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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XXII
Super Bowl XXII
Image:SuperBowlXXII.png
Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Redskins 0 35 0 7 42
Broncos 10 0 0 0 10
Date January 31, 1988
Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
City San Diego, California
MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback
Favorite Broncos by 3
National anthem Herb Alpert
Coin toss Don Hutson
Referee Bob McElwee
Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes
Attendance 73,302
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, and Frank Gifford
Nielsen Ratings 41.9
Market share 62
Cost of 30-second commercial US$645,000

Super Bowl XXII was the 22nd Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 31, 1988 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California following the 1987 regular season. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Washington Redskins defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos, 42–10. Image File history File links Super Bowl XXII logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... 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The Redskins set the following Super Bowl records en route to the victory:

  • Most offensive yards (602)
  • Most offensive rushing yards (280)
  • Most touchdowns scored in a Super Bowl game (6)
  • Most offensive yards in a quarter (356)
  • Most points in a quarter (35)
  • Most touchdowns in a quarter (5)
  • The largest deficit that a team has ever overcome to win a Super Bowl (10 points)

Redskins quarterback Doug Williams was named the Super Bowl MVP, completing 18 of 29 passes for a Super Bowl record 340 yards and four touchdowns, with one interception. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Douglas Lee Williams (born July 28, 1955 in Zachary, Louisiana) is a well-known American football quarterback. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ...


This game came at the end of a season that was shortened by a players' strike, but each team only lost one regular season game due to the labor dispute.

Contents

Background

NFL owners voted to award Super Bowl XXII to San Diego during their May 23-25, 1984 meetings. This was the first Super Bowl to be played at Jack Murphy Stadium (now currently known as Qualcomm Stadium) in San Diego, California. May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Qualcomm Stadium, formerly known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium, is a multiple-use stadium in San Diego, California. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer Ben Hueso Area    - City 963. ...


Williams and the Redskins

The primary storyline surrounding Super Bowl XXII was that Washington's Doug Williams was the first African-American quarterback ever to start in a Super Bowl, let alone an NFL league championship game. Douglas Lee Williams (born July 28, 1955 in Zachary, Louisiana) is a well-known American football quarterback. ... An African American (also Afro-American or Black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This is a list of National Football League champions prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship of the National Football League. ...


Williams had taken a rather unconventional route to the Super Bowl. Williams began his career as the first round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After 5 seasons, a contract dispute caused him to leave the team and sign with the Oklahoma Outlaws of the newly formed USFL. When that league folded a few years later, Williams found himself out of a job until Redskins coach Joe Gibbs asked him to join the team to be the backup for quarterback Jay Schroeder. Williams played just one game in 1986, and spend most of the 1987 season on the bench. But injuries and inconsistent play from Schroeder made Gibbs promote Williams to starting quarterback. City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... The Arizona Outlaws were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985, in the process presenting the rival National Football League with its greatest competitor since the 1960s version of the American Football League. ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940, in Mocksville, North Carolina) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ... Jay Schroeder (b. ...


Williams had played extremely well in his 5 regular season games, throwing for 1,156 yards and 11 touchdowns, with only 5 interceptions. The Redskins main receiving threat was wide receiver Gary Clark, who caught 56 passes for 1,066 yards, an average of 19 yards per catch. Receivers Ricky Sanders and Art Monk were also deep threats, combining for 80 receptions and 1,130 yards. Running back George Rogers was Washington's leading rusher with 613 yards. However, Rogers saw limited action in Super Bowl XXII due to injuries that would force him into early retirement, and rookie running back Timmy Smith started in his place. Fullback Kelvin Bryant also was a big contributor, rushing for 406 yards, and catching 43 passes for 490 yards. Gary Clark (born 1962) is a former wide receiver in the NFL. He started playing in the NFL in 1985 with the Washington Redskins. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... James Arthur Monk (born December 5, 1957, in White Plains, New York), is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... George Henry Roland Rogers, CBE ( 1906?- 19 February 1983) was a British Labour Member of Parliament. ... Timmy Smith set a Super Bowl rushing record in Super Bowl XXII, gaining 204 yards. ... Kelvin Bryant was an American football running back who played in the National Football League and the United States Football League. ...


