Jan, 30, 1983
MVP: John Riggins, RB, Washington
Miami Dolphins 17, Washington Redskins 27
Super Bowl XVII was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Miami Dolphins and the National Football Conference champion Washington Redskins to decide the National Football League champion for the 1982 season. The Redskins defeated the Dolphins by the score of 27�17 to win their first Super Bowl. The game was played on January 30, 1983 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
This Super Bowl came at the end of a season that was significantly shortened by a players’ strike. Teams ended up only playing nine regular season games, and the league conducted a special 16-team, four-round playoff tournament where divisions were ignored in the seeding. The Redskins had an -best 8�1 regular season record, while the Dolphins finished at 7�2. Both teams advanced through the first three postseason rounds to Super Bowl XVII. The game then became a rematch of Super Bowl VII, also played in the Los Angeles area at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ten years before, where the Dolphins completed their 17�0 perfect season at the Redskins’ expense by a score of 14�7. This was also the second Super Bowl to rematch teams, the first being Super Bowl XIII.