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Super Bowl VIII
Image:SuperBowlVIII.png
Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Vikings 0 0 0 7 7
Dolphins 14 3 7 0 24
Date January 13, 1974
Stadium Rice Stadium
City Houston, Texas
MVP Larry Csonka, Running back
Favorite Dolphins by 7
National Anthem Charley Pride
Coin toss Game referee
Halftime show University of Texas at Austin Band
Attendance 71,882
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Ray Scott, Pat Summerall and Bart Starr
Nielsen Ratings 41.6
Market Share 73
Cost of 30-sec Commercial $103,000 USD

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The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Miami Dolphins defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Minnesota Vikings, 24–7. The Dolphins won their second consecutive Super Bowl, and became the first team to appear in three consecutive ones. The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... City Miami, Florida Team Colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T D League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-present) Team history... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and Joe Senser League/Conference...


Dolphins Running Back Larry Csonka, who ran for a Super Bowl record 145 yards and 2 touchdowns, was named the game's Most Valuable Player. He became the first running back to earn Super Bowl MVP honors. High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Lawrence Richard Csonka (born December 25, 1946, Stow, Ohio, USA) was a punishing American football player in the late 1960s and 1970s. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the NFLs national championship, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...

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Background

Miami Dolphins

Although the Dolphins were unable to match their 17-0 perfect season back in 1972, many sports writers and fans felt that the 1973 team was better. Miami finished with a 12-2 regular season, including their opening game victory that tied an NFL record with 18 consecutive wins.


Just like the last 2 previous seasons, Miami's offense relied primarily on their rushing attack. Fullback Larry Csonka recorded his third consecutive 1,000 rushing yard season (1,003 yards), while running back Mercury Morris rushed for 954 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. Running back Jim Kiick was also a key contributor, rushing for 257 yards, and catching 27 passes for 208 yards. Quarterback Bob Griese completed only 116 passes for 1,422 yards, but threw about twice as many touchdown passes (17) as interceptions (8), and earned a 84.3 passer rating. Wide receiver Paul Warfield remained the main deep threat on the team, catching 29 passes for 514 yards and 11 touchdowns. Also, the offensive line was strong, once again led by future hall of famers Jim Langer and Larry Little. Lawrence Richard Csonka (born December 25, 1946, Stow, Ohio, USA) was a punishing American football player in the late 1960s and 1970s. ... Mercury Morris (born 1947, in Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and played in three Super Bowls. ... Jim Kiick, born in 1946, is an American Football player. ... Bob Griese (born 1945 in United States football player. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks and any other passers in American football. ... Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... James John Langer (Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minnesota) is a former american football center for the National Football League Miami Dolphins. ... Lawrence Chatmon Little (Born November 2, 1945, in Groveland, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the 1967-68San Diego Chargers and then traded to the Miami Dolphins 1969. ...


Miami's "No Name Defense" continued to dominate their opponents. Future hall of fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti recovered 3 fumbles and returned one for a touchdown. Defensive back Dick Anderson led the team with 8 interceptions, which he returned for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns. And defensive back Jake Scott, the previous season's Super Bowl MVP, had 4 interceptions and 71 return yards. Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti is a former AFL and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, who played for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins. ... Jake Scott(born 1945) was a safety and punt returner for the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. ...


Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings also finished the regular season with a 12-2 record. Minnesota's offense was led by 13-year veteran quarterback Fran Tarkenton. During the regular season, Tarkenton completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 2,113 yard, 15 touchdowns, and just 7 interceptions. He also rushed for 202 yards and another touchdown. The team's primary deep threat was Pro Bowl wide receiver John Gilliam, who caught 42 passes for 907 yards, an average of 21.6 yards per catch, and scored 8 touchdowns. Tight End Stu Voigt was also a key element of the passing game, with 23 receptions for 318 yards and 2 touchdowns. Francis Asbury Fran Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is best known as an American football player. ...


