Super Bowl XXII

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Super Bowl XXII was played on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California. The Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos 42 to 10.

Redskins quarterback Doug Williams was named the Super Bowl MVP, completing 18 of 29 passes for 340 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception.

ABC televised the game in the United States, with announcers Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, and Frank Gifford.

The Game

At first, it looked like the Denver Broncos would be the one who would blow out the Washington Redskins. But the Redskins exploded for 35 points in the second quarter to clinch the victory.

On the Broncos' first play from scrimmage, quarterback John Elway threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to receiver Ricky Nattiel. The Broncos then marched to the Redskins' 6-yard line on their second drive, but could only get a field goal to make the score 10-0.

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.

But Williams returned with 14:17 left in the second quarter, and promptly threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to receiver Ricky Sanders.

While the Redskins' defense started to take control of Denver's offense, Williams and his offense scored four more touchdowns in the second quarter:

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

Scoring Summary

  • DEN- Nattiel 56 pass from Elway (Karlis kick)
  • DEN- FG Karlis 24
  • WAS- Sanders 80 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick)
  • WAS- Clark 27 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick)
  • WAS- Smith 58 run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
  • WAS- Sanders 50 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick)
  • WAS- Didier 8 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick)
  • WAS- Smith 4 run (Haji-Sheikh kick)

Playoffs

See NFL playoffs, 1987-88

NFL Super Bowls

I 1967 | II 1968 | III 1969 | IV 1970 | V 1971 | VI 1972 | VII 1973 | VIII 1974 | IX 1975 | X 1976

XI 1977 | XII 1978 | XIII 1979 | XIV 1980 | XV 1981 | XVI 1982 | XVII 1983 | XVIII 1984 | XIX 1985 | XX 1986

XXI 1987 | XXII 1988 | XXIII 1989 | XXIV 1990 | XXV 1991 | XXVI 1992 | XXVII 1993 | XXVIII 1994 | XXIX 1995 | XXX 1996

XXXI 1997 | XXXII 1998 | XXXIII 1999 | XXXIV 2000 | XXXV 2001 | XXXVI 2002 | XXXVII 2003 | XXXVIII 2004 | XXXIX 2005 | XL 2006

XLI 2007 | XLII 2008 | XLIII 2009 | XLIV 2010

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