The Redskins also had an excellent defensive unit, lead by defensive backs Barry Wilburn who recorded 9 interceptions for 135 return yards and a touchdown, Todd Bowles, who recorded 4, and Darrell Green. Their line was anchored by defensive ends Charles Mann, who led the team with 9.5 sacks and recovered a fumble, and Dexter Manley, who recorded 8.5 sacks. Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Charles C. Mann (fl. ... Dexter Manley (born 1959) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Washington Redskins, the Phoenix Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a eleven year career from 1981 to 1991. ...


The Redskins finished the 1987 strike-shortened regular season with an 11-4 record.


Elway and the Broncos

The Broncos advanced to their second Super Bowl in a row, as well as the third appearance in team history. Quarterback John Elway had another excellent season making an impact with his ad-libbing skills, throwing for 3,198 yards and 19 touchdowns. He was also the team's second leading rusher with 304 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wide receivers Vance Johnson and Ricky Nattiel, and tight end Clarence Kay, combined for 104 receptions and 1,754 yards. Running back Sammy Winder was the leading rusher with 741 yards and 6 touchdowns, while fullback Gene Lang contributed 304 yards and 17 receptions. The Broncos also had a solid defensive unit, led by linebacker Karl Mecklenburg, and defensive back Mike Harden, who recorded 4 interceptions. John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Vance Johnson (b. ... Ricky Rennard Nattiel (born January 25, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American former professional football player. ... Clarence Hubert Kay (born July 30, 1961 in Seneca, South Carolina) is an American former professional football player. ... Sammy Winder (born July 15, 1959 in Madison, MS) is a former professional American football running back who spent his entire professional career playing for the Denver Broncos, from 1982 to 1990. ... Eugene M. Lang or Gene Lang (In Hungarian: Láng Jenő) (New York City, 1919–) is a Hungarian-born philanthropist who founded REFAC Technology Development Corporation in 1951. ... In 1983, the Denver Broncos drafted Karl Mecklenburg in the 12th round with the 310th pick overall. ...


The Broncos finished the strike-shortened 1987 season winning the AFC West with a 10-4-1 record. The AFC West is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ...


Playoffs

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 1987-88.

The Broncos first defeated the Houston Oilers in the playoffs, 34-10, jumping to a 14-0 first quarter lead off of two Oilers turnovers. Elway completing 14 of 25 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns. Vance Johnson recorded 4 catches for 105 yards, including a 55-yard reception to set up Elway's second touchdown pass. The NFL playoffs following the 1987 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXII. // Wild Card playoffs January 3, 1988 NFC: Minnesota Vikings 44, New Orleans Saints 10 at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Game time: 12:30 p. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...


Denver then won the AFC Championship Game over the Cleveland Browns for the second year in a row, 38-33, on a play that became known as The Fumble: Denver defensive back Jeremiah Castille forced and recovered a fumble from Browns running back Ernest Byner as he was going in for the tying score, giving the Broncos the win. This article is becoming very long. ... The Fumble refers to a specific incident in the January 17, 1988 AFC Championship Game between the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos. ... Jeremiah Castille (born January 15, 1961 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American professional football player. ... Earnest Alexander Byner (born September 15, 1962 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is a former American football running back who played for the Cleveland Browns (1984-1988; 1994-1995), Washington Redskins (1989-1993) and the Baltimore Ravens (1996-1997) in the NFL. He was drafted by the Browns out of East Carolina...


Meanwhile, the Redskins had narrow wins in the playoffs. First, they defeated the Chicago Bears, 21-17, when defensive back Darrell Green returned a punt 52 yards for the game winning touchdown, while nursing broken ribs. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ...


The Redskins then were victorious over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, 17-10. The Vikings barely made the playoffs with an 8-7 record during the strike-shortened regular season, but had advanced to the NFC championship by eliminating the teams with the 2 best records in the NFL, defeating 12-3 New Orleans Saints, 44-10, and the 13-2 San Francisco 49ers, 37-24. However, the Redskins put an end to the Vikings string of upsets, aided by Williams' touchdown pass to Clark with 5 minutes left in the game, and a blocked pass in the end zone by Darrell Green which was intended for Minnesota running back Darrin Nelson on fourth down with 56 seconds left, sealed the victory for Washington. Had the pass been successfully completed, it could have sent the game into overtime. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City New Orleans, Louisiana Other nicknames Saints Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Darrin Nelson was a professional football player in the United States. ...


