1983
Miami Dolphins
17
VS
Washington Redskins
27

My Super Bowl: Joe Gibbs

We’re talking 47 years later. At that time, I knew the importance of it, I didn’t know beyond being in the now at the time.I wasn’t looking down the road. When you’re an athlete, when you’re playing games and you’ve lost two and this is the third one, it’s like you’re lucky you’re still in here. You lose three out of three, it would have been awful for those of us in the AFL and AFL fans. Even at the time, it was bigger than just us, we were playing for the league, for other players and fans...

Pasadena, California
Rose Bowl
1/30/83 3:00PM
“KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound)
CBS

Story of the Game

Fullback John Riggins’ Super Bowl-record 166 yards rushing on 38 carries sparked Washington to a 27-17 victory over AFC champion Miami. It was Riggins’ fourth straight 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record. The win marked Washington’s first NFL title since 1942, and was only the second time in Super Bowl history NFL/NFC teams scored consecutive victories (Green Bay did it in Super Bowls I and II and San Francisco won Super Bowl...

MIAWAS
Total First Downs924
Rushing714
Passing 29
Penalty 01
Total Net Yardage176400
Total Offensive Plays4778
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 3.75.1
Rushes2952
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 96276
Average Yards per Rush 3.35.3
Passes Attempted1723
Passes Completed 415
Had Intercepted 12
Tackled Attempting to Pass 13
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 1719
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 80124
Punts64
Average Distance 37.842
Punt Returns 26
Punt Return Yardage 2252
Kickoff Returns 63
Kickoff Return Yardage 22257
Interception Return Yardage00
Fumbles20
Own Fumbles Recovered 00
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 01
Penalties45
Yards Penalized 12
Total Points Scored 1727
Touchdowns23
Rushing 01
Passing 12
Returns 10
Extra Points 23
Field Goals12
Fields Goals Attempted 12
Safeties00
Third-Down Efficiency3/1111/18
Fourth-Down Efficiency0/11/1
Time of Possession23:4536:15
Miami Dolphins
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Woodley4/149711
Strock0/3000
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Franklin164909
Nathan726012
Woodley41607
Vigorito1404
Harris1101
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Cefalo282176t
Harris21508
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
L. Blackwood1000
Duhe1000
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Orosz6460
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Vigorito2/122120
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Walker419098t1
L. Blackwood232170
Washington Redskins
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Theismann15/2314322
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Riggins38166143t
Garrett144044
Harmon940012
Theismann320012
Walker1606
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Brown660126
Warren528010
Garrett21319
Walker127027
Riggins115115
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
Murphy1000
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Hayes4540
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Nelms6/052120
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Nelms244240
Wonsley113130

Miami Dolphins

Offense
PlayerPos
Stephenson, DwightC
Kuechenberg, BobG
Toews, JeffG
Giesler, JonT
Laasko, EricT
Hardy, BruceTE
Cefalo, JimmyWR
Harris, DurielWR
Nathan, TonyRB
Franklin, AndraFB
Woodley, DavidQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Baumhower, BobNT
Betters, DougDE
Bokamper, KimDE
Brudzinski, BobOLB
Gordon, LarryOLB
Duhe, A. J.ILB
Rhone, ErnieILB
McNeal, DonCB
Small, GeraldCB
Blackwood, LyleFS
Blackwood, GlennSS
Substitutes
Player
Bennett, Woody
Bowser, Charles
Den Herder, Vern
Dennard, Mark
Diana, Rich
Foster, Roy
Green, Cleveland
Heflin, Vince
Hester, Ron
Hill, Eddie
Jensen, Jim
Judson, William
Kozlowski, Mike
Lankford, Paul
Lee, Ronnie
Moore, Nat
Orosz, Tom
Potter, Steve
Rose, Joe
Shull, Steve
Strock, Don
Vigorito, Tom
Von Schamann, Uwe
Walker, Fulton
Did Not Play
Player
Bishop, Richard
Clark, Steve
Duper, Mark
Washington Redskins
Offense
PlayerPos
Bostic, JeffC
Dean, FredG
Grimm, RussG
Jacoby, JoeT
Starke, GeorgeT
Walker, RickTE
Warren, DonTE
Brown, CharlieWR
Garrett, AlvinWR
Riggins, JohnFB
Theismann, JoeQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Butz, DaveDT
Grant, DarrylDT
Manley, DexterDE
Mendenhall, MatDE
Kaufman, MelOLB
Milot, RichOLB
Olkewicz, NealMLB
Dean, VernonCB
White, JerisCB
Murphy, Mark H.FS
Peters, TonySS
Substitutes
Player
Brooks, Perry
Coleman, Monte
Cronan, Pete
Didier, Clint
Giaquinto, Nick
Harmon, Clarence
Hayes, Jeff
Jackson, Wilbur
Jordan, Curtis
Kubin, Larry
Laster, Don
Lavender, Joe
Liebenstein, Todd
Lowry, Quentin
May, Mark
McDaniel, Lecharls
McGee, Tony
Moseley, Mark
Nelms, Mike
Seay, Virgil
Williams, Greg
Wonsley, Otis
Did Not Play
Player
Caster, Rich
Holly, Bob
Owen, Tom
Puetz, Garry
Washington, Joe
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