Super Bowl 18 logo, Los Angeles Raiders 38VS Washington Redskins 9, MVP Marcus Allen

Super Bowl XVIII (18)
Game Summary



Los Angeles Raiders
38
Washington Redskins
9
Los Angeles Raiders Superbowl XVIII Ring

Coaches


Los Angeles Raiders:
Tom Flores
Washington Redskins:
Joe Gibbs

Half Time Show


Headliner: University of Florida and Florida State University Bands.

Location


Tampa Stadium
Tampa, FL

Date: August 18, 1970
Attendance: 72,920

MVP


Marcus Allen
Running Back (RB)
Los Angeles Raiders

Los Angeles Raiders Defeats Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII.  Marcus Allen named MVP.

The Los Angeles Raiders dominated the Washington Redskins from the beginning in Super Bowl XVIII and achieved the most lopsided victory in Super Bowl history, surpassing Green Bay's 35-10 win over Kansas City in Super Bowl I.

The Raiders took a 7-0 lead 4:52 into the game when Derrick Jensen blocked Jeff Hayes's punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown.

With 9:14 remaining in the first half, Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett fired a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cliff Branch to complete a three-play, 65-yard drive.

Washington cut the Raiders' lead to 14-3 on a 24-yard field goal by Mark Moseley. With seven seconds left in the first half, Raiders linebacker Jack Squirek intercepted Joe Theismann's pass at the Redskins' 5-yard line and ran it in for a touchdown to give Los Angeles a 21-3 halftime lead.

The third quarter saw running back Marcus Allen rush for a Super Bowl-record 191 yards on 20 carries, increase the Raiders' lead to 35-9 on touchdown runs of five and 74 yards, the latter erasing the Super Bowl record of 58 yards set by Baltimore's Tom Matte in Game III. Allen was named the game's most valuable player.

The victory over Washington raised Raiders coach Tom Flores' playoff record to 8-1, including a 27-10 win against Philadelphia in Super Bowl XV.

The 38 points scored by the Raiders were the highest total by a Super Bowl team. The previous high was 35 points by Green Bay in Game I.



Scoring Information


 ScoreTimeFirst DownsEfficiencies
Game Summary PossRPXT3Down4Down
Washington Redskins 931:18 7102196/170/1
L.A. Raiders 3828:22 8 91185/130/0
TeamQtrTimePlay Description (Extra Point) (Drive Info)VisitorHome
Raiders 1 4:52Jensen 0 blocked punt return (Bahr kick)07
Raiders 2 5:46Branch 12 pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick)014
Redskins211:55Moseley 24yd Field Goal314
Raiders 214:53Squirek 5 interception return (Bahr kick)321
Redskins3 4:08Riggins 1 run (Moseley, kick blocked)921
Raiders 3 7:54Allen 5 run (Bahr kick)928
Raiders 315:00Allen 74 run (Bahr kick)935
Raiders 415:00Bahr 21yd Field Goal938
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