On January 14, 1973, the Miami Dolphins completed their perfect season with a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. The Miami Dolphins were led by coach Don Shula and notable players Bob Griese and Larry Csonka, among many others. Although Super Bowl VII was a low scoring game with a total of 21 points, the game was perhaps not as close as the score indicates, as the Dolphins' "No-Name Defense" dominated the game, allowing the Redskins to cross midfield only once in the first half and only four times overall. Super Bowl VII is most memorable for the final two minutes of the game when Miami's quest for a perfect season was almost jeopardized when Dolphins' kicker Garo Yepremian picked up a blocked field goal, attempted a forward pass, but batted it in the air, and Redskins' cornerback Mike Bass caught it and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown.
Dolphins' safety, Jake Scott, was named Most Valuable Player. He recorded two interceptions for 63 return yards, including a 55-yard return from the end zone during the 4th quarter. Scott became the second defensive player in Super Bowl history to earn a Super Bowl MVP.
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