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SB 8: Dolphins repeat behind running of Csonka and Kiick


Super Bowl 8

Jan. 13, 1974

At Houston-71,882

Minnesota 0..0..0..7-7

Miami 14..3..7..0-24

The 12-2 Dolphins weren't unbeaten this time, but Miami made it two Super Bowl wins in a row and became the first team with three straight Super Bowl appearances.

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Miami marched 62 and 56 yards for scores in the first 15 minutes. Larry Csonka, the game's most valuable player, scored on a 5-yard run and Jim Kiick blasted over from 1 yard.

Trailing 17-0 near the end of the half, Minnesota faced a fourth-and-1 from the Miami 6. Electing to go for the first down, Minnesota came up short when running back Oscar Reed fumbled.

Csonka gained 145 yards on 33 carries and Bob Griese threw only seven passes in the game, a Super Bowl low, completing six for 73 yards.



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