C Bostic RE Manley
RG May LLB Kaufman
RT Starke MLB Olkewicz
TE Warren RLB Milot
WR Brown LCB Green
QB Theismann RCB Washington
RB Riggins SS Coffey
RB Walker FS Murphy
Raider Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Branch LE Long
LT Davis NT Kinlaw
LG Hannah RT Alzado
C Dalby LOLB Hendricks
RG Marvin LILB Millen
RT Lawrence RILB Nelson
TE Christensen ROLB Martin
WR Barnwell LCB Hayes
QB Plunkett RCB Haynes
RB Allen SS Davis
RB King FS McElroy



Scoring

  1 2 3 4 Tot.
Washington 0 3 6 0 9
L.A. Raiders 7 14 14 3 38

First Quarter:
L.A.: Jensen recovered blocked punt in end zone (Bahr kick)

Second Quarter:
L.A.: Branch, 12 yard pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick)
Washington: Moseley, 24 yard field goal
L.A.: Squirek, 5 yard interception return (Bahr kick)

Third Quarter:
Washington: Riggins, 1 yard rush (Moseley kick)
Los Angeles: Allen, 5 yard rush (Bahr kick)
Los Angeles: Allen, 74 yard rush (Bahr kick)

Fourth Quarter:
L.A.: Bahr, 21 yard field goal


Team Statistics

  Was. L.A.
First Downs (Tot.) 19 18
First Downs (Rush) 7 8
First Downs (Pass) 10 9
First Downs (Penalty) 2 1
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 3/2
Penalties/Yards 4/62 7/56
Total Off. Plays 73 60
Total Net Yards 283 385
Avg. Yards Per Play 3.9 6.4
Missed Field Goals 1 0
Giveaways 3 2


Individual Statistics

Passing:
Washington: Theismann, 16-35, 243 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT, 45.7%
Los Angeles: Plunkett, 16-25, 172 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 64.0%

Rushing:
Washington: Riggins, 26-64, TD; Theismann, 3-18; Washington, 3-8
Los Angeles: Allen, 20-191, 2 TD; Pruitt, 5-17; King, 3-12; Willis, 1-7; Hawkins, 3-6; Plunkett, 1- (-2)

Receiving:
Washington: Didier, 5-65; Brown, 3-93; Washington, 3-20; Giaquinto, 2-21; Monk, 1-26; Garrett, 1-17; Riggins, 1-1

Los Angeles: Branch, 6-94; Christensen, 4-32; Hawkins, 2-20; Allen, 2-18; King, 2-8

Punting:
Washington: Hayes, 7, avg. 37.0
Los Angeles: Guy, 7, avg. 42.7

Punt Returns:
Washington: Green, 1-34; Giaquinto, 1-1
Los Angeles: Pruitt, 1-8; Watts, 1-0

Kickoff Returns:
Washington: Garrett, 5-100; Grant, 1-32; Kimball, 1-0
Los Angeles: Pruitt, 1-17

Interception Returns:
Washington: None
Los Angeles: Squirek, 1-5, TD; Haynes, 1-0



How They Got There: 1983

Los Angeles: 12-4
Opponent Res. Score
at Cincinnati W 20-10
Houston W 20-6
Miami W 27-14
at Denver W 22-7
at Washington L 35-37
Kansas City W 21-20
at Seattle L 38-36
at Dallas L 38-40
Seattle L 34-21
at Kansas City W 28-20
Denver W 22-20
at Buffalo W 27-24
N.Y. Giants W 27-12
at San Diego W 42-10
St. Louis W 42-34
San Diego W 30-14
Pittsburgh* W 38-10
Seattle* W 30-14
* AFC Playoffs

Washington: 14-2
Opponent Res. Score
Dallas L 31-30
at Philadelphia W 23-13
Kansas City W 27-12
at Seattle W 27-17
L.A. Raiders W 37-35
at St. Louis W 38-14
at Green Bay L 48-47
Detroit W 38-17
at San Diego W 27-24
St. Louis W 45-7
at N.Y. Giants W 33-17
at L.A. Rams W 42-20
Philadelphia W 28-24
Atlanta W 37-21
at Dallas W 31-10
N.Y. Giants W 31-22
L.A. Rams* W 51-7
San Francisco* W 24-21
* NFC Playoffs



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