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Super Bowl XXII: Redskins 42, Broncos 10

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


Williams Delivers a Super Bowl Triumph
By William Gildea and Leonard Shapiro
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, Feb. 1, 1988; Page C1

SAN DIEGO, JAN. 31 — It was athletic drama at its best: an injured quarterback returning to the lineup to make history, a team about to be blown away rallying like none ever had before in National Football League postseason play. It was wacky and wild and, for the Washington Redskins, perfectly wonderful.
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Redskin Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Clark LE Mann
LT Jacoby DLT Butz
LG McKenzie DRT Grant
C Bostic DRE Manley
RG Thielemann LOLB Kaufman
RT May MLB Olkewicz
TE Warren ROLB Coleman
WR Sanders LCB Green
QB Williams RCB Wilburn
TE Didier FS Bowles
RB Smith SS Walton
Bronco Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Jackson LE Townsend
LT Studdard NT Kragen
LG Bishop DRE Jones
C Freeman LOLB Fletcher
RG Humphries LILB Mecklenburg
RT Lanier RILB Hunley
TE Kay ROLB Ryan
WR Nattiel LCB Haynes
QB Elway RCB Wilson
RB Winder FS Lilly
RB Lang SS Smith



Scoring

  1 2 3 4 Tot.
Washington 0 35 0 7 42
Denver 10 0 0 0 10

First Quarter:
Denver: Nattiel, 56 yard pass from Elway (Karlis kick)
Denver: Karlis, 24 yard field goal

Second Quarter:
Washington: Sanders, 80 yard pass from Williams (Haji-Shiekh kick)
Washington: Clark, 27 yard pass from Williams (Haji-Shiekh kick)
Washington: Smith, 58 yard run (Haji-Shiekh kick)
Washington: Sanders, 50 yard pass from Williams (Haji-Shiekh kick)
Washington: Didier, 8 yard pass from Williams (Haji-Shiekh kick)

Fourth Quarter:
Washington: Smith, 4 yard run (Haji-Shiekh kick)


Team Statistics

  Was. Den.
First Downs (Tot.) 25 18
First Downs (Rush) 13 6
First Downs (Pass) 11 10
First Downs (Penalty) 1 2
Fumbles/Lost 1/0 0/0
Penalties/Yards 6/65 5/26
Total Off. Plays 72 61
Total Net Yards 602 327
Avg. Yards Per Play 8.4 5.4
Missed Field Goals 0 0
Giveaways 1 3


Individual Statistics

Passing:
Washington: Williams, 18-29, 340 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, 62.0%; Schroeder, 0-1, 0 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 00.0%
Denver: Elway, 14-38, 257 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT, 37.0%; Sewell, 1-1, 23 yards, 0 TD, O INT, 100.0%

Rushing:
Washington: Smith, 22-204, 2 TD; Bryant, 8-38; Clark, 1-25; Rogers, 5-17; Griffin, 1-2; Sanders, 1- (-4); Williams, 2- (-2)
Denver: Lang, 5-38; Elway, 3-32; Winder, 8-30; Sewell, 1- (-3)

Receiving:
Washington: Sanders, 9-193, 2 TD; Clark, 3-65, TD; Warren, 2-15; Monk, 1-40; Bryant, 1-20; Smith, 1-9; Didier, 1-8, TD
Denver: Jackson, 4-76; Sewell, 4-41; Nattiel, 2-69, TD; Kay, 2-38; Winder, 1-26; Elway, 1-23; Lang, 1-7

Punting:
Washington: Cox, 4, avg. 37.5
Denver: Horan, 7, avg. 36.1

Punt Returns:
Washington: Green, 1-0
Denver: Clark, 2-18

Kickoff Returns:
Washington: Sanders, 3-46
Denver: Bell, 5-88

Interception Returns:
Washington: Wilburn, 2-11; Davis, 1-0
Denver: Castille, 1-0



How They Got There: 1987

Denver: 10-4-1
Opponent Res. Score
Seattle W 40-17
at Green Bay T 17-17
Houston L 40-10
L.A. Raiders W 30-14
at Kansas City W 26-17
at Minnesota L 34-27
Detroit W 34-0
at Buffalo L 21-14
Chicago W 31-29
at L.A. Raiders W 23-17
at San Diego W 31-17
New England L 31-20
at Seattle L 28-21
Kansas City W 20-17
San Diego W 24-0
Houston* W 34-10
Cleveland* W 38-33
* AFC Playoffs

Washington: 11-4
Opponent Res. Score
Philadelphia W 34-24
at Atlanta L 21-20
St. Louis W 28-21
at N.Y. Giants W 38-12
at Dallas W 13-7
N.Y. Jets W 17-16
at Buffalo W 27-7
at Philadelphia L 31-27
Detroit W 20-13
L.A. Rams L 30-26
N.Y. Giants W 23-19
at St. Louis W 34-17
Dallas W 24-20
at Miami L 23-21
at Minnesota W 27-24
at Chicago* W 21-17
Minnesota* W 17-10
* NFC Playoffs



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