Super Bowl pregame news

Coming into Super Bowl XXII, the Broncos were heavily favored to win because most experts thought Elway was a far and away superior quarterback to Williams. Elway had won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award and was selected to start for the AFC in the Pro Bowl, while Williams had played just 5 regular season games. The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by ABC with play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and color commentators Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf. Keith Jackson hosted the pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage for ABC. Jackson was joined by analysts Lynn Swann and Mike Adamle. Also helping with ABC's coverage were Jack Whitaker, Jim Hill, and Becky Dixon. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sportscaster. ... A color commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, 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. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ... Keith Jackson (born October 18, 1928) is an American sportscaster, known for his several decades of work with the ABC television network. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... Mike Adamle (born October 4, 1949, in Euclid, Ohio) is the sports anchor at WMAQ-TV in Chicago, Illinois. ... Jack Whitaker is an award-winning American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC. Whitaker began his broadcasting career in 1947 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


The pregame festivities featured a tribute to entertainer Bob Hope, who was approaching the age of 85. Trumpeter Herb Alpert performed the national anthem, while Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson participated in the coin toss ceremony. An entertainer is someone who is hired to entertain people. ... Bob Hope KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a British-born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel. ... A trumpeter may be one of several things: A trumpeter is a musician who plays the trumpet. ... Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass debut album, The Lonely Bull. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Donald Montgomery Hutson (b. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ...


The halftime show, produced by Radio City Music Hall, was titled "Something Grand" and featured performances by singer Chubby Checker, The Rockettes, and 88 grand pianos. Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Chubby Checker, Mr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A grand piano from Schiedmayer & Söhne, Stuttgart. ...


The Wonder Years premiered on ABC at the conclusion of this Super Bowl. The Wonder Years is an Emmy Award winning television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ...


Game summary

Things started out very well for Denver. On the Broncos' first play from scrimmage, quarterback John Elway threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to receiver Ricky Nattiel, giving Denver a 7-0 lead after just 1:57 had elapsed in the game. It was the earliest touchdown any team had ever scored in Super Bowl history. The Broncos quickly forced Washington to punt, and once again Elway displayed his superb ad-libbing skills. On the second play of Denver's ensuing possession, Elway completed a 32-yard pass to wide receiver Mark Jackson. Then he caught a 23-yard pass from halfback Steve Sewell, making him the first quarterback ever to catch a pass in the Super Bowl. The Redskins managed to halt Denver's drive on the 6-yard line, but kicker Rich Karlis kicked a field goal to increase the Broncos lead to 10-0. John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Ricky Rennard Nattiel (born January 25, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American former professional football player. ... Steven Edward Sewell (born April 2, 1963 in San Francisco, California), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round of the 1985 NFL Draft. ... Rich Karlis (born May 23, 1959, in Salem, Ohio) is a former American Football kicker who played nine seasons for the Denver Broncos, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Detroit Lions in the National Football League from 1982 to 1990. ...


Denver then managed to drive to the Redskins' 30-yard line on their third possession with 2 runs by Gene Lang for a total of 24 yards and Sewell's 18-yard reception. However, this time they failed to score because Washington safety Alvin Walton sacked Elway for an 18-yard loss on third down, pushing the Broncos out of field goal range. Eugene M. Lang or Gene Lang (In Hungarian: Láng Jenő) (New York City, 1919–) is a Hungarian-born philanthropist who founded REFAC Technology Development Corporation in 1951. ...


Meanwhile, the Redskins could not get anything done in the first quarter. They were forced to punt on every drive. And late in the period, quarterback Doug Williams twisted his leg while being sacked and had to leave the game. Somehow, it got worse, as back up Jay Schroeder was instantly sacked by Denver's Karl Mecklenburg. By the time the period ended, the Broncos had more than twice as many total yards of offense (142) as the Redskins (64). And with Denver's 10-0 lead, Washington seemed to face insurmountable odds since no team in Super Bowl history had ever come back to win after a 10-point deficit. Douglas Lee Williams (born July 28, 1955 in Zachary, Louisiana) is a well-known American football quarterback. ...


