Super Bowl VIII

Date: January 13, 1974

Venue: Rice Stadium (Houston, Texas)

Attendance: 71,882

Result: Miami Dolphins def. Minnesota Vikings, 24-7

MVP: Larry Csonka (RB, Miami)

Recap: Appearing in the Super Bowl three times in the last three years, the Miami Dolphins looked to defend their title against the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl VIII. The Vikings meanwhile, were returning to the championship game after a failed attempt in Super Bowl IV.

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The defending champions however, showed their domination early racing to a 14-to-0 lead after the first quarter. They added a field goal and another touchdown in the middle quarters before taking the easy 24-to-7 win against the hapless Vikings. Larry Csonka was named the Super Bowl VIII MVP with 145 rushing yards— way more than half of the Dolphins’ total rushing yards of 196 yards—and 2 TDs.


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