Count Up to Super Bowl 50: A Look at Super Bowl VII

Super Bowl VII was played between the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. The Dolphins took home the game with a winning score of 14-7. The total attendance for this Super Bowl was 90,182 and it was played in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Dolphins lost the Super Bowl VI and came back for a second round during Super Bowl VII. The Dolphins really showed off, in a good way, during Super Bowl VII. MVP of the game was awarded to Jake Scott who played safety for the Dolphins. Scott still holds the title as the second defensive player to earn an MVP award in Super Bowl history. Super Bowl VII has gone down in history as the lowest-scoring game to date. The total game score between both teams was only 21 points.

An interesting tidbit for Super Bowls when they were first starting is that the cost of a 30 second commercial was expensive, but not anything like it is today. The cost of a 30 second commercial on January 14th, 1973 was around $88,000. That’s chump change compared to what brands pay today to have a slot during Super Bowl. The halftime show of Super Bowl VII consisted of Woody Herman and the Michigan Marching Band.

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