But Williams returned with 14:17 left in the second quarter, and suddenly everything seemed to go right for the Redskins and wrong for the Broncos, just like what happened to Denver in the second half of Super Bowl XXI against the New York Giants. Date January 25, 1987 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Phil Simms, Quarterback Favorite Giants by 9 1/2 National Anthem Neil Diamond Coin toss Willie Davis Halftime show Salute to Hollywoods 100th Anniversary with Southern California high school drill teams and dancers Attendance 101,063 U... For the current season, see 2006 New York Giants season. ...


On the first play of the second quarter, receiver Ricky Sanders got behind defensive back Mark Haynes (who tried to jam him at the line of scrimmage), caught a pass from Williams, and took it 80 yards for a touchdown. Then after forcing the Broncos to punt, Washington advanced to the Denver 27-yard line. Facing third down and 1, with Denver's defense expecting a running play, Washington decided to pass and receiver Gary Clark made a diving catch in the end zone for a touchdown to increase Washington's lead to 14-10. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In American and Canadian football the line of scrimmage is the imaginary transverse line crossing the football field across its narrower dimension, which passes through the last position of the football, after the end of the most recent play and following the assessment of any penalty yards. ... Gary Clark (born 1962) is a former wide receiver in the NFL. He started playing in the NFL in 1985 with the Washington Redskins. ...


The Broncos then advanced on the ensuing drive to the Washington 26-yard line, aided by running back Sammy Winder's 27-yard reception and Elway's 21-yard run. But after Elway threw an incomplete pass on third down, Karlis missed a 43-yard field goal attempt. On the first play of the Redskins' ensuing drive, Williams threw a 16-yard completion to Clark. Then on the next play, running back Timmy Smith, a rookie in his first NFL start, took off for a 58-yard touchdown run, making the score 21-10. Sammy Winder (born July 15, 1959 in Madison, MS) is a former professional American football running back who spent his entire professional career playing for the Denver Broncos, from 1982 to 1990. ... Timmy Smith set a Super Bowl rushing record in Super Bowl XXII, gaining 204 yards. ...


The Redskins increased their lead to 28-10 on their next possession with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Williams to Sanders. Then 4 plays after the ensuing kickoff, Washington defensive back Barry Wilburn intercepted a pass from Elway on the Redskins 21 yard-line. Once again, the Redskins stormed down the field to score. First, Smith ripped off a 43-yard run, then Williams completed a pair of passes to Sanders to reach the Denver 7-yard line. Two plays later, Williams threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Clint Didier to make the score 35-10. On Denver's next drive, Elway completed 3 consecutive passes for 40 total yards to advance to the Redskins 36-yard line. However, Washington rookie defensive back Brian Davis intercepted Elway's next pass at the 21-yard line with 7 seconds left in the half.


In the second quarter alone, Williams had completed 9 of 11 passes for 228 yards and 4 touchdowns; Smith had rushed 5 times for 122 yards and a touchdown; and Sanders had caught 4 passes for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns.


By the end of the game, Elway was sacked 5 times and threw 3 interceptions. And Washington got another touchdown, a 4-yard run by Smith in the fourth quarter, to close out the scoring 42-10.


Smith finished the game with a Super Bowl record 204 rushing yards, and scored 2 touchdowns. His 58-yard touchdown run in the second quarter tied Tom Matte in Super Bowl III for the second longest run in Super Bowl history, and Smith's 9.3 yard per carry average was the third highest. Sanders caught 9 passes for 193 yards and 2 touchdowns, and returned 3 kickoffs for 46 yards. His 193 receiving yards and his 235 total offensive yards were both Super Bowl records, and his 80-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter also tied a Super Bowl record. Clark caught 3 passes for 55 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing once for 25 yards. Wilburn recorded 2 interceptions. Meanwhile, running back Gene Lang was the Broncos' leading rusher, but with only 38 yards on 5 carries. Elway finished the game with 14 out of 38 pass completions for 257 yards, 1 touchdown, and 3 interceptions. He was also Denver's second leading rusher with 32 yards on 3 carries. Jackson was Denver's top receiver with 4 catches for 76 yards. Tom Matte (born 1939, near Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers...