The Vikings' main weapon on their rushing game was running back Chuck Foreman, who rushed for 801 yards, caught 37 passes for 362 yards, and scored 6 touchdowns. The Vikings had 4 other significant running backs: Dave Osborn, Bill Brown, Oscar Reed, and Ed Marinaro combined for 1,469 rushing/receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. The Vikings offensive line was also very talented, led by future hall of famer Ron Yary Chuck Foreman is a former American Football running back who played for the Minnesota Vikings. ... Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Scottish footballers | 1931 births | 2004 deaths ... Ed Marinaro (born March 31, 1950 in New York City) is an American actor and former football player. ... Ron Yary (born July 16, 1946) is a former professional American football player. ...


Their defense was once again anchored by a defensive line nicknamed the "Purple People Eaters", consisting of defensive tackles Gary Larsen and future hall of famer Alan Page, and defensive tackles Jim Marshall and future hall of famer Carl Eller. Behind them, defensive backs Bobby Bryant (7 interceptions, 105 return yards, 1 touchdown), and future hall of famer Paul Krause (4 interceptions) led the defensive secondary. The Purple People Eaters was the nickname of the Minnesota Vikings football teams defensive line during the 1970s, when the Vikings played in four Super Bowls. ... A defensive tackle from the famous Purple People Eaters for the Minnesota Vikings. ... Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945 in Canton, Ohio) is a former football player who starred as a defensive lineman in the NFL, primarily with the Minnesota Vikings, and then went on to have a distinguished legal career, serving as a current member of the Minnesota Supreme Court. ... Jim Marshall could be: Jim Marshall, the United States politician Jim Marshall, the United Kingdom politician Jim Marshall, owner and founder of Marshall amplification Jim Marshall, a United States football player ... Carl Eller (born January 25, 1942) was a professional American football player in the National Football League from 1964 through 1979. ... Paul Krause (born February 19, 1942 in Flint, Michigan) is a former professional American football player. ...


Playoffs

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 1973-74.

The Vikings earned their second trip to the Super Bowl in team history after defeating the Washington Redskins, 27-20, and the Dallas Cowboys 27-10, in the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Dolphins went on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-16, and the Oakland Raiders, 27-10. The NFL playoffs for the 1973-74 season led up to Super Bowl VIII. // Divisional playoff round December 22, 1973 AFC: Oakland Raiders 33, Pittsburgh Steelers 14 at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California The Raiders scored on 6 drives that were all over 58 yards long. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK (106. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team Colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Vacant Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960-1981) Los Angeles...


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by CBS with play-by-play announcer Ray Scott and color commentators Pat Summerall and Bart Starr. Due to a change in the NFL's home blackout policy, the sold-out contest was the first Super Bowl permitted to be televised live in the host city (in this case, Houston) along with the rest of the country. CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... A color (or colour) commentator is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and television sportscaster. ... Bryan Bartlett Starr (born January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former professional football player and coach. ...


The University of Texas at Austin Band performed during the pregame festivities. Later, country music singer Charley Pride sang the national anthem. The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to produce music. ... Charley Pride on the cover of one of his several greatest hits albums, from 2003 Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the only African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ...


The halftime show also featured the University of Texas Band in a tribute to American music titled "A Musical America".


Game summary

The Dolphins dominated the Vikings right from the beginning. First, Dolphins defensive back Jake Scott gave his team great field position by returning the opening kickoff 31 yards to the Miami 38-yard line. Then Mercury Morris ran right for 4 yards, Larry Csonka crashed through the middle for 2, and quarterback Bob Griese completed a 13-yard pass to receiver Jim Mandich to advance the ball to the Vikings 43-yard line. Csonka then ran on second down for 16 yards, then Greise completed a 6-yard pass to receiver Marlin Briscoe to the 21-yard line. Three more running plays, two by Csonka and one by Morris moved the ball to the Vikings 5-yard line. Csonka then finished the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run. Jake Scott(born 1945) was a safety and punt returner for the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. ... Mercury Morris (born 1947, in Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and played in three Super Bowls. ... Lawrence Richard Csonka (born December 25, 1946, Stow, Ohio, USA) was a punishing American football player in the late 1960s and 1970s. ... Bob Griese (born 1945 in United States football player. ... Marlin Briscoe was a former American football professional wide receiver/quarterback who played ten years in the NFL. While nine of those ten years, Briscoe was a receiver, he is best known as the first African-American as quarterback, something he did as a rookie with the Denver Broncos. ...


