FILE - In this Jan. 24, 1984, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann speaks in the locker room after his team's 38-9 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders in NFL football's Super Bowl XVIII in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/FIle)
January 04, 2016


Jan. 22, 1984

At Tampa, Fla.-72,920

Washington 0..3..6..0-.9

Los Angeles 7.14.14..3-38

Marcus Allen rushed for a Super Bowl-record 191 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Raiders trounced the Redskins, 38-9.

The Raiders took a 7-0 lead 4:52 into the game when Derrick Jensen blocked Jeff Hayes' punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown.

Jim Plunkett hooked up with Cliff Branch for a 12-yard TD pass and a 14-0 lead. Washington cut the margin to 14-3 on a 24-yard field goal by Mark Moseley, but with 7 seconds left in the half, Washington coach Joe Gibbs called for a screen pass. Raiders linebacker Jack Squirek saw it coming and intercepted Joe Theismann's throw, jogging 5 yards into the end zone to give Los Angeles a commanding 21-3 halftime advantage.

Allen, voted the game's most valuable player, scored on runs of 5 and 74 yards, the latter a Super Bowl record and a brilliant effort, putting the Raiders ahead 35-9.



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