Super Bowl VII

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Super Bowl VII
Super Bowl VII logo
1 2 3 4th total
Washington Redskins 0 0 0 7th 7th
Miami Dolphins 7th 7th 0 0 14th
date January 14, 1973
Stadion Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
city los Angeles
MVP Jake Scott , Safety
favourite Redskins at 1
National anthem Little Angels of Holy Angels Church
coin toss referee
Referee Tommy Bell
Halftime show Woody Herman and the Michigan Marching Band
Number of visitors 90.182
Television broadcast
Network NBC
Commentators Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis
Nielsen Ratings 42.7
Market share 72
Commercial price $ 88,000
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The Super Bowl VII was the seventh Super Bowl of the National Football League (NFL). On January 14, 1973, the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins faced each other at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles , California . The Miami Dolphins won with a final score of 14: 7. Miami's Safety Jake Scott was named Super Bowl MVP . It was not until 2019 that Super Bowl LIII replaced this game as the superbowl with the lowest number of points, with a final score of 3:13.


Although the Miami Dolphins had won all games so far this season , the Redskins were weakly favored. Don Shula , the head coach of the Dolphins at the time, couldn't decide which quarterback to use as starting quarterback before the game . In the end, he decided on Bob Griese . This season is still the only perfect season , only in 2007 the New England Patriots could show a statistic of 18-1, as they lost in Super Bowl XLII to the New York Giants . Super Bowl VII was retransmitted on the NFL's own television network the day before Super Bowl XLII.

Course of the game

The strength of the teams was relatively even and it was difficult for the teams to get further into the field, as both defenses were very good. The Dolphins were able to score a touchdown in the first quarter with a 27- yard pass and in the second quarter with a run . With two minutes to go, the Dolphins attempted a 42-yard field goal , but Garo Yepremian's kick was blocked. Yepremian caught free football, but instead of tackling and taking a turnover on downs , he tried a hasty throw, which was blocked and turned into a touchdown by Redskins cornerback Mike Bass . Washington's comeback came too late, it stayed at 14: 7.

Individual evidence

  1. Super Bowl odds (English). Accessed October 2, 2015.


  • Ray Didinger among others: The Super Bowl. Celebrating a Quarter-Century of America's Greatest Game. Foreword by Pete Rozelle. Introduction by John Wiebusch. Simon and Schuster, New York NY 1990, ISBN 0-671-72798-2 .
  • Tom Dienhart, Joe Hoppel, Dave Sloan (Eds.): The Sporting News Complete Super Bowl 1995. Sporting News, St. Louis MO 1995, ISBN 0-89204-523-X .