Then after forcing Minnesota to punt, the Dolphins went 56 yards in 10 plays (aided with three runs by Csonka for 8, 16, and 8 yards; and Griese's 13-yard pass to Briscoe) to score on running back Jim Kiick's 1-yard run to give them a 14-0 lead.


By the time the first quarter ended, Miami had ran 20 plays for 118 yards and 8 first downs, and scored touchdowns on their first two possessions. Meanwhile the Miami defense held the Minnesota offense to only 25 yards and 6 plays from scrimmage in the first quarter. The Vikings also did not record a first down until the final play of the opening period. A football play is the activity of the games of Canadian football and American football during which one team tries to advance the ball or to score, and the other team tries to stop them or take the ball away. ...


The situation never got much better for the Vikings in the rest of the game. After each team traded punts early in the second period, a 28-yard field goal from kicker Garo Yepremian increased the Dolphins lead to 17-0 midway through the second quarter. Garo Yepremian (born June 2, 1944 in Larnaca, Cyprus) is a former National Football League kicker. ...


The Vikings then had their best opportunity to score in the first half on their ensuing drive. Starting at their own 20-yard line, Minnesota marched to the Miami 15-yard line, aided by Tarkenton's completions of 17 and 14 yards to tight end Stu Voigt and wide receiver John Gilliam's 30-yard reception. Tarkenton's 8-yard run on first down then advanced the ball to the 7-yard line. But on the next 2 plays, Vikings running back Oscar Reed gained only 1 yard on two rushes, bringing up a fourth down and 1 with less then a minute left in the half. Instead of kicking a field goal, Minnesota attempted to convert the fourth down with another running play by Reed. However, Reed lost the ball while being tackled by linebacker Nick Buoniconti, and Scott recovered the fumble. Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti is a former AFL and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, who played for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins. ...


On their first drive in the third quarter, Miami marched 43 yards in 8 plays to score on Csonka's 2-yard run. Meanwhile, the Dolphins' defense dominated the rest of the game, only allowing a meaningless 4-yard touchdown run by Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton early in the fourth quarter, making the final score 24-7. Francis Asbury Fran Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is best known as an American football player. ...


Griese finished the game with just 6 out of 7 pass completions for 73 yards. Tarkenton finished 18 out of 28 completions for 182 yards, with 1 interception, and rushed for 17 yards and a touchdown. Reed was the leading rusher for the Vikings, but with just 32 yards. Voight was the top receiver of the game with 3 catches for 46 yards.


Scoring summary

  • MIA- Csonka 5 run (Yepremian kick)
  • MIA- Kiick 1 run (Yepremian kick)
  • MIA- FG Yepremian 28
  • MIA- Csonka 2 run (Yepremian kick)
  • MIN- Tarkenton 4 run (Cox kick)

Trivia

  • The Dolphins became the first team to take the game's opening kickoff and march down the field for a touchdown.
  • This would be the first Super Bowl to not be played in one of the three so-called "Big Super Bowl Cities." The previous 7 Super Bowl games had been held in either Los Angeles, Miami, Florida or New Orleans, Louisiana. Houston would not host the game again until 30 years later when Super Bowl XXXVIII was played at the city's Reliant Stadium.

This article is about the largest city in California. ... The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... New Orleans (local pronunciations: , , or ) (French: La Nouvelle-Orléans, pronounced in standard French accent) is a major U.S. port city and historically the largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National Anthem Beyoncé Knowles Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, and Nelly Attendance... Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas is the home base for the Houston Texans, a professional NFL football team. ...

See also

The 1973 NFL season was the 54th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs for the 1973-74 season led up to Super Bowl VIII. // Divisional playoff round December 22, 1973 AFC: Oakland Raiders 33, Pittsburgh Steelers 14 at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California The Raiders scored on 6 drives that were all over 58 yards long. ...

References

The Super Bowl
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