Their defense seemed to put the game away when Mehl intercepted a pass from Plunkett with slightly over two minutes left on the Raiders ensuing drive. A players' strike reduced the regular season to nine games. New England took a 3–0 lead three minutes into the second quarter with John Smith's 23-yard field goal, but it would last just five minutes before Woodley finished a 76-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Bruce Hardy. In the October league game between these two teams a screen pass to halfback Joe Washington out of a three wide receiver formation had triggered a winning rally by the Redskins. Do you have a blog? Seventeen others had earned one Super Bowl ring with earlier Raider World Championship teams. Dreams, that for some had started in childhood, were about to become reality. Finally, from the Washington five, Marcus Allen skillfully danced free inside and dove into the endzone for the touchdown to put the Raiders ahead by 19 points, 28-9. The Cowboys scored touchdowns on two 80-yard drives while cornerback Dennis Thurman had three interceptions, including a 39-yard touchdown and one to clinch the victory. Late in the fourth quarter, New York drove 67 yards in six plays, including Richard Todd's 45-yard completion to Walker on the Raiders 1-yard line, where Dierking took the ball into the end zone to give the Jets a 17–14 lead. The eyes and ears of the world - not just the sports world - are centered on one stadium, two teams, 90 players. [5], at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California. And there would be no let up. Jensen got there first, covered the ball, and the Raiders were ahead for keeps, 7-0. Washington had probed deep on three long passes and found nothing there against Raider corners Mike Haynes and Lester Hayes. You dominated. Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 6:41AM. The joyous Raider locker room was still as Al Davis continued: "Tom Flores isn't just a great coach in our league. Then on Miami's ensuing drive, Jimmy Cefalo's 53-yard reception led to von Schamann's 23-yard field goal. Cleveland fell to 0–2 in playoff games at the Los Angeles Coliseum, joining a setback to the Rams in the 1951 NFL Championship Game. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 161 yards as the Chiefs turned to their ground game in a 26-17 victory against the Bills on Monday. Quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns and scored a rushing touchdown in his final postseason game, but was intercepted twice. The Raiders were again the World Champions of Professional Football. The statistics piled up; the smile grew wider; the roar of the crowd grew louder. But San Diego battled back, winning by overcoming an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Raider linebacker Rod Martin overpowered the tight end trying to block him, clogging the off-tackle hole and giving Riggins nowhere to go. With 2:01 left in the half, Cleveland tied the game at the end of a 76-yard drive with McDonald's 43-yard touchdown pass to Feacher. Then Packers linebacker George Cumby recovered Stump Mitchell's fumble on the Packers 39. But the Raider punt rushers had prepared a special greeting all week in practice. On the opening drive of the second half, McNeil's 35-yard run gave the Jets a first down on the Cincinnati 27-yard line. Under the special 16-team postseason "Super Bowl Tournament" used for the 1982 strike-shortened season, the top eight teams from each conference qualified for the playoffs, and were seeded 1 to 8, regardless of division. With 23 seconds left in the first half, Cowboys quarterback Danny White suffered a concussion after being hit by Washington's Dexter Manley and was replaced by unknown backup Gary Hogeboom, a three-year veteran who had only thrown eight passes in his career up to that point, for the rest of the game. Safety Darrol Ray vehemently protested the call of a completed pass, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that moved the ball to the Jets 7-yard line, and running back Woody Bennett ran the ball into the end zone on the next play. This marked Bradshaw's final appearance at Three Rivers Stadium. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. Jim Plunkett pitched a perfect strike to Cliff Branch down the middle for 50 yards. Los Angeles Raiders Capture Third Super Bowl with 38-9 Win Over Redskins on Black Sunday January 22, 1984 There is no single day in professional sports to match Super Bowl Sunday. Special teams captain Derrick Jensen burst through a seam on the right side and blocked the punt. At this point, the Vikings had five total yards, no first downs, and held the ball for only two minutes. First-and-ten on their own 12, with only 12 seconds left in the half. Atlanta would not return to the playoffs until the 1991 season.[9]. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. The threat of the feared Raider deep passing attack opened the short routes after Redskin cornerback Darrell Green was flagged for pass interference on a bomb from Plunkett to speedy wide receiver Malcolm Barnwell. San Diego then drove inside the Steelers red zone where Rolf Benirschke made a 25-yard field goal to cut the score to 7–3. Walker's 20-yard touchdown catch and Pat Leahy's 30-yard field goal gave New York a 10–0 lead before Los Angeles stormed back, taking a 14–10 lead on Allen's 3-yard touchdown run and a 57-yard scoring reception by Malcolm Barnwell. Bess returned five punts for 65 yards. Cardinals kicker Neil O'Donoghue gave the team a 3–0 lead with an 18-yard field goal on their opening drive, however this would be the extent of his success. Linebacker Rod Martin and defensive tackle Johnny Robinson each had two of LA's six sacks. Washington receiver Alvin Garrett, who caught only one pass during the regular season, recorded six receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns. Plunkett then went underneath for completions to Branch, tight end Todd Christensen and fullback Frank Hawkins to move goalward relentlessly. Still, the Chargers managed to cut the deficit to 27-13 before halftime with a 76-yard drive, 40 yards coming from Dolphins penalties. A big outside pass rush by defensive end Lyle Alzado forced quarterback Joe Theismann to put extra loft on his soft lob pass toward Joe Washington; over the outstretched hands of the oncoming Alzado. Two first quarter field goals from Septien gave Dallas an early 6–0 lead before Tampa Bay converted two turnovers into 10 points. The AFC Champion Los Angeles Raiders were in black, the NFC Champion Washington Redskins were in white. In the second quarter, Dolphins quarterback David Woodley broke free for a 17-yard run to his 39-yard line, which turned out to be the longest run of the day for either team. Do you have a sports website? Now down 24–23 with six minutes left in regulation, Minnesota put together a 72-yard drive for the game winning score. On the next play, Anderson's pass was intercepted by safety Darrol Ray and returned a playoff record 98 yards for a touchdown, giving New York a 37–14 lead with less than 5 minutes left in the game. Returning to the Super Bowl as defending champions, the Washington Redskins were soundly defeated by the Los Angeles Raiders by the score of 38-9. Quarterback Joe Theismann compiled 210 passing yards and three touchdowns. Playing in the final postseason game of his legendary career, Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson completed 26 of 35 passes for a career playoff high 354 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted three times.