Scoring summary

  • DEN- Nattiel 56 pass from Elway (Karlis kick) 7-0 DEN
  • DEN- FG Karlis 24 10-0 DEN
  • WAS- Sanders 80 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick) 10-7 DEN
  • WAS- Clark 27 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick) 14-10 WAS
  • WAS- Smith 58 run (Haji-Sheikh kick) 21-10 WAS
  • WAS- Sanders 50 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick) 28-10 WAS
  • WAS- Didier 8 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick) 35-10 WAS
  • WAS- Smith 4 run (Haji-Sheikh kick) 42-10 WAS

Trivia

  • The Broncos and Redskins combined for a total of 929 offensive yards, the most ever by both teams in a Super Bowl.
  • This marked the first Super Bowl in which both starting quarterbacks were former first round draft picks, but were originally drafted by other teams. Doug Williams was taken in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1978, while John Elway was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the first round in 1983.
  • Washington's 35 points and 356 yards in the second period also set the overall NFL postseason records for the most points and offensive yards in a single quarter, respectively.
  • Doug Williams became the first player in Super Bowl history to throw 4 touchdowns in a single quarter, and throw four in a half
  • Ricky Sanders became the first player to catch 2 touchdowns in a single quarter.
  • The Broncos became the first team in Super Bowl history to score a touchdown on their first play from scrimmage.
  • This would be the first Super Bowl broadcast on ABC to have the broadcast team of Michaels, Gifford and Dierdorf. The trio would man the booth for ABC's Monday Night Football from 1987 to 1997.
  • The Redskins became the third consecutive team to win the Super Bowl after being shutout in the playoffs by the previous Super Bowl champion. The Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XX a year after losing in the 1984 NFC Championship Game to the San Francisco 49ers, 23-0. The New York Giants would then lose to the Bears, 21-0, in the 1985 Divisional Playoff Round. And the Redskins were eliminated by the Giants, 17-0, in the 1986 NFC Championship Game.
  • This was game official Johnny Grier's final game as a field judge before becoming the first African-American referee in NFL history with the start of the 1988 NFL season.
  • This game also marks the first time that instant replay was used in a Super Bowl game. It was used in the first quarter after the Broncos' third kickoff when the Redskins fumbled and recovered the kickoff return, to determine if it was a fumble. The original ruling on the field of a fumble and Redskins recovery stood.

City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... The NFL playoffs following the 1984 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XIX. The two wild card games were held on different days because both venues were in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... For the current season, see 2006 New York Giants season. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1985 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XX. Because the Jets and Giants both used Giants Stadium as their home field, the two wild card playoff games were held on different days. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1986 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXI. Note: The New York Giants (the NFC 1 seed) did not play the Washington Redskins (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ... Johnny Grier Johnny Grier was an American football official for 23 years in the National Football League (NFL) from 1981 to 2004. ... The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

Officials

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and American football officials prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual National Football League Pro Bowl. ... Bob McElwee Bob McElwee (born August 20, 1935 in Camden, New Jersey) was an American football official for 41 years with 27 of those years in the National Football League (NFL) from 1976 to 2003. ... Al Conway (born 1930 in North Kansas City, Missouri) was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 28 seasons from 1969 to 1996. ... Dale Hamer was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) on two occasions, from 1978 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2001. ... Johnny Grier Johnny Grier was an American football official for 23 years in the National Football League (NFL) from 1981 to 2004. ... Al Jury Al Jury was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1978 to 2004 as a field judge then as a back judge when the league swapped position names in 1998. ... Jerry Markbreit Jerry Markbreit (born March 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football referee in the National Football League (NFL) for 23 seasons and became one of the most recognizable referees in the game [1]. Markbreit officiated football games for 43 seasons. ...

See also

The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1987 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXII. // Wild Card playoffs January 3, 1988 NFC: Minnesota Vikings 44, New Orleans Saints 10 at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Game time: 12:30 p. ...

References

  • Super Bowl official website
  • 2006 NFL Record and Fact Book. Time Inc. Home Entertainment. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  • Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. Harper Collins. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  • The Sporting News Complete Super Bowl Book 1995. ISBN 0-89204-523-X. 
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com - Large online database of NFL data and statistics
  • Super Bowl play-by-plays from USA Today (Last accessed September 28, 2005)
  • All-Time Super Bowl Odds from The Sports Network (Last accessed October 16, 2005)
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