This Day In Sports History (January 14th) – Miami Dolphins

It was on this day in 1973 that Super Bowl VII took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  The Miami Dolphins took on the Washington Redskins and were trying to complete their season with a perfect 17-0 record.

The Dolphins entered the game at 16-0, as they went 14-0 in the regular season, then defeated the Cleveland Browns in the divisional round and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Conference Championship game.  In the Super Bowl, Miami jumped out to an early 14-0 and were then led by their defence, who held the Redskins scoreless with Washington’s only score of the game coming off a blocked field goal return for a touchdown.  The game would finish 14-7, making it the lowest scoring Super Bowl to date.  Dolphins safety Jake Scott was named as the game’s Most Valuable Player with two interceptions.

The 2007 New England Patriots also went undefeated in the regular season, going 16-0.  However, after winning their first two playoff games, they were upset by the New York Giants 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII to finish the season at 18-1.

Here are highlights from Super Bowl XII:

Notable Birthdays

Kyle Brady, NFL – Born January 14th 1972 (age 42) in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Byron Leftwich, NFL – Born January 14th 1980 (age 34) in Washington D.C.

Mike Pelfrey, MLB – Born January 14th 1984 (age 30) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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