1988
Washington Redskins
42
VS
Denver Broncos
10
San Diego, CA.
Jack Murphy Stadium
1/31/88
“Something Grand” featuring 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes, and Chubby Checker
ABC

Story of the Game

NFC champion Washington won Super Bowl XXII and its second NFL championship of the 1980s with a 42-10 decision over AFC champion Denver. The Redskins, who also won Super Bowl XVII, enjoyed a record-setting second quarter en route to the victory. The Broncos broke in front 10-0 when quarterback John Elway threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ricky Nattiel on the Broncos’ first play from...

WASDEN
Total First Downs2518
Rushing136
Passing 1110
Penalty 12
Total Net Yardage602327
Total Offensive Plays7261
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 8.45.4
Rushes4017
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 28097
Average Yards per Rush 75.7
Passes Attempted3039
Passes Completed 1815
Had Intercepted 13
Tackled Attempting to Pass 25
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 1850
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 322230
Punts47
Average Distance 37.536.1
Punt Returns 12
Punt Return Yardage 018
Kickoff Returns 35
Kickoff Return Yardage 4688
Interception Return Yardage110
Fumbles10
Own Fumbles Recovered 10
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 00
Penalties65
Yards Penalized 01
Total Points Scored 4210
Touchdowns61
Rushing 20
Passing 41
Returns 00
Extra Points 61
Field Goals01
Fields Goals Attempted 12
Safeties00
Third-Down Efficiency9/152/12
Fourth-Down Efficiency0/00/0
Time of Possession33:1524:45
Washington Redskins
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
D. Williams18/2934041
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Smith22204258t
Bryant838015
Clark125025
Rogers51705
Griffin1202
D. Williams2-201
Sanders1-404
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Sanders9193280t
Clark355127t
Warren21509
Monk140040
Bryant120020
Smith1909
Didier1818t
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
Wilburn211110
Davis1000
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Cox4420
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Green1/1000
Yarber0/10**0
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Sanders346160
Denver Broncos
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Elway14/3825713
Sewell11/12300
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Lang538013
Elway332021
Winder830013
Winder830013
Sewell1-303
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
M. Jackson476032
Sewell441018
Nattiel269156t
Kay238027
Winder126026
Elway123023
Lang1707
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
Castille1000
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Horan7430
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Clark2/01890
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Bell588210

Washington Redskins

Offense
PlayerPos
Bostic, JeffC
McKenzie, RaleighG
Thielemann, RayG
Jacoby, JoeT
May, MarkT
Didier, ClintTE
Warren, DonWR
Clark, GaryWR
Sanders, RickyRB
Smith, TimmyRB
Williams, DougQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Butz, DaveDT
Grant, DarrylDT
Manley, DexterDE
Mann, CharlesDE
Coleman, MonteOLB
Kaufman, MelOLB
Olkewicz, NealMLB
Bowles, ToddCB
Green, DarrellCB
Walton, AlvinFS
Wilburn, BarrySS
Substitutes
Player
Branch, Reggie
Bryant, Kelvin
Caldwell, Ravin
Cox, Steve
Davis, Brian
Dean, Vernon
Gouveia, Kurt
Griffin, Keith
Grimm, Russ
Haji-Sheikh, Ali
Hamel, Dean
Hamilton, Steve
Jones, Anthony
Kehr, Rick
Koch, Markus
Milot, Rich
Monk, Art
Orr, Terry
Rogers, George
Schroeder, Jay
Vaughn, Clarence
Woodberry, Dennis
Yarber, Eric
Did Not Play
Player
Denver Broncos
Offense
PlayerPos
Freeman, MikeC
Bishop, KeithG
Humphries, StefanG
Lanier, KenT
Studdard, DavidT
Kay, ClarenceTE
Jackson, MarkWR
Nattiel, RickyWR
Lang, GeneRB
Winder, SammyRB
Elway, JohnQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Kragen, GregNT
Jones, RulonDE
Townsend, AndreDE
Fletcher, SimonOLB
Ryan, JimOLB
Hunley, RickyILB
Mecklenburg, KarlILB
Haynes, MarkCB
Wilson, SteveCB
Lilly, TonyFS
Smith, DennisSS
Substitutes
Player
Bell, Kenny
Boddie, Tony
Bowyer, Walt
Braxton, Tyrone
Brooks, Michael
Castille, Jeremiah
Clark, Kevin
Dennison, Rick
Gilbert, Freddie
Horan, Mike
Johnson, Vance
Karlis, Rich
Kartz, Keith
Klosterman, Bruce
Kubiak, Gary
Lucas, Tim
Micho, Bobby
Mobley, Orson
Plummer, Bruce
Robbins, Randy
Sewell, Steven
Watson, Steve
Did Not Play
Player
Lee, Larry
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