Super Bowl 7 logo, Miami Dolphins 14VS Washington Redskins 7, MVP Jake Scott

Super Bowl VII (7)
Game Summary

Miami Dolphins
Washington Redskins
Miami Dolphins Superbowl VII Ring


Miami Dolphins:
Don Shula
Washington Redskins:
George Allen

Half Time Show

Headliner: University of Michigan Band and Woody Herman Band.


Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, CA

Date: August 17, 1970
Attendance: 90,182


Jake Scott
Safety (S)
Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins Defeats Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.  Jake Scott named MVP.

Miami entered Super Bowl VII undefeated and hoping to become the first team in NFL history to complete a season without a loss. Starting QB Earl Morrall was benched by Dolphins coach Don Shula in favor of Bob Griese, who had missed much of the season with a broken ankle. Griese played a steady game, but the heroes for the Dolphins were Larry Csonka, who rushed for 112 yards, Safety Jake Scott who had two key interceptions (awarded MVP) and the underrated Miami Defense, which held the Redskins' offense scoreless.

This game also produced one of the most comical plays in Super Bowl history: Miami kicker Garo Yepremian's abortive pass following a blocked field goal. Washington's Mike Bass intercepted Garo's feeble toss and returned the pigskin for a touchdown.

The Dolphins played virtually perfect football in the first half as their defense permitted the Redskins to cross midfield only once and their offense turned good field position into two touchdowns. Miami played like a team possessed exorcizing their demons after a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Cowboys the year before in Super Bowl VI where they were the team that was unable to do anything constructive offensively.

On its third possession, Miami opened its first scoring drive from the Dolphins' 37 yard line. An 18-yard pass from Bob Griese to Paul Warfield preceded by three plays Griese's 28-yard touchdown pass to Howard Twilley.

After Washington moved from its 17 to the Miami 48 with two minutes remaining in the first half, Dolphins linebacker Nick Buoniconti intercepted Billy Kilmer's pass at the Miami 41 and returned it to the Washington 27.

Jim Kiick ran for three yards, Larry Csonka for three, Griese passed to Jim Mandich for 19, and Kiick gained one to the 1-yard line. With 18 seconds left until intermission, Kiick scored from the one.

Washington's only touchdown came with 2:07 left in the game and resulted from a misplayed field-goal attempt and fumble by Garo Yepremian, with the Redskins' Mike Bass picking the ball out of the air and running 49 yards for the score.

Dolphins safety Jake Scott, who had two interceptions, including one in the end zone to kill a Redskins' drive, was voted the game's most valuable player.

Scoring Information

 ScoreTimeFirst DownsEfficiencies
Game Summary PossRPXT3Down4Down
Miami Dolphins 1427:39 7 50123/110/0
Washington Redskins 732:31 9 70163/130/1
TeamQtrTimePlay Description (Extra Point) (Drive Info)VisitorHome
Dolphins114:59Twilley 28 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)70
Dolphins214:42Kiick 1 run (Yepremian kick)140
Redskins412:53Bass 49 def. fumble rec. (Knight kick)147
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